Camp Newaygo opens Health & Leadership Lodge
Camp Newaygo has unveiled its new Health & Leadership Lodge, a LEED-certified facility focused on health, leadership and the community.
The two-story, 6,300-square-foot Health & Leadership Lodge features a four-season gathering space, wellness wing for campers’ health concerns, two meeting rooms, 11 private bedrooms and outdoor deck and patio areas. The lodge replaces the now-repurposed 85-year-old nurses’ cabin.
“This lodge helps TrueNorth move toward integrated services in health and well-being,” Bev Cassidy, TrueNorth Community Services President and CEO, said at the Grand Opening Celebration on October 25.
Its opening helps keep pace with the ever-changing needs of resident girls and co-ed day campers and the community, said Jane Vitek, Camp Newaygo Executive Director.
The lodge is the final phase for Camp Newaygo’s Building a Healthy Future Capital Campaign. Also included in the campaign are Peggie Stone Center’s expansion and renovation and the addition of Cassidy Point, property for the camp’s co-ed Day Camp.
With 600-plus donors and $1.9 million raised to date, the fundraising continues, said Mark Kraus, TrueNorth Community Liaison and Development Director.