The Salvation Army and CIDA completed several projects at Camp Kuratli, including the construction of several new cabins. Their work was excellent.
But CIDA’s involvement at Camp Kuratli precedes and succeeds my appointment as Youth & Candidates’ Secretary. CIDA has been involved at Camp Kuratli since the early 1990’s as the authors of the long-range plan that’s guided the development of property; and since my departure as additional capital projects have been completed.
CIDA’s professional accomplishments are significant, but the most important things they bring to the Army are their character and mission fit. As to character, Jennifer embodies the highest ideals we strive for within our witness as The Salvation Army. As to mission fit, Jennifer and the staff at CIDA understand that camp is not a structure, but a place where the Army uses buildings and equipment to engage children in transformational life change.
Our work at Camp Kuratli is extensive. Master planning services include comprehensive plan amendment, zone change, and conditional use application. CIDA has also organized community and donor involvement in presentations of design objectives to neighborhood groups and planning commissions. This facility includes worship centers, gymnasium, dining facility, housing, swimming pools, outdoor amphitheater, ropes course, wilderness camp, and education facilities.
Owner: The Salvation Army
Contractor: Yorke and Curtis
Consultants: AAI Engineering