Part 5 Dedication: The Lodge

Mary’s Lodge is the first component of a four part improvement plan for Camp Howard.  Built in the early 50’s, the major buildings at the camp, dining hall, chapel and adult housing are slated for replacement.  An additional building, the Franz Finley Welcome Center is scheduled to be built in 2019 followed by the Chapel and adult lodge.

Mary’s Lodge affords a variety of comforts and views:

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Welcome to Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard!  The building was designed by Henry Fitzgibbon of Soderstrom Architects and built by Todd Construction.

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The beautiful mural in the building was painted by well known Northwest artist, Wayne Chin.

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Sister Michael Francine SSMO gazes on the mural as she visits the new facility.

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The new fireside room at the entry to the building adds a remarkable warmth and comfort to the camp.

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The fireside room at Mary’s Lodge includes a meeting space and lounging area.

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The dining hall portion of the facility combined with the outdoor eating spaces will accommodate in excess of 350 individuals.

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The kitchen, designed by the camp cooks, makes cooking for large numbers an enjoyable experience.

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New to the kitchen includes two grills, a combi oven and a steam kettle.  Other equipment was brought from the old kitchen.

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The outdoor seating area includes space for 200 guests.

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Outdoor fireplace and patio area makes a wonderful evening party spot!

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Landscaping including grass and rhodies will be added this fall to enhance the facility and provide fire suppression.

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