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Volunteer Work Day at KOSS Camp

  • August 06, 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • KOSS Camp in Sun Pass State Forest


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At this work day, we will resume construction of the restroom and kitchen/dining hall buildings. We are recruiting volunteers to help with construction and several other projects. Our contractor, Jesse Schade, will be there, and we will be working together to learn the process of building with the Apex Block. 

 The work day will begin at 8:00 am, but volunteers are free to arrive when they are able and leave when they need to.  We plan to work all day, until 3 or 4 pm, but plans may change if the day is excessively hot or if we run short of materials or know-how! !  Directions to the KOSS camp in Sun Pass State Forest near Ft. Klamath are attached.

 This is a learning day, to “get our feet wet,” to help us prepare for further work all during August, when Jesse’s crew will also be helping.  Volunteer labor will be greatly welcomed to help Jesse’s crew all throughout the rest of August—every volunteer reduces the amount we must pay for labor!

 Volunteers should bring their own lunches and refillable water bottles.  Water, soft drinks, and snacks will be available.  Please bring hats and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.  Be sure to bring work gloves.  Long-sleeved shirts are recommended, especially for those who will be lifting block.

 For those who would like to work on the building construction, we need people who can lift and position the 55-lb blocks, but there are also other jobs, including applying expanding foam between blocks, leveling blocks with shims, wiring rebar in place, cutting the block, and cleanup. 

 Volunteers are also needed for jobs such as sweeping the yurt floors and bunks, sanding handrails, installing hasps and padlocks on the yurt doors, cleaning signs, etc.  Donations of snacks (especially home-made!) and soft drinks would also be very welcome. 

 Jesse will bring tools, but it would be helpful if anyone could bring such items as drill/drivers, sanders, levels (4’ is best), hammers, and electric chain saws.  We could also use an additional broom and dust pan or two. 

 For those who’d like to learn a little more about Apex Block construction before the work day, there is a 26-minute video online at www.apexblock.com/video and a time-lapse video of construction of a small house with Apex Block at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygiPeFoPWO0 and door and window prep at www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tWTrM2X1K4.



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Office:  541/ 850-8218

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