Help from Camp Geedapapa

Thanks to the Ganoe family, the Land Trust has two new benches installed along the white trail of our Bull Pond Preserve.  Jeff and Cheryl Ganoe of Harwinton were visited by their nine grandsons from Massachusetts and Utah.  Each summer, Jeff and Cheryl turn the kids’ visit into a camp (Camp Geedapapa).  It’s not all fun and games, since “camp rules” require the kids to perform some form of community service, and on July 18th they helped the Land Trust.  No matter how big or small, each kid hauled a piece of equipment or lumber about a quarter mile to the bench sites.  The kids dug holes for the bench legs, measured and drilled bench parts, and clipped brush to provide good views of Bull Pond from the benches.  The benches came out great, and just as importantly, the kids had great fun catching frogs after their work was done.  The photos below tell the whole story.


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