Fort Future: In Christ. Bearing Fruit. Impacting Generations
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Design Phase

Project 7: Creative Arts & Nature Classroom

Did you know…

The donor for the Happy Day Creative Arts and Nature Classroom facility, made an initial gift of $1M, eight days after reviewing the plans. Nineteen days later the board approved, the same day she passed away after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

This project provides…

an expansion to our capabilities to offer creative arts classes year-round and expands our classroom space for the Nature Classroom.  This project also creates an area for family activities in the heart of the camp, including new playground facilities.

Thank you, Fort Family!

Your donations allowed this project to be fully funded before construction which follows Fort’s no-debt policy. There are other Fort Future projects still needing financial support.

Would you consider donating to help fund other projects in the campaign? Together we can bear fruit for future generations!

Future creative leader in process

Project Details

This Creative Arts & Nature Classroom and Family Playground will provide a beautiful space for year-round connection with nature, the arts, and play! The vision is to have a space, in the heart of camp, that will hold nature center & craft shop classes, connecting campers to creation, God’s Word, and each other.

The building and playground will occupy the site of the Jay Lodge, which is scheduled for demolition once the new staff and volunteer housing project is completed in 2024.

God raised up a generous and unexpected benefactor who has breathed life into this dream. Fort intends to name it, The Happy Day Creative Arts and Nature Classroom. The name reflects the everyday fun that the center will bring to campers, as well as the nickname of the donor’s grandfather, based on his joyful demeanor.  We are raising funds for the playground, making this truly a special place for campers. We have raised funds for the Happy Day Creative Arts and Nature Classroom and we look forward to placing this facility into service sometime in 2025.

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Design – In Progress

Permits and Approvals – To Be Completed Spring 2024

Construction will commence in 2024, after demolition of Jay Lodge, which will require completion of Summer Staff and Volunteer Housing

By the Numbers

Thankful for God’s provision  – stewarding your resources

62-70 Happy Camper work stations

3,500 Square Feet

2 Large garage doors for outdoor connections

30 feet of stone fireplace

LOTS of storage!

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