Barry Conservation Camp Donors
Help sustain Barry Conservation Camp!
|New Hampshire Trappers' Association members "adopted" and restored the Beaver Lodge cabin.
|TRB Enterprises of Gilford contributed the labor to build a new covered shooting range for the camp in 2012. Campers love it!
|LL Cote in Errol donated materials for the September 2010 volunteer work party, during which new roofs were put on four cabins.
|A big thanks to Raffi's Painting for pressure washing and restaining the camp dining hall in October 2010!
The Barry Camp Fund
The fund was launched in the fall of 2011 with a generous $10,000 donation from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to provide operation and maintenance funds into the future. Our thanks to the growing list of donors helping to build this fund.
Ongoing Improvements at Barry Camp:
- Seacoast Mills, Inc., of Brentwood, N.H., donated lumber valued at $2,600 for the new covered shooting range facility at Barry constructed in June of 2012.
- TRB Enterprises of Gilford generously provided the labor for building the new covered range and waiting pavillion.
- A $2,500 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation provided roofing materials to complete upgrades on the shooting range.
- A $5,000 grant from Safari Club International in June 2011 provided new canoes, life jackets, and archery equipment.
Support for the Restoration Effort
Since 2010, New Hampshire's outdoor community has been working together to renovate Barry Conservation Camp. Camp reopened in 2011 and is going strong. Many generous individuals and organizations stepped up to help, generously donating their time, effort and money:
Several organizations have stepped up to the plate to make a long-term commitment to Barry Camp by "adopting" buildings (taking charge of repairs for an entire building):
- Belknap County Sportsmens Association adopted the recreation hall, and gave financial support and assistance for the overall project.
- New Hampshire Trappers Association adopted the "Beaver Lodge" cabin.
- Pointer Fish and Game Club adopted the "Moose Wallow" cabin.
- Safari Club International, N.H. Chapter, adopted the "Bobcat Lair" cabin.
- Basil Woods Chapter of Trout Unlimited adopted the "Bear's Den."
- Trout Unlimited, N.H. Council, adopted "Racoon Hollow" cabin
- Elkins Fish and Game has adopted the last cabin, "Coyote's Den"!
Other clubs, organizations and foundations have contributed generously to the Barry Camp restoration project, including:
- New Hampshire Wildlife Federation
- Goffstown Fish and Game Club
- Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Sullivan County Sportsmen's Association
- Mt. Cardigan Fish and Game Club
- Coos County Fire Wardens
- Enfield Outing Club
- Town of Bethlehem Conservation Commission
- Cheshire County Fish and Game Club
- Great Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Pemigewasset Valley Fish and Game Club
- Town of Littleton Conservation Commission
- N.H. Locked Moose Project
- Town of Walpole Conservation Commission
- NH Conservation Officer Relief Association
- Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club
- Major Waldron Sportsmen's Association
- Winnipesaukee Sportsmen's Club
- Salem, N.H., Kiwanis Club
- Betsy Booth Foundation
- Farmington Fish and Game Club
- Pennassitt Sportsmen's Club (Hollis)
- Chester Rod and Gun Club
- Alder Brook Sportsmen's Club
- N.H. Guides Association
- Watanic Bowman
Many businesses, large and small, have contributed material support and cash donations toward the Barry Camp renovations. Our thanks goes out to them for these invaluable contributions. Among them:
- LL Cote in Errol, N.H., donated building materials for the fall repair work.
- Cartier Construction in Belmont, N.H., provided a cash donation to be used to purchase stain, as well as lumber for Bear's Den cabin.
- Grappone Auto Group in Bow, N.H., gave a generous cash donation for purchasing stain for cabin exteriors.
- Raffi's Painting in Berlin, N.H., donated many hours to pressure wash and restain the camp's dining hall -- awesome job!
- Fay, Spofford and Thorndike provided engineering plans, professional engineer stamp, survey and CAD work for the wetland permit process.
- Normandeau Associates contributed wetland scientist delineation and mapping and professional stamp services for the wetland permit process.
- Richard D. Bartlett donated surveying services for the project.
- R&L Amey, Inc. in Pittsburg, N.H., donated excavation services.
- Ed Piper & Son of Webster, N.H., is providing a woodshed for the camp.
- Winnipesaukee Marine is donating the flagpole delivery and installation.
- Global Truck Traders - cash donation
- Ed Piper & Sons Builders - crafting and painting wooden signs
Many individuals and club members have put "sweat equity" into the project, donating their time and labor. Enthusiastic teams have pitched in to repair buildings at the camp during volunteer work sessions that started in August of 2010. Click here to see the work in progress.
Certain key individuals from the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association (BCSA) have been an integral part of the project and deserve special recognition. Without them, we would not even be close to having accomplished the progress made so far at Barry. They have been to all the work parties and work days, and are a constant source of support and inspiration:
- Jerry Hendricks, a BCSA director, is a contractor whose specialty is putting modular homes together; Jerry has been a key advisor on how the renovations should be done.
- Gary Sleeper, a BCSA director and retired fire fighter, has taken on the role of project photographer and putting together our DVD presentation. He is constantly updating it and has participated in all outreach presentations made to groups in support of the project.
- Mike Normandin, president of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association, has, on a volunteer basis, been the driving force behind the Barry Camp renovation project. He has spent countless hours coordinating the volunteer work effort and soliciting donations for the project, and his enthusiasm and dedication to bringing the camp back has inspired outdoorsmen and women throughout the state.
- Ralph Scribner trailered his tractor all the way up to Berlin to perform drainage work around the camp buildings.
Mark and Kathy Willey, currently of South Berwick, ME, donated $400 for the purchase of a flag pole and flag for Barry Conservation Camp in memory of their son Mark D. Willey II, an avid fisherman and Iraq war veteran who recently lost his life in Tennessee while fly fishing on the Buffalo River. Mark was the grandson of the late Henry A. ("Baldy") Willey, who served as a CO and later as a District Chief (District #4) in the Concord area for 36+ years before retiring in 1969. Mark spent many moments as a youngster enjoying the fishing in the great state of New Hampshire.
Donations Still Needed!
Please send tax-deductible contributions to: the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, PO Box 3993, Concord, NH 03301. Specify that the donation is for The Barry Camp Fund. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to sustain the annual operation and maintenance costs into the future, and complete ongoing capital improvements at the camp.
Have an idea about materials, services or other contributions you or your organization could make to help the Barry Camp project? Contact Mike Normandin at email@example.com or call 603-455-5435. Thank you!