Monday, January 17, 2011
Many of the volunteers had signed up for the three day (and night) event so by the time we got there on Sunday, most of the work had been done, but there was enough left to finish up. So it was grab the pastry bags of ThinSet and scrounge around in the trays of color-separated bits of bright tiles and broken ceramics, and enjoy the puzzle of trying to fit the shiny swag into the open spaces left between the flagstones. Which will be grouted and polished up to sparkle and shine with lovely, lovely results.
Camp Ocean Pines has ongoing projects of this sort and are always happy to get volunteers to help. (Years ago I had gone up with a friend to help build another amphitheatre near the main hall/dining room and was delighted to see it all finished and looking beautiful.) So, do yourself a favor and go to their website and sign up for their newsletter and keep a sharp eye open.
In addition to volunteer opportunities, the Camp is often hosting various kinds of classes and programs on a wide variety of subjects. (In this last newsletter, for example, a class in Chinese Brush Painting will be held there in Feb, & etc.) And, of course, if you have kids or know folks who do, you really need to get on their mailing lists to keep track of the wonderful programs and classes for kids (including one a few years ago on Native American bush-crafting, flint knapping, arrow-making, for example.)
In short, Camp Ocean Pines is another extraordinary Central Coast “family jewel.”