We are really blessed to have all of our cabins sponsored by congregations from throughout the state. They have all been active recently in upgrading the quality of their cabins. Here are some highlights.
The Rockledge Church of Christ has just recently taken over the sponsorship of the boy’s cabins. Assuming sponsorship also means having naming rights, so the West Orange Corral will henceforth be called “RockLodge.” A really awesome sign has been placed on the street-side of the cabin, so be sure to look for it next time you are on campus. They are also planning on making some improvements on the cabin.
The Sanford Church of Christ has sponsored the Eagles’ Nest cabin for many years. In the past several months they have done some major renovations in this cabin. These include: adding a deck on the lakeside of the cabin, replacing the roof, adding top rails to all of the bunks, replacing the windows, replacing the tile flooring, and several minor repairs both inside and out. They have really done a good job and still plan to do more including purchasing new mattresses for all of the bunks.
The Eustis Manor cabin is sponsored by the Orange Avenue Church of Christ in Eustis. They have recently added a deck, purchased new mattresses for all of the bunks and added a much needed second entrance to the street-side of the cabin.
One of the oldest buildings on campus, the Staff Bunkhouse, has never had a sponsor… until now. The Vero Beach Church of Christ has recently taken on this cabin, which houses three staff bedrooms and our Clinic. The Sojourners have also been busy with enhancements to this building, including adding a covered deck on the Dining Hall side and replacing a hedge with a planter. This will be a great spot for our kitchen staff to sit and relax after a long day feeding our campers.
The Mount Dora Church of Christ sponsors Langford Cottage on the girls’ side of the campus. Within this past year they have replaced the roof with a metal roof and purchased new mattresses for all of the bunks.
The Bartow Cottage, also on the girls’ side, is sponsored by the North Jackson Avenue Church of Christ in Bartow. It now has all new mattresses due to the generosity of several of their members who donated the needed funds.
We cannot express our appreciation enough to these congregations and so many others who support the ministry here both with their dollars, time and talents.