Thursday, November 30, 2017

Camp Glisson Bath House Construction - Need Your Help

Because of potentially inclement weather tomorrow in Dahlonega, the plan is as follows:

I will be at Camp Glisson as originally planned and will decide then whether or not we will work on Friday.  If you live quite far from Dahlonega, you should decide for yourself if you want to risk coming and have to turn around and return home.

We are still a "go" for Saturday at this point in time.

All of us sincerely appreciate your volunteering for this important project and we'll get it done eventually.

Call or text me if you have any questions.


Neal Houtz
Trout Unlimited - Gold Rush Chapter

Camp Glisson in Dahlonega has been very good to our Trout Unlimited over the

years.  They have allowed us to use their facilities for our meetings at no cost
to the Gold Rush Chapter.  Now, it is time for us to pay them back.

Gold Rush TU is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Camp Glisson to
build a Bath House for their Middle School Campers.

Bath House:

The Bath House will be a 24' x 35' structure within the Frontier Camp. The Bath
House will support the current 7th to 9th Grades Boy's and Girl's Cabins within
the Camp at their Outpost property. Each cabin holds up to 8 campers and 2

The main foundation posts are already in place. We will build out the structure
including the flooring, walls, siding and roof. We will work in conjunction with
a plumber and will be overseen by David Stubblefield, the Camp Facility Services
Director (who is joining our Chapter!).


Camp Glisson will provide necessary tools for us to use, but if you have any of
the following listed below, please bring them, but make sure they are well
marked with your name.

1)      Nail Gun
2)      Level
3)      Compressor
4)      18v drill
5)      Circular saw
6)      Measuring tape
You will need to bring your own gloves and safety glasses if you have them.


Our initial work effort is scheduled for Friday December 8th and Saturday,
December 9th. We will meet at the Welcome Center, at the camp entrance at 8:30

We have tentatively scheduled January 19th and 20th, as additional workdays,
weather permitting.

You do not have to commit to every date. If you can make only one day, that will
make a difference!

Camp Glisson will provide lunch.

Let's have a lot of volunteers for this project and show Camp Glisson how much
we appreciate their support and the use of their facilities for our meetings!
Even if you have no experience with construction or wood working, we need your
help. There are construction materials to be carried, lunch setups to be done,
and a myriad of other activities that will need your assistance.  If you never
sign up for another series of work days, this is the one thing that will have a
lasting impact.

Please sign up at

Any questions, reach out to Bill Nelson,
<> , 678.543.3009.

Best regards,

Bill Nelson
William G. Nelson MBA, MS, FLMI

Neal Houtz
Trout Unlimited - Gold Rush Chapter