New Boys’ Cabin

Wow! The new boys’ cabin is coming along quickly as the summer rapidly approaches. We have had many gracious volunteers help us out with this project and we are so grateful. First Mennonite Church of Newton, KS did the clearing of trees, dirt work, and concrete foundation. Grace Hill Mennonite Church of Whitewater, KS has completed the framing, roofing, and is currently working on the trim and insulation. Many volunteers, both from these churches and others, have been out to camp to help build the new structure. We are thankful beyond words for their donations of equipment, time, and skills.

Check out the progress that has been made on the new cabin!

New “Whale” Playground Structure

Have you heard about the new playground structure?
We are in the process of planning to build a new “whale” that is expected to be completed before the beginning of summer youth camps. Aaron Dyck, architect and creator of the new whale sketches, is pictured here. The many hours of work he has put into this project are personally volunteered. We thank you, Aaron, for all of the great work you have done!

Olivia Bartel, camp director, said this of the plans, “In talking with campers, summer staffers, and families, I heard that people wanted the new structure to be similar to the previous one. I heard the slides weren’t fun because they weren’t slick. People liked the idea of having some new components. They liked the idea of having benches on the south side and a separate toddler area.” As it often is with new and exciting projects, we need the support of our community to fund this whale-sized project.

The funds raised at the recent Hymn Sing and Dessert Auction Fundraiser, including sales of desserts and donations, totaled $5,470! A huge thank you to all who attended and gave to this project.

Below are the most recent renderings of the new structure. Check them out!