For the past few weeks, Camp Sealth has been a host to an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team that has been working all around camp on key projects that keep us in tip-top shape. Before coming to Camp Sealth, team Blue One served in Sacramento, CA working on gardens, parks, and a baseball field, and in Calabasas and Malibu, CA on projects to help preserve and protect the ecosystems in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles county. The team has members ranging from 18 to 24 years of age and from home states across the country including Massachusetts Oregon, D.C., Colorado, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas.
This week, Blue One completed a new bridge for our Outdoor Education program. The bridge leads to nowhere, but will let students look down at the stream while our Outdoor Education Instructors to teach about stream ecology. The bridge is located along the main road leading into Camp Sealth.
Other projects that NCCC team Blue One have worked on include the annual cleaning of the Camp Sealth marine docks, leading activities for our Mid-Winter Camp participants, building new outhouses for our campsites and the never-ending trail maintenance required to keep our 400 acres of trail systems ready for exploration. They also volunteered at the St. Pat’s Dash in Seattle, WA and planted more than 1,800 trees around the Camp Sealth property.
THANK YOU to NCCC team Blue One for your hard work this season! We wish you the best of luck with your next adventure.