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Seigle Welcome Center At Edwards YMCA Camp & Retreat Center

Posted: September 13, 2019 | Projects

Located on the shores of Lake Beulah, WI, Edwards YMCA Camp & Retreat Center is a branch of the Golden Corridor Family YMCA. Its 132 acres of forest, marshland, and prairie have offered youth and adult camp programs since 1929. The Seigle Welcome Center is the first stop as new campers arrive. 

Photo Courtesy of Alexander Romanovsky/DLA Architects, Ltd.

The new building is rustic, designed to fit well with the existing campground buildings. The log-look exterior met the energy efficiency goals of the project – important for a year-round campground that experiences frigid Wisconsin winters. The operable windows provide ample ventilation during the summertime. Transoms allow for higher light transmission.

The interior design is warm and inviting. Children new to being away from their parents are welcomed in the comfortable and homey lobby. Rustic accents, like the stone fireplace and pine window frames, set the mood for an away from home camp and retreat.

Beyond the lobby and reception area are the administrative offices and a conference room. The other wing houses the multi-bed infirmary. The nurse’s apartment is adjacent to the infirmary. This small residence offers a living room with kitchenette, plus one bedroom and one bathroom.  

Camp Edwards serves approximately 1,260 youths in its summer resident camp, and 4,500 in environmental education. The new building will increase logistical capacity and camper capacity of the camp and retreat center. 

Building Envelope: Accurate Housing Systems
Roofing: GAF

Architect 
DLA Architects, Ltd.
2 Pierce Place, #1300
Itasca, IL 60143
www.dla-ltd.com

Structural Engineer 
Pease Borst & Associates, LLC
18 Executive Court
Barrington, IL 60010

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Berg Engineering Consultants, Ltd.
801 W. Wise Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Civil Engineer
Cardinal Engineering
201 Broad Street, #B
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

General Contractor & Cost Estimator
Ogden Construction Group
11113 W. Forest Home Avenue
Franklin, WI 53132

Date Bid: Nov 2017
Construction Period:  Apr 2018 to Aug 2018          
Total Square Feet: 3,500
Site: .26 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.

Building Sizes: First floor, 3,500; total, 3,500 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 8’; total, 18’4”.  
Basic Construction Type: New/VB.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. 
Exterior Walls: Wood siding over wood studs.
Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
 

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