Pavilion Project Volunteer Oportunities
|Time table for Camp||Tasks||Level of Skill||Remaining Spots|
|Nov 3-7||Start panelizing walls||Black Diamond||2|
|Nov 3-7||Start prepping interior slab radiant section||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 8,9||Radiant Tubing Runs||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 10-14||Lay insulation||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 10-14||Continue radiant tubing runs||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 10-14||Dig plumbing trenches||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 10-14||Start under slab plumbing layout and lines||Black Diamond||2|
|Nov 17-21||Continue plumbing if needed|
Continue radiant runs
|Nov 17-21||Start floor trusses||Black Diamond||2|
|Nov 17-21||Start setting upper walls||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 17-21||Blocking of floor trusses||Black Diamond||2|
|Nov 29,30||Blocking in walls||Blue Square||2|
|Nov 29,30||Clean up scraps||Green Circle||3|
|DEC 1-5||Set roof trusses||Black Diamond||2|
|DEC 1-5||Roof sheathing||Blue Square||2|
|DEC 1-5||Start framing entrance porch roof||Black Diamond||2|
|Anytime December||Strip bark from logs||Green Circle||5|
This fall, Bethany Birches Camp invites you to come to Vermont for a week of fun, fellowship, and fine craftsmanship. We are building a new pavilion and we need YOU to give US a hand. Literally! From the outset of this project, we have been determined to do this with all hands on deck. And that doesn’t mean we’re only looking for seasoned tradespeople. No matter your gift, we can use you. During the final weeks of October, we will be pre- building exterior walls, finishing the site work, laying the groundwork for plumbing and electrical needs, prestaining interior and exterior wood finishes, and cleaning as we go. In November, the TimberFrame arrives and will be assembled within the grist week of that month. This will be worth a trip just to witness this assembly of this beautiful piece of craftsmanship- we’re told its nothing less than a gargantuan shaker style piece of furniture being put together, piece by piece. Once the frame is up, we’ll need hands at the ready as we assemble floor trusses, erect the prefab walls, apply sheathing to the roof, and begin to apply siding. Can’t see yourself doing any of this but still want a piece of the action? All crews work best on a full stomach. If you can cook or scrub a pot, we can use you.
There are few things in this world that rival fall in northern New England. Sure, the leaves are gone, but so are the crowds. The mornings are a bit cooler, the nights are a bit longer, and there is a particular need to cozy up to the campfire more often than not.
There is an occasional flurry in the air, and the wood smoke from the chimneys up and down Lynds Hill reminds us that Winter is just around the corner.
Come and experience a purpose. Won’t you help us build camp?