Mission Completed: JRHS Timber Frame Team finishes Adirondack Shelter for Camp Shiloh

On Memorial Day weekend, the JRHS Timber Frame Team was hard at work putting up an awesome Adirondack Shelter for Camp Shiloh in Jefferson NH. Over the course of the three days, each participant contributed to raising and finishing the project, preparing it for the summer ministries soon to begin at Shiloh. The project began back in February at the Forest Expo in Manchester, and then the team worked all April and May to finish all the joinery.

We arrived to Camp Shiloh early Saturday morning, and had the floor structure completed by early afternoon. By evening, the walls were up, giving us a great sense of satisfaction. We enjoyed a lovely evening of camp fun. Sunday morning, Mr. Comrie led a great worship and teaching service on our new deck, and by mid morning, we were back to work. By supper time, we had the entire frame done, and had begun the roofing and siding as well. Monday morning, we started early to beat the showers, and by lunch time, we were done and ready to head for home

The weekend was complete with all kinds of fun. Mr. Samuelson ran the lacrosse and volleyball fun, and Miss Wilderman led several excursions into the mountains. The “A Team” of guys who worked on this project all spring were Marcus Drew, Curtis Comrie, Jon Lacy, Andrew Higgins and Luke Lowne. We thank the additional students and alumni who helped make it all happen this weekend: Silas Philbrick, Joel Whitlock, Isaac Plummer, Moriah Harris, Anna Philbrick, Cristian Castor, Jacob Higgins, Ellie Philbrick and Melody Song. No trip is complete without some “next generation” help, and for that we looked to Jacob Comrie and Joey Philbrick. The Moms and Dads added to the weekend, making it like a family retreat: Kate Philbrick, Mike and Liz Higgins, Waine Lacy, Scott Comrie and Kitt Plummer.

We thank God for the opportunity to work on this fun and rewarding project, and we ask the Lord’s blessing upon the building and the many campers who will enjoy the beautiful mountain top experience in the years ahead.

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