Update: October 13, 2017
Can you help us raise the final
We have raised 99.5 percent of our Million Dollar Makeover goal,
and are just $6,000 shy of meeting our need.
Announcement: May 27, 2017
Murdock Awards Twin Rocks $243,000
Million Dollar Makeover 91% Funded!
Twin Rocks recently received great news: The camp has been awarded a $243,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. These funds will help Twin Rocks enhance its ministry to campers affected by disability. As a result, Twin Rocks is ever-so-close to funding…
- Zip Line. A 500′ long, 3-person zip line soaring high above Cammack Field, fully accessible to campers affected by disability;
- Central Restroom. A new and improved Central Restroom facility constructed with 10 individual bathrooms and/or showers, vastly enhancing privacy and accessibility;
- Enhanced Walkways. All gravel eliminated from pedestrian areas with the installation of pavers and concrete sidewalks, providing attractive and mobility-friendly walkways and courtyards in the center of camp; and
- Macy Restroom. A fully-accessible restroom added to Macy Chapel. And more….
(Scroll down to view videos created last summer which describe these projects.)
This is now the fifth major grant received by Twin Rocks from the Murdock Trust during the past 17 years. The Trust was created in 1975 by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, who was a co-founder of Tektronix, Inc. The Trust’s mission is to serve individuals, families and communities across the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations that strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
Thanks to this generous award and the kindness of more than 350 families, Twin Rocks’ Million Dollar Makeover campaign is now 91 percent funded! (More than $1.1 million of the $1.3 million total goal has been secured – leaving just $120,000 yet to raise. Once final funds are raised, the Murdock Trust will officially authorize this top-off grant.)
It’s an exciting time at Twin Rocks. Please join us in thanking the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust for their wonderful generosity.
Million Dollar Makeover details and videos (as posted summer 2016):
NEW Central Restroom Facility
A brand new Central Restroom facility will be constructed to replace the aging and woefully-inadequate current structure, enabling vastly increased privacy, accessibility, and cleanliness. The new building will utilize stalls and showers in exclusively unisex, single-person configurations, accessed from a series of external doorways. Most of these restrooms will be fully ADA-compliant, helping Twin Rocks better meet the needs of its many campers affected by disability.
See more about the new facility in the video below:
Pavers to Replace Gravel in Central Courtyard
Currently, the ambiance of the central area which connects the Dining Center, Meetinghouse, Hadley Hall, and Shelter is greatly tarnished by gravel—lots of gravel. Summertime dust gives way to wintertime mud puddles. Mobility-impaired campers strain to navigate wheelchairs. Thankfully, concrete pavers and sidewalks are slated to replace this gravel, dramatically enhancing both the appearance and usability of this important camp space.
Three Side-by-Side High Adrenaline Zip Lines
Three side-by-side zip lines will enable campers of all ages to “fly” alongside friends and family in a high adrenaline adventure above Cammack Field. The 500-foot long zip lines will be fully accessible, providing a signature recreational activity available to all Twin Rocks campers.
Macy Chapel Restroom
Macy Chapel sits in a wonderfully-serene space in camp. Its secluded nature serves as an ideal location for small group gatherings and times of prayer, but its usability could be significantly enhanced by the addition of a restroom. This new restroom will be fully-accessible to campers affected by disability.