Update – Pete Korte Lodge

Update – Pete Korte Lodge

By Judy Blase Woodruff

Volunteers!  Camp Ondessonk would not be what it is today without our dedicated, talented, selfless volunteers!  Throughout Camp’s 64-year history, volunteers have had a major role in designing and building practically every structure around Camp. Now, we have them to thank for helping build the Pete Korte Lodge – the new staff duplex.

After the extremely successful “wall raising” for the duplex January 14th, Ranger Mike Jennings once again gathered a group of talented volunteers to “raise the roof!” For the second time in a little over a month, volunteers gathered to work on the Pete Korte Lodge, placing trusses atop the walls and installing plywood sheathing.

Update – Pete Korte Lodge Raising the Roof
Update – Pete Korte Lodge  Heavy equipment

When complete, the duplex will house up to eight full-time staff members, and as you can see from the pictures, the staff home is quickly taking shape.  Without the help and determination of our wonderful volunteers, the cost to build the duplex would be prohibitive.

Because of a storm that came through Camp Sunday evening, the installment of the roofing underlayment was postponed until it could be installed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week without fear of losing it to the wind.  The metal roofing is on-site, and volunteer schedules are being checked for a time to place the final metal roofing material. Once the building is under roof, work on the interior can begin.

Update – Pete Korte Lodge K& L Volunteers
Special thanks to Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., for sending carpenters and helpers from their company to help with the trusses and sheathing!  Pictured above left to right: Jim Bugger, Matt Korte, Jacob Theising, Travis Catron, Candy Toennies, Al Toennies, Jason Jansen, Jared Korte
(Traci Albers is not pictured)
A huge shout out to these volunteers and staff who “raised the roof” at Camp Ondessonk this past weekend. 

Traci Albers *

Kathleen Alcorn

Mike Allwood

Jim Bugger *

Travis Catron *

Ken Haas

Gabi Hodges

B.J. Hoeff

Jason Jansen *

Mike Jennings #

Brian Kapp

Craig Kapp

Roger Kapp

Koy Kennedy #

Jeff Kopsic

Jared Korte *^

Matt Korte *^

John Laury

Larry Mank

Scot Martin #

Frank Pace

Carl Richter

Andy Siebert

Jacob Theising *

Allen Toennies *

Candice Toennies *

Kevin Venhaus

Kevin Wilke

Cindy Wobbe

Scott Wobbe

* Korte & Luitjohn Contractors, Inc. Employees

^ Pete Korte’s Grandsons

# Ondessonk Employees

Click here to learn more about Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at Camp Ondessonk.


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