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New center dedicated at Salvation Army camp in Big Bear

July 24, 2018

New $5.8 million facility will give kids a place to play, year-round, regardless of weather.

New Frontier Chronicle
May 18, 2018

The Salvation Army recently dedicated the new Margaret A. Cargill Commons and Recreation Center at Pine Summit Camp and Conference Center in Big Bear, California.

The 10,000 square-foot Recreation Center will offer additional spaces for meetings, events and recreational activities for campers, such as basketball, indoor soccer, gymnastics, dance, karate, aerobics, along with concerts and performances.

During the winter, the facility will play an important role in allowing campers access to indoor recreational and social activities they wouldn’t otherwise have access to outside, due to cold weather.

“The Recreation Center and Margaret A. Cargill Commons will offer so much for our camp community in Big Bear,” said Major George Baker, The Salvation Army Sierra del Mar Divisional Commander. “We’re eager to open its doors to our campers.”

The building will be completed in June, just in time for campers to enjoy during the summer. The facility is expected to achieve full LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification awarded to buildings that are energy and resource efficient.

Full article available at New Frontier Chronicle.