From the groundbreaking back in May of last year, crews have been hard at work at Camp Jefferson getting the new pool and bathhouse up and ready. Board member Barry Schwab says this couldn’t have happened as quickly as it did without a generous donation.
“A year and a half ago, we decided to start fundraising for a new pool. When low and behold, we had a donor step forward to fund the whole project, and that was Vern and Barb Pfaff.”
This Thursday Camp Jefferson will unveil the new pool to the public with a ribbon cutting and celebration. The celebration will take place on Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 5:30. During that time you can tour the camp, enjoy cake and ice cream, and take a dip in the new pool with open swim during that time.
Founded in 1921, the Camp is a 40-acre retreat that currently features 11 sleeping cabins; dining hall; a large shower-house; fishing and boating; several picnic shelters; an outdoor amphitheater and ample wooded trails—and that brand new pool.
You’ll find Camp Jefferson perched atop a sandstone cliff overlooking the Little Blue River valley, about five miles southeast of Fairbury, Nebraska, in Jefferson County.