Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Camp Fire's Teens In Action club recently gathered at Camp Killoqua for their annual quilt making weekend. Several teens spent the night at camp hanging out with their friends while sewing some pretty incredible quilts to donate to various charities. Keep up the good work TIA's!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
After months of rain, we have finally had a decent break in the weather which has allowed the construction workers to make serious progress. Check out the photo to view the progress that has been made in the span of two weeks. Construction will slow down once roof is finished and the workers begin the finishing work. We hope to have construction completed and surrounding area graded and cleaned up by the beginning of our Outdoor Education season in mid-March. Be sure to check the blog often to see more pictures as the construction progresses.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Just kidding! An open air kitchen would be great on the beach in Hawaii but not here in rainy Washington. This is actually the first step of our mini kitchen makeover. Workers have removed a portion of the kitchen's back wall to replace the walk-in refrigerator. After the new fridge goes in and a little structural support is added the wall will be replaced.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Do you have a passion for teaching youth about the outdoors? Well, Camp Killoqua may have the perfect job for you! We are still seeking a few spring (April 14-June 13) Outdoor Ed Instructors to work with 3rd-6th grade students teaching ecology, team building and outdoor recreation. Follow the link to view a complete job description on our website: www.campfireusasnohomish.org
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Carol and Joanna recently made a trip to the REI store in Seattle to receive a generous check and go on a shopping spree. With REI's donation we were able to purchase several new Novara mountain bikes, 2 Coleman camp stoves, compasses, belay gloves, climbing helmets, and more. A big thank you to REI for their support. Andy took one of the bikes for a spin around camp and commented that they are a "sweet ride". We will be recycling a few of our older bikes to Sharing Wheels in Everett where they will be refreshed and given to people in need.
Chuck, Killoqua's site manager, put the finishing touches on his new office today. Rumors circulating camp that his new office is actually a recording studio where he will launch his pop singing career as false, it's just an office--a place for Chuck to set up his desk, store his files, and take an iced tea break. A big thank you to all the people who helped with construction.
Friday, January 4, 2008
The tie dye bungalow may look the same on the outside, but inside its a whole new world. The Fluke Corporation of Everett remodeled the interior; removing old stalls and shower heads, painting the inside, building a new work station and drying racks. Check out the picture of Utah as she takes in the view. Tie dying, rinsing and washing can now be done in the same place. Who will be the lucky person to use it first--come to camp 1st session and it may be you!
As anyone who has ever used the Gypsy mini knows, it was in need of a little TLC. Well, this fall as part of our capital campaign the mini was torn down in front of a cheering crowd with the help of a giant yellow claw. Construction of a new larger mini has begun and will be finished this spring. We will post more pictures as the construction progresses.