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Building Camp Daniel

2020 Vision Update (9/26/19)

We are nine and a half months away from our 2020 summer camp season. After 23 years of constructing our goal is to have summer camp on our own grounds this summer!  In these short nine plus months an immense amount of work still has to be completed. When any of us on staff think about all the work that needs to be done between now and then it can be easy to be completely overwhelmed and live everyday in fear. With that said we also feel the opposite end of the spectrum, we feel completely at ease knowing that God has us right where he wants us to be. Balancing between having faith and fearing the future is a scary line to walk but we take it one day at a time. 

There is so much to be done but in the last few months but so much has happened. The interior of the dining hall is framed in. Plumbing, electric, HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) are all installed. The porch floor is poured and  hopefully sooner than later the builders will be starting the main entrance. We have poured more concrete paths, connecting all of camp. Al’s 50’s diner doors are installed, dry wall has gone up, and the exterior is being worked on. Fiber optic is being installed in all the buildings. Lastly we have been excavating the large sand area in the middle of camp. 

We had three scheduled fall work days and just added four more! We are in great need of construction help. So if you know anyone who would be willing to come out and help, it would be greatly appreciated. Every single day here is a work day, so if you ever are free and willing to come out for the day we would love to have you! 

Visit campdaniel.org/volunteer/workdays/ for more work day info!

Financial update: We are 85% of the way fundraised. We need this last 15% to have camp at camp this summer. If you know anyone, any organization/group that would be wiling to get involved financially give us their information! Our biggest donations were because of relationship and personal connections. 

Thank you to everyone who has come out to work and who has supported us financially and in prayer. For more information on how to support our 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign visit campdaniel.org/2020-2 

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2020 Vision Update (2/22/19)

2020 Vision Update:

Recently a lot of the work surrounding the dining hall has been on paper. Tony and Karol, alongside Frontier Builders & Consultants, have been working on the in-depth plans for heating, electric, plumbing and lighting. With finalizing all of these areas comes a lot of looking at and analyzing the floor plans to make sure every nook and cranny has a purpose so we can get the max use from our space. This can be a long process but will be well worth it. Once the heating, electric, plumbing and lighting are finalized they will pour the concrete floor!

As we look at these plans we can’t help but think about our volunteers… so many of our volunteers have put up with lower than quality working conditions.

Our kitchen volunteers deal with small spaces for the amount of people we are feeding, stoves and refrigerators that break frequently, no dishwasher and no real air conditioning. At the new campus we will have commercial dishwasher and appliances that will work, air conditioning throughout the entire building, and over twice as much work space!

We also think abut our volunteer nurses! On the grounds we rent we use a old trailer as our nurses station. If it rains we have to put out rows of tents to prevent everyone from getting wet while waiting for meds. There is barely enough room for two people to walk around in the trailer, let alone do an exam. At our new campus our health center will have a permeant space in our dining hall. It will have an exam room, med windows, plenty of storage and space, individual lockers for counselors meds as well as it’s own private bathroom.

We are just so so very excited to have this final piece of the puzzle underway. God’s Vision is truly 2020 and His plan is better than anything we could have every imagined. Again, thank you to everyone who has supported us financially and in prayer. For more information on how to support our 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign visit campdaniel.org/2020-2
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20/20 Fundraising & Building Update

Fundraising Update:

We have raised $500,000, over 50% of 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign goal! So thankful to everyone who has given. We are still in need of $500,000 to complete the campus! Partner with us to complete the vision of a fully accessible campground that’s just as creative and unique as the people who will use it. You can provide the opportunity for hundreds more to attend camps, retreats and events designed specifically for people who have physical and developmental disabilities. Through your kindness and generosity, we can change lives. Spread the word to anyone who might donate. We need your connections. Thank you!

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Building Update:

Frontier Builders have been constructing the shell of the dining hall since May 2nd. They worked through summer camp and have made such great progress! Having this much of the dining hall up is encouraging and makes us so excited for the future. Before winter comes the shell should be complete and sealed in and Frontier builders will be done until we have raised the next level of funds.

Until then, then Tony and camp crew will be doing hard construction on the daily. Fortunately we have three upcoming fall work days and hope to get some more work done in the movie theater, dining hall and get some basic grounds work done before snowfall.

Ground Breaking News!

We Broke Ground On The Dining Hall This Week! But We Need Your Help.

We are excited to announce that we broke ground on the dining hall! We have raised 72% of the funds for the shell but are still in need $139,000 to finish the shell. Builders are here doing as much as they can with the amount of money we have raised. As the funds become available we will continue building. We ask you to partner with us to complete the vision of a fully accessible campground that’s just as creative and unique as the people who will use it. Your support of Camp Daniel shows people with disabilities that they are valued and loved. You can provide the opportunity for hundreds more to attend camps, retreats and events designed specifically for people who have physical and developmental disabilities.

Through your kindness and generosity, we can change lives.

“The 8,500 square foot dining hall space will sit 200 people, which will make it among the largest banquet facilities in Marinette County. This space will also serve as a training center for people with disabilities to become banquet workers. The facility will include: main dining room, quiet room for people who are sensory sensitive, full commercial kitchen, stage and health center.”

To learn more about the 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign visit campdaniel.org/2020

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Fundraising Progress














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Campaign Complete! Complete Dining Hall Shell of Dining Hall

Check this out! Footage of the ground breaking and new construction!