2005 Structure Report

Camp Business sent out surveys to companies who provide camps with a variety of different structures for use as cabins, temporary shelter, recreation, arts and crafts, performing arts, outdoor adventure… the list goes on.

Companies were asked to provide products and prices, sizes, typical uses, length of construction time, mobility, ease of build, amenities offered, most appropriate climates, the lifespan of the structure and support and warranty information.

Given the product scope of many of the builders, the options and pricing plans available and the diversity of camp needs, we hope to have provided a good snapshot of what’s being offered to camps. Specific information will come from the manufacturer, and each company’s complete contact information is provided.

We’ll publish an annual update each year to keep you informed of changes and upgrades. Your input is valuable and we invite you to let us know if there’s any other information we can help provide.

Anchor Industries Inc.

Products and prices: Permanent Camp Tents, Woodsman Supreme, Universal Wall Tents, International Pyramidal, Fiesta Frame Tents and Tee Pees. Contact Anchor for quotes as prices vary greatly by product and size.

Sizes/dimensions offered: 8′ x 10 up to 16′ x 32′, custom sizes available.

Typical uses: Summer camps, hunting shelters, luxury retreat accommodations.

Length of construction/build/installation time: Varies.

Mobility: All are temporary and mobile, except the Permanent Camp Tents.

Ease of installation: No professional required. Assembly instructions are available.

Amenities offered: Flys, screen windows, floors, stovepipe holes, and more.

Site preparation required: Level ground, free of debris, height clearance.

Lifespan of structure: Approximately eight to ten years, if properly stored, cleaned, assembled and maintained.

Support and warranty policies: Sales and technical support available by phone, fax, email and online.

Contact information: Anchor Industries Inc., 1100 Burch Dr., Evansville, IN 47725, (800) 322-8368, (812) 867-2421, fax (812) 867-0547, camptents@anchorinc.com, www.anchorinc.com

Cedar Forest Products

Products and prices: Offers a wide variety of customizable products

Sizes/dimensions offered: Each shelter and building has a variety of sizes, which can be customized

Typical uses: Public and private parks, camps and recreation building needs

Length of construction/build/installation time: The line comes in kit form with each piece labeled for easy construction by volunteers or contractors. Steel kits are bolt-together construction. Laminated bridges up to 60′ in length just need to be lifted into place

Mobility: All products are permanent structures

Ease of installation: Can be installed by professionals or volunteers under supervision of a professional

Amenities offered: Building package options, stainless steel or china fixtures, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, and with certain models of cabins, everything including the kitchen sink

Most appropriate climate: All types of climates

Site preparation required: Site preparation will depend on each location and building being installed

Lifespan of structure: The lifespan varies on each product.

Contact information: Matt Lilly, Cedar Forest Products, PO Box 98, Polo, IL 61064, (800) 552-9495, (815) 946-2479 (fax), sales@cedarforestproducts.com, www.cedarforestproducts.com

The Colorado Yurt Company

Products and prices: Yurts: Modern interpretation of the Mongolian nomadic structure. Averages $17 per square foot without deck. Custom options available. Tipi: Classic and elegant Lakota style tipi. Averages $4 per square foot. Platform Pitched Wall Tent: A camp classic. Adirondack style affordable housing. Averages $4 per square foot

Sizes/dimensions offered: Yurts: 16′, 20′, 24′ and 30′ diameters. Tipis: From 12′-28′, diameters in 2′ increments. Platform Pitched Wall Tents: 10′ x 12′ to 16′ x 20′, 5′ sidewalls and 8′ peak height

Typical uses: Yurts: Cabins, staff lounges, camper/staff housing, health centers, meeting rooms, offices, backcountry shelters, bathhouses and overflow housing. Tipis: Camper/staff housing, interpretive centers, meeting rooms, backcountry shelters, cultural/historical exhibits, promotional exhibits.

Platform Pitched Wall Tents: Camper/staff housing, backcountry shelters, staff lounges and overflow housing

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