At the Annual Meeting in February a motion was made to break ground on Camp Vermilion's new dining hall by July 2015, the final phase of the Tend and Nourish Campaign that began 14 years ago. The Board of Directors and our Executive Director, Joel Abenth, have been busy since that meeting, finalizing the drawings with our architect, DSGW, and working to put funds in place. Through partnerships with local contractors from northeast Minnesota, the overall cost of the project will be significantly reduced. But there is still a long way to go before we can break ground! Please share your thoughts on the project and campaign with us in the comments section below, and prayerfully consider joining us in this exciting building project through a donation to the Tend & Nourish campaign!
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.