The Next 75: Building for the Future

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We've Got Bold Plans...

The Next 75: Building for the Future

We Have Got BOLD Plans…

The Board of Directors is committed to being a good steward of our resources for future generations of campers. As a result of much prayer, thought, and discussion, our capital campaign will prioritize investments in these areas over the next four years:

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Here we go MRO

We are thrilled that Moose River Outpost (MRO), our beautiful camp in Jackman, ME, continues to grow to its capacity! But with this steady growth comes the need for program additions and improvements. One of the biggest challenges we face is offering high quality activities to keep up with our increased number of campers.

 

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Staff Development

Hope in Christ. Joy in Community. Wonder in Creation.

Almost everyone who has been connected to camp would agree: one of our most valued assets is our amazing staff. They are the single most important factor in determining the success and impact of the camp experience. Our staff are selected on the basis of spiritual maturity, educational background, leadership, skill set, and interest in young people. Being a camp counselor is more than a job, it is a ministry that demands self-sacrifice and service to others. These young men and women serve as cabin counselors and are ready to teach, mentor, and guide our campers.

The Earth Is The Lord’s

Renewable Energy Initiative

At Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost, we believe it is our responsibility to be careful stewards of God’s beautiful creation. In the woods, we strictly follow hiking’s cardinal rule, “leave no trace behind.” For over 25 years, our camps have incorporated several processes to reduce our carbon footprint. In accordance with this overarching desire, we would like to expand these efforts by investigating methods that would continue this trajectory and broaden our “in the woods philosophy.” Single-stream recycling, transitioning to energy efficient LED lights, the installation of solar pan- els, reducing heating costs through additional insulation and upgraded windows, and the use of “on demand” hot water systems, will contribute towards reducing our footprint.
Currently, our annual New Hampshire energy costs are over $100K. The Next 75 will finance modifications to existing buildings, allow us to investigate new technologies, and fund approximately 90 solar panels, reducing energy costs by an estimated 10% annually. These initiatives will reduce costs and give us the ability to sell energy back to our provider when we don’t experience peak demand. We estimate the overall benefit to camp will be 2.5 times our initial investment over the next 25 years and provide a visible demonstration of our philosophy.

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Scholarship Endowment

Call us biased, but we think that camp is one of the greatest experiences ever! We desire to make camp accessible to as many campers and their families as possible. However, for some families, tuition is a financial challenge. The Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to campers who could not otherwise attend. In 2018 approximately 25% of the campers at Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost received some level of scholarship assistance.

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Questions?

If you have questions please contact
our Director of Development,
Ann Higgins at ann@christiancamps.net