Glisson Receives Largest Gift in Camp History: $1 Million!

1/25/2015

Gift given with focus on next projects in Phase 1 of Glisson's master plan...before summer!

Glisson announced last week that the camp has received its largest single gift ever: one million dollars! This gift has been given specifically to go toward Phase One projects of Glisson's Master Plan that were not included in the Serving Generations campaign - and in the hope that the building would start right away! The donor would like as many of these projects as possible to be completed before Summer 2015 so that this year's campers can benefit. Remaining Phase One projects include but are not limited to: 

  • New Lake Hale waterfront & activities
  • 2 new cabins and 1 renovated to full-size
  • New full-size recreation field 
  • Old Dining Hall renovated to program space 

Of those four major projects, work is already underway prepping sites for the new waterfront and new cabins. The new recreation field and renovation of the "Old" Dining Hall into program space are slated for completion next fall. Glisson will share more details as plans are finalized, but changes taking place by this summer include:

  • All Village and Sparrowwood campers eating at a single meal for the first time in years...
  • A porch big enough to have a camp-wide Singing-on-the-Porch...
  • New meeting space under the new dining room to use during inclement weather...
  • A new camp store and dining room lobby to gather in before and after meals...
  • A new stone prayer chapel for small groups to worship in together...
  • A new vehicular bridge and south entrance to keep traffic out of the center of camp...
  • Three more cabins to increase Glisson's camper capacity to its most-ever...
  • A new multi-event Lake Hale waterfront with activities like a water slide, zip line, and "Blob" 

That's the difference between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015 thanks to the generosity of the extended Glisson family during our Serving Generations campaign combined with an unexpected major gift from a generous friend of Glisson. This has been and continues to be an amazing time in Glisson's history - one that Glisson believes is securing life-changing ministry for generations to come!

Find out more about Glisson, the North Georgia Conference's Camp and Retreat Center, at www.glisson.org. 


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