Weekly Missive | May 7, 2021
Presbytery Wrap-Up:
Montlure Seeks to Get Back to Greer
Big news about Montlure Camp was announced at the presbytery meeting complements of Richard Gray, board chair, and Kellie Von Borstel, camp director: We’re getting back to Greer! Here is a note from an informational flyer distributed as part of the meeting:

  • In 2011 the “Wallow Fire” swept through 538,049 acres of pristine forest land and our beloved place. The fire blackened and charred the surrounding hillside and destroyed 3 cabins and other facilities. Rains fell on the newly barren watershed above camp and brought down rock and boulders to the site making the land unsafe and a liability…

  • Over the last 10 years, Montlure Council members and countless volunteers have been working with the U.S. Forest Service in order to find a viable path forward to make the land safe again in Greer. Through these efforts, we are pleased to announce that our goal is to have our summer camping program return to Greer in 2022! In order to see this reality, we are in need of raising funds to complete the minimum necessary work. Upon successful completion of this campaign, as well as an official return to our site, we will launch an additional campaign in order to rebuild and rejuvenate the site for many generations to come.

You may have noticed in the last two sentences that this information flyer is also a promotional flyer. There is a need for funds for doing the rehabilitation work required by the U.S. Forest Service to ensure the safety of campers, staff and visitors to Montlure. The informational / promotional flyer provides a full description of the scope of work to be done, full cost of the work ($150,000), and where you can send donations, which is listed below:

Montlure Presbyterian Properties
c/o Rebuilding Fund
P.O. BOX 42705
Tucson, AZ 85733
Do you want to know more about Montlure? Go to www.montlure.org for in-person camp dates, traveling day camp dates, job postings and more. Here is a link to the flyer: NEED LINK HERE.
Grace and peace,
Brad Munroe
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