Florida College hosted a total of 67 participants on campus at Labor Camp 2016 on June 5-9. The volunteers at the 12th annual camp worked longer days than last year and donated nearly 2,000 hours of labor, saving the college approximately $60,000. To date, Labor Camp has now saved Florida College more than $400,000.

Labor Camp operates each summer under the supervision of the director of alumni relations, Adam Olson. This year’s camp was directed by Craig Bean, the original Labor Camp director, Florida College alumnus and president of The Hutchinson Bell.

This year’s Labor Camp participants completed variety of projects to improve campus:

Replaced fencing on the west side of Hutchinson Auditorium
Painted in Boswell Hall, Jennifer Hall, Puckett Auditorium, Hutchinson Auditorium and McCarty Auditorium
Completed a massive landscaping project outside the newly renovated Wilson Hall
Built a wall in one of the locker rooms at Conn Gymnasium
Demolished the deck outside Henderson Hall
Demolished the pergola at Graduation Walk and safely stored the bricks for placement after future construction projects
Cleaned in Jennifer Hall, Hailey-King and Akin
Built a hostess station in Henderson Dining Hall
Repainted numbers in parking lot outside Boswell Hall
Repaired and painted the west end of Dicus Hall
Replaced all lightbulbs, oiled all fans and repaired receptacles in Hutchinson Auditorium
Completed numerous small projects in Chatlos Library
Bleached and pressure washed nearly every surface on campus
Prepped the area around the main sign for installation of a new one
Cleaned the construction area on first floor Wilson Hall
Assisted with inventory needs at the bookstore

The Labor Camp projects were overseen by Florida College’s chief marketing and information officer, Jared Barr. Barr was thrilled with this year’s volunteer participation.

“Florida College is blessed beyond measure with so many alumni and friends who are willing to sacrifice their time and vacation to improve our campus and ultimately serve our students,” Barr said.

Florida College would like to extend a special thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who participated in this year’s Labor Camp!