Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The concrete crew is working so quickly on the new building at Camp Daniel. This week they put in the long pieces of rebar that will give the concrete walls strength. Monday morning a flatbed truck rolled in with the forms for the walls, followed by two dump trucks of gravel. This week has been a race against the spring road restrictions. Basically, get as much here as possible before the weight limits are reduced. The limits cause many more trips of materials than would otherwise be necessary; and we all know about the price of gas!
The fun part is that while all that’s going on, the rest of us were busy working in Trapline Lodge dorm. Karol has been painting the logos in the cabin bathrooms. Bobcat is the furthest along. Marceaux and Brian were installing all the trim pieces for the venting in the last two rooms. Trish and Molly filled nail holes with putty, which is a seemingly endless job. Richard, Nick, Nick and Steve still had some doors and trim to polyurethane, so they tackled that job. Afterward, Steve and Nick installed door knobs. Molly sent out additional camp applications too.
And after working all day in the dorm, most everyone was off to Green Bay for Special Olympics and Bible study.
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Friday, March 14, 2014
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Just in case you didn’t know how awesome Camp Daniel counselors are.....
We received a large envelope in the mail last week from a counselor, Alicia, that came to Camp Daniel via her high school Spanish teacher, Crystal, whom came to us through her dad, Rick, whom attends Tony and Jo’s church in Athelstane.
Alicia had Barbie as a camper last year. Barbie is a beloved fun loving camper, who also happens to be one of our older campers. She has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair, and struggles to communicate.
A letter in the envelope explained that said counselor, Alicia, is studying speech-language pathology in graduate school and that “Barbie has no way of communicating besides the words “yes” and “no” with a lot of effort. So, I have made a communication board for Barbie to use while at camp.” She went on to explain that it generally takes many attempts by professionals to get the right communication board, but that she wanted to try anyways. Alicia went on saying, “Everyone deserves to be able to communicate and it breaks my heart that Barbie is so limited and has nothing to help her. I thought that doing something is better than doing nothing...”
Since Alicia spent so much time with Barbie, she was able to customize the board to her specific interests. The back of the board gives great directions on how to use the board for Barbie’s future counselor.
How cool is that?
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