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:
Welcome to Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard! The building was designed by Henry Fitzgibbon of Soderstrom Architects and built by Todd Construction.
The beautiful mural in the building was painted by well known Northwest artist, Wayne Chin.
Sister Michael Francine SSMO gazes on the mural as she visits the new facility.
The new fireside room at the entry to the building adds a remarkable warmth and comfort to the camp.
The fireside room at Mary’s Lodge includes a meeting space and lounging area.
The dining hall portion of the facility combined with the outdoor eating spaces will accommodate in excess of 350 individuals.
The kitchen, designed by the camp cooks, makes cooking for large numbers an enjoyable experience.
New to the kitchen includes two grills, a combi oven and a steam kettle. Other equipment was brought from the old kitchen.
The outdoor seating area includes space for 200 guests.
Outdoor fireplace and patio area makes a wonderful evening party spot!
Landscaping including grass and rhodies will be added this fall to enhance the facility and provide fire suppression.
Wowzers! It is clear the mural in Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard will finish the building in grand style! The dedication on August 11th will show off the new state of the art food preparation and dining facility, a dream come true for staff at Camp Howard!
Wayne Chin is a well known local artist and art instructor. It is a joy to watch him at work!
ps – He moved the raccoons!
As Mary’s Lodge, the new dining hall at Camp Howard continues to wrap up construction, the final phases of preparation are in the works including the painting of a mural by Wayne Chin. He came early in the afternoon last week and said he would like to get it blocked out. He prepped his lines on the wall and laid out the under painting. It was amazing to watch!
I need to remember to tell him a refrigerator will go where his ladders are and can he move the raccoons? 🙂
5.30.2018 Camp Howard – Check out the latest drone footage of the Mary’s Lodge construction at Camp Howard.
The new hand washing stations are taking shape at Mary’s Lodge. Troughs will be added which will help define the space. They are looking great and will kick it up a notch from our original stations which were extremely creative and made a big difference in the battle against germs!
The hand washing station in front of Mary’s Lodge enables 250 kids to wash up quickly before each meal. This station will include water, troughs, lights & drainage. Hand washing greatly reduces the bugs making it a priority in the new lodge.
The new “Mary’s Lodge” at Camp Howard will be a major game changer for the camp. It is inspiring to walk inside the building and imagine the kids enjoying the facility at meal time and other event times. The high ceilings, light, air flow and ambience will make for a much more enjoyable experience. – Our camp signups are at an all time high! (May 1, 2018)
Below: Larry is prepping for a concrete pour at the entrance to the building.
Below: Hand washing stations are being installed!
Below: Sheetrock finished and working on the mud!
Below: The sheetrock made a huge difference in defining the space!
Below: Ah…the kitchen…
Below: Another view of the hand washing stations as they begin construction.
Below: An exterior view of the entrance to Mary’s Lodge
I participated in Mark Lee’s “Drone Camp” at Camp Howard last summer. After he finished with the kids, I sat in for some lessons with him. Really glad I did because it has given me such joy to capture images in different perspectives!