For many of the early years of its existence The Anchorage operated under the slogan “Decidedly Christian….Delightfully Different!” That is as equally true today as it was 40 years ago. The Anchorage is thoroughly Christian in all its endeavors. Every facet of our program, every meal, every relationship has as its purpose the cause of Christ and His gospel. Solid Bible preaching, conscientious Bible teaching, and personal application are at the heart of each camp program.
2019 Envelope Campaign
"What began as a year of seemingly irreversible problems has become a year of great potential. We're energized to move forward as the Lord leads. Others have sacrificially joined us. But we still need your help to carry us through the end.
Our operations are significantly dependant on the giving of friends such as you to meet our budget requirements. The final 4% of that budget is what is necessary to finish the year on a positive note.
As you have come beside us in prayer, giving, and volunteer labors to bring us to this position will you consider being a part in helping us through to the end?
Our goal is $20,000.
As fans join together as one to spur their team on to victory I'm asking you to join together for this need as well. Once again we have established a giving board which you can access at www.anchoragecamp.org. A gift of $1 to $200, or any combination thereof, will quickly meet this financial need."
HOW TO CLAIM AN ENVELOPE-- Email us at to let us know which envelope you want to fill, then mail in your donation. If donating online, please include a note that it is for the "ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN."
Praise the Lord and thank you to all the generous givers this year! The goal has been met!
DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE RENOVATION
"Last week saw the beginning of the newest building project, only about 20 years overdue.
The last remaining building on the property that has not been renovated is the 2-story house structure that we lovingly referenced as “the sanctum,” a carryover from mine and Aaron’s sons growing up years as they set up an exercise space in it for their own personal workout sanctuary. I think the trendier name now is “man-cave.” In reality it is just an old building used for storage since the late 80’s.
However, there was a plan.
For at least 20 years the house that the camp has provided for Jeannie and me and our family has been, at best, sub-par. Its issues were such that it soon became apparent that investing any significant money in it to bring it up to a functioning level would be money wasted. Although we have continued to live there quite happily the house has not been an asset to ministry for us or the camp.
The Lord has now opened the door for renovation of “the sanctum” into a new staff residence with the probability of it becoming a duplex staff residence as needed in the future. This, in turn, will allow us to demolish the current house and expand the currently inadequate kitchen and dining room to proportions that will fit the needs of the ever expanding programs for years to come.
This project will not be easy. Installation of a proper foundation is the first need for this renovation, but that cannot take place without initially lifting the house off of its current foundation. Only then can the engineers actually determine the feasibility of this project, formulate a renovation plan, and accurately determine cost.
Thanks to Oldham House Movers, a 3rd generation house-moving company, the lifting process has been completed. The actual lifting and stabilizing of the structure was quite fascinating. A time-lapse of this 2-day process can be viewed here."