Camp Red Cedar, a division of Benchmark Human Services is a 57-acre summer camp and year-round horseback riding facility for children and adults of all abilities On Monday, September 25, Camp Red Cedar held groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the building of a new activity center and cabins on the camp’s property.
The 11,500 square foot activity center, designed by local architectural firm, MSKTD & Associates, will be fully accessible, and will accommodate a large activity space, offices, a kitchen and dining area, accessible restrooms, and more. The four new cabins will enable Camp Red Cedar to offer more overnight camps for campers of all abilities. Construction on the expansion project is being completed by Shawnee Construction and Engineering and is expected to be finished in May 2018.
“With the addition of our new, fully accessible Activity Center, we will be able to provide a space large enough for group gatherings, as well as a safe space for rainy day and year round activities,” said Karen Shollenberger, Vice President of Camp Red Cedar. “This is a dream come true for all of us at Camp Red Cedar, and we thank our board members and all the committee members who made our dream a reality.”
The mission of Camp Red Cedar is to encourage children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through recreational activities, outdoor education, creative arts and interaction with horses, in an integrated environment, serving people of all abilities.
For the second year in a row, Camp Red Cedar has been selected among the winners of Old National Bank’s “Choose Your Charity” contest celebrating the company’s growth in the Northeast Indiana region.
Once again the Communications Manager, Simon May, at Camp Red Cedar’s parent company, Benchmark Human Services, rallied employees in three office locations across the city to fill out forms to support the effort. “I was so happy to help out last year with this project, and to win it again has been fantastic” said May. The presentation ceremony was attended by Carrie Perry, Camp Director, and Simon May, pictured here with Old National Bank branch manager and corporate staff.
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