Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Standing Stones Progress Update

It has been an amazing year for the Standing Stones Campaign! When the campaign began, we heard testimony after testimony about how God has impacted people’s lives here at Covenant Heights over the last 70 years.  After looking at our facilities and lots of prayer, it was determined that improvements needed to be made in order for those moments to keep happening, and The Standing Stones campaign is all about creating spaces and times for God to reach into people’s lives and make an impact! In the Bible, when God would meet and impact a person or persons, a stack of stones was created so that future generations would look and remember how God came and impacted lives. In another 70 years, we want future generations to be able to continue the stories of God reaching down and impacting their lives.  

In 2016, we were able to complete construction on the New Waste Facility and we can now “flush with confidence!”

The new state-of-the-art facility brings Covenant Heights up to 2016 standards, and will be a huge part of keeping Covenant Heights strong in the coming years.  With phase one of the campaign complete, we are celebrating God’s faithfulness even in the “icky” things…..

Phase Two is well under way!  During Phase Two, we will update camper lodges, construct the Summit House Activity Center, and move the maintenance shop to the south end of camp, reclaiming valuable land for a possible new camper/adult lodge.  We have started construction on Winter Lodge, updating and improving the bathrooms. Even in the snow and ice, we are making progress.  The new bathrooms will have private showers and be more accessible to our disabled guests.  Our guests have been very gracious as we work on the bathroom, and they are looking forward to seeing the project completed in 2017.

Summit House Activity Center is on the horizon!  We have finalized architectural plans and we are now doing a cost analysis to see what our final cost is going to be. Check out an architectural video HERE.  Summit House Activity Center has been a dream of campers, guest groups, outdoor education groups, and staff for many years.  The excitement is mounting at the thought of breaking ground in 2017.  Would you like to be a part of the excitement?  Generous, excited donors have given over $500,000 so far to Phase Two. Will you join them?  Every little bit helps!  

We are currently about 60% funded for Phase Two.  We need to raise between $400,000 and $500,000 to complete this phase.  Would you consider a gift?  If you have any questions, or would like to chat about the Standing Stones Campaign, feel free to call or email Scott or AmandaThank you for joining us in praying over, donating to, and supporting these great projects! 

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