Camp Thendara Winter Procedures

Our lease with the State of NY allows us unrestricted access to the camp between May 1 and October 15. All other days require a special permit to access the camp. The only time the permit is not required is during a hosted weekend, Saturday to Sunday. Friday night arrival at camp does require a permit. The permit must be requested in advance by using the link below or on the website homepage.

Camp Access Permit Link

Winter water procedures are now in effect. The water system must be drained at the end of your stay or we risk damage to the pipes and fixtures. Remember to open ALL fixture valves, including the showers when draining the system. A short slideshow video explains the procedure to start up and shut down the water systems.

Water Procedures Video Link

A propane heating system is now in service at the lodge. It replaces the wood pellet furnace that was no longer operational. The furnace is just like your home system, a thermostat controls the operation of the furnace. There is no need to do anything on the furnace to start it up.

The furnace provides heat to the main room, both washrooms, the basement plumbing area and the kitchen.

Remember, keep the temperature low (under 70) and turn the thermostat down at night or when leaving the building temporarily unoccupied such as a hike. Please conserve propane.

Propane Heater Procedures Link

Paul Weisenbacher Camp Committee