When the Labor Day fires in Bastrop roared though Camp Wilderness Ridge, they left little behind, destroying the campers' cabins and everything in them.
Much of the boys' camp has been rebuilt, but with a June 1st re-opening on the horizon, the call for volunteer help went out, and the Blanco County Volunteers quickly answered. In fact, they answered too quickly.
One of the non-denominational Christian camp's needs was to replace the 80 double-decker bunk beds in the burned cabins. The Burnet County wheelchair ramp-building crew challenged their Blanco County co-workers to each build half the beds. The deal was agreed, and both teams went to work.
The local crew spent Friday and half of Saturday cutting and building bed modules, with the plan to haul the modules to the camp for onsite assembly.
But instead of a quick trip and speedy end of the job, the eager-beaver bunk-builders discovered they had gotten a bit ahead of themselves. The camp cabins are still under construction, so there's no place to put finished bunks yet. The camp asked the volunteers to hold off, and finish the job later in the month instead of this week.
So they will.
The date for the Bastrop trip and onsite completion hasn't been set yet, but it will be in time for arriving campers to find a place to sleep. Volunteers are still being recruited for the job; anyone able to operate a screwdriver is welcome to email the Blanco County Volunteers (email@example.com) and get on the list for a call when the date is firm.