Even during these uncertain times, progress is still being made at NorCal–this past Friday a small group of GEC board members held an outdoor Board of Directors meeting to celebrate a number of achievements. With masks on and appropriately spaced camping chairs, the board conducted a ribbon cutting of the new Welcome Center, broke ground on the new Training Center site and conducted the first training related event on the site–a Wood Badge beading for three members of the Beaver Patrol from course WE-47-18-1.Continue reading “Uncertain Times, but lots of Progress at NorCal!”
3 Minute Road Trip!
If you follow this blog regularly you know that we’ve talked a lot about an eventual driveway/road (number 4 on the image below) that will circle the heart of NorCal and provide access to various campsites and program areas.
The Vision Comes to Life
It’s been around 2.5 years since we started this blog and a lot of progress at NorCal has been made during that time. As a follower of this blog you know we’ve tried our best to document the construction of the camp with video, pictures and general blog posts. The video below is a video montage of 2.5 years of progress at NorCal––all in 11 minutes!
Spring Open House
This past Sunday we had our first NorCal open house! It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon where a group of around 15 people gathered together over a BBQ lunch to hear an update on where we are in the buildout of NorCal and to learn more about the vision going forward. Continue reading “Spring Open House”
Spring is Here at NorCal…
…well it was for a minute anyway, looks like more rain on and off for the next couple of weeks!
Yes, it’s been a wet winter but if you’ve been following the NorCal Facebook page you know that in-between storms some work has been happening.
New Year Progress!
The closing weeks of 2018 sure turned out to be busy here at NorCal, and 2019 is starting with a bang! Continue reading “New Year Progress!”
A Big Beautiful Mess
During a kitchen remodel when things got a bit messy, my contractor once told me “in order to make an omelet you have to crack some eggs.” We’re definitely “cracking some eggs” at NorCal, but just as those cracked eggs eventually become a beautiful and delicious omelet, NorCal will become a gorgeous state-of-the-art camp and adventure area! Continue reading “A Big Beautiful Mess”
NYLT at NorCal! by Noah Yeung
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) was held at NorCal this summer and we wanted to share with everyone how it went. Thanks to our guest blogger, the NYLT Scribe, Noah Yeung.
The NorCal Vision
If you’ve been following the NorCal Blog the past 18 months or so you know that most of our posts have been focused on keeping everyone updated on construction-related projects. In a previous post, Mark Shafer outlined all the key project construction plans for 2018. With that, we thought now would be a great time to update everyone on some of the more strategic aspects of the NorCal Adventure Area. To that end, I’m thrilled to announce that our newest guest blogger is Mike Boggs, the current GEC President. Continue reading “The NorCal Vision”
And BOOM, GEC has a new…
…storage building at NorCal!
I’ll let the video do the talking for this post–let’s just say it didn’t take too long for this new building to go up! I hope everyone is having a great summer, lots more exciting stuff to come from NorCal this year, stay tuned.