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MOSS BLUFF --  There is plenty of excitement about the progress being made at the Camp Karol construction site!

A view of the front
entry to The Lodge
with its striking

The Lodge, which is funded by the Return to the Lord Capital Campaign, now sits prominently in the center of the property with all exterior walls and the roof complete.

At the present time, painting of the exterior walls continues as well as placement of windows and doors. Work on the front entry porch and the cupola continue and is near completion.

In the next few weeks all of the exterior stone work will be put in place, basically bringing the outside work on the Lodge to a conclusion.

All electrical, plumbing, ventilation, heating and air-conditioning work is also near completion bringing the focus in the weeks to come on the detailed work of the interior of the Lodge.

Crews will be working on the beautiful lobby with the stone fireplace at its center, the large conference hall, the chapel, the kitchen and spacious dining hall and the director’s office and staff conference room.

Father Whitney Miller and Deacon Brian Soileau have also begun a Phase II Campaign to address future construction projects for Camp Karol such as the Bungalows, the Bear Island obstacle course and a Board Walk to the island.

These efforts have raised funding to begin construction on the first set of six Bungalows and blueprints and plans have already been reviewed by the Diocesan Building Committee. It is quite possible that construction on the first set of Bungalows could begin in a few months with the approval of Bishop Glen John Provost.

To address Camp Karol’s programming and operational needs three committees have been set up to begin planning and strategizing for the opening. These committees operate under the titles of Programs Committee, Finance Committee and the Training and Staff Development Committee.

In addition to the formation of these committees, volunteers are also being recruited to assist with the operational needs of Camp Karol. If anyone would like to be a volunteer at Camp Karol please contact Deacon Brian Soileau at 337-855-1232.

To address some of the Camp’s spiritual needs the Camp Karol Music Ministry Team has also been formulated. This team will operate under a volunteer music director and will focus on Liturgical music for Masses, Praise and Worship music for youth events and a multitude of musical genres which will allow the beauty of    music to flourish within all of Camp Karol’s ministries.

Much is already being accomplished at Camp Karol and much is still to be done! Saint John Paul II, pray for us!



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