Gretna Glen counts on annual giving to maintain our property. Contributions to our general fund help offset the cost of running a facility that is over 55 years old and allows for upgrades to serve our campers and guests in a comfortable safe environment.
Pathway to Our Future Finance Initiative
Gretna Glen is blessed with a retreat lodge and maintenance building/apartments that were built in 2004/2005. This finance initiative is working to pay the mortgage of $690,000 off on these buildings early to save us approximately $246,000 in interest. As of December 2014 donations, pledges and Gretna Gritty fundraisers have given $273,480.86 towards this goal. We still need substantial donations to be made to rid ourselves of this debt. The retreat lodge and maintenance building still have the opportunity to be named after someone with a gift of 50% of the cost of the building. This PDF brochure tells you more about this finance initiative.
Our commitment to not only maintain our site, but to continually upgrade our facilities so that we provide our guests with an environment that allows them to be renewed and refreshed for good works is a constant process. Our master plan is designed so that we can continue to provide space for campers and guests of all abilities to enjoy this great space. At this time we have two major projects that we are focused on. Projects will not move forward until all monies are committed. If you would like to name a building after yourself, a family member, or an organization, please contact us.
Newcomer Dining Hall Covered Deck Addition
We are blessed to have outgrown our dining hall. This addition will provide for a three season space to feed are guests, have an overlook area to enjoy the beauty of camp and a program space for group gatherings. This addition will double the size of our Mainsite dining hall and will enable groups to enjoy a comforting family style meal. The estimated cost is $205,000 of which $70,000 has already been committed. (Project Plan)
The original bathhouse built in 1958 has had several facelifts over the last 30 years in efforts to keep it usable as long as possible. This space has defiantly served us well and is in need of complete replacement. When it was originally built it was thought to be used just as a summer time bathhouse. In its current use as a heated bathhouse to 8 cabins which at capacity hold 122 guests, it is defiantly time for a new space. The estimated cost is $350,000 with a goal of building this after the summer of 2015 for it to be ready for spring 2016. (Project Plan)
Gretna Glen provided need based scholarships of various amounts to individuals that attend our summer camp programs. Any amount that is given will go into the fund and be shared with camper families as they are requested.