A north Raleigh Christian camp, which has served more than 100,000 campers and thousands of families since 1950, is slated to get a big makeover.
New Life Camp, a nonprofit group that offers summer camps and year-round activities for churches, homeschoolers and sports leagues on 72 acres in north Raleigh, has launched its first capital campaign to rebuild its facilities, according to a press release. The CAMP ON campaign launched in late March. So far, $850,000 has been raised toward the $7.8 million goal.
Plans call for 16 new cabins, a new dining hall, a new worship center and two new program buildings, the release says. The first phase will focus on raising $3 million by this August to pay for 10 new cabins and the worship center. The goal is to nearly double its year-round capacity and foster more community outreach and engagement, the release says.
The camp, officials tell me, has been popular with generations of families. The updated facilities will put the camp in line with other camps in the area and make it more popular for new campers and families, who are considering their options.
Once everything is complete, New Life also will be able to serve nearly double the number of kids and adults. And, because the new cabins will have heat, the camp will be able to offer year-round overnight options, which are in demand, especially, from local churches.
“We are so excited to see God mobilize thousands of New Life campers who have been moved by Him on this campus in the last 67 years through our CAMP ON capital campaign,” said New Life Camp Executive Director Greg Burton in the release.
More information about the camp and the capital campaign is on New Life's website. The camp is on Falls of Neuse Road.