1970 - The "Morton House" is demolished and replaced with new sleeping quarters. Music workshop is a success. Funds are sought to continue work on the Manager's new house.
1971 - A camp farm is established with four areas for different animals. The lodge kitchen has a new stove provided by the women of Zion, Holland. The local societies of the AAL have made a $375 contribution to camp which has been matched with equal funds from the AAL home office for a total of $750. The funds were designated for the installation of a heating system in the East Room and its basement. The project was completed June 6, 1971.
1972 – Work resumed on the Camp Manager’s house; it is framed and ready for the roof, new loan necessary. 400 chicken halves were prepared for the Annual BBQ. Word is received that Hope Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids will assume the cost of windows for the house.
1973 – Camp Manager’s house is ready for wiring and plumbing. The Board thanks Harold Hansen for all the labor he put forth to complete the Camp Manager’s house. The Camp Concordia Woman’s Auxiliary provides new cushions for the East Room furniture. Ten hearing impaired children attend regular camp program this year.
1974 – Manager and family begin move to new house. Registered campers total 427. The old cottage will be used for small retreats. The Winter Festival draws 100 – 120 people. All new wiring in the tent and trailer camping area.
1975 – Lutheran Brotherhood is impressed with camp – donates $2,000. Ice storm in February does extensive damage to the trees. Boys’ and girls’ restrooms renovated. Registered campers number 476. Carleen Overholt’s yard sale nets $205.22 for camp.
1977 – The Trustees develop a ten year plan. Irwin Boeskool gives camp a drill press, pipe threading kit and trailer. Rev. Wallace Schulz, associate Lutheran Hour Speaker is our 20th Anniversary guest speaker, May 29. AAL (Thrivent) grants camp $2,000. September 13, the DeVries announce their retirement plans after 18 years of service.
1978 – New camper cabin completed.
1979 – New Camp Manager Larry Wheeler is hired. History records the constant challenge to meet operating expenses while still carrying out new programs and new building. Some person or congregation or organization continues to step forward and bless the camp with their help.
Larry Wheeler becomes Camp Director
President - Ron Rubach