​Pine Island’s annual Sloan Critchfield Memorial Boat Maintenance Workshop is a volunteer event that brings alumni, campers, parents, and friends together to honor the memory of Pine Islander Sloan Critchfield by working to preserve our fleet of wooden boats. Dozens of Pine Islanders have generously given their time during Belgrade’s beautiful fall to take part in this event. Everyone who has participated has loved the experience—the sense of accomplishment, the camaraderie, the food, the fall weather, and of course Great Pond.

The work will include: working on our fleet of wooden boats—everything from repairing gunnels and dagger board trunks, to the sanding and painting that keep our boats shipshape—light carpentry, painting, cutting firewood, landscaping, and more.

We will provide three delicious meals per day and will be sure that you are comfortable in one of the cabins on Pine Island. Bring a sleeping bag, a towel, some work clothes and work gloves, and join us for some great times in September on Pine Island.

Volunteers are welcome to come for the day or for the whole weekend. The first meal will be dinner on Friday and the last meal will be lunch on Sunday.