Log Pavilion and Courtyard

Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails

Log Pavilion and Courtyard

Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University


The Log Pavilion was built in the spring of 2004. At 960 square feet, it is an open-air structure by the Herman Stern Dining Hall. It is used for extra seating during meal times or classroom space. It was built by a local log home builder, Fred Hensel, using red and white pine logs taken from Camp Wilderness property. The Pumphouse teaches merit badges such as Citizenship in the Community, Nation, and World at this location during the summer camping season.

This structure serves as an unofficial summer camp staff eating area. Since the first camp staff was formed shortly after 1946 there has been a tradition of staff eating after the Scouts. This ensured that they were all fed and got the desired seating inside. This is a tradition that continues to this day, even in the rain and storms staff will continue to eat outside.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails


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