For four weeks this January and February, Wyman had the pleasure of hosting AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Fire Team 5 at our Eureka Campus. The team departed their cabins on February 15th after a month of hard work and lasting impact at camp and in the greater St. Louis region.
During their stay, the crew worked on a variety of on-site projects that are particularly valuable as we prepare to welcome Wyman teens back for our first residential summer camp since 2019.
- Construction of new shelving for program storage areas and maintenance
- Trail work on the Lucky Maple Trail
- Invasive species control and brush removal
- Replacement of benches at the Council Ring
- Construction of a new arbor
- Maintenance inspections and minor repairs to all buildings on campus
- Deep cleaning the Dining Hall, kitchen, cabins, and the Health Lodge
- Waxing and polishing floors in multiple buildings
- Repairs to many Dining Hall chairs and benches
- Painting offices and parts of the kitchen
In addition to their hard work at Wyman, the team also served at the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in High Ridge.
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While in Eureka, we were thrilled to offer NCCC Fire Team 5 some Camp Wyman experiences, including tree climbing, the climbing tower, target sports, and a campfire experience with Kunama Mtendaji.
The group enjoyed their stay at camp and in St Louis, and Wyman staff T-Bone, Alex, Wynter, Hannah, Malachi, and Jason had a great time working with them. The entire Wyman family is extremely grateful for their service and dedication to our region – and look forward to more collaborations with AmeriCorps NCCC teams in the future.