LOTS & LOSSES CAMPAIGN (revised from New Century Campaign):
1. Oceanfront Property Details
For its first 100 years, the entirety of the camp’s main grounds lay east of Highway 101, with the Pacific Ocean scarcely visible and the beach accessible only by venturing across the highway. While this arrangement proves enormously successful, acquiring affordable beachfront property has always been a desire.
Draft site plan for oceanfront adult & family lodge
In 2018, four vacant lots directly across Highway 101 from the camp’s entrance became available for purchase, and at a price well below market value. The camp envisions placing an adult and family retreat center on this property, enabling Twin Rocks to meaningfully expand its ministry to couples, families, and young adults.
Oceanfront lots located directly west of Twin Rocks’ main entrance
The lots total 228 lineal feet of ocean frontage, comprise 1.07 acres, and listed for $1.3 million. The property’s owners offered to make a charitable contribution by selling the lots to the camp for a total of $770,000 – less than 2/3 of their independently appraised value. In 2019, Twin Rocks conducted some initial grading of the property, preparing the site for future development. In addition, the camp added a six station “Prayer Walk” that encourages campers to spend reflective time connecting with their Creator.
Twin Rocks formally secured the property in December 2018, and completed the purchase with a final payment in November 2022. Thus, the entire $880,000 of the property’s total price (property purchase, interest payments, and grading by professional excavator) has been paid.
It is unclear when Twin Rocks will find funding to construct a proposed adult and family-style retreat center on the oceanfront lots. This could occur soon, but a delay of at least a decade is likely. Nonetheless, given this rare and affordable chance to acquire this adjacent property, this purchase is providing a wonderful gift to impart upon future generations of campers.
2. Pandemic Losses Detailed
Nearly three years of worldwide pandemic dramatically reduced attendance at Twin Rocks. The camp initially feared losing $1.4 million, and would have done so, but generous donors and timely grants rescued Twin Rocks from catastrophe. More than $1.16 million in COVID-related grants from the federal government (e.g., PPP), the State of Oregon, and a foundation reduced the camp’s projected COVID shortfall to $335,000. Hundreds of Twin Rocks’ constituents stepped forward and paid the balance in its entirety!
Lots & Losses Campaign vs original New Century Campaign
Please note that due to COVID-19’s impact upon the camp, the Twin Rocks Board of Directors made the difficult decision in 2020 to postpone the Dining Center’s planned expansion, revising the New Century Campaign as follows:
|Lots & Losses vs New Century Campaigns
||Lots & Losses
|Oceanfront Lots Purchase
|Dining Center Expansion
|Recovery from COVID Losses (after private and gov’t grants)
|Raised to Date (as of 2-10-2023)
|Yet to Raise
||$0 PAID IN FULL!