Post-Hurricane GSSEF Camp Welaka Update
(September 21, 2017)
While our camp properties did see some damage, we are very lucky to have avoided the type of damage that a direct impact might have created.
Camp Welaka in Jupiter sustained minor damage throughout the property. Examples include six bathroom and shower doors blown, two bathroom doors destroyed beyond repair, one shower wall destroyed, twelve broken windows, two roof turbines damaged beyond repair and two metal cabin roofs damaged.
- Unfortunately, we must temporarily close Camp Welaka
while repair and replacement work takes place. At this time, we
anticipate re-opening Camp Welaka in mid-October. GSSEF must also
temporarily close Camp Nocatee, and anticipate re-opening at the
beginning of November.
- Troop Camp Training (TCT), originally scheduled at Camp Nocatee, will now be offered at Camp Welaka on October 14-15, as Camp Nocatee will still be closed. Our adult volunteers will be able to register for this training via the GSSEF website next week. We will also be able to keep the planned work day with the FPL/Next Era "Women In Energy Group" on Saturday, October 14, as well as proceeding with the new Council-led Camporee for Brownie and Junior grade-levels scheduled for October 21-22.
Please keep in mind that the timelines for reopening our camp properties are tentative based on the current information we have. As work is completed, we will share an exact date of re-opening. If you have questions about any of the properties, please reach out to Cindy McHeran at firstname.lastname@example.org.