big things are happening

We are so excited to announce that building for our Foundations for the Future Capital Project is beginning! We can’t wait to share all the updates on the project with you.

Foundations for The Future

Foundations for the Future includes 3 building projects which will help us facilitate the number of people we have here more efficiently, keep our site in working order, grow our summer program, and significantly cut down long-term utility costs.

1 – Summer Camp

We have added communication doors to a number of our motel-style accommodations. This allows us to convert these rooms into cabins in the summer, expanding the number of campers we can have each week.

2 – Maintenance

Our maintenance team has long overgrown our current shop. We will be building a new maintenance shop, equipped with everything our team would need to keep camp running, and removed from the busy-ness of our property to minimize the heavy traffic around the guests and campers. Our current shop will then be converted to a space that we can use for summer program.

3 – Utilities

With the building of our shop, we’ll need to upgrade our electrical infostructure. This project will involve removing our overhead powerlines, and applying site specific upgrades to ensure our needs for power are satisfied for the next 25+ years of expected growth.

We are also nearing completion of an investigation into a new technology, mechanical evaporators, that we could deploy within our wastewater handling system. These devices could significantly reduce and possibly even eliminate the need for wastewater hauling. If we are able to prove out and deploy this technology, it could save us up to $60,000 annually and ensure capacity for future camp growth.

More Info

March 20th, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, and to the Government of Alberta for approving us for the CFEP Grant, the project 90% funded! We are confident to move forward at this time, but are still looking to raise an additional $108,000 to reach the $1,113,000 total project budget. More information on the project including Project Finances can be found in this document.

May 1st, 2024

Construction has begun! Over the past few weeks we have had large trucks and equipment here preparing the site for the new maintenance shop to be built! They have leveled the ground, added the necessary utilities, built a service road, and spread gravel over the whole site. The next step will be laying the foundation for the building! We are still short of our $1,113,000 project budget and are looking to raise $106,000 more dollars to complete the project. If you are willing and able to donate, you can do so here.

June 3rd, 2024

Last week our wonderful construction crew poured the foundation for our new maintenance shop! Soon they’ll return to construct the walls, and the actual structure will be completed quickly! The next step afterwards will be windows and doors, siding, and other interior finishings.

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How to donate

We’re still seeking donations to complete the project! If you’d like to donate towards the project, you can do so online, by check made out to Camp Nakamun, or by e-transfer to Please make a note that you would like your donation to go towards our Capital Campaign project.

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