Thank You, NCCC Silver 3!
NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is an AmeriCorps program that engages 18-24 years olds in national and community based volunteer projects. Members spend 10 months serving, and during that time they are able to build upon leadership skills through direct, team-based work. The NCCC focuses on projects that revolve around environmental stewardship, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, energy conservation and natural disaster relief.
We have been very fortunate to have the support of AmeriCorps NCCC at Camp Sealth for the past 15 years. This year, the NCCC Silver 3 team has been with us since March! Over the past six weeks, this team of 11 has greatly helped our maintenance crew get camp ready for campers this summer.
- NCCC Silver 3 spent a lot of their time at camp doing hard, labor intensive work in order to repair some of Camp Sealth’s most popular trails. With this winter’s wild streak of weather, Camp Sealth has had a few landslides and the extensive amount of rain took it’s toll on pathways. They were able to clear the landslides, widen and level trails, as well as trim overgrown trees and bushes. Thanks to the team, the trails are now looking pristine!
- The Hilltop Cabins are looking refreshed with new screens and plywood floors, as well as a fresh coat of paint.
- Potholes on the entire Camp Sealth road have been patched.
- Trenches were dug in order to install drainage pipes that are helping groundwater flow quicker. The pipes were installed near buildings that were experiencing deep puddles and mud.
- The AmeriCorps group even help out the construction crew that was making improvements to Medamin, which now has a brand new deck!
Best of Luck, NCCC Silver 3!
The Silver 3 team has now completed three of their four service projects and they will be working in Nevada to complete their final project before graduating. This group started their 10 month journey together in October. Since then they have built homes with Habitat for Humanity, did environmental restoration work at an estuary in Santa Cruz and helped us get ready for campers at Camp Sealth!