Friday, November 16, 2012

End of the Season

It's hard to imagine that nearly a month has passed since we posted an update on the happenings in camp. We have been busy hosting the last few groups of the fall, completing end of the season building shut downs, and preparing for major building renovations in Beutler and Sherlock this winter.

This fall we hosted seven weeks of outdoor science school geared towards 6th grade students. Last week was their final week for the season which came just in time as the weather began to get colder and rainier and it started getting dark much earlier. We wish the outdoor school staff a great winter and excitedly wait for their return in March rested and ready for the spring season.

Last weekend was our last weekend of the year with guests in camp. That meant we also had to say goodbye to our kitchen staff for the winter. This year the kitchen staff served approximately 72,547 plates of food to guests during their stays at Camp Magruder. We wish the kitchen staff a happy holiday season and hope that they get that much needed rest.

This past weekend Wilsonville UMC came to Magruder to do service projects. It was a small but mighty group that accomplished several tasks helping to get program areas shut down for the winter. The group got the archery equipment stored away in the boathouse, cleaned and organized the craft and sports supplies areas of the boathouse, harvested the fall's last vegetables, took down the garden, took one last trip to the recycling center, cleaned window sills, took scuff marks off cabin walls, did trash clean up through camp, took apart and painted the camp store, and took inventory of camp store merchandise. The group from Wilsonville even had time to walk on the beach and roast marshmallows in the evening. A big thank you goes out to them for assisting with the end of the year program shut down procedures.












Stay tuned to the blog for news on the big renovation projects happening this winter at Magruder as we strive to make camp a better place for children, youth, adults, and families.


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