The Kamp Ed Tree House
2001 to 2003
For the first 3 years of Kamp Ed, the tree between the main cabin and the bunkhouse seemed the perfect place for a tree house. We leaned a latter up in the tree where it remained until someone caught the vision for building the tree house.
Kenny Miller came to Kamp Ed for his annual visit with his boys and took on the task of building the tree house. He trimmed the tree, then for the next four days dug six holes 6' foot deep by hand. He uses 18-20 bags of concrete mix in each hole.
In July Kenny Miller came to Kamp Ed with his boys and with the help from Sarah Clements, Scott Lockard, and Devyn Lambrecht, he spent four days constructing the deck.
Kenny Miller came to Kamp Ed and began framing in the tree house, but while unloading lumber he smashed a finger on his hand. The next day while moving a railroad tie he smashed a finger on his other hand. In spite of his injuries, Kenny framed three sides of the tree house.
Larry Buchmann from Lincoln took on the tree house project. Along with his wife Lori, son Josh, brother-in-law Matt, with help from Todd and Heidi Stark, and Tom Clements, spent numerous weekends and days off working on the tree house in September and October.
Larry has finished siding three sides of the tree house. The windows and doors are installed. A dark green tin roof will be installed this coming year.