It has been too long since I have spent any time sharing about what is happening here at Word of Life. We have had so many exciting and new things happening! In August the installation of our new Executive Director - Don Lough, Jr. You can check out the story of Don Lough right here! Many projects happening our facilities and an emphasis on Marketing and Programming at our camps.
The focus for our Operations Team is Integration and Planning - we want our service departments to be completely integrated with all of Word of Life and with each other. The other goal is planning, we have set very aggressive goals to strategically plan out the next 5 years. This includes a facility plan for each property that supports the needs of the ministry plan. The ministry plan is the key driver in a facility plan!
The focus for our camps: Marketing and Programming! We are working hard to develop comprehensive marketing plans, which include a greater road presence, phone calling, using social media (Check out our Camps Facebook page and "Like Us") and web! As to program, we are working right now on detailed programming and events for each camp… thinking through every aspect, from the time our guests step or drive onto the property right up to when they leave the camp! We want the entire experience to be well thought out, exciting, energetic and Christ Honoring!
I want to take the rest of this post to share with you the INN Chalet Project! We are thrilled to announce that we are remodeling two chalets this winter and they will be ready when we open in March! We are officially changing the name from Chalets to Lodges! We will be naming them after different mountains here in the Adirondacks.
Here are the names:
Rocky Peak Lodge
So, what are we doing with them?
To start we completely gutted them… then all new electrical, insulation, sheetrock and new ceiling grids and tiles. Also, brand new heating and air conditioning units that are highly efficient. We are going for an Adirondack theme with all of our remodeling at the INN. In the coming weeks I will be posting about the INN Lobby!
We have also added a second floor deck and door off the front of the building for an incredible view of Schroon Lake! We have replaced the back steps and have made them nice and sturdy!
The bottom rooms now have double doors, which means you can rent both rooms open the door and have extra space for your family. If you rent out the room for yourself… no problem just keep your side locked and you are totally secure and safe!
Bathrooms are being totally remodeled, with tile flooring, new vanity and sinks!
You can see from some of the pictures these are going to really awesome! We are excited to be offering them! Please book now, as I am sure they will fill up quick. Remember, this is not about buildings but about coming and spending a week with great friends, great speakers, music and of course awesome food! It just makes the experience a little nicer when the room you are staying in has just been remodeled! We would count it a privilege to serve you and your family for God's Glory!
View from the Driveway!
View of the Second Floor Porch!