Friday, February 19, 2010

Waste Water Treatment Plant Repairs - Update

You may be asking yourself, "Hey, why hasn't the camp blog been updated concerning the storm damages at camp?"

Well, we have been dealing with delays caused by the weather, so there has been little new news to share, until today.

For the past few weeks we have been having scattered snow showers, and the mud and slush from the snow melt has kept us from bringing a crane down from Flagstaff to lift the waste water treatment plant out of the ground for repairs. Thanks to the beautiful sunny weather we finally had in the last week, by Wednesday of this week, the ground was dry enough for the crane to lift the 41,000 pound tank out of the hole. We are now in the process of digging out all the mud and dirt that was displaced with the flooding, so we can reset the tank in the ground. In addition, while the tank is out of the ground, we will have the chance to sandblast and repaint it with the needed coating, the next step in the continued renovation of the plant to bring it up to current code.

Please pray that the rain this weekend does not stop us from resetting the tank next week! Too much mud means we will have to delay the process.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Meet The Newest Member of Our Team

Hi everyone! My name is Jackie and I’m the newest intern at Prescott Pines Camp. I’m a student at Arizona State University studying recreation, tourism, nonprofit, and special events management. Although I’m a student I’m in my final semester which requires an internship so I chose to spend that time at Prescott Pines. My goal in life is to eventually become a Christian Camp Director so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get started before I graduate. I’ve worked with camps before but never like this.

When I started I was so stressed about messing things up. I was not only the newest person on the staff, but I had also never worked for Prescott Pines before. However, what I’ve found during my time so far is that the camp office is such a relaxed atmosphere and so encouraging that it’s really easy to get done what needs to be done. I’ve only been here for a few weeks but I’ve already learned so much about the camp and the people that work here. I’d say it was the perfect fit for what I need. I’m really glad to be able to help the camp in the coming weeks and excited to see what else I will learn from this experience.