We have amazing news! We have reached our Phase III fundraising target with the help of many incredibly generous donors!
God is moving, and we would like to invite you to be part of what He is doing at Camp Homewood. We are excited about the future of Camp Homewood, and we are working hard to increase our capacity to reach more children, youth, and families with the gospel. From 2015 to 2019 our summer registrations increased by 20% and off-season usage increased by 15%, but the need to increase the size of our kitchen goes back much longer. The current facility was built in 1979, and although it was a blessing 42 years ago, it is now grossly undersized, poorly equipped, and both staff and the facility are stretched to the limit. A recent bequest of $186,000; a lead gift of $100,000; pledges of $235,000 and a matching grant from the Pattison Foundation of $200,000 mean that God is making it possible for us to seize the opportunity presented by the pandemic to undertake this invasive project while camp is operating far below capacity.
Building a 1,500 sq. ft. addition and upgrading the existing kitchen will cost $1,085,656:
The new kitchen will be a game changer for camp! The addition will double the size of our facility. This means we will be able to enlarge our prep space, bakery, cooler and freezer space, and dish pit. We will also be able to move the pantry out of the basement (we’ve been hauling 50 pound sacks of flour up and down the stairs for 42 years!) and add a packing room for our Sailing and Woodsman camps (we’ve been using the hallway for decades!). This will give our food services staff the ability to meet the needs of Camp’s increasing number of guests.
Our Progress in Photos
Keep up with our progress with the photo gallery! As we continue to make progress on this project we'll update the gallery with new images, so keep checking back! To view the gallery, please click on any of the images below and scroll through!