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As you turn off Maxwill Avenue, a short drive leads you through the woods, opening up to a grassy parking area, which doubles as our soccer field. The first building to your right is the Dining Hall and Kitchen. The driveway continues, meandering behind the cabins to the shoreline of Big Marine.
At the end of the drive, between the last two cabins is the shoreline. Here is a great spot for watching sunsets across the south arm of lake, over the woods and farm on the opposite shore.
During the daytime, this is also a popular spot. Curved retaining walls have been built into an amphitheater, creating a small stage for playing in the sand and shallow water. Beyond the shore, a dock leads one out to slightly deeper water for swimming or fishing.
Just a bit further down the shore is a second dock for motorboats.
Directly behind the last two cabins is the playground equipment. A climbing gym, with a cargo net, slide and tire swing. A tall swingset to try and reach the sky. A playhouse.
The Fire Pit
Gather around the firepit for an evening bonfire; roast hot dogs or toast marshmallows for smores. The "ballfield" and marsh add to a panoramic view of the night sky for star gazing.
An eclectic mix of three buildings are lined up along the shoreline: the White House, the Wistrand, and the Bunkhouse. Each of these cabins have a basic kitchen, sleeping, and toilet facilities. Collectively, they have beds and bunkbeds to sleep 22 people.
The White House is the original building to the property. Lakeside of this cabin has a screened-in sleeping porch with two single beds and a sofa, to listen to the waves and loons at night. The center part of the building has a half-bath and walk-through bedroom with a double bed and one set of bunk beds. The far side of the cabin is a country kitchen with a bank of pocket windows facing east, overlooking the marsh. To the far end of the kitchen is a small bedroom with a set of bunkbeds. Total sleeping capacity - 8 persons.
The Wistrand Building has two independent sides. One side is an assembly room with a fireplace, card tables and casual seating, and a badly, out-of-tune piano.
The residential side also has a fireplace, along with two bedrooms and a three-quarter bath. Hot water is available to the shower and kitchen sink. Total sleeping capacity - 8 persons.
The Bunkhouse is closest to (and parallel with) the shoreline. Long and narrow, all rooms have windows and doors that open to the narrow deck overlooking the lake. It has a small country kitchen and cold-water, half bath. Total sleeping capacity - 6 persons.
If you are looking for a shady spot with a breeze, the wooded knoll is great for an afternoon of cutting into a watermelon or a quiet spot to just sit on the bench swing.
The Dining Hall
The main hall has the serving counter, a fireplace, and space for four to six rectangular tables, each seating eight. The second "John Hoyer" Hall is an adjacent wing, carpeted, and will seat an additional 60 people. Behind this facility are two bathrooms for your convenience.
The kitchen has commercial appliances: refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and a range with six-burners, a griddle and two ovens. Two stainless steel tables and washing facilities.
Honor your country and veterans by raising the colors up our flagpole. (The flag is kept on the coat rack in the Wistrand Assembly)