Current Project: New Dining Hall
We’re currently working on raising funding for our new dining hall. Over recent years, it has become more apparent that our dining hall needs to be upgraded in order to serve our camp programming as well as our greater community. Our lodge upgrade helped us add more accommodation and meeting space, but now we are limited by our aging dining hall.
Covenant Bay’s current Dining Hall and Kitchen can feed 70-80 comfortably yet we have space to sleep just over 180 people plus the RV area. The kitchen and dining hall building is a summer facility and does not function well in spring, fall or winter.
The Lodge has a kitchen and dining area that can accommodate 40-50 people. The Lodge kitchen was built with a new dining hall and kitchen in mind.
The new dining hall will sit up to 250 people at round tables. This will allow us to expand all of our current camps including family camps. It will also be a great place for groups to book their banquets and will allow us to host multiple groups through the winter months.
The old kitchen and dining hall will be torn down and the new one constructed on the same site taking advantage of the beautiful lake views.
Cost and other FAQs
The estimated construction costs in 2022 would be 1.7 million. We set a goal of 2 million which will factor in inflation over 5 years and some additional costs related to engineering plans, demolition and temporary cooking and dining arrangements.
This has not been decided. We did not borrow money to build the Lodge.
We would have loved to incorporate them into our new building but their length made this impossible. They will be salvaged and either sold or incorporated into another building on Covenant Bay property.
We would love to begin construction in 2027 although this timeline may be altered as funding is raised.
The new dining hall will be on the same and expanded footprint as the old dining hall.
The total area of the basement and main floor is 10,815 sq/ft. The footprint of the building is 6,630 sq/ft.
Partner with Us
These projects would not be possible without your support. Please consider a one-time donation or a pledge toward the New Dining Hall building project. Your impact from your contribution will have a positive ripple effect that will be felt throughout the community and beyond.
Thank you for your support!