B&F managed three construction projects at three different locations, including unusual adventure elements such as ropes courses, climbing walls, and zip lines. GSEP is an ongoing client of B&F.
After consolidating its councils, the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) engaged in a Master Planning exercise to determine which of its camps it would keep and modernize, and which ones would be sold. They then asked Becker & Frondorf to manage the design and construction process by identifying projects, selecting architects and contractors, and overseeing all facets of the work at Camps Shelly Ridge, Laughing Waters, and Mosey Wood.
B&F Project Managers helped advocate for the Girl Scouts and obtain the required approvals. When efforts stalled, the team even changed the site of one of the new lodges to a different part of the property in an adjacent township. Skillful negotiations and creative problem solving allowed the projects to proceed.
Simultaneous projects occurring in three different municipalities presented unique challenges with regard to land development and building permits. Many of these camps have existed for decades, and new regulations now impacted how and where structures could be built.
In addition to new multi-purpose facilities and infrastructure improvements, the projects included unusual “adventure elements,” such as ropes courses, climbing walls, and dueling zip lines that travel over a lake. B&F experts ensured that all work was completed with particular attention to camper safety, the organization’s budget, and in time for the opening of the next camp season.
“The people at B&F become fully integrated into the organization, provide expert advise and guidance, and allow you to creatively become part of the process through flexible, adaptive consideration and meticulous attention to detail. The end result is better than your vision could imagine.”
Kim E. Fraites-Dow, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA
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