Several years ago, Birch Bay Ranch lost the ability to house campers in the main lodge area due to fire regulations. Those relocated campers have been bunking on cots in the Cedar Lodge building for the last few years. This is meant to be a temporary solution and affects 24 campers.
As well, the ATCO trailers that have served as the Boy's cabins are showing their age. These trailers have served us well for the last 35 years. However, maintenance and upkeep on the trailers is becoming costly. The boys cabins currently house 36 campers.
Birch Bay Ranch now requires new cabin facilities. 60 campers and many staff are affected by these developments.
The plan is to construct four new cabin structures. Plans were in place to begin building in March of 2020 and then our world drastically changed! Looking forward, we may have to change our plans, but we will still be looking to build new cabins soon.
Cabins will be arranged in a quarter circle around a central gazebo area and will feature a western-style facade. Each unit will consist of 2 cabins, 9' tall ceilings, a foyer with mud-room and storage, a sitting area at the entrance to each cabin, 12 double height bunks and 2 single height bunks, attached private washroom (each with 2 WC units, 2 showers, and 4 sinks). The second floor will be used as staff housing with a kitchenette, sitting room, upper balcony and 4 bedroom suites (each with a 4 pc bath and closet).
We need your help!
Birch Bay Ranch is looking for partners, donors, and sponsors. Can you help? Please consider making a one-time, recurring/monthly, or corporate donation* today!
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