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Shining Up Shores

Last fall the GLLM Board of Directors approved a plan to remodel 6 of the youth cabins, the 3 staff cabins, and 2 flooring projects at Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp. This Project has been named "Shining Up Shores".

Camper Cabins--Cabins 1-6 have 2 rooms, each in need of a makeover that includes: repair/refinish floors, fresh coats of paint, windows and window treatments, new bunkbeds, and new mattresses. The cost to shine up one room is $6,000.

Staff Cabins--While all 3 of our summer staff cabins are structurally solid, decades of heavy use and humidity require gutting and renovation. Each remodeled cabin will accomodate multiple use possibilities for not only summer staff, but also alumni staff, retreaters, or short-term residents. Each cabin will cost $40,000 to renovate. 

Flooring--The dining room and bathhouses' existing floor coatings are peeling and wearing thin. The plan is to have contractors fix failing floors and install new commercial flooring. The cost for the dining room floor is $18,200 and the bathhouse floors is $11,050.

This provides a great opportunity to partner with individuals, congregations, and volunteers. Renovations on each cabin/project will be completed one at a time as funding and volunteers are available. 

Off to a Good Start!
It is so good to see what's happening at Shores of St. Andrew's. We are getting rooms at Shores to shine--we are putting in new wood bunk beds, refinishing floors, putting in new windows, and painting rooms. Staff and volunteers are doing a great job! We are planning on 2 rooms being done by this summer and if things go really well it could be 4 rooms. There are 14 rooms to make shine again. It costs $6,000 a room and we have $18,000 to finish 3 rooms with a 4th room having money pledged.

We have had positive conversations with several congregations and received commitments from Gethsemane Lutheran in Hopkins, Bethlehem Lutheran in Minneapolis, and Bethel Lutheran of Willmar. In addition, a local couple has funded a room and a gift from the Women of Crow River in Belgrade has been received. Eight local volunteers have begun working on building bunk beds for 3 rooms. We will continue to explore funding and volunteer opportunities.

We are working with other congregations and individuals to get the other 10 rooms done. We are hoping to get this done by the summer of 2018.

We are unable to move forward with these projects until we have the money in the bank. Work will continue this fall on the cabins that funds have become available for. Getting all 12 rooms done in 2017 is a lofty goal, but we will continue to pray and work to get as many rooms completed as possible. If you or your congregation is interested in helping fund a room, please contact Loren Teig at (320) 796-2181.

We are "Shining up Shores" as we want our campers to have a welcoming, comfortable and enjoyable time at camp. We know the counselors are great, the program is great and we want the facilities to reflect how great a week at camp can be for our youth. We hope you can come out and visit and see the progress being made.

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