After some false-starts, lots of regulations, copious amounts of red tape, lawyers, Township meetings, multiple contractors and patience (not all of us had that, to be honest!), we have started our project to replace the first three Girls Camp cabins at Camp Harlam. All three cabins (which will most likely house some of our Sharon and Kineret campers) are scheduled to be completed prior to the 2013 camp season.
Our architects, consultants and new contractor, Freddie Lesher, have been working together and we are pleased with how things have now begun to move forward. Freddie and his colleagues have been on the job for less than one full week, and already they are making terrific progress.
As a reminder, the replacement of these three cabins in Girls Camp is part of the first phase of our residential accommodation improvements. This includes a brand-new water and wastewater system (completed before last summer), utility and infrastructure enhancements, and the eventual reconstruction of all 13 cabins for girls (the boys cabins were already renovated by 2010). The new cabins feature:
- Outdoor Decks and Living Space (and the connection of two of the cabins)
- Expanded and Improved Bathrooms
- On-Demand Hot Water
- “Walk-In” Closets and Added Storage
- Active Ventilation
- ADA-Accessible Cabin
More photos and updates will start to go up on the web site soon and will be more broadly circulated to promote the progress. We are also looking into a “ground-breaking” date and are excited to share lots more.
Any questions, feedback, suggestions or thoughts about this project (or others)? Please contact us at ThinkCamp@URJ.org.