Posted by eugene on August 17, 2016 / in Blog / Comments off
Camp Thurman hosts an average of 7,000 campers per year. Each of those young campers are eager to climb, jump, run, swim, play and get messy, and with that, some of them will scrape a knee, get sick, or possibly worse. The camp decided they needed an onsite medical building. With the name “Samaritan Inn” proudly posted above its door, each camper is cared for with selfless care as the Good Samaritan cared for the Traveler in Jesus’ Parable (Luke 10:25-37).
The nurses station was installed in December of 2014. It was a tight squeeze to be installed exactly where they needed it. However, the Ulrich Drivers carefully maneuvered the building into just the right position. Once in place, the building was stocked with everything needed. One staff nurse, as well as a few young assistants, care for the kids who need them.
While visiting Camp Thurman, I was stepped inside the Samaritan Inn as a young boy exclaimed “That’s The Hospital! I Hate Hospitals” I chuckled to myself thinking about how right he is. No one likes the hospital. However, it’s always a comfort to know that it will be there when you need it. The same goes for Camp Thurman’s Nurses’ Station. Built with quality, it will be there for the next camper with a bug bite, upset tummy, or sprained ankle who walks through its door.
First impressions set the tone for all the relationships that follow. Camp Thurman wanted to set the tone of a warm, inviting environment. They looked to Ulrich to create that warm space, with an Ulrich Log Cabin Office. Once you enter Camp Thurman, you will find two Ulrich Log Cabin Offices. The Main office houses the Full-Time Staff. Two administrative desks sit at the front of the office, and the rear office belongs to manager Blake Bowman.
The second office is for Blake’s Brother, Bart. As Director of Operations, Bart ensures that things are running just as they should be. Although his office is also used as a bit of overflow for additional storage, he is glad to have the space he needs to organize his projects.
There is also a third office housing the staff that organizes the Night Campers. The evening camp allows kids to enjoy the same activities as the day campers. However they arrive, just as the day campers are leaving, so they meet on the opposite side of the camp to avoid confusion, thus the need for their own office.
“Look at this” Mike May told his wife, as he shut off all the lights in their Ulrich Cabin. Sitting on their front porch miles away from any city light pollution, a sea of stars covers their 75-acre ranch in Mt. Vernon, TX. A far cry from their city home located just five miles outside of downtown Dallas, they like to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas and enjoy life at a slower pace from time to time.
Nearing retirement, Mike, and his wife decided they wanted more use of their acreage in the country. They have owned the land for some twenty years now and finally decided a log cabin would suit their needs. Mike met with Vice President of Cabin Sales Brian Pokrifcsak and decided on a one room all cedar hunting cabin.
Upon walking inside the finished cabin, you are met with the aroma of fresh cedar and leather, as Mike and his wife meticulously decorated the space with cowhides and a leather sleeper-sofa that fits so well in the cabin. You feel right at home in this cozy cabin, tucked up in the woods. We hope Mike and his family will enjoy life at a slower pace in their new log cabin.