This campaign isn't merely fundraising for a larger indoor space for worship. It's about providing more space to reach more kids with the good news of Jesus Christ.
In 1955, Camp Judson's chapel and meeting spaces were constructed and named in honor of Roger Williams, the founder of the Baptist movement in America. For nearly 70 years, Roger Williams Lodge provided the backdrop to stories of faith, friendship and fun at Camp Judson. In the fall of 2022 this beloved building was carefully dismantled and torn down because it could no longer keep up with the size and scope of camps and retreats.
That's why we're asking for your help to build a new 20,600 square foot, two-story building. We need to raise $4 million in capital campaign gifts to pay for construction of a new chapel that includes a basement theatre, game room, craft shop, camp store, snack shop and additional meeting rooms for small group prayer, Bible study and planning.
Roger Williams Lodge served as a central gathering place for campers for decades. The construction of a new building will not only revive the former lodge's traditional role of bringing guests together under one roof, but also support and sustain Camp Judson's year-round ministry to youth, adults and families.
We invite you to look at the floorplans below for a better idea of what we're planning to build in place of the former Roger Williams Lodge.