Monday, December 10, 2012

Wabash Valley Community Foundation grant

The campground was blessed to receive a grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation (Clay County) to help start construction of the west shower house.  We would like to use this grant to pay for constructing the floor, foundation, and plumbing rough in.  We already have enough concrete blocks to build the shower house and a blocklayer willing to volunteer to lay the block.

The grant from the Foundation is a matching grant, therefore we must raise the same amount of funds to match what the Foundation will be giving us.  If you are interested in making a contribution as we near the end of 2012, we can apply it toward this match and get the shower house construction under way.  If you would like to make a donation toward the match, please contact Board President Perry Mager at 765-548-2412 or Board Treasurer at 765-720-9056.

Monday, November 12, 2012

If you wish to volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer at the campground, please contact the caretaker or one of the board members.  There is always something to do and we can use volunteer help no matter what your interest may be.  Thanks

Another big thank you!

We would like to thank the Wabash Valley Foundation, Clay County for awarding the campground a grant to help start the west shower house.  We offer our deepest thanks and may God Bless each of you.!

Thanks

We would like to thank the Parke County REMC for receiving one of their "Round Up" grants.  The funds will be used to install a handicap ramp into the main entrance to the dining hall and to make the planned west shower house hanicap accessable.  Thanks for all the help and may God Bless You!

Monday, September 17, 2012

2013 Camp Season

We are starting to receive applications for the 2013 camping season, so dates will start being taken up.  Check the on line calendar to see what dates are available.

Thanks

The board would like to thank everyone who has made a donation over the last few months, whether it be monetary, in the form of time volunteered, or time spent in prayer for the campground.  Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for your concern for the campground.  God will bless you for your concern.

Looking Good!!

A big thanks to the folks who have been working on the dining hall.  All of the walls have been finished and painted as well as the trim stained.  It is looking really great, thanks to each of you and God Bless You!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

August meeting

The board will be holding a meeting on August 6th starting at 7:00 pm in the dining hall.  This is a change from our regular scheduled meeting for August.

Flag Pole

Thanks to a young Scout working on his Eagle project, we have a new flag pole at the campground in front of the dining hall, along with some landscaping.  It is a wonderful improvement to the dining hall area.  The flag pole itself had been donated several years ago and it has now been installed.  Thanks again young man and may God Bless you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2013

We are taking reservations for use of the campground and dining hall for 2013.  Our hope and prayer is to have the majority of the work done on the dining hall before camping season next spring.  If you would like to make reservations, please contact the caretaker for more information.  We are planning to make some changes to our scheduling process and to the way we charge, so contact the caretaker for the details.

Fish Fry coming up!!

The campground will be hosting an all you can eat County Rhodes Fish Fry at the campground on August 11 from 4-7 pm.  On the menu will be walleye, chicken strips, and shrimp along will all the sides.  The cost for adults is $8.50 with dessert available but extra.  Come join us for some great food, fellowship, and to see what is happing at the campground.  Pass the word to your friends and neighbors, there is a fish fry to go to!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Campground use

Are you interested in using the campground for an event, but do not want to prepare your own meals?  We can make arrangements to have someone prepare your meals for you.  Check with the caretaker for a menu and prices.

Hot weather

The west central part of Indiana is locked in a drought and period of abnormal hot weather.  Please be careful if you have to be outside, rest, drink lots of water and use extra caution.  When the humidity is very low like it now, you have to drink extra fluids.  You cannot wait until you are thirsty to start drinking, drink early and drink often.  Take time to check on your neighbors, especially those that are older.  Keep plenty of water and shade for your animals.  We cannot do anything about the weather, but we can make sure we all get though it by helping our fellow man and animal.

4th of July thanks

A big thanks to everyone who helped with serving homemade chicken and noodles during the annual 4th of July festival in Brazil.  Thanks to all the cooks, those that made noodles, anyone who helped serve, and those that helped set up and tear down the stand.  Without you, we could not have done it.  A great big thanks to those who came out in 100+ degree heat to eat.  God Bless anyone who helped make this stand a success this year.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Brazil 4th of July Festival

We will be serving our world famous (or at least Clay County famous) homemade chicken and noodles during the Brazil 4th of July festival held at Forest Park on July 2-4th.  If you can help serve, we can always use an extra hand.  If you would like to assist us, contact the caretaker, Don Donovan at 765-592-1575 or Bob DeCamp at 765-720-9056.  Plan to come to the park, enjoy the festivities and eat some great food.

Noodles made, thanks for the help!

A big thanks to everyone who came out last Monday evening to help make noodles for the chicken and noodles to be sold at the Brazil 4th of July Festival.  We turned several dozen of eggs and a lot of flour into some tasty noodles.  Thanks again for all the help and God Bless each of you!

Dining Hall Available for Rent on Daily Basis.


