Volunteers on our 2018 Forest Lodge project proudly pose in front of the campus’ historic boat house. Photographed by volunteer Willie Gorham.
Forest Lodge, WI 2019
A stupendous project for seven years running! Join us at this fine Great Camp in the north woods.
PROJECT PARTNER: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
SESSION DATES: June 2-7 | June 9-14 | June 16-21 | June 23-28
LOCATION: Sweeping lakefront views and forests welcomed volunteers to this stupendous location in northern Wisconsin. The nearest town is Cable, WI.
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Project Site Description & History
Forest Lodge was built in the early 1900s by the Livingston family of St. Paul, MN as a private getaway. The Adirondack-style camp boasts several buildings, many of which are in need of rehabilitation. Each year for the past six, HistoriCorps has been invited to be a workforce for saving this place – and ensuring it can continue to serve generations to come. Tireless work by countless individuals has permitted this site to become an unmatched site for environmental education, preservation studies and experiences, and community gatherings. Forest Lodge holds a special place in many HistoriCorps volunteers’ hearts.
Northland College recently became the steward of the Forest Lodge campus. Learn more about Northland College’s educational and other programs at Forest Lodge here.
Scope of Work
Volunteers worked alongside expert field staff to learn the skills necessary to preserve a variety of building elements and structures on the campus of Forest Lodge.
- Repair or replace stair railing: 15%
- Construct a handrail for wooden walkway: 35%
- Repoint stone foundations: 25%
- Reglaze windows: 25%
One of several grand buildings at Forest Lodge, photographed by volunteer Willie Gorham
There’s always work to be done – indoors and outdoors!
Volunteers helped rebuild a wooden walkway in 2018
Unobstructed views of Lake Nakamegon