Thank You and Come to Work Weekend #3: May 15/16, 2010

Dear Ruskoka Camp Volunteers,

An energetic and enthusiastic group tackled the second work weekend in 2010! Thanks to Nika, Sergei, Lera, Petya, Roma, Sasha, Oleg, Victor, Max, Oles, Alik, Dennis, Natasha, Nastia, Vlad and Vlad for great team work and effort.  Most of the work was focused on cleaning up the camp to get ready for the start of a great summer season.

Some other tasks that were completed included:

Putting ATV fence back up after it was ripped out

Starting to build bridge to blueberry island

Putting the chapel back in order (after floor tiles were laid)

Clean chapel floor for sealing

Dug a ditch and laid a new electrical cable from the bathroom to the garage

Install a new chandelier in the chapel, finish wiring

Moving canoes from the collapsed rack, and fixing canoes

Grading the driveway

Putting up Private Property signs in various places

Scrubbing and washing the house kitchen floor

Installed a new toilet in the house

Cleaning up the arts cabin

Bought two new canoes and 10 paddles

Building and putting in new filter and UV system into pavilion

Putting in a new pressure tank in pavilion

A fun time was had by all and everyone is looking forward to the upcoming work weekends.

The next work weekend is only 3 days away , on May 15st and 16th, 2010 !  Join us for more fun camp projects, great meals, bon fires and camaraderie.

See you at Ruskoka on May 15th, 2010.


Some of the projects we plan to do over the next several work weekends:


– check the gate at Colony Rd.

– cut/clean trees in the boys camp

– fix the white canoe (remove parts from old canoe)

– build new canoe rack

– fix floating raft

– assemble two new canoes from Bracebridge (plus paddles)


– organize the office, fill cabinets (medical supplies)

– order and install new bathroom window

– replace caulking in the house shower

– install toilet in house basement near furnace

Pump Room

– shock the well

– start clearing out the pump room (order garbage bin)

– move compressor, form and pour concrete floor


– clean up the camp kitchen and the pavilion (after new roof construction)


– wash the slate floor and seal (twice) with masonry sealer

Camp Bathroom

– clean up camp bathroom

– get the water system working

– paint the camp bathroom service corridor floor

– (future – layout water/electricity/gas for future laundry)

– (future – install electrical outlets in the laundry room)


– dig and lay a cable from the bathroom to the garage

– clean up and organize the garage

Arts Cabin

– clean up debris and branches around the arts cabin

– clear property around Arts Cabin for new archery range

– grade the tire ruts at the entrance

– sweep the arts cabin

– setup with tables/chairs/shelves


– cook incredible, delicious meals for all the volunteers