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In Christ. Bearing Fruit. Impacting Generations.
Completed 2023

Project 3: Operations Annex Center

Did you know…

the “Annex” is located about a mile from camp’s entrance on land we endearingly refer to as the “gravel pit”?

Did you know…

we have ~ 40 vehicles including a bus, the “deuce” (used to transport kids to Adventure Outpost), trucks, minivans, and more?

This project provides…

a facility to store and house Fort vehicles and space for material handling and preparation, equipping us to be better stewards of the vehicles and equipment that we rely on to operate camp.

Thank you Fort Family!

Your donations have allowed this project to be fully funded before construction, in alignment with Fort’s no-debt policy. However, there are other Fort Future projects that still require financial support.

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

Introducing the Operations Annex Center – Main Camp located directly across Spider Lake in photo.

Project Details

The focal point of this project is a metal post-frame building that, on one side, contains approximately 4,450 square feet of uninsulated “cold” vehicle and equipment storage. On the other side there is 1,820 square feet of insulated and moderately-tempered space for project-related materials and preparations. Both sides are accessed through three large motorized overhead doors and standard-person doors. The overall building dimensions are 128 feet by 51 feet.

The surrounding site of this new building is being carefully planned as an outdoor yard. This yard will serve various purposes, including firewood processing, material storage bays for items like stone and gravel, fuel storage, trash disposal, and ample extra space for storing miscellaneous items.

Steve Lehe and Billy Borkenhagen adding final touches
6,528 square feet of project and storage space
Thanks to the Lord’s provision, plans became a reality

Paul Ziolkowski, Operations Senior Director shared, “The Annex building offers us high-quality off-season storage that will help us be better stewards of the tools of ministry that we own and utilize. The heated workspace will significantly increase our ability to work on projects and pre-finishing project material without inhibiting work being done in the wood shop or auto shop and not dodging the weather.”  

By the Numbers

Thankful for God’s provision  – stewarding your resources

2,800 workhours, including a partner church volunteering significant time

$405,000 – cost to complete the Operations Annex Center

Placed into service June 2023

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