The Memorial Chapel
The Memorial Chapel is a small wooded area that has been set aside as a place for worship and reflection. It is an intimate setting surrounded by trees with views of the Ossipee Mountains. It was originally created with gifts given in memory of alum Louise Tobiason Herbst and has been improved and upgraded over the years with additional memorial gifts. The Chapel is a beautiful spot for private reflection and prayer, and also for conducting various small worship services as part of the family camping and/or children's camp programs. It is located in Calumet's Family Campground in a clearing just off the hinking trail to the Jackman Ridge lookout. The only access to the Chapel is by the gradual, sloped walking trail. Trail maintenance and updates allow our golf carts to transport people with physical challengs to the Chapel.
The Memorial Garden
The garden is at the Memorial Chapel, just to the side of the altar, and is a place designated and consecrated for disposition of ashes of loved ones. Nor urns are used. The cremated remains are dispersed and mixed into the soil and mulch surrounding the Garden vegetation in a manner such that they are indistinguishable from the soil matrix. Ashes are non-recoverable and not preserved intact in compliance with New Hampshire statutes. It is important that during conversations with a funeral director it is clearly understodd that the ashes are specifically prepared for this type of interment. Interments cannot happen during the colder months of the year. Family members make contact with Calumet staff to make detailed arrangements of interment plans and the Calumet staff prepares the space beforehand. There are quite a number of individuals who are at rest on Jackman Ridge. The Exectuvie Director is available to answer any questions.
During certain times of the year, when the Calumet schedule permits, family members might make arrangements with Calumet's Food Service team to have a light luncheon or some snacks in the Dining Room of the Conference Center or the Micah Room following the interment. The fee is determined after the initial conversation between the family and Calumet.
Markers: There is a $250 per person fee which includes all of the costs associated with interment at Calumet (purchase of the granite, engraving the names and dates, marker transport, garden preparation for interment, garden and trail upkeep).
The standard granite markers are 11.5" square. There are 16 characters per line and Calumet has chosen a standard font and character size. The markers commemorate the lives of loved ones who may or may not have their ashes interred in the Memorial Garden. Some markers identify people who are interred elsewhere, but whose memory is very much alive here at Calumet. For those persons whose ashes are scattered in the Memorial Garden, there is a small cross engraved in the corner of the marker.
Calumet arranges for the marker to be engraved and put in place.
Book and Online Resource: We are beginning a project to collect brief summaries and one photo of the people who are memorialized at the Memorial Chapel. Calumet Nation, though numbering in the thousands, is still quite an intimate group. In the many years to come, it is the hope that future generations will remember and reflect upon the ones who were part of Calumet Nation in past years. The book will be kept in the Conference Center. The webpage will be introduced later in 2017.
Calumet will provide a list of the services provided with the amount due. Pre-payment for the marker ($250 per person, $500 per couple) is now available. Should Calumet need to increase the fee in the years to come, those who chose to pre-pay will not have to pay any additional amounts. These pre-paid dollars will be held in the Memorial Chapel fund and tagged with the names of each person/couple who is taking advantage of the pre-payment option. Click the link below and begin the pre-pay process.
Learn more by contacting KNUTE.