If you are looking for a large room to host a wedding reception, graduation open house, reunion or other event, the dining hall is available for rent.  Check the on line schedule to see if the hall is available and contact the caretaker to make arrangements.  As with all use of campground facilities, the rules of the campground must be adhered to in order to rent the campground for the day, specifically no alchol is allowed on campground facilites and the campground is a non-smoking facility.  For more information or to discuss using the campground, please contact the caretaker.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting ready for the 4th of July

Each year the camground sells homemade chicken and noodles during the annual Brazil 4th of July Festival at Forest Park.  To get ready, we will be making noodles in the dining hall at the campground on Monday, June 11 beginning at 6:00 pm.  If you can help, please come and no experience is necessary. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thank you

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the fish fry, to everyone who came and ate, brought desserts, or helped during the day we so appreciate your help.  We could not pull it off without you.  Thanks and God Bless each of you.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Thanks

A word of thanks to everyone who helps us in any way, whether it be with a financial gift, volunteering in some way to help the campground, or a word of prayer.  We appreciate all the support and may God Bless you for your support.

Fish Fry

Just a reminder that the annual spring Country Rhodes fish fry will be on May 5th from 4-7 at the campground.  Come out and enjoy some great food and see the progress made on the dining hall the last frew months.  All proceeds will be used for campgroung projects. 

If you can provide desserts, just drop them by or contact us and we can make arrangements to pick them up.

Clean up day

Big thanks to the folks who came out on Saturday to clean up the dining hall to get ready for the fish fry.  The day was spent putting stuff away, mopping the entire dining room floor, setting up tables, and just cleaning in general to get ready for the fish fry on May 5th.  The heavy work was competed and we just need to complete some final touches on the day of the fish fry.  Thanks to all who helped and God Bless you.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Work Day on Saturday

Thanks to all the guys who came out on Saturday to work.  We were able to get the final wiring hooked up on the hood in the kitchen and after a couple of minor changes got it up and running.  Thanks to everyone who made this project possible and done in time for the camping season.  We also worked on some doors and trim in the dining hall.  The cleanup in the dining hall and the grounds started so we can get ready for the fish fry on May 5th.  Thanks to all that came and helped.  You are truly appreciated.  God Bless each of you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fish Fry on May 5th

Just a reminder that the spring County Rhodes Fish Fry will be on May 5th from 4-7 at the campground. Come out, eat and see what progress has been made over the winter. If you can provide desserts, bring them by that day or let us know and we can pick them up.

Thanks

Thanks to the guys who helped get the kitchen cleaned and equipment back in place after a winter of working on the new hood. It is getting close to camping season and time to clean up.

Thanks and God Bless all of you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Cleanup

This summer like weather in late winter/early spring means it is time to get ready for camping season. If you would like to volunteer to help clean up the campgrounds, please contact the caretaker.

Whats Happing?

Progess has been made in the kitchen and the dining hall. The base board is being installed in the kitchen, all of the drywall has been hung and awaits finishing. Most of the windows and doors in the dinining hall have had the trim installed. Thanks to all that have made this happen, may God Bless each of you!!

Fish Fry coming up!!!

The annual spring County Rhodes Fish Fry at the campground will be May 5th from 4-7. Come out and eat some great food and see all the progress made in the dining hall and kitchen over the winter. Proceeds from the fish fry go to ongoing projects at the campground. Plan to attend!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Work Day

Work day on Saturday saw the remaining drywall around the hood in the kitchen finished up, four windows in the dining trimmed out, baseboard in the kitchen installed, and the chase wall in the men's restroom completed. Thanks to all that helped. God Bless each of you.

Thanks

A special thanks to Bill Webb and Ken Kincaid for all their work finishing drywall. Thanks guys and God Bless each of you.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring is coming

As spring approaches, we will be starting to clean up the campground and buildings getting ready for the summer camp season. If you would like to help out, contact the caretaker for arrangements. We can always use volunteers to help get things spruced up.

Workday

Thanks to everyone who helped in the kitchen last Saturday. Drywall was hung on the bulkhead around the new kitchen range hood, the electrical wire was being ran to the hood, and the metal installed on the wall behind the range was finished up. Thanks for all the help, God Bless each of you.

Summer of 2012

There are still some open weeks if someone is interested in having a youth camp or adult retreat. Contact the caretaker for information or download the application. Check the on-line calendar to check for open dates

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday workday

We had a very productive workday in the dining hall last Saturday. The permanent exhaust vents and drains were installed on the dining hall furnaces. In the kitchen some trim work was completed around the window and the bulkhead framing completed above the new exhaust hood. Once the electrial power is installed to the hood, we will be ready for drywall. Thanks to all that helped, God Bless each of you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Summer of 2012

We already have several camps scheduled for the summer of 2012. If you are interested in using the camp for a camp this summer, you can check the on line calendar to see what weeks are already unavailable. Contact the caretaker as soon as possible to schedule a time period. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hood being installed

The installation of the hood in the kitchen began yesterday. The hood was installed and the duct was put in through the roof. Today they plan to get the fire surpression system in and finish up. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. God Bless each of you.