New cabin now under construction at Weir Camp
A second new cabin is now under construction at Weir Baptist Camp, 12 miles southwest of Pittsburg, Kan.
Plans call for constructing four more new cabins at the camp as money becomes available. The new cabins are being constructed on the plain below the hill where the original cabins are located. Weir Baptist Camp is now more than 50 years old. Most of the original cabins were constructed during the camp’s early days.
Volunteers from Southeast Kansas Baptist Association are joining with Volunteer Christian Builders and Kansas-Nebraska Baptist Builders in the project. Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission poured the slab for Bethel Cabin during their April 2012 work project at the camp.
Volunteer Christian Builders, based in Texas, arrived in mid-May to frame the cabin. Kansas-Nebraska Baptist Builders came a few days later to start electrical wiring in the building. This is the fourth joint project for VCB and Kansas-Nebraska Baptist Builders. Other projects were:
- Sublette Southern Baptist Church, Sublette, Kan.—11,500-square-foot- addition consisting of a 400-seat worship center, classrooms, offices, restrooms and a large foyer.
- Southern Baptist Church of Syracuse, Kan.—5,000-square-foot addition that consisted of a 125-seat worship center with a fellowship hall that can serve as overflow seating, a large new kitchen and restrooms.
- First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kan.—multipurpose building addition.
In June, VCB and Kansas-Nebraska Baptist Builders plan to work together on the new addition at First Baptist Church, Washington, Kan.
Volunteer Christian Builders will return to Weir Baptist Camp in September along with Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission. The Fall Campers on Mission Rally will be held Sept. 28-30 at the camp.
For more than 50 years, God has been using Weir Baptist Camp as a place for people to find Him. New cabins and other development will help make the camp even more effective in reaching people for Christ.