Our Vision for the Future…

At the heart of the Diocese, DaySpring serves children, youth, adults and families in an amazing place set apart “to enrich and empower all people in Christ.” With a deep commitment to the ministry of DaySpring, a significant number of guests, and aging facilities a recent master site plan was completed to provide a vision for ministry for the future.

Master Plan Image Map

As a gathering place for the diocese, outreach to Episcopalians is primary. The focus of DaySpring is to support and strengthen the local parishes in the diocese with a ministry program that provides:

  • Formation (teaching and learning)
  • Spiritual growth and worship
  • Order (planning, ongoing life of the church)
  • Community (making connections and providing support)

DaySpring will continue to be:

  • A place to get away to integrate life, faith and family
  • A place to gather with community (parish, community, diocese, wider church)
  • A thin place to connect with the Holy

Key property and facility initiatives include:

  • Replacing the New Pavilion with a new Program Center AND a new Meeting Center, providing space for recreation and program AND large gatherings and worship;
  • Adding a pool and re-creating the youth program area;
  • Two new adult lodges to increase capacity and upgrade accommodations;
  • Relocating the maintenance facility from the center of the property.

Meeting Center

MASTER PLAN – MEETING CENTER ILLUSTRATION

Located in the heart of DaySpring, near the dining hall and Pavilion A/B, the new Meeting Center will provide a beautiful setting for worship and Eucharist and a space for large group gatherings. The full hall will host 300 people or can be divided to host a group of 100 and a group of 200.

Program Center

MASTER PLAN – PROGRAM AREA ILLUSTRATION

A pool with pool house, shelter, play court and program center surround a central lawn creating an accessible area that is in relationship to the existing youth cabins [currently the New Pavilion building and play courts are in this area].

The Program Center building serves as the anchor facility. It will include:

  • Large gymnasium and activity area with stage
  • Two large activity rooms for music, art, drama or other programming

Adult Lodges

ADULT LODGE - CONCEPTUAL LAYOUT

The proposed Adult Lodges will be located in the area presently occupied by Cabins 1-4. These buildings will be two story structures, tucked back against the wooded backdrop. Each building will have 18 bedrooms, each bedroom with 2 queen size beds and private baths. Each lodge will have a large lounge area for community gathering and outdoor patios/decks.

Replacing Cabins 1-4 with these two lodges will increase the total amount of adult beds from 76 beds (many singles) to 108 beds. Note: in the future, cabins 5 and 6 could be replaced with a third new lodge which would also allow for expansion, if demand is necessary.

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