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Thread #162921   Message #3881902
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Oct-17 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: Wildfire at California's Camp New Harmony Oct 2017
Subject: RE: Wildfire at California's Camp New Harmony Oct 2017
Article on SF Chronicle web site:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Camp-Newman-jewish-summer-camp-destroyed-fires-12267959.php

Photo from above article:
http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/66/52/67/14331365/5/920x920.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/urjcampnewman/photos/a.158494520868.119290.135345445868/10154972491085869/?type=3

We just finished a meeting on alternate sites, and we've chosen one that sounds really good. By luck, a member of the camp committee will be working at another camp at that location tomorrow.

I feel really bad about Camp Newman, which had become a wonderful site. The few press photos show destruction of older buildings, although one looks like it might be showing that the brand-new Welcome Center/Health Lodge may be totally destroyed.

We have 2-1/2 months to find a new site and adjust to it. It's bound to be a lot of work.

Some of the sites we're considering are managed by UCCR. I don't think I'm at liberty to say which one is at the top of our list. some of the camps we contacted have already been booked by organizations who were burned out of other camps this week. There are lots of camps in the fire-affected areas.

-Joe-