We are earnestly preparing for a tremendous season of summer camp that is just around the corner, but behind the scenes, we want you to know, that we are seeking God for direction and wisdom for how he will use this amazing tool to reach the next generation, and the next, and the next with the outstanding love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Over the last several weeks we have completed two significant projects which will aid future expansion. First, our site layout plan for Timber Ridge is complete and within the next several weeks we will be working with Crow Wing County planning and zoning to discuss the proposed expansion. Our intent is to clearly communicate to Crow Wing officials our site plan and receive the “green light” for future construction.
Second, our staff has completed the framework for new ministry plan for Trout and Timber Ridge as we will have an increased capacity of 120-180 camper beds per week. This new ministry plan includes age-specific programming for boys and girls of all ages. Using program models that address the developmental and spiritual needs of different stages of childhood, we will increase our effectiveness, ministering with equal vigor to 1st grade campers through senior high young adults. The new model, which will be implemented in phases, includes the opportunity for Trout Lake to serve campers in every age group in a program tailored just for them simultaneously! In other words, families will soon be able to bring all of their children in a single week, rather than having to make multiple trips throughout the summer.
Please keep us in your prayers as we follow his lead, one step at a time.
On behalf of Christ and kids,