Gar Hatton and Dave Morgenstern work to prepare the site at Agur Lake Camp.

Volunteers help at Agur Lake Camp

Dave Morgenstern and Gar Hatton have given hundreds of hours in volunteer time to Agur Lake Camp.

Dave Morgenstern and Gar Hatton have given hundreds of hours in volunteer time to Agur Lake Camp.

Some of the time has been at the weekly Building Committee meetings, helping to make decisions, while other time has been spent at the camp, getting the grounds and facilities ready for operation.

The camp, which will be used by families with special needs members, is currently under construction, so volunteers do a lot of hands-on work.

The camp property is forested with tangled underbrush and dead branches on green trees.

To avoid damage by forest fires this fuel needs to be removed before campers arrive this summer. Volunteers such as Morgenstern and Hatton do that maintenance work.

They come with their own axes or chain saws or pick-up trucks, or just their hands and a pair of heavy-duty gloves. They drive their own vehicles, or hitch a ride with another volunteer heading for a clean-up day at camp. They learn on the job or if they are experienced they give leadership to new comers.

Agur Lake Camp will be having its first families stay at the facilities this summer.

A variety of volunteers will be working hard to make sure everything is ready.

People skilled with a computer or a camera, people good at raising money or writing for the media, people with accounting experience or business experience, people who can man a booth or organize an event are all welcomed.

All these volunteers and more will be contributing to a successful camp opening this summer.

 

 

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