The Lodge is always a hub of activity at Camp Elim. Inside is the kitchen, the dining room, staff offices, and the game room. It can also house up to 36 campers and counselors.
The Lodge is one of the oldest buildings at Camp Elim. Originally built in 1942, it is one of the few buildings purchased in 1960 that still stands today. It has seen many renovations over the years, including digging a basement beneath the Lodge in 1970, and refinishing the exterior in 2014.
In 2017, the Dining Room was expanded by renovating the Lodge South bedrooms.
A cabin within the Lodge.
The game room.
The new dining room space.
The original dining room, with the new expansion visible on the left.
Complete with audio visual equipment, fireplace, and beverage bar, the Chapel is a space used for worship, teaching, and other large-audience events. It is also used for indoor games, when it is too cold or rainy for outdoor activities. The Chapel can seat up to 160 people. The Chapel was built in 2000.
Teller Hall, in the lower level of the Chapel, was completed in 2013. It can be used as overflow or for other games, crafts, activities, and events. Teller Hall has its own kitchen, and, as of 2016, is also home to Uncle Charley's Country Store and the Crafts Store!
The exterior of the Chapel.
Uncle Charley's Country Store, located in Teller Hall
The inside of the Chapel.
Teller Hall, in the lower level of the Chapel.
Canyon Lodge can accommodate up to 36 campers and counselors across three dorms (which can be separated into six bedrooms). Each bedroom includes a queen-sized bed and five twin beds to better host families. All bathrooms are private, and one is handicap-accessible. Canyon Lodge also hosts a water bottle filling station and a covered porch complete with two Carpetball tables!
Canyon Lodge replaces our old Rec Shelter, which was for many years where Chapel sessions were held. The Rec Shelter was also home to Uncle Charley's Country Store and the Arts & Crafts Shop.
The building was completed in May of 2018, just in time for our Memorial Day Family Camp. Good thing, because we had filled those rooms in faith!
Inside Canyon Lodge
Summit Lodge is a building of dormitory-style lodging that can fit up to 52 campers and counselors. It includes one handicap-accessible room.
Summit Lodge is a renovation of what was formally the East Dorm. East Dorm was one of the buildings included in Camp's original purchase in 1960, and Summit Lodge was completed in 2009.
A dividable room within Summit Lodge.
Northwoods Lodge consists of dormitory-style lodging that houses 28 beds. It includes one handicap-accessible room.
Northwoods Lodge is also home to Eagle's Nest, a cozy meeting space for adult retreats.
Northwoods Lodge is a renovation of what was formally the North Dorm. The North Dorm was included in Camps original purchase in 1960, and construction finished on Northwoods Lodge in 2010.
A room inside Northwoods Lodge.
The Eagle's Nest meeting space.
The Guest House
The Guest House, located behind the Lodge, was added to Camp in the 1960's. It includes semi-private accommodations, and is used to house staff in the summertime. The Infirmary is located on the north side of the Guest House.