What Projects current need to be completed?
Check the Service Project Availability to find out what your campsite or a neighboring campsite needs.
Campsite Project Availability
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We are working on making camp as a whole look nicer. Your troop can help by painting your Latrine. We will provide the paint and brushes.
Painting Bulletin Board
If you would like to paint the bulletin board in your campsite and remove all the existing staples, we can provide the materials to do this.
Washing station bases
There are a few different ways that washing stations are set up at camp. We would like to standardize them and make them better. This project consists of making a platform under the hand-washing station of our design. We will provide the materials for your troop to construct a platform for your washing station to sit on.
Washing station drainage
Many wash stations do not have an adequate drain setup. Depending on location, this can consist of a simple install of a pipe to get water away from people's feet, or as detailed as putting a pipe in the ground and make a small drain field. * This project should be done after a platform has been built at the washing station. This can be done by the group that constructs the platform or a different group.
Bear Box Shelves
Many of the bear boxes at the campsites do not have enough shelving to accommodate the group. There are a few methods to add shelves that have been done over the years. We can provide materials and plans for your troop to add more shelving to the bear box.
In an effort to better define each campsite, we are looking to add a “ranch” style entryway to each campsite. This involves notching treated 4x6 lumber, drilling, and setting the lumber in the ground. The finished opening of the entryway will be around 13 ft square using 16ft timbers. We will provide the materials for this on a first come first serve basis as we will have a limit to how many we can do in a year. Once that number is reached we will black out availability.
There are many campsites that should have better seating around their campfire rings. We would like to standardize most campsites to have a certain quality of bench. We have come up with a design of bench that would be well suited for around the campfires. If your troop would like to build benches please refer to the Bench Design and Plans.
Please notify us when you sign up how many benches you plan to build (1-4) *The troop can either provide their own materials or We are able to provide the materials for benches on a limited basis. If we are providing the materials we are doing a “One for You, One for Us” system. You will make a minimum of 2 benches where 1 bench can go in your campsite and one goes into an area of our choosing.
Campsite Bench Plans
Sub-camp Wide Service Projects:
The projects below are improvements that can be made to the sub-camp that your Troop/Crew stays at.
Trail Improvements and/or establish new trails.
Your troop/crew can sign-up to do trail work within your sub-camp. you will be supplied with the tools necessary to do the work. Once you arrive at camp a Ranger or Ecology staff member will meet with you to discuss the area of your sub-camp that is being worked on at that time. Your troop/crew can also work on a trail of your choosing as long as it is run by the Ecology Director/Ranger first.
Availability: This is a multi-year endeavor, so at this point the availability is open for as many are willing.
There is always buildings or structures that need paint at camp. If your Troop/Crew would like to paint one of our buildings or structures let us know. We will then discuss options large and small. you will be provided with the paint, brushes and other materials.
Bog Walk Sections
In an effort to improve the bog walk behind the Chippewa Ecology center we have come up with a plan to eventually deck the entire trail with 8ft moveable sections. The sections basically consist of 6x6 timbers run perpendicular to the trail with 2 2x10's laid parallel to the trail over that. We are committed to providing the material this year (2019) to make 30 bog walk sections. Once those are made we will have to wait until next year to make more. With that said, Troops/Crews are certainly welcome to help provide any amount of material to help this project go further.