Sure, we have a "wish list"
Here are some of the things that would make Sound View just a little bit more interesting. These are things that we hope to buy - either really soon, or in the not-so-distant future that could easily be jump-started by a kind donor, or two, or three......
Seriously, wouldn't it be awesome if a group from Sound View could venture out on Puget Sound in one of these? This could be an entire cabin group, the LIT "pirates", some scouts, or a boatload of family campers. Yes, one of these is expensive, but isn't that the purpose of a "wish" list?
Binoculars for Astronomy and Bird Watching (10 of them)
Maybe you have a pair or two lying around the house or maybe you anonymously (or with a flourish) want to order a bunch of these for camp. Through a simple pair of good binoculars, you can see the moons of Jupiter as well as closeups of our favorite Pacific Northwest birds. Imagine a group of campers, on their backs, on the camp pier, gazing at seagulls by day and stars at night.
2-Person Sea Kayak (6 of them)
Canoes are great but it you really want to traverse the Sound with a friend then this is your ride. Having a fleet of these would change a whole bunch of things, primarily adding a teen/adult component to our waterfront. For Sound View, our amazing beach makes it a perfect place to carry and launch sea kayaks.
Hay Wagon for Hay Rides
Sometimes it would just be nice to be able to transport people to and from the waterfront without worrying if folks can negotiate our famous hills. Plus it would be wonderful, in the fall to have hayrides through the camp and the back trails - maybe singing songs and telling stories along the way. We own the perfect tractor - an old Ford. All that is needed is the wagon to pull.
These little round boats can be paddled like a kayak or a canoe, stood up and operated like a paddle board, and even turned upside-down for jumping on and off. They are light enough for kids to carry. They are perfect for play. Imagine a fleet of these at high tide in the lagoon for crazy corcl races! To store them, you just stack them.