Thursday, May 24, 2012
Welcome to Our Dedication Services!
Saturday May 26 at Kamp Kipa
10:30 Guided Tours
8:30 Youth Discussion at Phoenix Church
The latest discussion with sheriff's department regarding the fires has been to go ahead with the dedication. They do not expect any issues with the Gladiator Fire near our camp. There will be parking attendants at the camp as well as an individual on 261 and Senator Highway intersections to assist vehicles. Temps are expected to be cool so you may want to grab a jacket.
Monday, November 7, 2011
As the construction phase ends, the teaching begins...
A special announcement was made asking for a large turnout the weekend of October 15 to complete the projects needed to accommodate our first camp. Our request resulted in excess of 110 individual workers to finalize as many projects as we could. Much work was accomplished.
~ Clean and organize the kitchen, unpacking, washing, cleaning and installing shelves
~ Clean and organize the bathrooms
~ Installed all hand washing dispensers, paper towel dispensers and cleaning solution dispensers
~ Built and installed dressing room benches
~ Built the outdoor amphitheater which was ready for use at our first camp. Redwood seats need to be installed for final completion of the benches.
~ Graded, watered and packed aggregate on parking lot, road down to the lodge and cul-de-sac
~ A truck was rented to pick up all the new mattresses delivered to Prescott and delivered and placed in the sleeping cabins
~ A truck was rented to pick up the dining room chairs delivered to Prescott and delivered and placed in the lodge.
~ Installed 170’ drain tile on the East side of the lodge
~ Formed and poured ADA access sidewalk to the lodge
~ Basketball court was formed and concrete was poured and finished
~ Laid out and dug out footings for the volleyball court. The volleyball court did not get completed in time for the Post Confirmation camp.
~ All of the footings for the light poles for the basketball and volley ball courts were dug out and forms set
~ All pathway lighting was completed
~ Set up a small temporary bonfire ring for the use at Post Confirmation camp
~ All metal doors at the lodge are painted
Additional projects need to be completed this fall before closing up the camp for the winter. Several of the projects can be completed in one day with 4-6 workers per project. Project managers have been contacted to ask individuals to assist with completing these tasks.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who helped contribute this year whether in person, prayer or money. God has blessed our camp.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Kamp Kipa Work Week 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011 81 people including cooks and kitchen helpers
Thursday, September 1, 2011 16 people including cooks and kitchen helpers
Friday, September 2, 2011 20 people including cooks and kitchen helpers
Saturday, September 3, 2011 76 people including cooks and kitchen helpers
As well as additional workers throughout the week prior to Labor Day
Worked on and completed:
- Repaired or replaced all damaged piers under the sleeping cabins and staff cabin
- All preliminary cleaning has been completed in preparation for the crew who will work on the final finish on the lodge floor
- Installed steel doors for the lodge
- Installed gas line
- Worked on rip rap roadside by lodge to staff cabin steps- 70% complete 9/3/11
- Prepared AB pad for propane tank and dug trench for propane line
- Finished AB patio and steps on west side of lodge
- Installed fascia on boys side ramada
- Installed screws on all septic covers and built a design feature, ready for inspection
- Added AB around the camp where needed
- Dug out septic pipe from girls bathhouse to septic tank and added cleanouts
- Rip rap drainage area behind cabin #2
- Finished exterior painting by freezer and electrical panel
- Spray painted interior duct work in main lodge
- Touched up paint in kitchen
- Finished stain on railings of staff cabin
- Painted exterior of girls and boys saunas
- Installed patio and step railings at the lodge
- Stucco patio face at the lodge
- Installed and wired controllers in the girls and boys bathhouse saunas
- Finished wiring in the water treatment equipment room
- Installed cedar siding and benches in the interior of both the girls and the boys saunas
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
August 20 2011
Worked on and completed this week:
Completed backfill of girl's side drain field
Completed rough grade for the camp storage units
