Facilities Update (Weekly Update...... sort of)

Hello everyone,

So I know it has been a little while since you all have heard from me and if I were to do a regular weekly update then I would end up having to write an epic novel to include everything that has been going on. So, I've decided to break up the updates into smaller bits. Over the next few days, you'll receive a few updates of things that have been happening at Camp Chestermere over the spring. This update will focus on the facilities upgrades we have made. As you're about to see, we have done a ton of work around the site. Our team continues to receive complements on how good the site is looking. You'll hear this a few times throughout this update but thank you to all of those who have put in countless hours in doing work around the camp over the past few months. Sometimes you may not get mentioned in the weekly updates like you should but please know your efforts are noted and appreciated. Seriously, because our number one value is relationships, the best way to encourage our staff is to come out when you can and work alongside them.

First of all, let me start with the Chap. If you haven't been here for a while you will notice a HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! change in the Chap. Like seriously, the building doesn't even look, or, more importantly, smell the same. It is incredible what has happened in that building.

The upgrades on the Chap started in March 2015 when Varsity Bible Church Youth came out for a missions trip. At that time we created a new storage room, two new activity rooms and a speakers room complete with its own bathroom and shower. We also ripped out the old tiles in the main part of the Chap and in the back of the building. We then set our focus on the rest of the building. The following upgrades were completed in the Chap

  • Completely renovated girls bathroom downstairs. We added two new stalls to this bathroom for a total of five stalls

  • New boys bathroom with two stalls and two urinals

  • Upgraded entrance to the bathrooms

  • Upgraded all the duct work for the bathrooms

  • New slop sink

  • New stairs going down to the bathrooms

  • Brought the wall for the stairs up to code

  • New subfloor and carpet in the entrance of the Chap and in the medic room and infirmary

  • Renovated and painted the the medic room and infirmary

  • Finished drywalling the main room of the chap, painted and made to look like the rest of the Chap

  • New sound system

  • New base cove in all rooms

  • New drywall in the basement of the Chap in the programs office

  • Expanded and reorganized the programs office

  • Painted the pews outside the Chap

  • Painted the front doors of the Chap

Camp Chestermere would like to thank the following people for their amazing work in the Chap:

  • Starvan Construction for their i