No… the water level of the lakes isn’t that low and we didn’t fall victim to a rogue pontoon boat driver who decided to park in the middle of the Junior Village area. We have an armada of boats that are waiting to be put in the water.
We started putting docks in the water at the end of last week. As you may or may not know, lake levels across the upper midwest have really dropped over the past several years as we’ve seen prolonged drought conditions. To combat this, we’ve relocated where we park many of our boats. Last year we moved our ski boat lifts and this year we’ve moved our fishing boat piers, all are now along the side of the Ridge. They now sit in higher water areas with less muck. We hope to get the rest of our piers and swim point docks in place this week.
Our cabins will begin to fill up later tonight. We have our first four counselors arriving later. Three of them will be here for less than 24 hours, though, as they’ll head over to Camp Timberlane for a few days of climbing wall training. As you may or may not know, our staff actually live like campers for much of pre-camp training. We assign all of our counseling staff to live in J-Village cabins. They’ll get to know their pre-camp cabins before being assigned to the cabin groups/counseling teams that they’ll spend at least the first session with. Our administrative team will work to get to know all of our counselors so that we can put together the best teams.