THE CAMDEN

THE CAMDEN

THE CAMDEN amphitheater design has utilized a 5 bay system which allows sizes to 65’, facilitating venues requiring greater stage areas. All wood components of the Camden and the Camden II are pressure-treated for maximum protection against the elements.

Designed and engineered with surface mounted laminated wood arches of Southern Yellow Pine, the Camden’s natural acoustical quality is strong even in an outdoor atmosphere.

The Camden can be engineered with spacious side and back rooms ideal for cast staging, restrooms, equipment storage.

The Camden model, like the smaller Apex amphitheater model, is also available with optional front bays for extended covered space. Our sales team can discuss the optional sizes to specifically fit your requirement.

THE CAMDEN II is like the Camden in every way except it features open sides with the elimination of the wall decking for a more open feeling .

Camden Specification Sheet (PDF) | Camden II Specification Sheet (PDF) | Photo Gallery

SHELTER SIZE

The Camden shelter size refers to the distance across the front of the shelter at ground level. For example, a 60’ Camden amphitheater measures at ground level, 60’ back to back of the arch span, (the outermost edge of the front left exterior arch to the outermost edge of the front right exterior arch). The depth of the amphitheater is measured at ground level, from center front, to center back wall. The arch leg height is measured from ground level to the underside of the deck (the back of the arch leg). Custom sizes are also available.

THE CAMDEN PACKAGE COMPONENTS

ARCHES:

Surface mounted, pressure treated, prior to gluing, laminated wood arches that attach to the top of the concrete foundation. Lumber is treated prior to gluing which affords full penetration of the core of the arches. Steel base shoes and bolts attach the base of each arch to the concrete.

BEAMS:

Pressure treated, prior to gluing, laminated perimeter beams and the interior purlins. Steel connections and bolts that connect the beams to the arches.

WALL DECK for the Camden only

Pressure treated, two inch (2”) or three inch ( 3”) (nominal sizes) #1 grade, Southern Yellow Pine, tongue and groove, wood decking. Galvanized nails for attaching the wall decking.

ROOF DECK :

Pressure treated, 2x6 or 2x8 (nominal sizes) #1 grade, Southern Yellow Pine wood decking, tongue and groove and end-matched, is nailed to the top of the beams. Galvanized nails to attach the deck to the beams.

NAILERS:

2x2” nominal nailers to be attached (nailed) to the roof deck at the eave. The fascia is nailed to the deck and the nailer. Galvanized nails to attach the nailers to the deck.

FASCIA:

2x6” pressure treated, #1 grade, Southern Yellow Pine, fascia board to be attached at the eaves Galvanized nails to attach the fascia to the beam ends and the deck.

FELT & SHINGLES:

Resin roofing felt to be applied on top of the wood deck. 25 yr. 3-Tab fiberglass shingles, standard color Autumn Brown, other color options available upon request.


ROOF PITCH

The standard roof pitch for The Camden is a 6, & 15/16 to 12 pitch.

DESIGN LOADS

    The typical design load allows for:

  • 12 pounds per square foot dead load
  • 30 pounds per square foot live load
  • 20 pounds per square foot wind load. (Equates to 100 MPH)

There are variables that affect the design sizes of the members, specifically the columns and the curved beams, and those variables generally include live load conditions that are usually location specific. Building Codes normally dictate the applicable loads to be applied in the member size designs.

PRESSURE PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT

As noted in the list above, all components are treated: the wood arches, beams and purlins, wall and roof decking, and the fascia are fabricated with lumber pressure treated, with Penta WR Type “C” (.3 pcf [3 tenths of a pound of preservative per cubic foot of wood] retention). EnWood utilizes the pentachlorophenol treatment because of its premier qualities and the treatment does not discolor the wood and can be stained or painted.

FOR DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE SPECIFICATION LINK

Custom Sizes & Designs Available

Standard Shelter Sizes Available

50'
55'
60'
65'

Roof Framing - 60' Camden