The snow is deep and plentiful at camp this year! With the abundance of snow, we have had to shovel some roofs to make sure the buildings weren’t damaged. It is also creating challenges to keep the road cleared and paths open. We thought you might like to see a few pictures of the winter wonderland at 8000 feet on the Grand Mesa.
The new cabins continue to take shape, the result of a great deal of hard work and dedication. We are thankful to all who have helped.
We are excited to see the progress on the new cabins. We wanted to share a few pictures of the framing process. We are looking to put up the trusses on December 27 – 29, 2018. If you would like to help we would be glad to have you. Please contact the camp office for more details.
The concrete portion of the construction of the three new cabins is complete. The first cabin slab was poured on October 23, the staff cabin on October 25 and the other camper cabin on the 26th. The weather was not completely cooperative as there was some rain and sleet along the way but the work continued and the foundations and floors finished.
For the staff cabin, a conveyer belt was used to move the concrete. However, the belt broke down after just 16 of the 46 yards had been poured. This meant that the remaining 30 yards had to be moved with a high tech tool called a shovel.
Due to the freezing temperatures, concrete blankets were used to cover the freshly poured concrete to allow it to cure properly. We appreciate the generosity of Upland Construction for loaning camp the blankets.
We have a team from Heritage Home Concepts taking the lead on the project with a number of volunteers helping out as they can. We are so thankful for those who have given their time and talents to keep the project moving forward. Overall, 107 yards of concrete were poured. What a blessing to have this first step of the project finished.
We hope to being framing the cabins towards the end of December and will do our best to keep you informed of the progress. We covet your prayer that the Lord will allow the work to continue and that we would be able to use these buildings this coming summer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to help in any way with this project.
It is an exciting time at Twin Peaks this fall. A construction project that will add a staff cabin and two camper cabins is in full swing. As with many projects, to bring in something new often requires removing something old. In this case, the old was the Cochran and Langemade cabins. Both cabins were structurally unsound, with Langemade only used for storage and Cochran used as little as possible this summer. It is a bit sad to see these two building demolished as they were part of camp for so long but it is far more exciting to see what the Lord has in store as we build new facilities in their place. Here are a few pictures of the process.
Space for new cabins.
Getting ready to replace the basketball court.
Looking up at the blank space at the top of the hill.
There has been a lot of activity at camp this fall but there has also been the amazing colors that the changing season brings. Here are a few pictures of that provide a sense of both.
The meeting tent comes down.
And the colors light up.
And the clouds move in.