50th Anniversary Capital Campaign
Camp Lor-Ray has been hosting camping for ELS and WELS youth and families for 50 years. The Board of Directors has recently laid the groundwork for an ambitious (but realistic) plan to update our facilities on our 165-acre campus in commemoration of our 50th anniversary in 2015. On January 25, 2014 we officially adopted the following projects, pending adequate funding:
- New updated outdoor chapel facility
- A twin cable zip line
- Mini cabins in family camp (for overnight rentals)
- A permanent concrete patio adjacent to the dining hall for group gatherings
While each of these projects has an important role for the camp, we want to prioritize the new chapel to hold fast to our mission: to provide a “Christ-centered recreation environment for youth and families.” A guiding theme in our chapel project has been Psalm 78:19, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?” God has indeed promised to provide for and bless His church in Word and Sacrament. A chapel in the wilderness will be a testament to the means that God uses to provide for His church. (This theme also has historical significance for Camp Lor-Ray; see our history).
We are asking that you would consider a special 50th anniversary gift to Camp Lor-Ray to assist us in making the new Chapel facility a reality for Spring of 2015. Camp Lor-Ray is a non-profit organization and the funds which we receive each summer go directly towards the cost of summer camp. In order to update our facility, we rely on donations and gifts. Estimated cost for the basic features of the chapel is $12,500, not including the cost of the artwork in the chapel, such as the cross. In total, we seek to invest over $33,000 into Camp Lor-Ray for our 50th Anniversary Campaign, focusing on different areas of our ministry: Kids’ Camp, Family Camp, and Group Rentals.
While any gift is appreciated, would you consider a gift of $300 to $500? Checks may be made out to Camp Lor-Ray and mailed to our P.O. Box: P.O. Box 357, Twin Lake, MI 49457. We leave this request in the Lord’s hands, and thank you for your prayerful consideration. Please also continue to pray for our ministry at Camp Lor-Ray, that we always keep the cross of Christ at the center of all of our activities.
Individual Project Details
Click the links below to learn more about each of our project areas. Each of these projects allow us to highlight a different area of our ministry: Kids’ Camp, Family Camp, and Group Rentals.
Read about our fundraising plans for the zip line here!