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February 4, 2008
Vol. 3 No.6


$80,000 in 80 Days Campaign

Thanks to you, the Friends of Albion, we achieved our goal of “$80,000 in 80 Days.” The matching gift of $80,000 from a generous supporter of Albion has also been received.  The money is in the bank! Therefore, we have the funds to successfully complete the project. The Lord has blessed indeed.




Status of the Restroom Project

As reported in the November 30 newsletter, the camp was shut down during December and January to ready the cabins for guests arriving February 1.

After the dry wall was taped, textured and painted, Kevin Dennis, assisted by Wil Cook, laid the DuraCeramic and DuraPlank in the cabins in the lower camp. Kevin also installed the baseboard coving.  Dennis Donovan built and delivered all the beautiful new cabinets, vanities and counter tops.

During the January 13–18 work bee, more than 20 volunteers, under the direction of Project Manager Jim Grossman, installed the finish plumbing and electrical fixtures, space heaters, bathroom and bedroom vanities, interior doors and casings, mirrors, towel bars, shower curtains, window sills and coverings.   The volunteers declared January 16 “Gibby Muth Day” when the first restrooms became operative.

New mattresses and box springs were purchased and delivered. This was made possible using a grant from the Northern California Conference. With this money we also purchased a newer reconditioned golf cart to assist guests and deliver supplies to the cabins.

The rooms are warm and inviting. In a nutshell, the rooms look great! You are invited to make your reservations by contacting Wil Cook, 707-937-5440, or


Remaining Tasks

  1. Duayne Witzel and Larry Provonsha are finishing the exterior trim and batons as weather permits.
  2. Interior wood trim such as window sills and door casings need to be painted with a final coat. All doors will be removed and spray painted in warmer weather.
  3. Landscaping will be done later this spring.
  4. The new asphalt will be seal coated in August.


Farewell to Dave and Ruth Wiebe

It is with sadness we announce that Dave Wiebe is no longer the station manager. Dave and Ruth have completed 14 years of dedicated service as overseers of the camp.  Their passion for nature has enriched the field station and all of us who have been guests of Albion.  Their contributions include adding animal feeding stations and a pond next to the dining room, reestablishing the wood duck population along the Albion River, initiating whale watching and birding weekends and setting up digital photography workshops.  Ruth and Dave’s love for Albion was very apparent from their conversation. We wish them God’s blessings.

Dave’s need for an extended medical leave precludes his continuing as camp manager. Therefore, we are actively pursuing a new manager.  Applications and résumés may be submitted to:

Gayln Bowers
Director of Human Resources
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave.
Angwin, CA 94508


Wil Cook , 707-937-5440,

Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607,

Larry Provonsha, 916-638-0842,


Interior Photos of Lower Camp Dorm Cabins







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Written by Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky Oaks Drive , Angwin , CA 94508 (707) 965-2607

Edited by Kathi Provonsha


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