Camp Beech Cliff

Mount Desert, Maine

This was a fantastic project that was not only a great construction opportunity, it is something that will have a strong community impact for many years to come.

Camp Beech Cliff is primarily a summer day camp for kids, offering programs that range from sailing to pottery to archery.  It sits on a very steep plot of land that extends to the shore of Echo Lake.  During this project the entire campus was rebuilt, which consisted of 20 different buildings.

The Gymnasium and Administration Building each had custom timber trusses.  These trusses were built on site with our own crew using #1 grade Douglas Fir rough sawn timbers and custom steel connection plates.

The site work was one of the biggest challenges.  With three buildings being replaced only a few feet from the waterfront, it was imperative that we maintained a strong erosion control plan and minimized any site disturbance.

Architect:  Rizvi Architects