Highland Retreat of the Mennonite Church

$8,555.00 contributions
63 donors

Raised: $8555Remaining: $6445

Help us fund a 40' adventure tower in the field above Red Oak Lodge!
Guest groups and summer campers alike enjoy time on our challenge course, but several key adventure activities have been retired recently due to the growth and deterioration of supporting trees -- so we're starting fresh with an adventure tower that does not rely on trees. The massive support poles are already in place, thanks to friends who volunteered their skilled labor, and the professional installation of a 32' climbing wall on one side of the tower is underway. The climbing wall should be open for use this summer! 

(left) Our climbing wall will have three belays and multiple climbing routes, similar to this one -- photo courtesy of Spruce Lake Retreat
(center) The face of Highland's new climbing wall, under construction -- photo by Kent Kauffman
(top right) Snapped support tree that retired the Flying Squirrel last fall -- photo by Gordie Shantz

(bottom right) 'Whale Watch' group balancing activity, a low element constructed this spring -- photo by Kent Kauffman

Your gift today will go farther!
In addition to the sponsored prizes your gift could help us win today, several of our board members have offered matching gifts. The first $4,500 given today will be doubled through these matches! 

Today's goal of $15,000 ($19,500 including checks that have been pledged) will cover the remaining expenses for the tower, the climbing wall side, climbing equipment, and several new low elements in our challenge course. Any additional funds will go towards completing a 'Vertical Playpen' activity on another side of the adventure tower. We appreciate your support!

To learn more about Highland Retreat, our summer camps, or our guest retreat options, visit highlandretreat.org.

by Anonymous donated $250.00
Benjamin T donated $100.00
Sonny and Ann R donated $100.00
Rachel S donated $75.00
Alison V donated $100.00
by Anonymous donated $200.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


It is an honor to support the ministry of Highland!


Thank you for offering respite, retreat, and renewal to me and so many!