As much of the country thaws out, what better way to start our series on “Reflections and Projections” than to check out the weather at Dayspring six months ago today. The high temperature was 90 degrees with a humidity of 75%. While there is currently ice on the ground at camp, temperatures in the 90’s make us long for crushed ice in a cup in the form of a delicious snow cone. “Cherry, Blueberry, Coconut, Tiger’s Blood, Wedding Cake?”…what’s your flavor of choice?“ 2023 saw thousands of snow cones served (in addition to cold sodas and sweet treats) but for the first time, these items were served from a newly constructed canteen. The new building was placed on the Southeast edge of the pavilion (adjacent to the creek) and is approximately 325 sf. Initially, the plans were to have the canteen take up ½ of the structure and the other ½ be used for storage, but the need for additional housing became apparent and the “would-be” storage area turned into what is now cabin 7 (gone is the interesting questions of “why does Dayspring skip from cabin 6 to 8 and not have a cabin 7”)! The finishing touches to the building included a partial wrap-around deck with steps that enter the rec-hall / pavilion. This has quickly become a hangout for the hundreds of campers that came through Dayspring throughout the summer, whether they were enjoying a yummy treat, playing “life-size” Jenga or burning some calories in the adjacent Gaga pit.
Our prayer is to have the updates to cabin 2 complete by early Spring. If you are interested in helping out on the cabin 2 renovation (or any other project), please contact us in any of the following ways:
Date Issued: 1/22/2024
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