Alumni Work Camp
Saturday, March 24-Saturday, March 31, 2018
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone! If you are unable to attend the 2018 Woolman Alumni Work Camp but are in a position to make a donation to the Woolman Alumni Campaign please know that it will help the work in every way. [CLICK HERE TO DONATE!]
Upon arrival, please check in at the Office to finalize payments and paperwork, receive orientation, and announcements. If you are staying the full week, please plan to arrive on campus after 3 PM Sunday. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM the first night in the Dining Hall. We will gather at 6:30 PM to welcome one another back to Woolman before the evening meal. If you are staying a shorter period, check in at the Office upon arrival & departure.
Menus are planned with variety in mind and will incorporate fresh produce and ingredients. We’ll all pitch in on prep & clean up! Please let us know about food allergies or dietary restrictions ASAP. We will do our best to accommodate. If you are on a highly restrictive diet, please come prepared.
Snacks & Personal food note: No food should be stored in the cabins as it attracts critters and limited space is available in the kitchen for personal items. If you are bringing extra food or snacks and are concerned about the amount of space available please check in by email with Woolman.
Housing will be on site. Cabin assignments are “first-come-first-served”. If you have a different preference to your assignment, let us know. If you are camping or “RVing” please observe “leave-no-trace” practices.
If you are staying in a cabin or other building, you’ll want to pack: Sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, headlamp/flashlight. For those planning to camp, bring a tent, ground cloth & sleeping pad. Optional: reading lamp, small fan, hammock or folding chair for personal comfort.
Work boots/shoes, socks, long sleeved shirts, short sleeved shirts, underwear, shorts, warm layers for cooler nights, sun hat or visor, swim suits, parka/water repellant layers for (rare) rain. Off-work wear, also!
Recommended: Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, sun blocks and lotions, lip balm, insect repellent, eye drops, sun glasses, prescription medications, towles, etc. The baths are shared. Be prepared to keep your personal toiletries contained and not in the way of others’.
Work gloves and tools you are willing to use or share (Ex: loppers, hand pruners, any preferred paint gear, drills/reciprocating saws-especially if cordless-, tool belts and small tools.) Sierra Friends Center has a tool inventory, but if you prefer and are willing to use your own, that is OK. Please be sure personal tools are in good, safe working order and clearly marked. The need to transport supplies may present itself. If you have and are willing to share a personal vehicle for transportation, please let us know.
Each day we start breakfast at about 7:30. After breakfast clean-up we will meet briefly on the Dining Hall porch to organize the work crews and then are off to our work crews. We work until noon, take a little time to get back to the Dining Hall and cleaned up, and then we enjoy lunch starting at 12:30. Afternoons are open for rest and recreation…or more work for the enthusiastic.
High physical demand:
- Pergo floor installation in the west side cabins
- bathhouse rehabilitation on the west side
- Grounds work
- Tile floor installation in the a-frames
- Rebuilding decks and stairs on a-frames
- Rehabbing the outdoor Meeting for Worship area
- Leveling the area for picnic tables on the west side
Medium physical demand:
- kitchen garden planting
- assembling picnic tables
- cleaning up at the storage barn
- weed control in irrigation ditches
Light physical demand:
- Kitchen help
- varnishing picnic tables
- weeding flower beds
- Sewing curtains
- Helping with the spring mailing to Alumni: stuffing envelopes, writing notes.
Recreation: All work and no play make Jane & Jack dull indeed. Bring your musical instruments and fun gear.
Alcohol & Drugs
Alcohol and recreational drugs are not allowed on campus. Please observe and respect the policy.
For People Under 18
If you are sponsoring someone under the age of 18 or are a participant under the age of 18 please be sure to turn in a signed waiver. Waiver must be signed by a legal guardian.
Check out: Saturday by noon.
If you are unable to attend the 2018 Woolman Alumni Work Camp but are in a position to make a donation to the Woolman Alumni Campaign please know that it will help the work in every way! Thank you.