Friday, May 30, 2014

Elliott Lodge-Got Occupancy Permit!

YEA! The new side of the dining hall just got its occupancy permit! We are seating 120 for meals the next few days. We have new restrooms, a kitchen manager's office and a janitor closet. The original side is not done yet but we have sooo much room!

We still need to do a few things like hook up the air conditioner but the new side is pretty much done! Now to work on the original side. We are tearing out the old restroom this next week. Then we need to work on the ceiling (insulation & drywall), electrical, duct work, and floors.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SCOPE. Midwest Grant Received!

A BIG THANK YOU to SCOPE Midwest (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) for the grant to send 23!!! campers to Summer Camp this year. This is the fourth year they have given us a grant. For more information about the SCOPE Foundation click on this link:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Elliott Lodge-New Tables, Chairs, Dishes!

New Dining Hall Tables, Chairs, Dishes and Dish Storage!
First in THIRTY+ years.
Thanks Kathy and Mike Elliott!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Construction News...WOW what a difference a few months makes!

Almost done with the new addition. Next we need to fix the old dining hall area.

The showers are just BEAUTIFUL! They are in use NOW.
Two entrances to Shower House

Each Shower Stall has its own changing room curtain.

House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement

NUSH Staff Visit House In The Wood

We had our May In-service at House In The Wood yesterday. Our 4th grade Rowe children were at camp so staff got to see them in action. They also dug in the compost pile for worms and had worm races, played Gagaball, Dug to China, watched birds at the Feeding station, and roasted marshmallows. The weather was sunny and beautiful so there was also a lot of lounging by the lake as well. We had catering from the local Mexican restaurant while our Rowe children had hamburgers in the dining hall.

Head Start Staff Arrive

Linda tries to decide if it is done.


Nathan and Kali lead a Song

House In the Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement