Ewalu Bible Camp & Retreat Center

A nonprofit organization

$70,628 raised by 140 donors

100% complete

$65,000 Goal

After 60 years of heavy use as the center of activity at Camp Ewalu, Cedar Lodge is ready to be revitalized to serve campers, staff and guests for generations to come! In launching the $2 million "Cedar at 60" campaign, the Ewalu Board of Directors has pledged 10% of the goal. We have already raised $1.7 million and are aiming to reach 90% of the goal so we can start construction as soon as possible. Can YOU help us get there with a gift? 

Help Ewalu win these challenges on Great Give Day:

With your help, Cedar Lodge will be updated to provide:

Greater hospitality for all

  • ADA-accessible restrooms on main floor
  • Additional space for camp gatherings
  • Air conditioning for the hottest muggy Iowa days
  • Technology upgrades for retreats and conferences

More efficient food service and dining experience

  • Remodeling and expanding the kitchen to better serve guests with food restrictions
  • Enhancing food preparation capabilities for off-site and decentralized programming. 
  • Redesigning the dining hall layout to streamline serving and seat more  people comfortably

Enhanced living conditions for summer staff

  • A new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to address moisture issues in lower level
  • Remodeled restrooms on the lower level and new shower areas
  • A remodeled break room for summer staff to rest and rejuvenate during personal time

Improved environmental stewardship

  • Increased energy efficiency and reduced costs for appliances and HVAC system
  • New solar energy collectors to power the building (and potentially sell energy back to the electric company) INSTALLED IN MARCH 2024!

See details about the project, see the building plans, and follow our progress at ewalu.org/cedar-lodge-project.

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Organization name

Ewalu Bible Camp & Retreat Center

other names

Eastern Iowa Lutheran Bible Camp Association

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37776 Alpha Ave
Strawberry Point, IA 52076



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