Spirit of Arcadia: Building for the Future
Since 1976, the number of visitors to Camp Arcadia has doubled. As the world gets more hectic, Camp Arcadia’s mission to foster the renewal of the whole person — mind, body and spirit — is needed more than ever.
As we work to ensure the experience of Camp Arcadia is guaranteed for generations to come, we have built the Spirit of Arcadia: Building the Future Campaign. This campaign will help us reach our goals and set a strong foundation for the future of camp.
- Growing Impact. For nearly three decades, Camp Arcadia has grown substantially in its Christian ministry and ability to touch lives. Due to our increase in Camp attendance, we have extended our season by two months, added three family weeks and increased our teen ministry more than twofold.
- Commitment to future generations. We anticipate that factors driving growth at Camp will continue to increase, and we must be ready. We who have been revived in spirit through Camp can’t help but feel responsible for making sure Camp’s future ministry thrives.
- Evolving guest needs. In listening to guest input about future needs, the LCA Board of Directors and staff have translated feedback into the campaign plans, and proposed the changes necessary to continue to meet the needs of guests of Camp.
- Strength to change. Successful ministries anticipate needs and, as good stewards, make changes before they arise. Operating from our position of strength and a tremendous history of support, we have a firm foundation for making changes in the next few years to ensure Camp’s ministry for future generations to enjoy and cherish.
Phase One: Securing the Future
Estimated Total: $2.5 M
- Beach Preservation Project: Protect buildings from beach erosion and provide access to a beach, even in high water. $1.7 M
- Inn East Addition: Increase space and improve functionality of the kitchen, and upgrade laundry facilities. $500,000
- North Inn Stairs Enclosure: By enclosing the north Inn fire escape stairs and the entrance to the first floor of the Inn we will provide a safer fire escape, a quieter experience for first floor guests, and additional access point for guests going to the second floor of the Inn. $150,000
- Caretaker’s Pole Barn: Additional facility maintenance storage. $100,000
Beach Preservation Project
From 2000 to 2013, we’ve experienced historically low lake levels, which is abnormal. Currently, lake levels are up more than four feet since 2013. While we hope the levels will go down, it’s unrealistic to believe they will return to record low levels. You can’t predict lake levels but past history indicates that the historic low water of the past 15 years is the exception. Moving forward, it’s important for Camp Arcadia to prepare for high water and implement a long-term beach erosion solution.
Phase Two: Growing the Community
Estimated Total: $2.5 M
Inn Lodging Expansion
The Inn lodging expansion will result in overall increased accessibility and comfort for Camp Arcadia guests. The addition of the elevator will make the second and third floor more easily accessible for guest with limited mobility. New rooms with private bathrooms will better accommodate guests with health concerns, and larger rooms will better meet the needs of guests with larger families and groups. The expansion will increase the average lodging from 180 to approximately 195.
- November 2016: LCA Membership Vote
- Winter 2016: Campaign Leadership Recruited
- Summer 2016: Campaign Plans Finalized
- Fall 2016-Fall 2018: Silent Phase
- Fall 2018: Public Phase
The phases will be distinct. Before implementing each phase the LCA Board is proposing the following financial requirements:
- 50% of cash on hand
- 90% of it pledged
- No debt longer than five years
Comments? Questions? Feedback?
Contact Camp Arcadia Executive Director Chip May at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 5 days for a response.