In our traditional program Camp Marshall served 296 campers in 2011
- Grace Camp 28 students
- Jr. Midder One 39
- Family Camp One 22
- Jr. Middler Two 52
- Family Camp Two 61
- Sr. High 44
- Alumni Weekend 50
In our Adult Programs we served a total of 71 people in 2011.
- Women’s Retreat (Cabin Fever Quilting) 13
- Clergy Conference 27
- Labor of Love Weekend 31
- 2011 Summer Staff Retreat 18
In our off-site Day Camp Ministries we served a total of 87 people in 2011
- All Saints Day Camp One/ Columbia Falls/Whitefish 25 campers
- All Saints Day Camp two / Columbia Falls/Whitefish 25 campers
- Christ Church Episcopal / Kalispell, 4 campers
- Holy Spirit Episcopal Church / Missoula 10 campers
- Incarnation Episcopal Church / Great Falls 10 campers
- Nativity Episcopal / Helena, Cancelled
- St. Peters Cathedral / Helena / Cancelled
- St. Stephens & St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches / Billings 9 campers
- St. James’ Episcopal Church / Bozeman, 5 campers
Total Number of persons served in Camp Marshall Ministries in 2011 came to 472 persons. This was over the 450 persons served in 2010.
Celebrate Camp Marshall Campaign Goals:
Camp Ambassador Information: The goal in the Diocese of Montana was to have a “Camp Marshall Ambassador” in every congregation to help educate our members about the ministry of our camp. Below is specific information from our 2011 program year.
The overall goal for volunteer hours in 2011 was 5,500 hours of volunteer labor.
- 35 Summer Camp Program Volunteers 1,600 hours
- 10 AmeriCorps Volunteers 3,080 hours
- 15 – 20 Laborers who helped with the Chapel 450 hours
- Improvement (Tom Carlson, George Powell, Laird Powell, Sisler Family, John Laimbeer, Keith Lanier, and others)
- 38 Labor of Love Weekend 350 hoursTotal Volunteer Hours (not including prayer support
- Media Center (Eagle Project) coordinated by Kenny Liston
- or work of our Camp Ambassadors) 5,480 hours
In 2011 our goal was to seek support from individuals with specific skills or talents to help us accomplish facility and program goals. We were blessed with gifts of Quilts from a number of women around the state. Also, the social concerns committee at Holy Spirit Missoula gathered funds and resources to assemble day packs for our Grace Campers. We were also blessed by a Scout, Kenny Liston, who organized an Eagle Project at camp which resulted in the creation of our Media Center at camp. Other types of talent included, but are not limited to: nurses assisting with our youth programs, skilled mechanics helping keep our power boats in repair, and skilled builders helping with different projects around the camp. In short, 2011 was a good year thanks to the many people who had a specific skill or talent they were willing to share. We wish to thank the many people who prayed for the work and ministry of Camp Marshall.
Treasure: Celebrate Camp Marshall Funding Goals in 2011:
||Funds raised in 2011
Grace Camp12,600.0012,511.00$89.00Camp Funds32,200.0035,409.92$-3,209.92
||($14,600 of this money was used for scholarships)
|Long Term investments
|Total funding goal in 2011
Scholarship summary for 2011
Here is a brief summary some of your accomplishments:
Through financial gifts to the Diocese:
- Grace Camp: 28 students received a summer program experience which was funded via donations to cover the cost of the camp. Donations which made that possible totaled $12,511.00
- 70 Scholarships, totaling $13,467.50, were provided directly to youth and families making a summer program experience possible.
- 8 children of staff (and adult volunteers) were provided a free camp experience, totaling $1,010.00, making a summer program experience possible. Most importantly, this benefit made it possible for parents to volunteer their time or serve as a staff person for our camp.
Through Local Congregations:
- 89 students received partial or full scholarships to help provide a summer camp experience. Financial support from congregations totaled $12,532.50.
195 students and families were gifted $39,521.00 dollars in financial support from members of this diocese to make a summer camp experience possible.
This is an amazing show of love and support for our youth and families who participate in our summer camp programs. Every member of our Diocese shares in this wonderful accomplishment.
Imagine what you have made possible for a young person or family when you have made a gift to camp.
Camp Marshall Year End Report 2011 –From the Site Manager
2011 saw many improvements at Camp Marshall, due in large part to four simultaneous blessings (a donation from St. Stephens, Billings, an AmeriCorps grant, a donation from Sue Brookhart, and a donation from Tom Carlson). The combination of the four gifts allowed us to do the following:
- Complete a significant re-model on Canterbury (showers, flooring, paint, trim, cabinets, plumbing, windows, drainage around the building);
- Complete the thinning of our forest;
- Re-route the path to the Chapel;
- Installation of new seating in the Chapel.
Some repairs were made to the Site Manager’s house: plumbing repaired (venting issue that has plagued the house for 15 years), toilet replaced, flooring and trim work replaced, counter replaced.
Also completed in 2011 was the finish work from the drain field project of 2010, including repair of scarred land, replanting grass, and repair of sidewalk.
Another large project that was completed in 2011 was the Media Center. This area, under the lodge, has been insulated, walled, and heated to serve as a workspace for recording and producing media. Additionally, it has served as an office, meeting space, and storage for equipment that is temperature sensitive. This was completed by Kenny Liston, his family, and Boy Scout Troop for his Eagle Project (Helena).
In July we had a Wind Event. This event caused 8 large, old trees to fall. Fortunately, no one was hurt and the only damage from falling trees occurred at the Bishop’s cabin where a large Fir tree took down the power lines and damaged the power pole. These were repaired by the Mission Valley Power and Brandenburg Electric shortly thereafter. An insurance claim was filed, but the bill was the same amount as the deductible.
During the Wind Event shingles began blowing off Coventry. Upon closer inspection it became apparent that the roof on Coventry was failing and needed to be replaced. After debate about whether to put a metal roof, or a shingle roof, we decided to put a shingle roof because the cost was significantly less. We paid around $2,800 for the shingle roof. A metal roof would have taken some extra framing work and would have exceeded $3,500.
Finally, the Lodge roof has never had a ridge cap installed. That was installed late this past fall in an attempt to glean a few more years’ life out of the roof. We are unsure whether this measure will have much positive aefect.
Rental Group Use:
In 2011, not including MCT, we served 16 groups for a total of 333 souls for weekend retreats. We made approximately $10,323 for lodging and $10,631 in food service. For MCT we made $17,171 for lodging and $11,250 for food service. Total Lodging: $27,494. Total Food Service: $21,583.
|New Path to Chapel
|Washing machines for camp
||Gift From Clergy
||Gift from Rev. Fay
|Media Center Equipment
Changes in Use:
The Program Directors Office has been remodeled and is now used as studio and office space. The Program Office now serves also as Dave’s Office. During the Summer Camp Season, St. Catherine served primarily as a staff cabin. As our program grows, we are finding it ever more difficult to house indoor needs like offices and sleeping spaces.
The other major change in use is the change in drain fields. We no longer use any drain field that is in an area where campers and staff commonly walk on camp. Both drain fields are now in more isolated, infrequently used areas.
In early October Camp Marshall experienced a long, heavy rain storm. After that storm, the Site Manager noticed and photographed the floor of the lodge which was covered in puddles. We have been accustomed to 3 or 4 commonly-known leaks in the lodge roof. After this storm there were possibly 12 puddles, many of them in new locations.
What’s Ahead: The lodge roof needs to be carefully monitored. We would be prudent to begin the planning process for the future of the lodge.