MILFORD — Camp Alexander Mack, a Christian camp and conference center, will begin the major construction of an $85,000 challenge course on its property north of Camp Mack Road near Milford, made possible by a grant from the K21 Health Foundation, which serves Kosciusko County. Executive Director Gene Hollenberg made the announcement to supporters of the 95-year old camp operated by the Church of the Brethren in Indiana.
“This challenge course will increase our ability to reach out to the communities around us,” Hollenberg said. “Research shows that physical activity is crucial for social, emotional, and physical health; however, when that activity is outdoors, the benefits are multiplied. We hope to serve a wide variety of groups including service clubs, business groups, schools, and churches by providing challenging and cooperative experiences in our challenge course and throughout our nature preserve.”
Major construction began today, June 1 and the project should be complete by mid-August. “The mission at Camp Mack is all about connection,” says Program Director Jessica Kreider. “We are excited to expand and update our adventure experience to include a two-level high ropes course, two climbing faces with six routes to choose from, zip line, and expanded low ropes course offerings.
“The adventure education experience allows all participants to set personal goals, to be encouraged by those around them, to step out and try something new, and to have success on all levels. We are so excited to connect with our community through this adventure experience while enjoying the beauty of the wilderness area that surrounds it.”