The further enhancement of the Camp Newaygo facility with our new Health and Leadership Lodge will be celebrated with a Grand Opening on August 23rd at 4pm, save the date and join us.
The new year-round building will include a nurses treatment room, 4 recovery rooms, 7 private sleeping rooms with bathrooms, a meeting room with views of the wetland, new laundry facilities, space for our wilderness tripping program, and more.
The building will be LEED certified, using geothermal heating and advanced environmentally friendly technology.
Camp Newaygo is committed to using local contractors for this project. Many of the same fantastic crew members who designed and renovated Lang Lodge are completing this project.
With any facility enhancement, you expect delays and challenges before completion. We had hoped for this building to be complete in time for the summer season 2018. However, even in perfect winter conditions 9 months is a very short time frame for building and with extreme cold this past winter the Grand Opening had to be delayed.
For Camp Newaygo Overnight Camp friends , that may leave you wondering what the plan is for a Health Center for summer 2018.
Camp Newaygo is incredibly fortunate to have beautiful facilities – including Lang Lodge. The lower level of the lodge includes our restrooms, classrooms, and year-round dormitories . This summer, a suite of two connected dormitories along with our Fireplace Conference Room will be reserved, to serve as the Health Center.
Our fantastic Camp Nurse – Sue, returning for her second summer, will have a private residence in one dormitory. This will connect to a second dormitory, which will serve as the camper recovery room.
Our Fireplace Conference Room, which includes a refrigerator, sink, and locked storage, will make a perfect temporary treatment center. With air-conditioning, comfortable beds, and great restrooms across the hall, this pod will be a perfect solution for this summer.
Camp Newaygo always keeps camper safety as the highest priority. We also understand that families choose our Overnight Camp program because of our commitment to an all girls’ community. By summer, the new building will have minimal exterior work so we don’t anticipate disruption to program. The crew finishing the building interior this summer have separate restrooms, and we will be sure they keep safety as their priority as well.
Some of our crew members are parents of Camp Newaygo campers – whose children attend our Day Camp Program. We are also proud to have female crew members – like Cora Crowley as one of our masonry crew.
We hope you are able to join us for the Grand Opening on August 23rd. We are thrilled to complete this final leg of our Capital Campaign.