A shared experience, a powerful breakthrough, a lifelong journey; the ministry of Camp Lone Star creates opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to cultivate real life, rooted in and centered on Christ. The Cultivating Real Life Capital Campaign was launched May of 2021. The success of this campaign will allow us to better care for people, serve more guests, and impact more lives for generations to come.
REVISED PROJECT SCOPE & COSTS
As a result of inflation, exponential rising costs of materials, and supply chain issues the projected budget for these projects began to swiftly climb. Additionally, our construction and engineering teams discovered over $1.2 million in infrastructure upgrades necessary to tie in the new Dining Hall to our existing water systems. Together, the construction and architect teams found every possible way to bring costs down without compromising the quality of the builds. We are thankful for their tireless work and partnership.
FINAL PROJECT SCOPE:
4 Individual Staff Homes
1,738 sq. ft.
2 bathrooms with carport
Base Camp Dining Hall
12,569 sq. ft. (dining capacity: 264)
Conference Meeting Room (capacity: 40) and seasonal office space.
FINAL PROJECT COST:
*Includes all site work, infrastructure upgrades, FFE, kitchen equipment, building costs, & construction fees
CURRENT FINANCIALS + FUTURE HOPE
We recognize the considerable goal that now exists to raise $7.8 million. However, the reality is that we have a big God who has proven time and time again that He is the God of miracles.
This past January, Camp Lone Star wrote and was awarded a challenge grant of $1,575,000 by the Mabee Foundation to help accomplish these projects. We are overwhelmed with joy that, not only are these projects now obtainable, but by God’s grace, we will see life-changing impacts as a result of this campaign. It’s important to note that this is a challenge grant which means, in order to meet the requirements, we must raise the remaining project funds within one year. Here’s where we stand:
SAME GOAL – NEXT STEPS
As a direct result of this campaign, we will be able to better care for people, serve more guests, and impact more lives for generations to come. Through the addition of these new staff homes, our team will be able have the security and comfort of home allowing them to focus on providing the highest quality service to our campers and guests. The Base Camp Dining Hall will allow our campers to eat meals in one shift providing for an hour more each day of Christ-centered programming. This campaign will help cultivate real life for generations to come.
As you can see with this challenge grant, we have a new task in front of us: to raise $2 million by January 2023. This is a God-sized goal, and we can only do this with His blessing and your help. Imagine for a moment the reality and opportunities ahead if we were to reach this goal – 4 year-round staff receive a quality home, summer campers gain an hour each day for adventure Christ-centered experiences…all without taking on a dime of long-term debt.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Pray Boldly: Pray that God will provide in raising $2 million! Pray that lives will be transformed through this campaign for His glory.
• Make a Commitment: If you have not yet, we ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with us in this campaign by making a 3-5 year financial pledge. Your pledge can make a substantial impact on our ability to reach our goal.
• Extend Your Commitment: Many of you have made sacrificial pledges to be fulfilled by December 2023 and we are beyond grateful for how you have already provided for Camp! Please pray if God is calling you to help us close the gap by increasing your pledge and extending your commitment through December 2025.
• Invite others or your Church to join CRL. We are in need of continuing to spread the word about this campaign and invite more friends to come alongside this campaign. Your advocacy and partnership are valuable resources to the ministry.