Friday, October 28, 2016

How much stone can a sling truck sling, if a sling truck could sling stone?

We had a busy week here at our Reaching Higher house build.  From finishing the basement holes, to getting ready for concrete, to digging sump pits in very muddy mud, the only thing that slowed us down this week was snow on Friday.  We had planned to pour concrete footings today (Friday), but that has now been pushed off until Monday due to the weather.  The forecast for Monday is sunny and plus 5, we hope the weatherman is correct!

It is exciting to see all the progress and we're thankful for trades working with us, not only on site, but by lowering their regular rates to help us Reach Higher.  A highlight for me this week was the rock sling truck slinging rocks from the truck into the far corner of the footings.  It was almost like a video game combined with a tongue twister!

We are still planning a "framing party" for the homes.  The concrete has to be poured and a few other things need to be in place, so we will let you know as soon as we know.  If you haven't swung a hammer in a while you may want to get yours out, dust it off and practice hitting the right nail.  Just avoid the dining room table please.

Last week we sent out an e-mail to all our campers from last summer letting them know this coming summers dates and rates.  Two exciting things for summer 2017 are adding another week of camp and all of our campers will receive a T-shirt as part of their registration!  We encourage you to start making your summer plans already as our camps have tended to fill up very quickly in the past couple of years.

 As we continue to Reach Higher with the new staff homes, we also need to Reach Higher with campership aid.  Last year we used almost all of our surplus campership aid donations and anticipate needing even more this year.  Campership aid is for families who can't afford to send their children to camp.  We work very hard to ensure everyone who wants to come to camp, can come to camp.

Thanks for your continued support.  We appreciate it very much!

Bob "Ranger" Kroeker
Executive Director

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