We’re growing, so our campers can too!
Since relocating to Mount Vernon, WA in 2016, our staff, contractors, and volunteers have been hard at work transforming camp to improve safety and camper experiences. Below are just a few of the major projects you’ve helped us complete these past few years.
- We’ve built and opened the first three of ten planned cabins with ADA-accessible bathrooms, laundry facilities, and expansive commons areas to foster connection among campers, staff, and volunteers.
- Our new 14,000 sq. ft. indoor recreation center has been buzzing with activity! With spaces designed for flexibility, campers have access to an indoor rock wall, a large multi-purpose court, and a sensory room for quieter play. The building includes expansive windows and roll-up doors, ADA bathrooms, and solar panels to feed the power grid.
- We now have a 4,000-square-foot covered archery pavilion, thanks to a donated steel structure, and adaptive archery stations. The space also allows for adaptive cycling and other activities during our ever-changing PNW weather.
- The outdoor amphitheater has been outfitted with a new audio system, making Stage Night even more enjoyable for campers and families especially those with hearing impairments.
- The Harnish Hive dining hall has been upgraded with a wraparound deck, ADA automatic doors, a new HVAC system, and controls. These improvements provide campers with more independence and add more space for wacky dinners and family feasts. By popular demand, we’ve added a new ceramics studio for camper use on the lower level!
- New flooring has been installed throughout the Surprise Me Center, allowing campers to conduct STEM experiments and complete discovery projects. As a bonus, the new flooring enhances the acoustics of our music programs.
In addition to what you can see, we’ve also made essential upgrades that you can’t see.
- We increased our artesian water system capacity to store 70,000 gallons to improve fire safety and prepare for future growth.
- Antiquated fire hydrants and waterlines were replaced and fiber was laid to expand broadband internet connectivity and programming options.
- Asphalt paving throughout camp provides more inclusive access around camp.