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Knee-brace detail152 viewsThe architects had to create a "language" that would help make the original CYO camp buildings match the new facilities. New metal roofs and extended overhangs with distinctive knee-braces fit the bill in a very "camp lodge" way. I think it's nifty as heck!
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Twin chairs151 viewsAn inviting place to sit in the shade and enjoy the views.
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Front Office145 viewsThe front office faces a fireplace lounge on one side, and also acts as the checkout for the gift shop (in the background).
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Theater lobby197 viewsThe cabin plaques created by former CYO campers over the years are preserved on the hallway walls in this central meeting building.
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Wood door pull143 viewsLittle touches, like making door-pulls from bent tree-branches, helps everyone "get in touch with nature," and comment on how novel this place is.
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Library Shelves191 viewsSome of the smallest details can create the reaction "That's so cool!" from guests, and feeds the "remarkability" which fuels word-of-mouth.
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Guest Room145 viewsGuest rooms are deliberately small, simple, and "campy." People love this stuff!
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Linoleum 136 viewsEach guest room includes a list of their 30 environmental design and operating principles. For instance, the guest room baths real linoleum floor covering (a natural product made from linseed oil and jute).
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Campfire Area148 viewsEvery housing "village" has a central gathering space. In this case, a natural stone campfire which is lit every night for guests to enjoy.
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Courtyard142 viewsGuest rooms are clustered in around themed courtyards.
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Window overhang146 viewsThe signature knee-braces work for small overhangs and walkways, too.
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Meeting Room190 viewsNo sheetrock here. Carpeted floors for good acoustics.
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