Cabin Work Week
Volunteers are actively engaged in working to stabilize the Civilian Conservation Corps built group cabins. As there are six remaining group cabin sites, each with 6-8 cabins along with supporting structures, this is a large and time consuming effort. It is expected to take several years.
Cabin Work Week was launched in 2018 as a way to bring focus to the preservation effort. Fifteen volunteer RV's were invited to participate. They would receive a complimentary campsite for one week in exchange for working on the cabins. This effort proved invaluable (see Cabin Work Week 2018 for more information).
As Cabin Work Week approached, a few local volunteers were solicited to help prepare for the large number of volunteers that were planning to come to the park. Ahead of time, they became familiar with the project and performed advance work so that when the project started, it would become immediately productive. This approach proved extremely worthwhile and as it turns out, closely matches the actual CCC's use of Locally Employed Men (LEMs).
Once Cabin Work Week ended, the local team came together to wrap-up the remaining work and cleanup. They have decided to get together a couple of days a month to continue working on the cabins. This will keep the effort moving forward throughout the year and get future Cabin Work Weeks off to a fast start. If you are interested in joining this local team, contact:
Cabin Work Week 2021
Cabin Work Week 2021 has been announced. We will focus on the Weynock group cabin area. This area contains a leader cabin, 4 cabins for youth, and a central lodge. All of the structures are in need of repair and painting. We need volunteers willing to do carpentry, painting, roofing, screen repair, etc. Don't worry if you don't have the skills, we will teach you. The dates are: November 1, 2021 - November 12, 2021.
Many volunteers come to camp with us for a week or two.
They receive a campsite at no cost in exchange for working on the project. Other volunteers come for a day or two. Everyone is welcome.
Youth groups use these cabins as an important part of their program today just as they have since the 1930's. Please help us stabilize them so that they can continue to help youth gain an appreciation of the outdoors for another 80+ years.
If you are interested in participating, contact:
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