For more than 70 years, Mt. Lebanon Camp has provided a Christian camping environment for children, Teenagers, and adults through camps, retreats, and other special events. In fact, Mt. Lebanon served over 37,000 people in 2017! The mission of the camp is to provide a safe and fun environment for guests to meet Jesus and connect with their peers, mentors, and leaders.
Mt. Lebanon has experienced steady growth since it opened in 1945. Consequently, the camp often assesses its facilities to determine how well they meet guests’ needs. Feedback from the most frequent campers points to the need for an improved dining experience. While annual maintenance funds are sufficient for many enhancements to the camp, projects of this scope and scale require even greater resources.
The current dining hall, built in 1976, has a maximum summer capacity of 600 campers per week. Today, summer camp attendance has increased to as many as 1,100 guests per week. While the growth of camp attendance is exciting, it has led to crowded conditions and inadequate dining space. A new, additional dining hall will address these current challenges and provide much-needed meeting space for summer camps and retreats.
Therefore, Mt. Lebanon is embarking on a capital campaign to raise the necessary funds for a new dining hall and kitchen. The camp began through the extraordinary generosity of those who donated Mt. Lebanon’s 500 acres of land 73 years ago. Today, we are just as confident in the Lord’s provision, and we anticipate the generosity of others to ensure the building of a wonderful new dining facility that will improve the guests’ camping experience. By making this important addition through a capital campaign, Mt. Lebanon can continue to offer affordable camping and retreat options for groups and ministries in Dallas and beyond.
For more information about the capital campaign for a new dining facility, contact Ryan Jespersen, 214-319-1159, or Roger Jackson, 972-291-7156.