One of the exciting motions passed at the Annual Meeting in February was to break ground on the new dining hall at Camp Vermilion by July 2015. That's just a year away! Joel and the Board have been busy defining VLM's physical and programmatic needs, working with architects at DSGW of Duluth, Virginia, and Grand Rapids to design the space, and seeking out funds for the new building. At a meeting earlier this week the Board of Directors approved the design, which includes a new trailshack and retreat space on the bottom level, but they also said we will not go into debt to complete the project. It's an exciting time for VLM as we all dream about the future and work to make it a reality.