Hebo Lake Community Kitchen
August 14-19; 21-26; 28-September 2, 2016 (including weekends)
Must commit to one entire session; may participate in more
Please join us in the beautiful Oregon Coast Range this summer and help restore a piece of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Siuslaw National Forest history! The Hebo Lake Community Kitchen is part of Hebo Lake Campground, which was constructed in 1935-1936 by CCC Company 622. What remains of The Community Kitchen is the last of the original CCC structures present and is unique in that no other structures of this type exist anywhere else on the Siuslaw National Forest. The structure was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982. The Hebo Lake Community Kitchen Restoration Project is a collaboration between the Siuslaw National Forest, the Passport in Time Program, and HistoriCorps, a Colorado-based, non-profit specializing in historic building restoration and preservation. The project will provide the opportunity for volunteers to gain experience in rustic building restoration, while rehabilitating an important historic structure in desperate need of attention.
Hebo Lake Campground is a beloved recreation site that has been in use for generations. With time comes change, but the Hebo Lake Community Kitchen remains a testament to CCC Company 622, and has been a constant to all those who have enjoyed the site since its construction. Volunteers working under the guidance of historic preservation specialists from HistoriCorps will help insure that the community kitchen and the Civilian Conservation Corp legacy will be available for future generations to experience. As such, we plan to undertake rehabilitation of the entire structure, including the log posts and shake structure, the stone floor, the chimney, and stoves. During Session 1, we plan to replace the log posts and strip the old cedar shake roofing. During Session 2, we will continue to strip the old cedar shake, and repair the roof structure, finally replacing the roofing with new cedar shakes. Finally, during Session 3, we will complete the new cedar shake roofing, and begin masonry repairs: repointing, filling cracks, and so on.
The project promises to be a fun but challenging experience, and the Hebo Lake Campground is a beautiful workplace. You will learn new (or hone existing) skills, and have ‘three squares’ a day, courtesy of HistoriCorps. As an added bonus, the Pacific Ocean is only a short drive away, so please join us for the project, and in those hours “off the clock,” enjoy the many recreational opportunities the area provides! See you this summer!
Number of openings: 30 (10 per session)
Special skills: Must be physically capable of lifting/bending/kneeling/standing/stooping for extended periods (~8 hours) each day in a variety of weather conditions; previous carpentry, roofing, construction, painting, general maintenance, and/or historic building restoration experience helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 16 years old, under 18 with a responsible adult
Facilities: Tent and small RV (pop-up or trailer) camping available at no charge at Hebo Lake Campground; vault toilets; no potable water, no hook-ups; all meals and drinking water by HistoriCorps (beginning the first morning of the first project work day); Hebo, Pacific City, Tillamook, and Lincoln City are full-service communities with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging (if opting not to stay at Hebo Lake Campground), camping equipment, and daily transportation to Hebo Lake Campground
Nearest towns: Hebo, 5 miles; Pacific City, 13 miles; Tillamook, 25; Lincoln City, 28 miles
Applications due: Filled!