|A group of campers learn how to use their magic wands!|
We had a lot of resource people coming in to do special activities--Sara Rose and others from Adventure Stage Chicago to do theater, Brian, Gordy and others for fishing, and Tom and Simba from Urban Initiatives for soccer.
|Fishing with our volunteers|
NEW STAFF HIRED!
In September our new full time year around staff started.
Kali Prouty our new Program Director runs all programs at House In The Wood. This includes Summer Camp, Outdoor Education/Recreation Programs and Settlement Fall/Winter weekend groups.
Nathan Puckett, our new community relations coordinator, will take over ongoing communications with summer camp and Rowe OEC parents, summer camp registration and general communications like the website.
Angelo Valentin, our new cook/maintenance will be cooking for all groups year around and keeping up with maintenance at House In The Wood.
Existing staff Val Wright, Executive Director and Terry Fowler, Operations Director round out our full time year around staff.
NEW! FALL ROWE OEC SESSION
|A Rowe trail group clears the area of Buckthorn|
TREE FALLS ON WHITE PINES
OMG! There was a huge windy storm and a LARGE red oak fell on White Pines. It crushed the last two
|Tree falls on White Pines|
AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS...
WE RECEIVED THE DONATION FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE DINING HALL!
Kathy and Mike Elliott generously donated the entire amount needed to complete the Dining Hall expansion project! Here are the drawings of the new ELLIOTT LODGE to be completed by Spring. Upstairs will have a large dining area easily seating 120, two new restrooms, kitchen storage, a kitchen office, and a janitor closet. Downstairs will have a new year around shower house with convertible boys/girls side or just one gender. The entire building will be climate controlled with heating and air conditioning.
|Front view of the new Elliott Lodge Dining Hall.|
For more information on House In The Wood please go to our website at www.houseinthewood.org
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