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Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign for
Mary's Lodge
at Camp Howard

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Dear Friend of Camp Howard:

For more than 60 years, Camp Howard has made great memories for youth, age 6-17. Over 1000,000 youth from throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington have attended Camp Howard.

Located near Corbett, Oregon Camp Howard offers a beautiful setting on 245-acres with majestic views of Mt. Hood. We provide week-long Summer camp activities with group rentals throughout the year. Basketball, volleyball, zip line, target sports, swimming, hiking, and creative play are some of the fun activities that make lasting memories for campers.

At the center of Camp Howard is the Dining Hall where staff and campers gather for meals, songs and friendship, and esteem-building activities. The Dining Hall has served campers well for decades, but needs to be replaced. During peak season, the Dining Hall is limited to serving 200 campers. Kitchen facilities have not been updated since the 1990s. We need to make our Dining Hall ADA compliant. The Dining Hall foundation will soon need to be replaced.

Our new Dining Hall will include indoor/outdoor dining, expanded food storage, restrooms, break room for staff, washing facilities for kitchen needs, enhanced meeting space, and it will include a spectacular view of Bull Run Reservoir. Soderstrom Architects have designed a plan for a 7,580 s.f. Lodge/Dining Hall that will serve 540 campers. The projected cost is $3.5 million.

The Campaign for The Lodge at Camp Howard is under way to raise funds to construct a new Lodge/Dining Hall. This is a major undertaking for Camp Howard and I need your help.

Thousands of youth turn to Camp Howard each year for life-lasting, fun memories. They are counting on us. May I count on you?

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Sister Krista von Borstel, SSMO
Executive Director

Phone: (503) 231-9484 Ext. 104

Take the Weston Challenge

Joseph Weston is a highly respected Portland Businessman who has been a long-time benefactor of CYO/CampHoward. He has made a $1 million challenge pledge toward the $3.5 million to complete the Dining Hall funding plan.

The commitment of Joseph Weston is the largest pledge ever made to CYO/Camp Howard. It is an incredible act of faith in the outstanding work we do with youth.

How about you? Will you stand with Camp Howard and one of Portland's prominent business leaders and make a life-changing pledge to benefit youth for generations to come?


How You Can Help

If each friend of Camp Howard makes a sacrificial pledge payable over three years, we will meet the remaining $2.5 million need. Pledges can be paid monthly, quarterly, or annually.

Gifts can be made online at:

To Make Your Gift or Pledge

Please make your check payable and send to:

CYO/Camp Howard

825 NE 20th Ave. #120

Portland, OR 97232

Capital Campaign Steering Committee

The Campaign for the Lodge at Camp Howard is being guided by a team of respected business leaders, including:

Jolie Abraham Phanton

CYO/Camp Howard

Molly Bordonaro


Kathleen Burtchaell

Community Volunteer

Brian Dooney

Leonard Adams Insurance

Tom and Debbie Fessler

Woodburn Nursery

Henry Fitzgibbon

Soderstrom Architects

Michelle Garcia

Northwest Investment Counselors

Cappy Mack Gray

West Sylvan Middle School

Laurie Kelly

Providence Foundation

Kevin Kelly

Retired Business Owner

Rick Skayhan

Leonard Adams Insurance

Sister Krista von Borstel, SSMO

CYO/Camp Howard


Lisa Sanders
Development Director

Phone: 503-231-9484

Make your gift of any amount now to fund the Lodge at Camp Howard!

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