All work and installations (listed below) need to be in place for operation start - April 2014
Project #1 – Furnishing the Children’s Cabins $2,725
Cost to furnish one individual cabin for 8 children and 2 mentors.
Three duplex children’s cabins (for 54 children and 6 mentors) have been completed with electricity and bathrooms installed and, now, we need to furnish each cabin in order to prepare for program startup.
For each cabin, we need 5 double-bunks (10 beds, 4 bunks for 8 children, 2 bunks for each mentor’s room), 10 mattresses, 2 wall-mirrors with shelves, 1 simple desk and chair, 1 small wooden nightstand, three wooden plaques, each with 8 clothing hooks, 1 x 6ft. long all-weather table, 10 all-weather chairs and two, 6ft long wooden benches (five cabins need complete furnishing).
Project #2 – Camp Circulation Pathways, Erosion/ Prevention, Safety Fencing and Ground Lighting Installations $2,400
A perfect project for a team effort – can be completed within 5 days once materials are in-place.
This easy project involves hands-on work to prevent erosion in some areas by installing 35 lineal feet of dry-stack river rock borders along one section of camp-circulation pathway. Work also includes fabrication and installation of 25” high, flexible, organic, hand-crafted fencing along 100 lineal feet of camp pathways as well as installation of 150 lineal feet of electrical conduit and 12-volt wiring, in-ground installation of 50 pre-formed, cement bases to support 50, 12V, all-weather, ground-lighting fixtures (included in cost)
Project #3 – Complete Camp Pathways, Landings, Stairs, Railings and Fire Protection $2,600
Fifty-percent of this project has been completed and we now need to complete approximately 100 lineal ft. of camp pathways. Project includes installation of rustic cement and river-rock stairs with painted tubular-iron railings (where needed) and includes the cost of five, tree-mounted fire extinguishers (around site) and three, 500-gallon, cement-block, water-storage tanks with wood lids that will be strategically positioned for quick access in case of fire.
Note: Our facility is built upon six acres of mountainside in a natural forest and bordering a high canyon drop off. In some areas, stairs, landings and permanent railings will be required in order to provide safe access to buildings and site features.
Project #4 – Two Free-Form Play Fields $2,600
Another perfect project for a team effort – completed within 5 days.
The area of each field is approximately 500sqft with each shaped to accommodate mature trees (some trees are incorporated into the playground). The northern field will be leveled and 50% encircled/reinforced with 24” high, dry-stacked natural river rock and will serve as a natural, organic playground complete with swings, climbing apparatus, sub-terrain cave, a water fountain, etc. The field below will serve as a small sport field for kick-ball, badminton, etc.
Note: the Niños del Lago facility is sited along a mountain edge and these are the only areas on our 6-acre site where play fields can be installed without damaging valuable trees.
Project #5 – Outdoor Children’s Amphitheater, Stage, Fire Pit & BBQ – all covered with natural palm frond & bamboo roofing $13,250
With three levels of cement and steel bleacher seating (for 75 children), the Amphitheater spans 50 lineal ft. across the front x 7ft deep x 7ft tall (at rear). All exterior sides of structure will be mounted with painted, tubular steel railings. The break at-center of the amphitheater allows free flow from the stage and quick access to both play fields.
Included in this project is the Stage that is 18.5 eet wide at front x 9ft deep x 2ft high and incorporated (on canyon side) a walled, deep, open fire pit for evening bonfires where children can roast hot dogs and marshmallows for their s’mores. The amphitheater and stage will be used every week for a variety of children’s events.
Project #6 - Palapa-Covered Steel & Cement Bridge $8,500
Spanning between the main El Nido (the nest) building and the future Creative Mind Center that will house La Cruceñita Library and the computer room (at ground level), this large painted-steel and cement, staircase and bridge structure is at the heart of the Niños del Lago facility and unites all architectural features in a creative and a dramatic-yet-simple way. The El Nido bridge provides the main access route to the dining hall and the first-level, Creative Art Center.
Spanning 5 ft wide and spanning 18 ft between buildings, this colorful bridge is covered by natural, tree-like uprights and framework to support the palmfrond roof cover to provide protection from the annual tropical rain we experience five-six months every year. (Note: If you are interested in supporting this functional, beautiful project, we will be happy to submit complete drawings.)
Project #7 - Street-Front Paved Parking and Security Lighting $12,700
For general security, all non-essential vehicles will be parked outside entrance on a wide swath of land running along the front of our facility a distance close to 180 lineal feet.
Providing parking space for 16 vehicles and 4 large vans/trucks, this project includes: installation of a 12 x 20 ft river-rock/cement landing at gate entrance, three wide, heavy-duty cement/steel ramps over the culvert along edge of road and security and halogen lighting along 450 ft fence line. The parking areas will be paved with large, local river-rock set in cement. It is critical to complete this project before operation start-up since vehicles are not allowed to park alongside the federal road in front of our facility. (A sketch and detailed list of materials is available upon request).