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Patio Project

Blank stones awaiting your story and memories!

How would you like to share your Fort story with others while marking a special time that God helped you? The Paver Project allows the Fort Family to publicly recount God’s faithfulness – in stone! Just outside the Gathering Place and Campgrounds – on the lakeside – there is a beautiful stone patio. Many enjoy gathering here taking in the lake view and hearing both wildlife and conversations and laughter.

Many of the granite pavers already have camper names, special dates and verses allowing campers and staff to remember what God has done. We anticipate generations remembering God’s faithfulness.

Will you help finish the patio?

We are offering you – the Fort Family – the opportunity to engrave a stone, or stones, with personal stories and memories. This theme is based on 1 Samuel 7, where the prophet Samuel and the Israelites came under heavy attack by the enemy. Fearful for their lives, the Israelites begged Samuel to pray for them and for God’s protection. God fought for them and with them, and the enemy retreated. The Bible records that Samuel took a stone and set it up between Israel and her enemy. He called it, “Ebenezer” saying, “thus far the Lord has helped us.” The Hebrew actually means “stone of help.”

The proceeds of the Ebenezer Patio will be used to further the ministry of Fort Wilderness, to build for the future by honoring our past. It will be a reminder of who we are as a camp family yesterday, today and tomorrow.

What can be engraved on the stones?

Family name, children’s names, favorite scripture, date of salvation, a time God helped you, cabin you stayed in, campfire song, your favorite counselor, a battle God fought for you, a decision you made, years you served on staff, when you met your spouse at camp… your Fort story!

What will they cost?

Donor LevelPaver Size & Cost
Gold – $1,0008” x 12”; 7 lines of 18 characters each
Silver – $6008” x 8”; 7 lines of 12 characters each
Bronze – $3004” x 8”; 3 lines of 12 characters each
Platinum – $1,000Four 4” x 8” stones;
4 separate stones with 3 lines of 12 characters each

Order Now

  • Choose your Donor Level
  • Fill out the order form
  • Pay: online, by phone, or mail in a check

Thank you for helping us complete the Paver Project!