Future Steve Mayer Lodge
The Steve Mayer Lodge will be built into the hillside pictured above.
When constructed, the Steve Mayer Lodge will be the centerpiece of Deerfoot Blue Ridge. Upstairs, the building will house a large commercial kitchen and dining rooms for campers and their counselors, support staff, and volunteers. The lower level will contain the camp store, support facilities for off-site trips, and administrative offices and meeting rooms.
The construction of this structure will truly be a "very heavy lift," with substantial additional funding required before Deerfoot can embark on this project. During summer 2019 and a number of subsequent camping seasons, a commercial-grade portable kitchen and large dining tent will make up Deerfoot's food service facilities.
Current plans call for the footprint of the Steve Mayer Lodge to be excavated from its future hillside location in early 2019. The fill from this excavation work will be used to raise the level of the nearby muster field (see below) in time for vegetation to take hold for the 2019 camp season.