Work crews have made incredible progress on our new Guest Group Lodge this year! This new facility will improve the experience of our existing guests, and will enable us to serve those who have physical disabilities as well.
This new lodge includes a central meeting room, four guest rooms that house up to 12 guests each and bathrooms and showers connected to each room. When you combine that with ADA accessibility, it’s great for families, adults, youth and those with physical challenges. It’s a game changer and will bless our ministry for years to come!
I’m happy to report that through to the generosity of our camp family, we have raised and spent $379,000 to get the building to its current state. The anticipated cost of this first new lodge is $600,000 and includes improvements to infrastructure for future buildings.
Over the next few years we plan to replace every existing cabin with new facilities that are ADA accessible and include bathrooms and showers connected to each room. We have decided not to take on any additional debt so we’re praying that God would meet this need through the friends of Orchard Hill.
In order to complete the next phase of plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-in, we need to raise $75,000 in additional gifts. This will enable us to bring in volunteers to insulate, install drywall and paint.
Jim Payne, Executive Director