Updates from April 2020
At all of our camps the rangers are hard at work deep cleaning our properties. The upside of not being able to have visitors at camp is that the rangers are able to dedicate all their time and energy to completing dozens of improvement projects. We can’t wait for our members to see them all as soon as we can reopen.
Camp Dorothy Thomas
The Lodge at Camp Dorothy Thomas has received a deep cleaning. We removed all items from the kitchen, cleaned them, and took an inventory of what was available. While everything was out of the kitchen, it was cleaned and received a fresh coat of paint. We’ve begun washing all of the lodge windows. We’ve also cleared out the overgrowth near the lodge.
The exterior of CIT received a complete cleaning, including washing the windows and screens. We continue to clear and remove debris from all areas of camp.
Camp Indian Echo
Ranger Deb received and installed a Cargo Container which will be used for watercraft storage at Daisy Lake. Ranger Deb will build custom racks to hold equipment in the container. We continue to trim trees and clear trails.
Camp Wai Lani
The exteriors of all of our sleeping units have received fresh coats of paint. The new cabins at Kilo Hoku have had accent colors added to the doors and the areas just below the roof.
All carpet has been removed from the lodge, and the tile has been removed from the classrooms. All of these surfaces have been ground smooth and coated with epoxy. This will lead to more sanitary conditions and easier cleaning. The exterior of the Lodge also received some paint touch-ups.
Phase Two of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County-funded kitchen upgrade has been completed. The kitchen now has a new steamer, dishwasher and exhaust fan, freezer, and electric range. The Ranger work day on this project included a deep cleaning of equipment and floors, a fresh coat of paint, and reorganization of equipment to maximize the flow and efficiency of the kitchen.
The construction of the cabins in the Kilo Hoku unit are progressing as scheduled.
At Camp Wildwood, we’ve been working hard on fixing up the pool bath house, repairing the roof and painting the interior and exterior. The front entry sign has received a fresh coat of paint. We’re in the final stages of upgrading the fire alarm system in Horseshoe Meadows.