Sandy Castle 2013 has landed on the New Jersey Shore. Like New Jersey and everyone who lives here, we are stronger than a Superstorm. And, we are here to help. One hundred percent of the money we raise will be donated to Hometown Heroes for distribution to those still in need of relief from Hurricane Sandy. Please explore our site – from volunteering to sponsorship – we need your help.
Update: May 10, 2013
At this point, we’re calculating that we have packed over 60 percent of the 1.6 million pounds of sand that will make up the castle. More than 1,600 volunteers have assisted us, with about 1,000 of them being school children – Thank You, Everyone!! Right now, our greatest need for volunteers is daily from 5-9 p.m. and adults are preferred.
We are currently packing level 7 – when it’s complete, we will be 14 feet up. Our goal for the weekend is to pack levels 8 and 9, achieving 18 feet by the end of the day Sunday. The higher we go, the less sand we need per level and the faster the process moves – the final 20 feet of sand packing should take only a few days. Our goal is to begin removing forms and sculpting by Memorial Day (weather and volunteer permitting, of course).
Here’s our time lapse video through the afternoon of May 7, 2013 – stay tuned …
Update: May 1, 2013
We’ve got our camera in place and have started creating our time lapse video – here’s the first version, with some photos from before the special camera was installed and then pictures taken every 15 minutes through Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013. Stay tuned …
Update: April 22, 2013
Last week at Sandy Castle was incredible! With the help of more than 200 volunteers, we completed the first level and added and filled the forms for the second level. We’re officially four feet up, well on our way to 50! Special thanks to Antrim School, Bradley Beach Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 181, Lanes Mills School, and dozens of individuals and family members! This week, we welcome Ocean Road School, the Brick Girl Scout Troop, Lanes Mills School, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and dozens more individuals and families.