052219 Another SLC Update
Since the April post and the Woodchuck event, much has gone on at the camp. Not only has the camp season officiallybegun, but the old pump-house has been removed, a new bridge was installed over the pond and the landscaping around the lodge has begun.
The weather has been very unpredictable, but even in poor conditions, work has been moving forward with plenty of inside work.
Bunkhouse door frames are installed at this point and ready for doors.
The Niemela and Ylioja crew came to install the Sauna’s and window sills.
Heat reflected foil being installed in Sauna
Cedar goes on over the foil
Ready for benches
Big crew this day with sunny skies.
Window sills are fit and rooms are nearing completion, ready for base
Outside the good weather allowed for siding.
A week or two later and they were able to start on the gable ends.
In the bathhouse the FRP installation continued along side the Sauna crew work.
Sauna progress with benches installed. Ready for stoves and lighting.
Bathhouse washroom ready for sinks.
Kevin Wuollet and welding crew inspect sinks at Northern Pines
The following weekend, FRP work continued and a new bridge arrived.
Old bridge is gone
New bridge abutments built
New bridge arrived from Cokato
Time lapse of bridge being lowered into position
The new bridge and its approaches are more friendly to stollers, walkers and those with disabilities.
Old pump-house before removal
Pump-house removed and water lines being buried
One hundred yards of black dirt hauled in for landscaping.
The weekend of Mother-Daughter camp was rainy, but the work continued
More FRP work
Brent Huhta cutting FRP trim
Brainerd landscaping crew showed up to spread black dirt and build this retaing area on the east side of the lodge
Little electrical confab in the bathhouse mechanical room while Greg Muhonen continues FRP installation
East side of lodge from parking pad
Things are happening fast now with the first of the new bunkbeds due this Friday (24th) and mattresses to follow in June. Bath partitions are scheduled for delivery beginning of June, so we will need some assemblers and installers then. Plumbers are starting to install toilets and are finishing up the HVAC work.
Thanks to everyone for all their help and we are most thankful that the Heavenly Father has blessed this project and watched over our crews.