Over the last few years many of SAMBICA’s facilities have been remodeled and repaired thanks to the generous hearts of everyone who contributed. However, there are still more projects to be done. Would you help us continue the effort toward a revitalized SAMBICA? Visit the Annual Campaign page to see what projects are slated for the coming year. With your generous donations we can continue the SAMBICA mission.
Visit the annual campaign
page for additional information and updates on the 2011 annual campaign.
Thank you for your support and contributions which enabled us to make so many positive changes around camp in the past few years. The following information shares our recent success in remodeling SAMBICA!
2009 - 2010 SAMBICA Projects
SAMBICA Web Site & CampBrain Database: We built our web site and replaced an outdated internal database system. By the time you are able to read this page, the new web site will be online. We hope you like it and welcome your feedback. Our new database program, CampBrain, is a great help in processing registrations and managing camp and donor activites.
Summer Camp Scholarships: Provided summer camp scholarships to children who could not otherwise come to camp. We have given out more than $93,000 in scholarships over the past four years due to your generosity. This summer we provided 96 scholarships (over $27,000) to children for various SAMBICA camps.
High Ropes Course:
Built and opened a new high ropes course. Visit the ropes course
page for additional details.
Master Planning Process: This year we continued the SAMBICA Master Planning process in phase two with the City of Bellevue.
Remodel of Staff Housing: Provided upgrades to one of the older staff homes. Renovations to staff housing are done.
2007 - 2008 SAMBICA Projects
The Gillette Center: Through a generous donation we were able to redo this building. Work included the installation of new hardwood flooring, new storage furniture, new exterior door, replace exterior siding and other improvements. The building was dedicated on June 27, 2010. Cost: $25,000
Playground: Installed a play set outside of the Gillette Center, excavated play area, built retaining walls, and landscaped play area. Cost: $50,000
Basketball Court: Level and repave the basketball court, and install new basketball hoops. Cost: $48,000
Kitchen: Purchase new kitchen appliances including a new gas range and ovens. Cost: $15,000
2006 - 2007 SAMBICA Projects
Remodel Jepson Forum Meeting Rooms: A $40,000 grant from the JPW Foundation provided a complete interior remodel of the two Jepson Forum meeting rooms. Improvements include: new pine ceiling, wainscoting, and flooring. The fireplace and entry way was be redone with river rock. Fresh paint, light fixtures, and furniture were added to complete the pine log theme of the meeting room. The lower Forum amphitheater received new carpet, vinyl flooring on the stage, the windows and doors received new cedar trim, the window blinds were replaced as well as new light fixtures with ceiling fans. Contributions from Overlake Electric, The Kritsonis Group - Windermere, and other friends of SAMBICA made this transformation possible.
Upgrade Summer Camp Equipment: Improvements were made to the archery range, including new netting, signage, and new bows and arrows. New inflatable field games were purchased. Kid appropriate, two person kayaks were purchased with support from the Fred Meyer Foundation.
Repairs to SAMBICA’s Dock and Waterfront Bathrooms and Grounds: Repairs were made to SAMBICA’s dock to make it safer for the boats. The Beach House bathrooms were refurbished with new fixtures and flooring.
2005 - 2006 Annual Projects
Dining Hall: A $20,000.00 grant from the Joshua P. Williams Foundation provided new carpet, counters, flooring, lighting and cabinets. Also, $7,500 donated through families, individuals and the SAMBICA Board provided new chairs to complete the Dining Hall project.
Forum Sleeping Rooms: $16,000 donated through families, individuals and the SAMBICA Board made it possible to add new flooring, beds and lighting to all five sleeping rooms in the Forum.
Staff Lounge: Mobile Missionary Assistance Partners (MMAPers) provided SAMBICA with three weeks of volunteer labor to reside, replaced windows and a door, painted, and made interior changes to the summer Staff Lounge.
Waterfront: The waterfront has seen several improvements this year including: ten picnic tables built and donated by a local high school woodshop class, a refinished slide and diving board, dock repairs, and the purchase of the waterfront toy the Iceberg.
2004 - 2005 Annual Projects
Joshua Lodge: A $14,000.00 grant from the Joshua P. Williams Foundation provided new carpeting, beds, paint, wood for finish trim and cabinets. Craftsman labor donation from Shirey Construction provided three days of interior finish carpentry for the hallway and bedrooms. MMAPers offered three weeks of volunteer labor to complete finish work, ceiling tile repairs, exterior siding, beams, and painting.
Bathroom Remodels: MMAPers provided three weeks of volunteer labor to paint, redo interior stalls, make plumbing repairs, fix and replace floors, and clean up six major bathrooms on camp.