Consultant Camp Planning
In addition to creating targeted programs for community development with youth, TCC staff are also available to work with camp owners and management staff to prepare their sites for a better community development experience to support their existing and future programs goals. Prevent development mistakes by building a long range plan for what your camp will look like in 20, 30, or 50 years. Knowing what you ultimately want to achieve with your camp facility allows you to appropriately place a new swimming pool, ropes course, or expanded dining hall in the right place — when the time is right. It will feel good to have a confident and professional response when a donor approaches you with a desire to highlight their legacy by offering a capital gift to your site.
TCC is currently developing long range land use planning capabilities including geographical information system (GIS) services and architectural renderings. Tsuga Community Commission is networking with Portland area Planning and Engineering firms to consider the long term economic, environmental, and social equity benefits of master-planned residential camps. This group of colleagues will investigate the nuances of how camp is more than a place of leisure, but also a venue where new and existing demographics can form their shared identity, create tradition, and build social capital. By the summer of 2019, our plan is have property secured and have master plans for a camp and retreat facility available for donor review.
The summer camp experience and the potential for a space to facilitate program goals has a lot to do with how the camp has been planned and developed. Our plan is to have property secured and have a master planned camp facility available for donor review and case-study by University Planning departments.