For the Iroquois who once hunted on these hills, life in the Long House was a place of protection, dining, rearing children, and entertaining of guests. Our new camp building with similar purposes will be named after the original Long House.
We are excited to have the Long House almost completed. Late summer rains have slowed getting septic and landscaping finished. There are still a few "projects" to finish inside the building. We praise the Lord for the way volunteers have come together and have helped in so many ways. It has truly been a work of grace. Praise the Lord.
Camper’s safety is very important. The Long House will meet the need for a closer emergency shelter for campers during a storm. Once in a while during the summer months we are threatened with lightening storms, which in the past has led to day camp cancellations or weather related fire drills during camp. The new building will help eliminate these two issues.
Crafts are an important part of a camper’s summer camp experience. They stimulate creativity, reinforce faith lessons, and enable campers to take home a tangible part of their summer camping experience. Building crafts outside in the summer is not always easy. Morning dew, wind, and afternoon thundershowers dampen the activity and the craft. The “Long House” will make painting pictures, building bird houses, and forming pottery that much better.
It will be an all-purpose room for many other activities including Teen Adventure Camps and Horsemanship Camps as well as church, school, and family retreats. Approximately 1200 square feet inside with 600 square feet of outside porch space are planned in the design. Hemlock siding, pine tongue and grove, hardwood lumber for cabinets and trim, and Pennsylvania Bluestone will be milled and quarried right here at camp.