YMCA Camp Ernst

Cardinal Engineering Corporation has provided many years of Architectural, Engineering, and Surveying service to the Greater Cincinnati YMCA organization, especially Camp Ernst in Burlington, Kentucky. This began with the design of “The Loft,” a sleeping facility for 96 teenage campers, adaptable for varying weekly numbers of male and female campers. Following this project was the renovation of the “Lakeview Lodge,” a sleeping facility under one roof for elementary age campers, and the design of the “Longhouse,” a prototype cabin for weekly campers. Cardinal completed a Master Plan for YMCA Camp Ernst in 2005, the intent of which was to enhance the camp’s equestrian program, streamline camper registration, provide for a new day camp program, and plan for upgrades to the dining hall and arts buildings. Some of the upgrades are scheduled for construction in 2011. Cardinal is presently involved in the design and construction of a new sanitary force main and pump station for the camp, which will eliminate all septic fields in the lower camp. This was the first priority in the 2005 Master Plan.