Look at what we’ve done…or, should I say…”Look at WABI DONE!”
During the spring of 2011, I was faced with the reality that Camp was in need of extra space! What with extra activities and increasing numbers of campers around here, something had to be done to expand our capabilities. I was torn between the decision of either revamping an existing space or building a new facility from scratch. After considering my options, I embarked on my most creative project to date… A complete revamp of the Wabi building! Let me start out by saying this was one of my favorite projects I have ever gotten to do. The new Wabi building is now a multi-purpose facility – and the new home for drama, dance, yoga, and the newest addition group fitness. Oh, and I better not forget to mention that it is also the home for end of the session slide shows and Grand Dance Festivals.
I had the privilege of deciding what would best suit our needs in the building. The building is equipped with your basic home theater system with a little extra kick! We also have two very nice 50″ plasma TV’s in there!
I and another camp employee, Kyle, had the opportunity to install the sweet set-up. We had to work fast to get it installed but we did it in time to have the kids enjoy it last summer. A feeling of satisfied achievement washed over me when the kids actually got to see it and use it for the first time – when the kids took to the big padded floor for the yoga and dance class, and a nice seat to watch the slide shows from. The ultimate best part for me, however, was watching the kids walk into the Grand Dance Festival! The lights (yes we have sound-activated lights that go with the music) and the music system rocked the kids and they danced the whole time! It is just a great atmosphere.
Until next time…
–Chris Mathiowetz, Director, Camp Foley