Shane Buchanan-Beegle wrote:
1st weekend and 3rd weekend of May is official clean up weekends.
Meet at the pavilion starting at 10am on Saturday.
BYOR Bring your own rakes.
Any questions contact Mike Perkarske his contact info is at the bottom of this post.
Ask not what Harbour Village can do for you but what you can do for Harbour Village!
Compensation for volunteering includes the following...
1. World Wide recognition for your selfless devotion (via the World Wide Web)
2. Munchies and free beverages from the store (no buffet hero's accepted!)
3. Camaraderie with the Door Counties finest campers
4. A BBQ for your honor to be held for volunteers Saturday July 23rd
What you can do ...
Take pictures...take pictures...TAKE PICTURES...
As a freelance picture taker you can help promote your park by taking pictures of the park and posting them on facebook.
Official park photographer position available to assist with taking pictures of campsites and rental units for use with our website. We would like someone to take flattering pictures of each overnight site and all our rental units inside and out so potential campers will be able to virtually "view" their site.
Build stuff or help build stuff
We need volunteers to build picnic tables, we will be purchasing the resin boards and hardware to construct tables to be used in the park so we can save costs versus buying pre-built tables.
We need volunteers to build benches for the nature trail, and possibly some simple exercise equipment.
We do not need but will certainly step aside if volunteers would like to build the rental Kiosk for the pavilion Dan will have the plans available if a crew is formed for this project.
Dave Pfister may need help building the "Captain Crock mobile". We need a used riding lawn mower or the equivalent. We will use this as the “engine” for a small train of cars that will have a boat theme to them. Dave has experience in body work and has volunteered to work on this project, but he could probably use some help, if nothing else helping him locate equipment. We need 6-10 cars that can be pulled behind this mower.
We could use volunteers to build miniature rental units. We can build mini-cabins that campers can rent for their children to stay in. They must be small enough for the Kubota to pick up and move from site to site, they will need shingle roofs, and windows, locking doors, linoleum…we can use scrap pieces and they don’t need to match so if you have an extra window, door hardware, bundle of shingles ect…
We could use volunteers to help put the lattice screening on the chalets. We learned at the WACO convention that you must have air flow beneath units that are supplied with propane to ensure if a leak occurs it doesn’t collect under the unit. We could use volunteer labor to remove the old skirting as well as install the new.
We could use volunteers to construct a “toddler town” play area. We would need donated “gently used” toddler appropriate playground toys, slides, and small “houses”. We would like donated/cheap fencing to use as an enclosure to keep the little scooters penned in!
Hanging site direction signs, we will be buying signs to help direct campers to their sites. We will provide the signs, a map, and shovel.
Read a book in the guard shackMeet interesting people and give them a site tag! We need volunteers especially for weekends to control traffic coming into the park and giving our customers the fantastic 1st impression we all want to have at our campground. You will get a stool to sit on, it is BYOB…Bring Your Own Book!. You will get a radio so you can call the park attendant to escort new comers to their sites. Training for this task is required…please sign up early! If we do not get enough volunteers we will have to lock the gate arms up in order to prevent traffic from backing up.
Rake leaves, pick up brush and sticksWe will likely have most of this complete in the next couple weeks, but if you’d like to come up before we open, you are more than welcome to put yourself or your kids to work raking leaves into the road so we can get them to the leaf pile.
Pick up litter!Be a boy/girl scout! Come up and spend a day with a pokey stick and bag helping keep the park clean
Split woodOnce the wood has been cut into logs we can use help splitting the wood and rearranging the wood pile. We will also be happy to let you wrap up wood bundles.
Welcoming committeeWant those campers to keep coming up year after year? Statistics from WACO show that one returning family will generate roughly $50,000/20 years…that might not sound like a lot but multiply that number by 100 happy returning campers and you will see it can make a huge difference. The welcoming committee would be given “welcome to our park” flyers and walk the park on the weekend stopping by the campsites and asking…”Are you having a good time? This is our park and we just want to be sure you are having a good time, we appreciate you business!” Hearing that from the staff is one thing…hearing it from a group of fellow campers shows how empowered you are being an owner…if they need something or they don’t feel satisfied the welcoming group would say…”Let me talk to my manager and we’ll get you taken care of”.
Activities assistantsKathy will always welcome assistants for her various activities, you can also help by changing out the activity bulletins in the bathroom stalls.
Help de-reed the pondWant to get muddy and yucky? We sure do, sign up with Dan to help him pull all the cattails out of the main pond. We will be buying some cat tail killer to make the removal process easier.
Help put in the fountain/light for the pondWant a chance to watch someone fall out of a boat into the pond while jostling a very heavy piece of equipment? Want to be the one falling into the pond…then this one is for you. We have some old-timers that have plenty of practice with this but they will probably be happy to show a new apprentice the ropes.
Like gardening? Dave we know you’ll be back to make our flowerbeds beautiful again as always…but we’d like to add a volunteer garden, somewhere where volunteers can plant flowers and even vegetables. We will need to designate a place for this community garden and section off plots so everyone can have their own little garden…then grow whatever you want…(so long as Uncle Sam approves) We will need some fencing to keep away those pesky wabbits and deer. We could have a community tool chest with hoes/rakes and such that we could have keys copied for those who wish to participate. We could create a compost pile and reduce our dumpster expenses by recycling food/paper waste.
If you didn’t find something you want to do here, let us know what you like to do I’m sure we can find a way for you to help.
Mike Perkarske is the coordinator of the volunteers contact him to be assigned to a work crew!
o Mike Perkarske. contact Mark directly at his business cell phone to join the volunteer team.
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