Tue 23 Oct 2018 8:14PM

Search for New Site

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Hey folks,

from what I have been told we are looking for a summer camp space that has a solid kitchen space and water access. I have put together a little info letter based on the prior reports to kind of highlight stuff we are asking for/ need from potential people. I am chasing down a few leaders around Waterloo, Peterborough, etc via my network. If we have a call out already in existence please let me know.

I have narrowed down potential sites! take a look at good drive document.. we really have expensive options with all emenities, or less expensive options with less emenities

Hi, people who still check loomio updates, I’ll be putting in a proposal to have camp at a new location when I’m sure sure (my aunts place- homestead life but worried about her neighbours) .. in order to makes an informed choice , please look at document Land Site Options in thred bio. Below.


Roxy Cohen Sun 28 Oct 2018 2:12PM

I edited - sorry did it a couple of days ago but loomio was glitching


Roxy Cohen Sun 28 Oct 2018 2:13PM

I also reached out to this center: https://www.visionhealingarts.com/
I have a 2nd degree connect, hope to hear back soon


[deactivated account] Sun 28 Oct 2018 3:58PM

Thanks Roxy. I will look at it at Bampot


[deactivated account] Sun 28 Oct 2018 10:12PM

Hey folks, for buying land we might want to have a discussion about a cost-sharing model, Community Bonds, via TREC/ TAPESTRY, cost-recovery from the land to finance CMC urban projects (i.e. renting land to shareholders and other parties in offseason in the short term to build up a revenue base), etc. This is me trying to say I have folks who are interested in helping us buy land, but there is going to have to be some kind of agreement in place. It wouldn't hurt to put a Kickstarter together for this goal either. Maybe youth would like to take the lead on some of these things. http://www.trec.on.ca/


Roxy Cohen Thu 1 Nov 2018 12:50AM

yes this is so exciting! I definitely know about community bonds and TREC and totally have it in my head-plan for getting us land to buy haha
so cool you have people in your network that would be down to help us purchase. let's talk more. we had it in our plans so far to get land in 2-3 years when we are a bit more together...but plans change especially when opportunity presents itself ;)


Laura Fri 2 Nov 2018 9:16PM

James, I love that you gravitated to these ideas! I am so happy that we are all aligning our vision to buy land and bringing in different perepctives and networks
Of people that can support us. Looking forward to our call. Love to you all! ....oh and Dom says “Hi people! 😍”


[deactivated account] Sun 28 Oct 2018 10:14PM

Again here is the rough chart that I have put together from recommendations from folks in my network. If folks want to review it and say yes or know that would be helpful. Maybe a collaboration/ breakout group at the next CMC Sunday?


Roxy Cohen Thu 1 Nov 2018 12:48AM

hey james thanks for putting in so much research! I still need to take a look at a few of them...just reading the list I know a few that can be scratched off - camp manitou, kawartha, etc. have their own summer camps and early fall programs already in place (and would be a buttload to rent). same with ymca camps - they usually have summer stuff and are way out of our price range for now.


Poll Created Wed 31 Oct 2018 5:36PM

When are people free to talk on the phone? Closed Sun 4 Nov 2018 5:01PM

initial talks about first steps and second steps. what this group does and roles/ tasks to do.


Results Option % of points Voters
assuming you mean november after 5 75.0% 3 J L DU
Oct 6th after 5 25.0% 1 DU
oct 5th before 5 0.0% 0  
Oct 5th after 5 0.0% 0  
Oct 6th before 5 0.0% 0  
Oct 7th before 5 0.0% 0  
Oct 7th after 5 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 21 D RC E C LC M S JJ S Z: SM A HK KB N ZA V D M R

5 of 26 people have voted (19%)


[deactivated account] Wed 31 Oct 2018 7:41PM

assuming you mean november after 5

I think Glen might have wanted in on this search. He and I had been flipping a list of properties back and forth.


[deactivated account] Thu 1 Nov 2018 3:30AM

Oct 6th after 5

Any of those days after 5 is good.


[deactivated account] Thu 1 Nov 2018 3:35AM

Oct 6th after 5

Any of those days after 5 is good. And yeah, I'm down to help out!


Poll Created Mon 12 Nov 2018 11:45PM

Reach out to REALTOR? Closed Sun 18 Nov 2018 11:01PM

Hey folks, a friend's partner is a realtor. If CMC one day wants to own longterm land it might be good to have someone outside feeding us information. Once a checklist of needs and desired property expectations are developed, would folks be comfortable with me approaching this person to send of info on different rural Ontario properties?


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 75.0% 3  
Abstain 25.0% 1  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 0  

4 of 4 people have voted (100%)


Thu 15 Nov 2018 5:34PM

I'm not sure if we are realistically ready for this. Maybe others feel they are though so


Thu 15 Nov 2018 9:19PM

worth just getting some info - i am ready in a few years


Poll Created Mon 12 Nov 2018 11:53PM

CMC Longterm Community Bonds (TREC) Closed Sun 18 Nov 2018 11:01PM

I have heard talk about selling community bonds to raise money for purchasing land and raising money for renewable projects. TREC via Tapestry does this. Obviously, a clear set of obligations and expectations would need to be set out in the terms of the bonds and what they afford people. Generally, how comfortable would people be with a delegation from CMC reaching out to TREC and starting this process to establish long-term community bonds we could give to friends, family, CMC members, and trusted donors to raise money to buy a site?


Results Option % of points Voters
Very Comfortale 44.4% 4  
Extremely Comfortable 44.4% 4  
This should be done asap 11.1% 1  
Not at all comfortable 0.0% 0  
Moderately comfortable 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 0  

9 of 9 people have voted (100%)


[deactivated account] Mon 19 Nov 2018 10:20PM

Hi folks, so for the search for the new site for camp I have updated the working list of possible sites, the little to potential venues, and the list of stuff we need. If people want to sign up to check off venues by contact them that would be amazing.


[deactivated account] Mon 19 Nov 2018 10:22PM

Docs for camp rental. You can edit them and change whatever you like. Feel free to add new sites, if you know of any.


Alex Sat 12 Jan 2019 2:24AM

Thanks for this James!
Contacted all the sites on the list that did not have multiple locations and will follow up with calls next week.


[deactivated account] Sat 22 Dec 2018 3:19PM

Hey folks, I am afraid I owe you a rather large apology. I will be unable to hold down the land search. Specifically, reaching out to potential sites. As some of you know I am in the last year of funding for the PhD. Revising my dissertation and planning for my next steps is proving to be a lot more draining than expected. If a few people want to step in to support this that would be incredible.


Haley K Mon 11 Mar 2019 9:31PM

i have narrowed down some options. dont really know where to go from here. those who are interested in talking @alex85 i am free pretty much any time, during the day works best.