2012-06-17_Camp Snyder Workday


Work to be done next weekend by committee

1. Whale Watch: Replace boards (will require at least two of the boards being replaced). Apply deck cleaner, and the 4x4 and 6x6 braces pried up and moved. Old removed boards used to keep the braces from sinking into the mud. 2. Zip Line: Visually inspect deck, clean deck. Sand as needed 3. Up and Over. Clean uprights and top, sand top and top of uprights, caulk carpenter bee hole, and get ready for staining. 4. Mohawk Walk: Sand uprights where people are likely to grasp. Ditto for the Wild Woozy. 5. Spider’s web: Get PVC pipe and elbows to cut and create the frame using pvc cement to create a permanent frame. Use small eyelet screws along the frame to create attachment points for the black pea cord we replaced last weekend. Check uprights on spider web--we may need to add a large eyebolt for attaching the frame to one of them. Add ties to the frame for hanging it from the uprights. 6. Flying Squirrel: Check out runway for holes and mulch it. Tighten new rapid link. Remove (attempt) the rusty link. 7. Do a run through of any high element, and test each of the low elements. 8. Sand paint off outside of COPE trailer door and prep for repainting.

Stuff to be done by Ranger/Reggie

1. [Whale Watch] Buy new boards. 2. [Spider’s Web] Get small diameter (1/2” – 3/4”) PVC pipe and elbows and cement. Ditto for eyelet screws and eyebolt (if needed). 3. Buy stain 4. Get sandpaper and some type of hand sander (blocks or battery operated sander) 5. Mow larger area around Giant's Ladder, Eagle Walk and Pamper Pole to facilitate belaying without tripping on weeds. 6. Buy some new rapid links


1. We need a spiral notebook to become the daily diary where we record who came, who helped, weather, equipment used, and problems encountered. Reggie & committee should review this periodically. For example, we would record for this weekend: -All P-cords were replaced -A rapid link on the Flying Squirrel was rusted, and backed up with a second rapid link (but not closed) -The four (new) ropes were labled and logs created -New harnesses were dated and placed into service by marking on the harness label yesterday's date. -All who was present, recording the names of the directors, instructors, and volunteers (Casey). 2. We need some type of handled portable file box to carry equipment logs, daily use checklists (if we don't have any, Denise will try to find an example or a copy from earlier days) and an emergency procedures guide from the Hylton Center to the course. The daily use checklists serve as a reminder to disable elements and how to do that. 3. We should also have a supply of hold harmless agreements and full value contracts in blank and folders in which to place completed versions for each crew that goes through the course. These should be placed in the portable file box. 4. Develop forms for course records: Standard Type of documentation M03 Written policy to protect the climbing/rappelling and Project COPE sites from degradation. M08 Maintenance checklist of facilities and equipment, including new installation and reconfiguration. M11 Climbing/rappelling and Project COPE staff training plans M31 Rules and safety procedures for each program activity M37 Emergency plan procedures