We are nearly completion of the Antique Shop portion of the building commonly known as “the barn”. The shop is centrally located in the building the barn/sanctuary, the bathrooms and the game room.
The space has comfortable seating for 7-12 people, so it will be great for small meetings. It is also, just a comfortable place to relax, and many people in the years to come will just want to hang out here. It features ambient lighting with vintage bulbs, durable old furniture, and collections of old mirrors, radios, records and bottles. We added in architectural details to the rough woodwork, which contrasts the black flooring and dark gray walls. As with all the newer spaces at Camp Daniel, there are hidden Georgie’s to be discovered.
Many of the items were collected by the Piantines over the years, and some were purchased specifically for this space. The glassware in the glass case was salvaged in 2008, on the Camp Daniel grounds when Tony was excavating by the Factory(craft cabin) and came across what was the “dump” during the Salvation Army days. The small area was loaded with glass and cans, that we felt were important to the history of the grounds. Some of the pieces have been on display in the office, but we were glad for a place to put several more.
Don’t be fooled by all the vintage pieces; this space will serve those at camp with some great technology. The monitor in the photo will show the live video feed of any event happening in the chapel, while a second screen will show whatever is on the screen in the chapel. Closing the doors between the two spaces will make this a great overflow room, or “cry room”. We are finishing up the last details to be ready for the Able Church Winter Retreat in March.