Update: Opening Weekend - Camp Cleanup & Gazebo Repairs

Hi all! As many of you know, we were hoping to open up camp this weekend to host our annual spring cleanup day, making the grounds and buildings ready for our 2018 campers. Unfortunately, the Forest Service called today to say they have not yet turned on the water supply, yet so we will need to postpone the cleanup day for one week. 

Important update: Opening Weekend at Ortoha will be held on Saturday, May 12th 

The extra week will likely help melt more of the snow and make the roads more passable, as well. This is a great blessing for those who might not have a big vehicle or 4-wheel drive. As always, we're hoping for a big showing of volunteers, so the better the roads are, the better cleanup goes!

The Gazebo Repair project is slated to occur on May 12th, too

We are so thankful for the initial flood of offers we received to help with the Gazebo repair. As the picture demonstrated, we will need a nice sized crew and plenty of tools and machinery to fix up the structure quickly. Please contact Billi or Lenette (see details below) if you plan on helping with this project. Knowing what tools and machinery to expect will expedite the project.  



For those interested in pitching in, here are some details and reminders: 

  • Dress in layers
  • Bring any shovels, rakes, or other yard tools you have handy
  • Pack a sack lunch
  • People are welcome to come and go as they please - we are helpful for any amount of time you can contribute
  • If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give either Billi Kuhlmann (509-485-3352) or Lenette Schuldheisz (509-485-2211) a call

It's a great idea to make a day of it, and spend some time at Lost Lake, The Big Trees, or Bonaparte Lake on your way up or down the mountain. We hope to see you there!