CAMP AGAPE, BENTON TENNESSEE
(UPDATED April 23rd, 2021)
CONTACT THE CAMP DIRECTOR
FOR MORE INFORMATION 423-338-4153
WELCOME CENTER / OFFICE/MAIN GATE/DIRECTORS CABIN
SIX ROOM DORMITORY BUILDING
MAIN KITCHEN AND DINING FACILITY
ZION AND SHILOH CABINS
OAK GROVE CABIN
CEDAR SPRINGS CABIN
FIRST BAPTIST CABIN
DISK GOLF COURSE
LAKE STORAGE BUILDING
Pond / Lake
1. Remove all old timbers from the amphitheater, landscape, and add bench seating for 200 people. Also add a stage and electric service to accommodate musical instruments, sound system, etc.
JUBILEE FIELD RECREATION AREA
RV PARK AND SHOP AREA
TENT CAMPING AREA
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
-- The swimming area of the lake has a depth of zero to 4 feet and an area of about 30 square yards. The bottom has a rubber membrane covered by about 4 inches of leaves and muck. This bottom muck is providing a substrate for leeches and fingernail size clams. The shore is a grass zone about 6 feet from the water to a rock wall. This grassy zone extends along the shore about 30 yards. The rock wall is about 2 feet tall. Above the wall is a grass covered lane that will support vehicle traffic.
The challenge is to use a trash pump to remove the muck from the lake bottom and haul away the waste. The grassy shoreline needs to be scraped with a tractor mounted blade and washed sand added to provide a sandy shoreline.
Bradley Rentals in Cleveland, Tn., has a three inch “trash” pump which rents for about $95.00 per day including taxes. This pump is equipped with a 20 foot suction hose and a 50 foot discharge hose. The pump can be mounted in a boat or on a floating platform. The suction hose can be used to suck the muck off the bottom and discharge it into a liquid holding container on a truck. The waste can then be dumped at some remote location.
Estimated time: Three days to complete cleaning the lake bottom. Scraping the grassy area and adding sand will probably take an additional two days. This project should be done before the camp opens on May 1st.
Items needed: Trash pump; truck or trailer with liquid holding tank; boat or floating platform; floats for discharge hose; tractor with box blade or front-end loader; Approximately 40 cubic yards of washed sand.