Snowmen in the Orchard

The year-round staff at Camp Sealth have been making the most of stormy conditions over the past two days.  Wednesday brought 5 inches of snow to main camp and 8 inches of snow to upper camp (Dupar and Wrangler).  Thursday brought freezing rain, ice, slush and more snow on top of what we already had.  Driving up the camp road was virtually impossible, so the 11 camp staff and visitors plus 8 Americorps NCCC members have been stranded at camp since Tuesday night.

To celebrate Wednesday’s snow day, staff made snowmen in the Orchard, took pictures of the snowfall, went sledding and tubing on the famous Camp Sealth hills and wrapped up the day with a movie & popcorn in Rounds Hall.

As of Thursday afternoon, the freezing rain has turned into snow once again, and looks like it might be accumulating.  Ice from this morning has started to bring down trees and large branches throughout the property.  NCCC has been hard at work clearing snow and ice from porches and walkways in main camp.  Much more storm clean-up will happen after the snow melts.  And although we’ve been fortunate to not lose power (yet), we expect that it could happen today with the weight of ice and snow on tree branches.

Although it’s cold outside, we are staying cozy and warm with the cocoa machine, meals in Rounds Hall, and a great group of people to spend time with!

More pictures of snow at camp can be found on our Facebook page: