The CAN DO Community Foundation has spent many years overseeing restoration of Ferrwood [visit site], a historic summer music camp for children that was founded in the 1920s as a fresh air camp for children predisposed to tuberculosis. Thanks to the Foundation and the support of the community and its leaders, restoration is largely complete at the camp, which is located in Drums. Under the leadership of the foundation, Ferrwood Music Camp was nominated to and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Completed restoration projects included stabilization of the facility with new foundation and structure support, refurbishing the dormitories, reconstructing a pump house, repairing the roof and providing new furnishings for the great room. The foundation has arranged for students at the Keystone Job Corps to complete additional work, including adding a new campfire site.
The restoration of Ferrwood has received more than half a million dollars in the form of county, state and federal grants; contributions from individuals, foundations, organizations and unions; and donated labor and materials from businesses and foundations.
The foundation's objective is to have the facility used to the greatest extent possible, and so it continues to support activities at the camp. In 2014, an additional week of music camp will be offered, as well as a wellness camp.
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