Grow Back Stronger
Grow Back Stronger –
Student Housing $4,200,000
Grow Back Stronger
WES Community is sponsoring the “Grow Back Stronger” campaign for permanent and modern student housing. The proposed design replaces individual cabins and will consist of 3 new four-plex cabins. Each four-plex cabin contains 4 housing units that replace the individual cabins of the past. Individual restrooms and showers are attached at the end of each four-plex building.
Structures will be fire-resistant with metal exteriors and roofs and will utilize 70% recycled steel. Inside, buildings will be finished with insulation and drywall and will include fire-suppression systems, heating, and cooling. An additional four-plex is built into the plans for future expansion.
Team partners, Whiskeytown Environmental School Community, the National Park Service, and the Shasta County Office of Education are coordinating to modernize other site assets such as the dining hall, administration office, utility improvements, and road repairs. A new Administration-Safety Building is under consideration by the Shasta County Office of Education.
This plan will enable the resumption of overnight programs providing students with hands-on learning, science, teamwork, and moments that can last a lifetime. Help us “Grow Back Stronger” with your gift.
Rotary Club of Redding Supports WES
Rotary Club of Redding presented WES Community with funds for the “Bunkbed Challenge” pledged on Giving Tuesday, 2022. The Club donated $2,502, a gift that will purchase three additional bunkbed units, sleeping six children. This donation helped us fulfill our...
Redding Elks Lodge Gift to WES Community
Lodge #1073 has generously donated to the “Grow Back Stronger” Campaign to rebuild Whiskeytown Environmental School. The Elks Club Board of Directors voted to award a $3,000 gift for new student housing. We are tremendously grateful for this gift which was...
WES Community Awarded Gift
WES Community has been awarded a $217,756 gift by the Community Foundation of the North State. The gift was awarded from the Community Disaster Relief Fund and will be used to for the "Grow Back Stronger" capital campaign launched in July, 2022. The Grow Back Stronger...
Thank you so much for letting me come to the wonderful Whiskeytown Environmental school itself. I had so much fun hiking, learning, and being there at WES camp. I will never forget my once-in-a-lifetime experience. One day I hope to see Whiskeytown Enviormental [sic] School and my naturalist, Antalope [sic] Andy, again.