Removed three large trees that needed to be dropped for safety purposes
Cut area from hillside south of the girl's side drainfield to prepare a pad for a basketball court
Girl's sauna and bathhouse roof was worked on
Several crews hauled brush from the cabin areas to burn
Up to 20 guys gathered and placed rock on the hillside west of the lodge
Two chain saw crews cut down logs and brush throughout the camp to movable lengths for burning and removal
Completed interior sheeting and paint in the water treatment room, it is ready for equipment to be installed
The drain lines were finished and tied into the collection box and were backfilled
Installed two septic tanks by the girl's bathroom, they need to be adjusted for height, leveled and backfilled
Five electricians worked throughout the camp. We were able to get a majority of the electrical completed:
Exterior lights on lodge and bathhouse
Kitchen is almost complete
Finished wiring for refrigerator and freezer, both are working as expected
Continued work on the west side retaining wall and extended patio. 8-12 guys worked on this throughout the day making it 80% complete
Electricians in kitchen
Rory S installing exterior light on lodge
Man and machine working together
Work on the west side
More work on west side, along path leading to future amphitheater
West side of lodge
Very big holding tanks
Stihls at a stand-still
Girl's side drain field
More on girl's side
Working on bathhouse roof
On bathhouse roof
Spraying polyurea coating in bathhouse
Doesn't this look nice?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
First Two Weeks of August
Worked on and completed:
~ The steps from the Main Lodge to the Outdoor Amphitheater are complete.
~ All drilling and rebar is complete throughout the camp.
~ Continued to burn brush.
~ Drain field backfill is complete on the girls side.
~ Saunas have been sided and are ready for paint. The metal roof was installed on the boys sauna, the girls sauna roof is yet to be completed.
~ Sprayed on a polyurea coating, which is a rubber based coating, in place of tile to waterproof the walls, showers and floors in the boys and girls bathrooms.
~ Most of the kitchen equipment has been delivered.
~ Installed the walk-in refrigerator and freezer.
~ ADA bathroom prepped for tiling.
~ Final electrical in the lodge is complete.
~ Built diversion dams and placed rip rap to minimize erosion.
~ Moved several hundred tons of dirt and AB to backfill from the septic to the drain field and to the expanded patio off of the lodge.
~ Worked on water treatment room. Wiring, framing and siding is complete. The interior sheeting is being worked on this week (8/15/11).
~ Dug out for the last septic tank, waiting to install new tanks. The plan is to install them this week (8/15/11).
~ Collection box for the girls side drain field was installed. Need to finish tying in all of the connector boxes this week (8/15/11).
There are 2 summer working weekends left. We have a need for many workers for each weekend for the rest of the summer.
In summary there are hundreds and hundreds of estimated man hours remaining to complete our summer goals. We would like to remind everyone to help by coming up to Kamp Kipa so we can be ready to hold our first camp this fall.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
July 30 2011
Again this weekend we had 22 people including cooks. A few tasks were filled but many more remain. Thank you to all who have been able to help at Kamp.
Worked on and completed:
- The steps from the Outdoor Amphitheater to the Main Lodge started.
Drilling and rebar was completed on the girls side, additional steps will need to be completed on both the girls and boys side.
Burned one pile of brush on the boys side.
Work continued on the girls side drain field with finishing sand base, pipes and pads. The girls side drain field needs to be backfilled, unable to backfill due to a flat tire on the tractor.
Started the keystone block retaining wall on the East side of the Main Lodge. (80% complete)
Boys and girls sauna roofs were dried in.
Demolition was completed of the old building that the water filtration equipment will be placed in. To be completed: There are 4 summer working weekends left. We have a need for many workers for each weekend for the rest of the summer.
See "To Do List" at right
There are hundreds and hundreds of estimated man hours remaining to complete our summer goals. We would like to remind everyone to help by coming up to Kamp Kipa so we can be ready to hold our first camp this fall.