Monday, November 15, 2010

Camp Wawona Prepares for Winter

The steady drop in temperature means winter is on its way. And with it brings extra preparations to keep infrastructure safe and running. The sprinkler system that keeps the new lawn green all summer must be purged of water using compressed air. Cabin pipes must be insulated and sometimes even heated. Plowing equipment must be checked and made ready. And of course, wood must be split and stacked. Staff spent a full 8-hour day splitting, loading, and then stacking over a dozen cords of wood. This ensures staff housing can be kept warm while lowering energy costs incurred by using the propane heaters. There are still a few things to be done but once finished, camp will be ready to safely weather the winter storms. SIDE NOTE: CW thanks the Robertsons & Greenups for donating their time and energy to repaint the barn in Old Town. It looks great! Photos are below.

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