serving the next generation
THE LODGE AT CAMP TRINITY
For 30 years Camp Trinity has served children and youth at summer camp and retreats. But the camp has relied on four primitive youth cabins and one family cabin to provide lodging for campers and guests. The cabins have worked well for youth retreats and will continues to serve for years to come. But they are bunkhouses, each with 20 beds in one large sleeping room -- less than ideal for family camp and adult retreats. The camp has had to turn away families who want to attend family camp because of limited lodging options. And churches looking for a place to hold adult or family retreats have had to look elsewhere because of the lack of private rooms.
A retreat lodge with private rooms was part of the original vision for the camp when it was created in the 1980s. But lodge never came into being.
The Camp Trinity Board of Directors has voted to build a retreat lodge with private rooms, and the board has set aside nearly half the projected cost of the lodge. The remainder will have to be raised through donations over the next three years.
If you or someone you love has benefited from the ministry of Camp Trinity and you want to help others enjoy the same blessing, we invite you to join us in this adventure in ministry with your prayers and gifts.
You can donate in whatever method is most convenient for you:
1. By check, mailed to: Camp Trinity, 110 Montgomery Trace, Morrilton AR 7211
2. Through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below (consider adding 3% to your gift to cover PayPal fees)
3. Through LCEF's Joyful Response (Your donations are automatically withdrawn from your bank account at the intervals and for the time period of your choosing. We can set it up for you. For details call the camp office: 501-652-6304)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the project? A rustic retreat lodge for family camp, women's and men's retreats, and reunions.
Where will it be built? At Camp Trinity, the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain.
What is the capacity? The 3,200-square-foot building will hold up to 32 people in six private sleeping rooms, a large gathering room with a stone fireplace, galley kitchen, and partial, walk-out basement/storm shelter.
Who is the architect? HTW Architects and Engineers, Russellville.
Who is the builder? Williamson Construction, Russellville.
When is groundbreaking? The Groundbreaking/Site Dedication/First Fruits Offering was Aug. 15, 2021.
What is the projected completion date? Early 2022.
What is the projected cost? $570,759 (builder's construction estimate on 8/31, based on bids from subs).
How much was set aside prior to the capital campaign? $200,000 ($209,000 as of Sept. 1, 2021).
How much has been raised through donations? $120,00 as of Aug. 8, 2021, with additional pledges of $79,000 over the next 3 years.
How much still needs to be raised through donations? $162,000 (as of Sept. 1, 2021).
What about furnishings? If the capital campaign succeeds in raising more than the cost of constructing the lodge, additional funds will go toward furniture and appliances.
How long is the commitment payment period? Three years -- August 2021 through August 2024.
What about in-kind donations? The camp has received several generous in-kind donations which will be used in the lodge: stone for the front of the building and the fireplace in the central meeting room; 14 windows; 32 chairs for the meeting room; roof shingles; ice machine; microwave. We are still seeking the following donations (new or new condition): refrigerator; range; dishwasher; new or new-condition lodge furniture (2-3 couches, 2-4 chairs, coffee tables, end tables); 4 round tables & rack; double glass doors for entrance
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1