Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a new tree house unit at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Special ribbon cutting dignitaries included Jerry Ayscue, Vance County Manager, and John Barnes, president at Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. Deborah F. Brown, Vance County Commissioner and Chairperson, also made remarks at the ceremony. Amongst those in attendance were local government officials, Weinstein Friedlein Architects, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, community leaders and Girl Scout members.
“In expanding our Camp Graham property to include the new tree house unit, we are acting on a commitment we made to our membership,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are excited to see the construction completed and believe this project is an important addition to our outdoor program.”
Construction of the tree house project is part of the council’s strategic plan which includes improvements to existing camp properties. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects based in Carrboro, N.C.
The complex consists of six tree house units designed to each sleep six, a bath house, a program pavilion and campfire circle. T...