The morning of August 1st, 2019 was host to supporters, staff, campers, and friends of Easterseals Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Village summer camp. The newest addition to RMV camp’s dwellings is 7,500-SF and fully accessible.

The lodge features high ceilings with ADA finishes. In addition to sleeping bunks, the facility also includes a kitchen, living area, fully accessible bathrooms, and private bedrooms for counselors. In the center of the camp near a fishing pond and outdoor stage, guests of the Friendship Lodge can enjoy picturesque mountain views and surroundings.

“DLR Group is committed to providing pro bono work in support of important causes that benefit the communities where we live and work, and the people who inhabit those communities,” said DLR Group Principal Bob Binder, AIA. “In partnership with Easterseals Colorado, we’ve created a residence that allows disabled individuals to enjoy the childhood experience of going away to camp.”

Rocky Mountain Village is used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp season. Campers participate in summer activities such as swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, hiking, dancing, and other social experiences.

“Rocky Mountain Village has always been a very special place for many of our Easterseals program participants,” said Easterseals Colorado President and CEO, Roman Krafczyk. “Now, with the addition of the Friendship Lodge, we have a beautiful, new facility where campers and guests can relax, connect with new friends, and enjoy the magic of camp.”

Friendship Lodge will house campers with disabilities and staff during summer sessions, and host private rental groups during the off-season.

The Friendship Lodge’s estimated cost of $1.6 million was funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and other community partners. This amazing project could not have been completed without the help of all our wonderful supporters.

THANK YOU: ABC ReproGraphics, Alpine Lumber Company, American Furniture Warehouse, Angler Industries, Arrowhead Floors & Interiors, AVI Roofing, Inc., AVV Plastering, Best Engineering Solutions and Technologies (BEST), Boulder Environmental, Cabinetry By Cales, Inc., City Electric Supply, Colorado Specialties, Designs by Sundown, Diamondback Engineering & Surveying, DLR Group, Dossey | Sudik Structural Engineers, East Slope Excavating, Ferguson, Frontier Fire, Front Range Windows and Doors, Galbraith Plumbing & Heating, Greenlight Engineering, Innovative Renovations, Integrity Electrical Solutions, LLC, Jackson Design Build, JBC Enterprises, Inc., Lyda Hill Philanthropies, McKee Woodcraft, Metropolitan, Rio Grande Co., Rocky Mountain Prestain, Royal Flush Cleaning, R/W Specialties, Scarangella Family, Sherwin-Williams, South Valley Drywall, Inc., Tucker Environmental Engineering Group (TEEG), Venture Painting, Waypoint Living Spaces, Whirlpool, Xcel Energy Colorado

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