Friends of Camp Gorton

The Friends of Camp Gorton, LTD

A domestic Not-For-Profit Corporation (NFPC) organized to provide financial and personnel resources to Camp Gorton, on a project basis, so that the facilities are maintained and/or expanded to meet the highest quality levels, to benefit the community, youth and families who attend the camp.

Pending       Project Cost              Donors, Sponsors & Volunteers

2018        2017       2016    

If you would like to assist in the completion of these projects in anyway (i.e. Donor, Sponsor and/or Volunteer) please click here to email Kurt Groeger


  2018 Projects


New roof installed on Maintenance Building – Hale Roofing

–Project Cost: $17,500

–Actual Cost: $16,500


–Savings: $1,000
–Funding: FoCG Donations

Memorial Lodge Boat Launch

•Construction of new boat launch slab at Memorial Lodge.


–LeChase: $4,500

–Katie Concrete: $1,100

•Project Value: $5,600



Rifle Range Pavillion

•Replaced a section of the Rifle Range Pavilion slab and new foundation.


–Edger Enterprise: $9,500

–Custom Mix Concrete: $1,700

•Project Value: $11,500



Juice Works

•Completed the PM on the main electrical distribution panel.

–Schuler Haas – Donation

•Replaced & repaired existing siding.

•Replaced existing access door.

Project Cost: $1,500



Algonquin Latrine Roof

•Replaced the damage roof on the Algonquin latrine with new metal roofing.

•Materials donated by Welliver – $487

•Labor donated by the locate Carpenters Union



Latrine Doors

•Installing new doors at 15 latrines on individual latrine stalls (45) to address the inclusion of girls into Scouting and the potential for them to attend summer camp.

•Project Cost: $4,000

•Funding: Friends of Camp Gorton

•Volunteer Hrs. – 120hrs.




Rifle Range Improvements

•Major improvements were made to the Rifle Range in 2018:

–New French drain system

–New skeet range

–Regraded site

•Volunteers: Don Many & Jim Griffin

•Project Value: $8,000

•Structures & Upgrades: $3,500 (Fund Raiser)

•Equipment: $4,500 (NRA Grant)




Utility & Building Documentation

•Develop Master Site Plan – Done

–La Bella Associates

•Develop Master Utility Plan – Done

–La Bella Associates

–New York Leak Detection Inc.

•Documenting utility systems

•Document individual buildings

–Specifications & Photos

•Document campsites

–Specifications & Photos

•Scan any & all existing drawings – Done

•Project Value: $12,000


Dining Hall Lighting

•Installing new Dining Hall lighting fixtures to improve overall lighting and energy savings.

•Potential annual savings of $3,100

•Proposal – Horizon Solutions

•Funding – Hilliard Corp. Grant ($5,700)

•Installation – Volunteer

•Work to be completed in September.


Painting Projects

•Received paint donations from:

–Sherwin Williams

–Home Depot



–Ambassadors Lodge

–Empire Lodge

–Latrine doors

–Juice House

            Project Value: $1,385



  2017 Projects

New Roof on Ambassador and Empire Lodges

•Replaced the roof on the Ambassadors Lodge – Donated by Welliver and the Local Carpenters Union.

–Project Value: $7,200

–Volunteer Hrs. – 105hrs.

•2018 – Repaired storm damage to roof.

•Welliver/Carpenters Union


 New Roof on Empire

•Replaced the roof on the Empire Lodge – Donated by Hale Roofing

–Project Value: $5,700


 Howland House

•Painted the Howland House second story.

•Donated by: Cook Painting

•Project Value: $8,712

 Dining Hall

•Installed (3) new boilers, boiler controls and circulating pumps.

•Contractor: P&J Mechanical, John Mills Electric & ID Booth

•Project Cost: $20,284

•Funding: Taylor Foundation Grant ($20,000)



 Rifle Range Bridge

•New roof was installed over the existing bridge.

•Donated by Don Many

•Constructed by Don Many

•Project Value: $850


  2016 Projects


•Constructed 110Ft. of new seawall  to replace existing deteriorate wall.

•Installed by Dan Carr Construction & Volunteer Labor

•Materials provided by Katie Concrete at a discount.

•Estimated Cost: $35,000

•Actual Cost: $20,000

•Savings: $15,000



•Installed a new boiler in the Main Shower House.

•Boiler purchased by Five Rivers Council and installed by P&J Mechanical as a donation.

•Install Value: $1,440

•New Boiler: $3,576


Memorial Lodge

Painted the exterior of the Memorial Lodge.

•Completed by a group of volunteers and the Friends of Camp Gorton Board.

•Project Cost: $500


  Pending Projects

1.New water lines – $24,500

•Grant pending – Taylor Foundation

2.Seasonal Shower House Boiler – $3,399

3.Paint Dining Hall – $17,800

•Grant pending – Ulliman Associates

4.Paint Waterfront Lodge – $12,600

•Grant pending – Ulliman Associates

5.Waterfront Lodge boiler – $5,337

6.Rangers House boiler – $6,809

7.Painting Project: Rifle Range Pavilion, Archery Range Pavilion, Latrine doors, Five Nations, Shower House


  Project Cost

•Project cost to date are valued at $163,427 with and actual cost expenditure of $66,647 for savings of $96,779.

•Pending projects are estimated at $83,955, which the Friends of Camp Gorton are actively perusing funding for.



  Donors, Sponsors & Volunteers

•Welliver                                          Hale Roofing  

•P&J Mechanical                            Mills Electric    

•Schuler Haas                                  LeChase

•Edger Enterprise                           Dan Carr Construction

•LaBella Associates                        Home Depot 

•Lowes                                             Corning Building Co.

•Custom Mix Concrete                  Katie’s Concrete 

•Sherwin Williams                          Coot’s Gravel 

•Fastenal Co.                                   Gerould’s Healthcare

•Corning American Legion            ID Booth

•Local Carpenters Union               New York Leak Detection Inc.

•United Way Day of Giving           DXP Enterprises

•Don Many & Jim Griffin

 Friends of Camp Gorton