Monday, January 21st, we officially broke ground on the Oakerhater
Lodge construction project at St. Crispin’s Camp and Conference Center!
For over 50 years, St. Crispin’s has been an
important place of ministry in our diocese. Each summer, nearly 700 youth
attend our summer camp and continue to build relationships, leadership skills
and grow spiritually through the course of their adolescent years. In addition,
our conference center provides a productive space in a beautiful natural
setting for retreats, teambuilding activities, leadership formation, educational
seminars, and numerous other types of events for groups in our own diocese and all
over the country.
evaluating what steps would be most appropriate to help St. Crispin’s continue
to grow both as a camp and as a conference center, we knew we needed to
evaluate Oakerhater Lodge’s capacity to meet the future needs of St. Crispin’s.
It was evident that the current structure suffered from irreparable structural
damage and, to remain sustainable, would require extensive renovations to bring the building up to modern standards.
After evaluating numerous options, the determination was made that the most cost-effective option would be to completely
rebuild the structure in the same footprint as the current Oakerhater Lodge and
add additional levels.
In rebuilding Oakerhater Lodge, we will increase
our capacity by 300%, which will provide the additional accommodations we need
to support the continued growth of our conference center while not compromising
our commitment to an intimate, inclusive, safe and affirming environment. In
addition to the additional lodging space, this new structure will maintain the
current look and feel of our grounds.
mission of our diocese is to transform
lives in the love of Jesus Christ. One important place in which this mission is
lived out, is at St. Crispin’s Conference Center and Camp. This renovation will
allow us to live deeper into that mission by expanding our capacity to serve.
Thank you to all helping to support this vital ministry of our diocese.
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