Friday, June 10, 2016
We finished the week with dinner together. Fellowship is also a great part of the NOMADS experience. We did invite John and Nancy to join us for dinner. John and Nancy are campground hosts and they have gone out of their way to accommodate our needs.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Our NOMADS team was divided into 4 groups to work on different projects at the Camp. The Camp promptly supplied all of the materials and has been very supportive of our work.
Linda and Cindy was one of the work groups. Their task was to stain and repair the playground equipment at the family camping area. This required staining and some painting as well as some minor repairs to the equipment itself.
Ruth and Janice was the painting team. Their task for the week was to prepare the outhouses near Loop C for painting and then to paint them. They were able to complete the task during the week.
Mike and I made up the final team. Our task was to build two rolling cabinets for the camp store. One of the cabinets was for Lake Lucerne and the other is for Pine Lake. This has become quite a task, and we should have one of the cabinets completed this week, and hopefully the second will be completed next week.
Our Camp Hosts and the entire team at Pine lake has indicated they are well pleased with the work we are doing here and appreciates our efforts.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Our first NOMADS mission for the year is a project at Pine Lake United Methodist Camp near Westfield, WI. The camp was established in 1948 and has been in operation since that time. During our stay we will be working on various repair and improvement projects that will enable the camp to provide an improved atmosphere for the young campers. The camp not only offers programs for children, but has several camping opportunities as well.
Linda and I were the first to arrive so that we could be sure everything was functioning and the sites were ready for the other team members. The camp sites are not designed for the size of rigs that are common today, but we were able to get everyone in place. The camp does offer electrical service and water connections for the campers, however the sewage is another challenge.
My first task was to cut the grass in the camping area. It had not been cut in some time, and I wanted the sites to look nice when the guests arrived. Following the grass cutting, I inventoried the picnic tables so we could build the additional tables that were needed and repair the ones that needed to be repaired. I also had to locate all of the water connections so we could install posts to identify the locations of the connections. Soon after I completed these tasks the other team members arrived.