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In Christ. Bearing Fruit. Impacting Generations.
Completed 2024

The Waters: Summer Staff & Volunteer Housing

Did you know…

Main Camp welcomes 50+ Summer Staffers and 425 Volunteers each year?

Did you know…

these dedicated individuals collectively serve a remarkable total of 22,594 hours annually?

This project provides…

new housing that will increase bed capacity by 16, including space for conversations and fellowship. We routinely turn volunteers away during critical periods, due to lack of suitable housing. The Jay Lodge, one of two primary facilities for summer staff and volunteer housing, was built in 1971, and is not a suitable building for many and renovation is not a viable option.

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!

Click the video to take a virtual tour of the new building!   

Project Details

The hearts of these staff and volunteers shine brightly as they serve. Their collective efforts contribute greatly to the smooth operation of the camp, showcasing their love for God and their dedication to serving Him and you, our valued campers.   

We want to ensure these special servants have a comfortable and restful place to rejuvenate after a day of joyful service.  The new Summer Staff & Volunteer Housing provides this needed space. It offers 42 beds (4 beds in private suites), restrooms, a central hang-out space, and a back porch style deck with a hammock village. 

Decades of summer staff
Decades of life-long impact
Decades of crazy fun

This 5,350-square-foot building, located behind the RV campsites, is essential, as the current housing – the Jay Lodge – is beyond reasonable repair and significantly undersized for Fort’s current and future needs.  

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Fort Friends and family campers from the summer of 2022, this construction project has been made possible. The project was fully funded, keeping with Fort’s policy to fund the project before you build.

Shots from Constuction

Updates

Design – Completed Winter 2023

Permits and Approvals – Completed Spring 2023

Construction Company Hired – Spring 2023

Groundbreaking – May 2023

Dedicated for use – May 2024

By the Numbers

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4,750-square-feet of interior living space

42 Beds

4 Private Suites

5 Restrooms

350-square-feet of porch space… perfect for hammocks!

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