The Adrian’s Pack Us In!

Pack Shack Enclosure Project at Whisper Mountain CampPack Shack Rennovation at Whisper Mountain Camp Inside View

If you’ve been keeping up with our (sporadic) updates on our Pack Shack Enclosure Project, then you know we are hustling to get this done for summer! Life has set us back way more than we planned, so the hustle is real. (By we, I actually mean Marty!)

Adriannes and Marty

Last week we were super excited to have Adrian and Adrian of European Craftsmen of Southwest Florida come to insulate our building. They brought a new technique to the table (or the walls actually!). Rather than the puffy, itchy insulation that is usually in the walls (and not so fun to install), they sprayed this cool foam insulation that set in 30 seconds and cured in 2 minutes. WHAT?!!!!!

Adrian One (as Tegan called him!) is the same awesome guy who came to tile our bathrooms way back here! We couldn’t be more thankful for his heart to bless Whisper Mountain in such generous and practical ways! Well beyond his giving of time, talent and materials, Adrian carries a heart of generosity with him in all things! Our guys especially enjoyed connecting with him and the other Adrian during their time with us!

We still have much to do to get this ready for summer camp in a few short weeks, but man are we thankful to have this part done in such a top of the line way and in partnership with such great people!

Thank you Adrian’s for coming, serving and giving of yourselves in ways we are still thinking about! May God bless you tenfold!

(If you’re in southwest Florida, these are the guys to renovate your kitchen or bath! Check out some of their work! They are amazing!)

Author and Photos | Cassi

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The Nosh

Ramsey Propp is a Dork![the above picture is irrelevant!]

You may not remember we ever asked for your help, it was so very long ago! BUT, we did ask way back in April. Our concessions building. Remember? We had a contest to name the building! While great suggestions were given, our staff did not agree on any names offered. Even after all our random visitors and all the summer staff came through, we still did not find a name we all liked.

The NoshThen, just a couple weeks ago, someone quietly threw up a few options. Someone known as our Chaos Coordinator and Paper Shuffler! She'd done a little homework and found a Yiddish word meaning "to nibble." The word was "Nosh". The Nosh. That was it–we all loved it! So, our not-so-new-now concessions building is from this moment forward to be referred to as The Nosh. Makes one feel rather cool. Give it a try. Out loud. Right now! See?! It's great! We like it! We knew you would too! Just had to tie that loose end up–or as Marty says, "button it up!" Now, to decide if she still gets a free shirt. That's pretty much our wardrobe as it is! Seems she needs something else awesome…any ideas?

Enjoy all your nibbles of goodness today, and say a prayer for Whisper Mountain while you're at it!

A Booma-Chicka-Rocka Truck Came to Camp

<<< Did you follow our instagram feed yesterday to catch a glimpse at all the action?! (if you're on instagram, follow us @whispermtn !!) >>>

Field-storage1Last week, (all) the guys surveyed a spot on our camp field, very carefully preparing for a big move to take place!

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Field-storage-boom-truck2When the big day arrived, Mr. Big Boom Truck was set in place. The Hub felt like a hive of activity from excited (and slightly nervous) little bees!

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Field-storage3The prepping, waiting, praying, watching went on for some time until finally all was in place and the move began!

Clearing the roof of the Hub and Hub porch were the critical points in this event! We thought all was going perfectly…Field-storage4…until the little building turned out to be heavier than expected!

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Field-storage-boom-truck3After some nail-biting struggle to figure out a solution ("who says you
don't need high school math when you're older?"  says Marty!)
, the
building finally made it over to the "moving truck" without any catastrophes!

Field-storage6The guys strapped her down onto the trailer, double-checked to make sure it would hold (eek!), then said a prayer for God's favor to fall on this little trek to the field!

Field-storage7Down the road, and round the bend, onto the field it goes!!

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Field-storage8Favor was had all around! Barry did a fabulous job driving/steering the boom and ensuring our buildings weren't damaged! We are grateful for his hard work and patience on the job! We are pretty excited to finally have a decent storage building down on the field!

Field-storage-empty-spaceWe continue to prepare and raise funds for the new building to be built behind the Hub! This is our current priority project that must be done by summer! We are thankful to all those who've been giving to help us raise these funds! If you like carpentry and wanna come visit Western North Carolina, I know a place that could use a volunteer or two!!