When campers arrive for the first time next summer at Camp Southern Ground there will be plenty of hot water thanks to a donation of a commercial-grade Rinnai Tankless Rack System (TRS) with three tankless water heaters. The Peachtree City, GA, camp was founded by Grammy-award winning artist Zac Brown for children of all abilities ages 7-17.
The gift from Rinnai America Corporation will provide hot water for the concessions area, restrooms, and shower facilities in the camp’s 12,000-sq-ft Shade and Play Pavilion, which is currently under construction.
“Thanks to Rinnai’s generosity, Camp Southern Ground will be a step closer to serving campers in 2016 and helping them achieve excellence today and throughout their lives. Zac and our camp board members are thrilled with this remarkably generous gift from our friends at Rinnai,” said Rob Parker, CEO for Camp Southern Ground.
As one of the camp’s “Core Essential” buildings, the Shade and Play Pavilion will provide campers a place for recreational play shaded from the hot summer sun. The pavilion will include a multi-use court for basketball and other sports, a storage room, and a patio area for hosting cookouts and gatherings.
The Shade and Play Pavilion will also play an important role in supporting the camp’s 15-acre organic farm and educating campers about the importance of proper nutrition and the health benefits of organic eating. Its commercial concessions kitchen and walk-in coolers will provide cleaning and storage areas when fruits and vegetables are harvested, as well as support the camp’s farm-to-table approach to cooking.
“Tankless is a smart choice for places like Camp Southern Ground, where the facilities are not needed year-round, but when they are, the demand for hot water is high,” said Frank Windsor, general manager of Rinnai America Corporation. “Additionally, the camp will enjoy the peace of mind provided by the redundancy of multiple tankless units, space savings, energy-efficiency, and reduced overall cost of ownership — allowing them to focus on their mission of making camp an unforgettable experience for every child who visits.”
The company says the Rinnai Tankless Rack Systems provide energy-, space-, and cost-savings compared to traditional domestic water boilers and storage tank water heaters in commercial applications like hotels, restaurants, schools, healthcare, and multifamily housing. More details about these models, which are available for applications ranging from 199,000 Btu up to 4.9 million Btu through Rinnai wholesale distribution, can be found at rinnai.us/commercial.
“Supporting the community and the amazing work of local organizations like Camp Southern Ground is one of the core philosophies for Rinnai and its employees. We are happy to be able to help in every way that we can, especially in investing in our future through our community's children,” said Takashi Sonoda, president of Rinnai America Corporation.
For more information about Camp Southern Ground, visit CampSouthernGround.org.