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Feb 21, 2013

Blog Post - February 21, 2013

Spring will be here in less than one month!  Wow!  We have been working on camp all winter!  Thanks to our County Commissioners, we have new roofs on all of the buildings and new ceilings in the kitchen and food storage area!  The logs above the fireplaces in three cabins have had logs replaced, new chinking installed and have been sealed!  We are putting together the cleaning schedule at this time.  We have weekend days available for the picnic shelter and pool so pick a time and call me today before everything get booked!  Also, we have one week, August 11 through 16 that would be great for a band camp, sports camp, church camp, etc.  Please help us get this week booked!  If you are interested in helping us get ready for this camp season, pelase call me at 304 673-9658 or email campsummers@gmail.com!      I'll see you at the camp!

Nov 09, 2012

November 9, 2012

Hello Campers,

The 2011 - 2012 has come to an end and I want to thank everyone that attended Camp Summers this season!  The storm was hard on the camp and staff, but we prevailed.  I seemed to be behind for the rest of the season, but we are putting it behind us now!  I am now looking forward to the upcoming season because we are making more improvements for the 2012 - 2013 season.  The Summers County Commission approved the installation of new roofs for ALL cabins!  We are completing Girls 2 and Boys 2 and will have the other 4 completed before winter.  We will have a new ceiling in the dishwashing area and food storage area!  It is our hope to also have a new softball back stop installed before the campers arrive in the late spring!  Delegate John O'Neal secured a grant to help finance 2 new roofs so thank him and the County Commission when you see them.    

We still have days available for pool parties and family reunions and there are a couple of weeks in August that are available.  The camp is a wonderful place to have any gathering so call me today at 304 673-9658 and I'll see you at the camp! 

May 01, 2012

Blog - May 1, 2012

Thanks to the Summers County Key Club for adopting Boys Cabin#3.  It looks great and it's ready for campers!  We have several projects going at the camp right now!  All of the tables in the dining hall have been painted.  They really look nice!  The dining hall and maintenance building roofs are beautiful.  The bath houses are almost completely painted and are clean!  We have almost all of the debris from the spring storms removed too!  The pool is cleaned, but we are going to scrap some areas and re-apply paint.  The grass is growing like you wouldn't believe!  Drive by and take a look at what wehave accomplished this spring!  We have some dates available for pool parties and family reunions, just give me a call at 304 673-9658!  I'll see you at the camp! 

Mar 30, 2012

Camp Blog - March 2012

The spring storm brought 9 trees down around the camp so we have been working hard to get the grounds cleaned up! Drive by the camp to see the new green metal roofs that are on the dining hall and the maintenance building! They are so pretty! We had our first booking on the season on last Saturday! The grass is growing and the camp is so happy and peaceful today! Our goal is to begin working on the pool next week. We will be renting the pool for pool parties in May this summer so think about having a class "End of the school party" at the Camp Summers pool. We can give special rates midweek in May! Please get your dates booked early!

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Dec 06, 2011

What we have done this fall and what we plan to do!

Hello Camp Summers Friends,

We have made important improvements to the camp this fall!  We are constantly thinking about how we can make our campers stay more enjoyable while keeping the rustic and peaceful feel of the camp.  We just completed the dining hall and cabin rewiring project.  We added additional night lighting and electrical outlets around the camp grounds.  We removed many dead trees along the parking lot, cabins, and around the council circle.  With the help of a friend, we finished sealing and painting the outside of the bath houses brown.  We cut brush along the river and fences.  We painted and graveled the council circle.  All of the buildings has had fresh coats of paint including the flag pole and volleyball poles.  We finished installing the exhaust fans in the dining hall in the hopes it will make our hard playing campers more comfortable (cooler) while eating.  We repaired the crumbling chimney and added a new mantel in Boys Cabin 1.  We irrigated and reseeded the fields. 

Fall is over and we look forward to spring so we can continue working on our list of improvements so the camp will be ready for our users.  We seen a substantial  increase in cost of two of our essential utilites as well as food costs in 2011. We continue to investigate ways to add additional revenue  in the hopes that our budget will balance soon. 

Please keep our camp in mind for any events that we can add to our schedule for next year!  We still have the week of August 13, 2012 open for rental!  We will be sending out contracts soon.  As always, I look forward to seeing you at Camp Summers!

 

Sandy Turner, Director    

 

          

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