WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – This past weekend a number of KleenMark employees gathered at Camp Wawbeek for our 2nd Kleenmark Day of Service for 2014.
Located in the beautiful area around Wisconsin Dells, Camp Wawbeek is run by Easter Seals Wisconsin and provides a safe and accessible camp experience for children and adults with special needs.
In addition donating the cleaning items for camp staff to use throughout the year, every spring KleenMark employees have joined with other volunteers to help clean up the property in preparation for the summer.
Above: Chad and Laura have different ideas about what a “stick” looks like.
This year we showed up armed with more cleaning supplies and equipment to tackle the interior spaces that had gone untouched since last summer.
When it came time to divide and conquer, only outdoor projects were scheduled since the weather was so beautiful. All of the KleenMark volunteers worked outside to help clear brush, pick up trash on hiking trails, stack firewood, rake leaves, cleanout flower beds and power-wash a concrete patio stretching the entire length of the main cabin.
Once we finished with our projects, we explored the camp a little and were treated to a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers. The traditional camp “bug juice” was a nice compliment to the lunch and much needed to quench our thirst.
We also had the opportunity at lunch to hear about other groups and individuals that had taken the time to come out and help with the clean-up. Incredibly, there were people from as far away as Texas and New Jersey who had come out to help after their children were positively impacted by the programs at Camp Wawbeek.
It was great to hear stories of how our work could help provide a safe and meaningful experience for campers.