Three summers ago my Kenny Miller, my Regional Director started building the Kamp Ed tree house by installing six foundation poles that he set 6’ into the ground with 18 bags of concrete in each hole. In 2005 Kenny built the platform---with help from Sarah Clements, Scott Lockard, and Devyn Lambrecht.
This past summer Kenny came to Kamp Ed and began framing in the tree house, but while unloading lumber he smashed a finger on his hand. The next day while moving a railroad tie he smashed a finger on his other hand. In spite of his injuries, Kenny framed three sides of the tree house during this annual 5-days at Kamp Ed with his boys.
This fall my friend Larry Buchmann from Lincoln took on the tree house project along with his wife Lori, son Josh, brother-in-law Matt, with help from Todd and Heidi Stark. Recently when I was back at Kamp Ed I could not believe what they had done. The tree house is amazing and incredible. Larry and his family, and others have spent an untold number of hours working on the tree house this fall. And the results are stunning.
I’m humbled and awed by Larry’s service to Kamp Ed----and his investment into the lives of students and adults who will stay in the tree house, and meet there during their times at Kamp Ed.
The tree house project is far from over, but for the most part work has stopped for the winter. Here is a link to the progress pictures of the three house over the past three years.