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.