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Summer family and small group camping at La Foret
We are so thankful that over 50 families and small groups enjoyed time at La Foret this summer. Over 15 have already made plans to be at La Foret this fall.
We want to Spotlight the Almond Family, who hold the summer record for spending 15 nights at the Yurts, and have more dates scheduled for this fall! We hope for them, and for all the groups and families who came to La Foret this summer, that your time was enjoyable and a blessing to your groups and families.
Here are some of the family comments from the summer”
“I like the pretty sound of the wind in the trees”. ~ JoJo
“I really missed going to Voyager camp this summer and so I was glad we got to spend so much time there. I loved the freedom to just go exploring in the forest with my friends”. ~ Ruby
“For me LaForet is a place where you don't have to worry about anything. The rest of the world disappears when you're there. It's a truly wonderful place”. ~ Naomi
“LaForet was an important part of my growing up and I've been glad to spend so much time there this summer. During all the uncertainty, LaForet was a familiar, comforting, grounding place to be. It was wonderful to hike among the trees, read in the sun, laugh with friends, roast marshmallows around the campfire, and feel insulated from the whirlwind of real life. Plus, it was the only "pool time" my family had all summer!” ~ Rachel
A new Deck for the dining hall! Our Facilities and Grounds Director, Tim Cole, has once again shared his craftsman skills and installed new redwood deck off of the dining hall. It looks Great! Our many thanks to Kala Walden, Hospitality Director, and her team for undertaking the tough job of removing the old deck.
Keeping Our Guests & Staff Safe during Covid
Kala and her hospitality and food service staff have done a great and very thorough job this summer in keeping our guests safe, our facilities cleaned and sanitized in between and during group stays. Unfortunately, in the dining room, for now we are not able to serve buffet style meals, so we have had to retrofit our old serving line. Hopefully buffet service will return in the future. We look forward to seeing you all again for a meal in the dining room.
The Chapel Renovation Continues and Nears Completion
John Mills, our master painter has been hard at work at the chapel since early June. John’s son Harrison joined him in early august, we are thankful for his additional help. The transformation of the chapel is amazing, we hope you’ll be a pleased as we are. The chapel work is complete, John has now begun renovation of the courtyard wall. Kala Walden and her team painted the inside of the chapel this spring as well.
We cannot say thank you enough to those of you who contributed to last falls appeal for the chapel renovations. It is your gifts and contributions that made this, and so many other great projects at La Foret possible. Together we can do great things!