The Campaign For Today (CFT) is a multi component, multi year project for which we hope to raise between $430,000 and $460,000. The fundraising effort will be almost entirely congregation based.
First, the CFT will allow for Calumet to be a place for large groups, retreats, and conferences during every season of the year. We will winterize the common area of the existing Lakeside Dining Hall -- soon to be renamed Johnson Hall in honor of Don and Janet Johnson's many years of leadership.
Second, with the renovation of the present Staff Lounge, the CFT will mean that the summer staff can have a comfortable place to do their planning -- and Calumet will then have a bathroom near to the Outdoor Chapel. It will be renamed the Upsala Staff Center to honor the legacy of Upsala College, the Lutheran College which closed in the 90s.
Third, through the construction of two, 2-Unit buildings, the CFT will mean that Calumet can welcome those individuals who will only be able to visit Calumet if we can provide private-bath housing -- and weʼll welcome them all year long.
Finally, the CFT will allow for Calumet to purchase an awesome, coach style minibus that will mean ample leg room, reasonable luggage space, and smooth rides from any of our congregations to camp. Our mini school buses have served us well, but we need to do better!
We've received one major gift to get us off on the right track, and we're hoping for at least 50 donors to come forward with a gift / pledge of $1,000. This is going to be an awesome time for Calumet.
We Can Do This!!