Monthly Archives: December 2013

It Takes a Lot of People…

A GREAT BIG Thank You to ALL of the many people who made House In the Wood work in 2013. Our Donors...The North Shore Board, other NUSH boards, the Elliotts for the new dining hall addition, the Shannons for building funds, and our many other donors.Our Campers, Students and their Families...trust us to provide a GREAT experience and…
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Construction News…Walls and Back Fill

The walls for the new addition. The area that is not filled in is the new shower house. The addition onto the dining hall has no lower floor. They won't be pouring the floor slab until they have it under roof and can heat the area so that the concrete process can be controlled easier.…
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Construction News…Inside Drawings of Elliott Lodge

Here are the inside drawings of Elliott Lodge...The entire building is climate controlled so it is heated and air conditioned. When done, we can easily seat 120 INSIDE. We could always seat 120 but some had to sit on the porch which was chilly in the early and late season. The pink area on the…
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Construction News…Poured Concrete Walls

Pouring the concrete walls. They were going to take down the forms on Monday until they found out that there was going to be 4-7 inches of snow over the weekend. So they took the forms down before the snow.House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement
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Lost In The Woods? Don’t Use This!

Have you heard this...Moss grows on the NORTH SIDE of a tree so if you are lost you know where north is.Here is some really good moss growing on a tree at House In The Wood.Tree right outside the office.And OOPS...it is actually growing on the EAST side of the tree trunk.Sooo...find north using a…
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Hickory has NEW Shower

Our new shower in Hickory House (the meeting center across the road) is just beautiful. We got rid of the shower stall and just tiled the whole thing with this natural looking tile.House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlementcopyright by Val Wright House In The Wood
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Construction News…Poured Concrete Today!

Here are the pictures from them pouring concrete for the addition onto Elliott Lodge...I found the whole thing very interesting. No more work done over the weekend.The guy standing there with the box has a remote control for the concrete.The concrete was steaming it was so warm.ALL DONE! They put "blankets" on it to keep…
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Construction News…There’s a HOLE!

Yeah! It is so VERY exciting--we can actually SEE something happening now. We finally have a hole for the foundation!LOOK! No Shower House!The HOLE!This hole is where they will put the full basement that will become the NEW shower house. They have boarded up the dining hall windows on the addition side and sawed off…
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HA! Squirrel-Proof Feeders

This is who is suppose to be on this feeder...The White Breasted Nuthatch visits a lot. And this who else visits...Say what! I call these my "Furry Birds"House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement.
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Sad News…Sparky, the camp cat has died.

Sad news...Sparky, Ms Val and Mr. Terry's camp cat died today from heart failure. Sparky was known as the "doggy kitty" as she would follow Ms. Val around camp when she locked up at the end of a weekend group. One time, Ms. Val was playing hide and seek with the campers and Sparky gave…
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