The Ranger Unit – COMPLETE
The Ranger Unit is a special place for all who have lived there. Originally a part of Deer Run Lodge, it was relocated when the girls arrived in 1964. The current structure on the waterfront is home to the Brookwoods boys in the Leadership Development Program (LDP). Each summer the program launches 24 LDPs, many of whom come back to work at camp. Fifty years of active use had taken its toll on the Ranger, and after many extensive repairs, a complete rebuild was required!
The beautiful new structure on the waterfront was completed in the Spring of 2021 with funds received from The Next 75 ministry partners. This new “Ranger Unit” is home to the Brookwoods LDPs. The multi-use cabin features a front porch that is accessible to both the 1st year and 2nd year LDPs, storage and a bathroom for Waterfront Staff on the ground level, and is heated to allow for conference guests in Fall and Spring.
Click to see construction photos and a short video tour of the New Ranger Unit.
Shooting Range at MRO – COMPLETE
One of the most popular programs at Moose River Outpost is Skeet Shooting! The spaciousness and remote location of MRO is ideal for this target sport! With funds from TN75, the range has been relocated to a more accessible location, eliminating the need to drive and adding time back into the campers’ activity schedule. The new range provides a better suited area to teach this activity in a safe and professional manner, and also provides an area for the Riflery activity. Our MRO campers and conference guests have given the space a thumbs up!
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Cabin Makeovers – In Process
While the experience of camp is designed to be different from home, and sharing facilities and small living spaces build social skills, our cabins need upgrading to keep up with camper needs. We have already begun renovations on several cabins, and would like to continue at a faster pace than our general operations budget allows.
At Brookwoods we are expanding and upgrading cabins, which create additional space and a cleaner feel.
At Deer Run we will be adding covered front porches, which will create additional areas for fellowship and space for drying wet gear. These projects are not exciting in pictures, but they make a huge difference in the cabin community experience!
Click to see photos of the Cabin Expansions.
Lake Cottage Update – In Process
The Lake Cottage is one of the oldest and most beloved structures at Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run. The cottage, built in 1795 and moved across the frozen lake to its current position in 1929, is a treasure but is now in need of some significant repairs. The Next 75 will fund the projects needed to “spruce it up” while still maintaining its historic character.
Click to see photos of the Lake Cottage Construction.
WILD Pavillion – In Process
WILD participants spend almost 100% of their time outside! They cook outdoors, live in platform wall tents, and spend half of their time on off-camp adventures. Building a pavilion on the current site will give WILD campers a protected open air space to gather for Bible studies, leadership lessons, and cooking great meals over the fire. This would be their only “shelter” besides their tents!