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Renovation Updates

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Renovation Updates

The following projects have been completed
 with funding from the Building for the Future … Fulfilling the Dream capital campaign and a low-interest USDA loan:

  • The “Big House” where campers meet three times per day for home-cooked meals serves approximately 300 campers and staff, and was completed in 2002 at a cost of $1.3 million. This 18,000 square foot facility is used as the camp dining room, kitchen and bakery.  The 2nd and 3rd floors provide housing for staff and guests.    
  • The Bay Cliff administrative offices and auditorium complex was renovated in 2003 at a cost of $786,000.  The renovated offices allow Bay Cliff's administrative staff to operate camp, from camp, year-round.  The Auditorium is the gathering location for meetings, theatre productions, recreation on rainy days and all-camp events.
  • Unit I, a 22,000 square-foot facility for female camper & staff housing, was completed in June 2005 at a cost of $2 million.  It is also the location of the health cottage and dental clinic.  Unit I also serves as housing for many of the visiting program conducted at Bay Cliff thoughout the year. 
  • A handicapped accessible trail from the camp to the Lake Superior beach was completed in June 2005 at a cost of $100,000.  Being able to bring the children to the beach has opened wonderful new program opportunities. 
  • A lake viewing platform and trailhead was completed in May 2006 at a cost of $42,000.  The trees were cleared in 2005, allowing for a spectacular view. 
  • Unit V (old Sam’s Place) was completed in June 2006 at a cost of $1,050,000. This facility provides fully accessible housing for boys who use wheelchairs for mobility and housing for staff on the upper level.
  • The renovation of the Teen Barn/Program Center was completed and fully operational in June 2008.  It includes the Teen Center, radio station, astronomy center, staff lounge, program office and program storage.  It is the Program Center of Bay Cliff! 
  • Construction of the new clothing center was operational in June 2008.  It contains the camp laundry & linen rooms.  The staff laundry is near completion. 

Projects under construction

include a picnic pavillion and BBQ pit, a gated entrance, a basketball/tennis court, a visitors center, and duplex cabins for married staff & families.  (The cabins are being built with donated materials and labor.  They are scheduled to be completed before the Summer of 2009.)



Future projects in priority order include the construction and furnishing of a new boys unit for living accommodations for male campers and male staff ($2,600,000 estimated cost) and the construction of a new Aquatic Therapy Center ($3,000,000 estimated cost).



Other renovation/expansion projects down the road include younger children’s housing (Shady Nook), Arts & Crafts, a new recreation center, a garden center & greenhouse, a horse barn/corral and adapted riding center, site improvements and waterfront development.  



Updated 4/13/09