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Projects

Current Focus Project:

2021 Projects

Seeking Funding:

  • Stonework Repair on Quinter-Miller Auditorium
  • Replace the boiler in Sarah Major Lodge
  • Replace the water heater in Sarah Major Lodge
  • Remodel the upstairs women’s restroom in Sarah Major Lodge
  • Replace the HVAC in Wampler Retreat Center
  • Repair the electrical system in the East Stone Restroom
  • Repair the deck at John Kline Welcome Center
  • Repair the wetlands boardwalk (Funding in Progress)
  • Ulrich House Renovation as part of Planting the Future

Funding Secured, Beginning Soon:

  • Repair the Mission Village boardwalk
  • Replace the water softener in Sarah Major Lodge

Under Construction:

  • Esther and John Hamer Health Center
  • Peace Garden

Completed:

  • New roof for Shultz Chapel
  • Solar Project
  • Add a welcome display to John Kline Welcome Center
  • HVAC repairs for the South Residence
  • Solar Project

Esther and John Hamer Health Center
Status: Under Construction

Planting the Future, our current capital campaign, has raised 70% of its 1.1 million dollar goal. The second phase of modernization of facilities has banked enough money to allow us to pay cash for a new health center/public restroom building to be located between the John Kline Welcome Center and Quinter Miller Auditorium.

Here are the highlights:

  • The health center moves out of Ulrich House to a more central location, freeing space for retreat groups and staff in Ulrich House
  • The health center will assist in applying effective protocols for COVID-19 in the summer of 2021
  • New health center will meet American Camp Association accreditation standards
  • Records and medications will be more secure
  • Individuals with infectious diseases can be isolated more effectively and safely
  • Guests at Quinter-Miller Auditorium will have paved access to private climate-controlled restrooms when attending a conference or large event
  • West Stone restrooms (near Jacob’s Well pavilion) will be removed
  • Green space will be increased on the east side of the auditorium

Special thanks to the site-planning committee: Galen Jay, Jessica Kreider, Kevin Ramer, Beth Sollenberger, and Laura VanVoorhis.

Click here to learn more about Esther and John Hamer

Peace Garden
Status: Under Construction

The Peace Garden will serve a quiet place to rest and meditate on the site of Murray Mound, east of Sarah Major Lodge. The garden will feature patio areas, a pergola with swings, a prayer labyrinth, and outdoor classroom sitting areas. Benches and bricks will recognize donors who have supported the Planting the Future Capital Campaign.

Capital Projects

Replace the upper roof of Sarah Major Lodge- $10,000
Status: Completed

Stonework Repair on Quinter-Miller Auditorium- $6,000
Status: Seeking Donations

Replace the boiler in Sarah Major Lodge- $20,000
Status: Seeking Donations

Replace the water heater in Sarah Major Lodge- $6,000
Status: Seeking Donations

Replace the water softener in Sarah Major Lodge- $2,000
Status: Funding Secured, Beginning Soon

Remodel the upstairs women’s restroom in Sarah Major Lodge- $3,500
Status: Click here to Learn More

Replace the HVAC in Wampler Retreat Center- $10,000
Status: Seeking Donations

Repair the electrical system in the East Stone Restroom- $3,300
Status: Seeking Donations

Repair the deck at John Kline Welcome Center- $4,500
Status: Seeking Donations

Repair the wetlands boardwalk- $3,500
Status: Seeking Donations; $2,000 Raised

Add a welcome display to John Kline Welcome Center- $500
Status: Complete

New roof for Shultz Chapel
Status: Completed

HVAC repairs for the South Residence
Status: Funding Secure, Beginning Soon

Repair the Mission Village boardwalk
Status: Funding Secure, Beginning Soon

Solar Project
Status: Completed

Solar Proposal.pdf is the basic proposal made by the vendor. It will indicate the specs for the system and shows locations for solar panels. The proposal indicates that the project covers 80% of current electrical output; however, when the project is completed, it will actually cover 100% of our electrical needs. Part of the project includes converting the main heating for the John Kline Welcome Center to gas. This is more efficient for the type of heat (radiant floor) used. It also will lengthen the lifespan of the compressors for the full system. Once the conversion is complete, it will result in about a 20% decrease in electrical demand.

Solar Analysis.pdf is a projection of possible costs if the maximum amount of money is financed over the full period of amortization. One of the columns includes additional gas costs that may be incurred once the final project is complete.

Solar Proposal Data.pdf is a document with much more detailed information regarding the solar projections and output.

Special thanks to the solar committee: Brian Flory, Travis Hartman, John Hartsough, Galen Jay, Robin Jones, Mike Kauffman, Kris Polega, and Nathan Searer.