Last fall we kicked off an ambitious campaign to raise $200,000 to help fund the new Camp kitchen. So far, with the help of 127 generous donors, we have raised $135,467 – nearly 68% of our campaign goal. We’ve received donations from campers, parents, and alumni and heard moving stories of campers choosing to donate money received for the holidays and families joining together to make contributions in honor of a loved one. We are thrilled to recognize all of our donors thus far on our Donor Roll.
As we begin to come out of the wet winter, the project is gaining momentum. We want to take a minute to share a few exciting project updates with you.
- In a few weeks, we will hold our Spring Volunteer Work Weekend. One of the projects that attendees will be working on is cutting poles so that they can dry and season before being used in the reconstruction of the Eating Platform next year. Salvaged Sugar Pine logs are also being piled up next to our Woodmizer sawmill to be cut for trim and interior finishes in the new kitchen.
- Planning is underway for the groundbreaking ceremony and “last dinner” from the old kitchen, which will occur during Alumni Weekend, August 25-27.
- With the architectural drawings in their final stages, we have started to plan for the demolition of the old kitchen, which will begin just after Labor Day weekend.
- We are talking with contractors who are interested in helping us turn our plans into a building!
We are grateful for all of the support we’ve received thus far. If you have not yet been able to make a contribution, we invite you to join us and pitch in for the kitchen. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, your gift will help launch this important project that will be essential to the success of Camp in the future. To learn more about the project, please check out the video below or visit our Kitchen webpage: