November 15th, 2014 by admin
It’s an announcement we’ve been waiting on….
Today we celebrate as we let friends of Camp Wood YMCA know that we have new streams of flowing water! I’d go outside and take a picture but it’s sleeting as I write this!
As explained by Ken: This has been a six year project in the making. Through state tax credits and some very good friends of camp, the money was raised to dig a well, construct a delivery and treatment plant complete with a backup generator and two 5,000 gallon holding tanks in the Koger Horse Pavilion. This will supply water if the pump goes down and serve as a gravity flow delivery; and a delivery system that will now supply water to every program area on camp and provide for future growth of camp.
Elmdale is allowing us to use their water rights and with this plant we have the infrastructure in place to provide Elmdale with water if they so choose. This collaboration is one of a kind between private and public provider. It is a very exciting time for all of us.
Water hydrants now exist all around camp; even in the outskirts of our main programming areas! A new way to be sure all of our campers, year round, stay hydrated. The treasure hunt for Hydrants is coming!