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Replacing the camp manager's home


The Davis children, from left: Gwyneth, 12; Arthur, 1; Joseph, 6; Lottie, 9; Jane, 4.

Camp Operations Manager Aaron Davis and his family have had to move out of their home at Camp Trinity and into temporary housing offsite for their health and safety. The camp mobile home has deteriorated to the point that it would need major work to keep it safe and functional. Aaron discovered a long-time leak in the wall behind a shower, which resulted in rotted wood and mold in the wall and flooring. At the same time, sewage backed up into the home's other shower. A septic tank service tech informed the family that the system could no longer be cleaned out and would have to be replaced. These events prompted a more comprehensive inspection of the home, which revealed many other needs. The carpet, porch, deck, furnace, roof, and exterior doors frames all need replacing now or in the near future. The siding, soffit and fascia are in bad shape.

The Davis family resided in the home 4 years and were the eighth household of camp directors and managers to occupy the double-wide mobile home since it was purchased more than 30 years ago. But the Camp Trinity Board of Directors has determined that it would be poor stewardship to pour money into the many necessary repairs and voted unanimously to instead replace the house with a new manufactured home. The camp has launched a fund drive for the purchase.

The new home is to be placed farther back from both Montgomery Trace and Trinity Loop (the main road into camp) and a little farther down the hill so it will be less visible to motorists driving by and guests entering the camp.

The goal is to raise $175,000— enough to cover the cost of the home, site preparation, septic system, porch and deck. As of Aug. 23, 2023, funds raised totaled $27,000. We invite friends of Camp Trinity to join us in this effort to provide a new home for the camp manager and his family — wife Maggie and children Gwyneth, Lottie, Joseph, Jane and Arthur. The home should also serve future managers and directors for decades to come.

Donors can give by check (mark "Manager's home" in the memo line) or by credit card using a PayPal button on the home page of this website.

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