It’s all over but the growing and mowing for the Woodcraft Centennial Amphitheater. The grounds crew has seeded the amphitheater area, covering it with straw and the grass is starting to grow. Some electrical and lighting work also needs to be completed. It is expected to be completed in time for the opening of camp in June.
This monument to Woodcraft’s first 100 years will seat 1,000 people. It will serve as a natural and comfortable place for Woodcrafters, parents, and visitors to come together during the weekly awards after Garrison Parade, the camp play, and any number of events. Ultimately, its use will extend to Upper Camp and even the boarding school.
Woodcraft Camp’s 100th year is a testament to the strength of the Culver way and the lasting impression the experience leaves, year after year, on the campers who call Culver home for the summer.
The Woodcraft Centennial Amphitheater marks the 100th anniversary in a visible, tasteful way that fits into the landscape and will be a functional addition as Woodcraft embarks on its next 100 years this summer. Originally, plans called for wood in the construction of aisles and seats, but that was changed to stone thanks to a very generous donation of the material needed.
The Woodcraft Bell also will be moved from its current location by the giant willow tree and moved to the top of the amphitheater.
Culver Summer Schools & Camps thanks all the alumni, current and past patrons, faculty, staff, and friends who helped make this project a reality, as well as the Woodcraft Centennial Committee for its leadership and work on the project.