Board Approves Multi-Purpose/Dining Building at Gardner Dam

During their August meeting, the Board of Directors for Bay-Lakes Council gave final approval to construct a new multi-purpose building/dining hall at Gardner Dam Scout Camp.


The structure will be located across main camp road from the main parking lot between the Wausau Homes Adventure Lodge and the Heckrodt Program Center. The parking lot side will house the restrooms, easy access for those campers just arriving. A large multi-purpose room provides space for dining and training. There is a smaller dining area and serving line adjacent to the kitchen and dishwashing room. All deliveries will use an auxiliary road so as not to interfere with foot traffic. A porch will face the parade field. Construction is expected to get underway yet this month, as the land itself has already been cleared of trees and roots, and leveled. Weather permitting, the fully air-conditioned building will be ready for summer camp 2021. The building’s rated capacity is 299, so there will be plenty of room!