Wednesday, May 19, 2010

work day- Giant's cabins

Giant's cabin renovation progresses
The Giant's cabins that were transported to Camp Bayou last August are getting some serious renovations. Work crews meet periodically as available to remove rotted wood, increase supports where needed, replace doors and windows and eventually paint in preparation for a special open house some time in the future.
If you'd like to volunteer to help during one or more Saturday morning workdays, please contact Dolly at or call 813-641-8545. When leaving a message, be sure to mention 'cabin renovation', your name, phone, email if possible and construction skills if any. Stop by on a Saturday to pick up a volunteer form and check out the current condition of the cabins. 
Camp Bayou is nether a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at or call 813-641-8545.

Photo caption: On May 1, over 20 volunteers joined forces to complete several tasks at Camp Bayou, which included work on the Giant's Fishing Cabins.
Photo credit: Camp Bayou

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