Camp Imadene's Restart
As we prepare for the upcoming summer, our facilities require several upgrades to provide a safer work environment for our staff and campers.
KITCHEN UPGRADES - $28,000
This project has been paid in full by a generous donor, however, we are still looking for volunteer labor once we begin this project.
The dishwashing room has multiple people working in close proximity. It is a hot environment that becomes uncomfortable for workers, especially with mask mandates. We plan to install better air circulation and to create more space by removing a section of the exterior wall on the west side of the building. We will expand into a portion of the current “breezeway”, which will then be enclosed providing more space for storage and social distancing. Included will be office space for our kitchen staff to prepare menus, and manage the kitchen. The current office space for kitchen staff is in a laundry room.
COVERED OUTDOOR EATING SPACE - $21,000
Space for our summer staff and volunteers to eat that is covered and close to the kitchen has been long overdue. We plan to build a patio large enough to support a 20-foot by 40-foot marquee tent. The patio will be located where the current big propane tank sits between the Dining Room Kitchen and Lakeview Lodge. The propane tank will be relocated and the ground level between the two buildings raised. Patio stones will then be laid to place the tent on. This will achieve the required social distancing during mealtimes while keeping our food service in one area.
DRYSHED (CHAPEL) SAFETY UPGRADES - $15,000
Since 2017, chapel times have taken place in the gymnasium which we call the “Dryshed”. We need to replace some emergency exit doors and panic hardware. Fireproofing varnish will be applied on much of the exposed interior wood, as well as upgrades to some other areas of the building to make it safer to operate in the event of an emergency.
Contact Chris Burdge to give towards one of these at 250-749-6606
or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Securing the Future
$1.3 Million Remaining
Since 2010, Camp Imadene has secured key parcels of land (170+ acres in total) around Mesachie Lake.
These lands were purchased to ensure our programs will continue enjoying the beauty of God's creation in a peaceful and safe environment.
The properties will allow the future development of diverse campuses to meet the changing needs of our community and promote Christian growth.
Our mortgage company graciously allowed us to defer payments for a period of time, however, we have recently resumed monthly payments.
Our monthly mortgage payments of $11,500 significantly slow our ability to look towards the future.
The last 11 years have seen Camp Imadene reduce the debt by close to $1,000,000 from the original mortgage.
Help us pay off the rest!