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Camp Columbus gets help from Erie Materials of Auburn

Erie Materials of Auburn stepped up big time to support kids, teens and adults with developmentally disabilities. When owner, Chris Neumann was approached by Arc staff to help get Camp Columbus ready for the summer, he did not hesitate to help. Camp Columbus is Arc’s summer day camp on Owasco Lake for people of all ages who have a developmental disability. The camp is open six weeks during the summer and offers field games, arts and crafts, dance and music, story and drama, fishing and water games. Camp is equipped with an Incline Lift System so that people of all abilities can enjoy the water. Neumann and his crew spent an entire day at Camp painting all the picnic tables, applying polyurethane on all the new furniture (made in Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES classes) and to the ramps and rails, cutting some tables down to an appropriate height and hanging a new clothes line!Jodi Holland, who oversees Camp operations, was delighted with their work and the Erie Materials crew said they had a great time volunteering for Camp Columbus. It was a win-win situation all around!


The crew from Erie Materials on the grounds of Camp Columbus. From left: Matt Fellows, Randy Moore, Chris Conklin, Chris Neumann (owner), Ron Fantasia, Scott Baran and Brian Moore

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