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LOTS & LOSSES**

By the end of 2022, Twin Rocks needs $500,000 to cover two significant camp needs: (1) Oceanfront LOTS & (2) Pandemic LOSSES:

1. Oceanfront Lots. Twin Rocks must secure $180,000 by December 2022 in order to make final payment on the four oceanfront vacant lots it is purchasing, located directly across Highway 101 from the camp’s main entrance. These lots were secured in 2018, and have a final payment due in December 2022. More than $700,000 of the $880,000 purchase price has already been raised, leaving the camp just $180,000 short. By purchasing these lots today, we reserve this property for future generations, where we someday plan to expand the camp’s ministry to couples and families with an ocean view family-style lodge. (See below for details.)

2. Pandemic-Related Losses. A year ago, we predicted that Twin Rocks would likely lose $1.3 million due to COVID during the combined 2020 and 2021 years. Remarkably, despite COVID lingering longer than expected, it current appears that pandemic losses will instead total about $520,000.* Such a deficit is far from good news, but the camp will weather it much better than was initially feared, thanks to reduced spending and grants from the State and Federal governments and a private foundation. Even better, more than 350 friends of the camp have reached out to Twin Rocks during this time of need and already contributed $200,000 toward this cause. As such, Twin Rocks needs $320,000* to recover from its COVID-induced losses.

Lots & Losses Campaign Summary:**

Oceanfront Lots $180,000
COVID-Related Losses $320,000
TO RAISE BY DEC. 2022 $500,000

* The pandemic’s complete impact has yet to be fully determined, especially given COVID’s ongoing and persistent presence. The above figures are thus approximations.
**This Lots & Losses campaign is a COVID-revised version of the New Century Campaign that commenced in 2018 (see below).


TO PLEDGE:

Would you consider making a one-year pledge to this Lots & Losses campaign and help the camp secure this much-needed $500,000? Please click on the yellow “Lots & Losses” pledge button and follow the simple instructions:


Oceanfront Property Details

Twin Rocks possesses a unique and rare opportunity. 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.

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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.

Drone Photo with Lots Circled

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. More than $700,000 of the property’s $880,000 total price (property purchase, interest payments, and grading by professional excavator) has been secured, leaving just $180,000 yet to raise to fund a final payment due in December 2022. 

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, or a decades-long delay could prove necessary. Nonetheless, given this rare and affordable chance to acquire this adjacent property, this purchase provides a wonderful gift to impart upon future generations of campers.


New Century Campaign Revisions

Please note that due to COVID-19’s impact upon the camp, the Twin Rocks Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone the Dining Center’s planned expansion, revising the New Century Campaign as follows:

REVISED New Century Campaign Pre-COVID Plan Revised Plan Due to COVID-19
Oceanfront Lots Purchase $880,000 $880,000
Dining Center Expansion $500,000 $-0-
Recovery from COVID Losses $-0- $520,000
Camp Maintenance $50,000 $50,000
Centennial Celebration $80,000 $80,000
TOTAL $1,510,000 $1,530,000
Raised to Date $1,030,000
Yet to Raise (as of 12-1-2021) $500,000

 

TO DONATE:

If you would like to contribute to the Lots & Losses Campaign, please press the “Lots & Losses” pledge button below and follow the easy instructions. Alternatively, if you simply desire to make a one-time gift, choose the “Donate” button or mail the camp a check designated to the Lots & Losses campaign (PO Box 6, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136). THANKS SO MUCH!

 

 

Twin Rocks Friends Camp