The roads have been repaved! No more potholes. The third picture is of the updated drainage for runoff near the Willards... you won't see it because its buried.
Many of you have already tuned in to our new Bulkhead Blog. We are also starting a Sailing Barn Blog dedicated to its rehabilitation/reconstruction. Comments are welcome! We will use this blog for more general info and notices while large projects will be documented in their own space.
BTW, Another exciting project underway is the repaving of our roads! This has already begun and should be finished shortly. Next time you drive through, what will be missing are the pot holes!
Hurricane Sandy of 2012 destroyed approximately 2400 linear feet of bulkhead. The 2013 NYAC meeting approved a United States Small Business disaster relief mortgage at 3%. We are currently pursuing and finalizing different stages of this project and hope to start repair in the winter/spring of 2014. Quinipet from the water will look a bit different after the work is underway and completed. A 15 ft. wide swath of trees will need to be removed from the shoreline in order to gain access by equipment. The shaded beach will be - not so shaded! We hope to arrange plantings and a walking trail along the top of the new bulkhead structure which will enhance and reclaim some of its beauty. Keep in mind, however, our landscape will look different from before... the storm left us no option.
As enter 2014 we are a bit held up at Step Five!
Total Cost: $750,000
UPDATE: 5/26/14 - project is underway, visit our BULKHEAD project page for more info.
UPDATE: 2015 - the bulkhead was completed earlier this year.
The condition of the sailing barn makes us all a bit sad. It was built as part of the original estate more than 100 years ago. It housed horses and all the basics to run the small Jennings farm. But it is beyond its useful life. Sometime, perhaps 30 years ago, structural alternations were made to the frame, destroying the barn's long-term integrity. The locust posts on which it lies have withstood the test of time, but even locust posts have a finite lifespan. Our current plan, as of the Fall of 2013, is to save the historic structure. We have our work cut out for us. The barn will need a full steel frame under it installed and the building "raised" about a foot and a half. From there a foundation system will be built and the barn set back down. New basic electrical will need to be installed. The structure's "bones" will be there and as much as we can save, but the condition of the structural materials are beyond re-use. Unfortunately we will only know as we dive in! Some of the historic elements will be returned - such as the cupola if the budget allows. The Barn is home to our sailing program which is critical to our program offerings.
Total Estimated Cost: $200,000
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UPDATE 11/19/2013: Completed. Over the past few years the Wesley Hall projects have come to fruition. A special thanks to our Day Camp families who supported the projects.
Wesley Hall was constructed in the mid 1950’s and remains the center of camp life to this day. It has been the performance space for Shelter Island Showkids, the world famous Shelter Island talent and variety show, since the 1980’s and home to our day camp and groups on retreat. The large stage allows everyone to participate in performances but the time has come to show Wesley Hall the love it has shown us for the past 60 years.
Purchases and renovation costs by location
naming rights included
A smooth road means so much more than just a gentle ride through camp. Blacktop and road surfacing is key in our run-off plan to catch all the storm water and get it back into the aquifer before it goes “overboard” back into the bay. Beyond water catchment, a smooth road allows for those with mobility concerns to move freely on the property. Perhaps they can’t go walking on the beach, but moving up and down a new road free of sand and pot holes makes it safe and fun for everyone!
Total Estimated Cost : $1,750,000
Total Estimated Cost : $50,000 (basement) to $150,000 (finished basement)
The low ropes course was installed in 2005 and 2006 opening the door for Quinipet to host groups looking for advanced team-building exercises. It has been a huge success and the time has come to build
the ultimate high ropes course.
Total Estimated Cost : $65,000
with naming rights
Projects to update and maintain the property are an ongoing endeavour. We do our very best to keep Quinipet functioning and looking good for everyone.
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