Americorps Blue2 team builds a new foundation at Enchanted Hills Camp.

An Enchanted Hills Camp Update: Get ready for Summer 2018

At the beginning of April, our AmeriCorps Blue2 completed their 12 week service at Enchanted Hills Camp, leaving it in much better shape than they found it! This bright, talented, caring, energetic group left their mark — they renovated and cleaned all the Lakeside Cabins, dining hall, and kitchen, installed new windows in the Gathering House, removed Azola from the lake, worked on fire abatement, repaired smoke and heat damage, helped resurrect the pool area, mowed, raked, lifted, fixed, painted, hauled, polished and cared for Enchanted Hills in every way possible. We’re so thankful to Blue2 for serving with us and we salute them as they embark on their next assignment in Puerto Rico!

But the work’s not finished yet — so earlier this week we welcomed a brand new AmeriCorps Green4 team, who will finish what Blue2 started as we get ready for our campers to arrive in June! We’ll be constructing platforms for eight state-of-the-art Sweetwater Bungalows starting on May 5, which will house campers after our lower camp cabins were destroyed.

Meanwhile, our friends at the Kiwanis Club of Greater Napa helped seal the hand-carved benches in the Redwood Grove Theater and stopped by with some ‘Bat Hotels’ for our resident EHC bats. We also have two new furry camp residents: meet our new donkeys Citizen and Quill, who are seem to be getting along just swimmingly with the goats. And all the necessary tree work is happening as we speak!

EHC is coming back to life with the help of an entire community, and we’re so thankful for the care and support of our volunteers, donors, camp staff and many more. A huge thank you to Access Ingenuity, Miner Family Winery, the Yale Alumni Association, Salesforce, Sterling Vineyards, Wells Fargo, Osprey, XL Construction, BPM Accounting and Consulting Firm, and the Northern CA Association of the Deaf-Blind. If you’d like to join the EHC family, check out our current job openings; we’re still looking for summer camp counselors. You can also support us by donating to our Rebuild EHC fund or joining us in Napa on April 21 for our largest annual fundraiser, Cycle for Sight. Learn more at cycle4sight.com.  

Americorps Blue2 team builds a new foundation at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Americorps Blue2 team builds a new foundation at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Our friends from the Napa Kiwanis Club put a protective coating on the benches in the Redwood Grove Theater to prevent rot. Some of the benches are charred, a reminder of the October fires in Napa.
Our friends from the Napa Kiwanis Club put a protective coating on the benches in the Redwood Grove Theater to prevent rot. Some of the benches are charred, a reminder of the October fires in Napa.
The two goats and two donkey stand beside the barn at EHC.
Meet our new donkeys Citizen and Quill, who are seem to be getting along just swimmingly with the goats.
EHC Construction Manager George Wurtzel installs new windows in the Gathering House.
EHC Construction Manager George Wurtzel installs new windows in the Gathering House.
EHC Site Staff Janet Lay smiles with the donkeys, Citizen and Quill.
EHC Site Staff Janet Lay smiles with the donkeys, Citizen and Quill.

 

One thought on “An Enchanted Hills Camp Update: Get ready for Summer 2018”

  1. This is amazing! I went to this camp as a young teen. I loved being here weach year. I was sad to hear of the fire, but happy to know it is being rebuilt for more generations to come. 🙂

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