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Rotary Club of Lincoln Donates $100,000 and Issues $25,000 Community Challenge

Rotary Club of Lincoln announced their $100,000 donation to Cave Springs Camp, Legacy Hall Project Saturday July 27th, 2019 at a BBQ hosted by the camp to honour the gift. As well Mike Hahn, the club’s president issued a $25,000 matching donation to the community to help bring awareness of the project and generate additional funds.

“The $100,000 gift is the largest one-time donation the club has made to any organization” said Sue Foster Past President. “We believe in the direction that the camp is making in taking it to a four-season operation and supporting youth leadership and development all year round. Initiating the matching donation challenge to the community is to also help raise awareness of this project and get the community involved in supporting the camp.”


Rotary Club of Lincoln $100,000 donation


From the Earth a Dream Arose

Ground breaking occurred on September 6, 2018 paving the way for the construction crews to start the exciting process of building our collective dream of Legacy Hall. 

The weather co-operated as the footings were dug, making for quick work to install the foundation.

By the start of October foundation walls were framed, formed and poured.

The construction crew made quick work on the trenching for the sewer, weeping and potable water lines, baffling onlookers as they straddled the trench with their machine.

Before long the floor was poured.

While overcast and dreary skies made for rainy days it didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of the construction crew and before long framing for the lower floor was completed.


The lower level of the hall is really taking shape. Once the framing for the lower level was completed they quickly moved on to install the floor joists for the main level of the hall.


At this stage you could really see how the building was going to connect with Hoxie Hall.

By the first week of November the framing crews began the main floor and before long the roof trusses were installed.

Once the roof trusses were installed you could start to see the signature fish roofline mimicking Hoxie Hall take shape.

The roof is complete, it won’t be long before the building envelope is completed.




Breaking Ground September 6, 2018

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Cave Springs Camp board of directors has voted to proceed with the construction of Legacy Hall, beginning in September of 2018. The vote has come after many years of diligent planning, prayer and hard work towards making the future of Cave Springs Camp possible.

The new build has been broken into 4 phases; phase 1 is the physical foundation and footing for the building, phase 2 is the outer shell (framing, windows, doors, siding, roof etc.), phase 3 is the inner build (insulation, electrical, finishings, etc.), and phase 4 would be all that is left (furnishings, site remediation, demolition of old buildings etc.). This phasing has allowed us to see that we currently believe that we will be able to complete phase 1 and phase 2 debt free and the vote is to proceed with those two phases at this time.

Phase 3 and phase 4 will still require additional fundraising, for which we have significant grant applications in process and our capital campaign is still in full force, dedicated to raising the $1.3 million still required. The total campaign is 2.4 million, of which over $1.1 million has been raised to-date and the donations and pledges continue to grow. We will then at the necessary time, this fall, be reconvening to deliberate over the progress of the build and fundraising in hopes to be able to give a green light to phase 3 and 4. This timeline, barring any setbacks, would have camp ready to go for the 2019 summer season, and possibly spring season.

None of this could have happened without the countless volunteers, committee members and, congregations and partners that have offered support. We want to acknowledge every one that has played a role in this as we have learned it really takes a community to make a project like this possible. THANK YOU!

We aren’t done yet! Despite this monumental decision there is still much work to be done, and our committees and board are still working hard to finish the job.

Year-Round Retreat Coming To Cave Springs

The Standard (St. Catharines) – 30 Sep 2017 – Bob Tymczyszyn Standard Staff

Carolyn Hoxie stands in one of the picturesque settings at Cave Springs Camp in Beamsville. Carolyn Hoxie walks the grounds of Cave Springs Camp and imagines the future here. Hoxie is involved in the Legacy Hall project that will see a new building and revamp of the Beamsville property – Read the full article on the St. Catharines Standard >


We’re Looking For A Fund Developer

We’re looking for a Fund Developer to join the Legacy Hall Project team.  The successful candidate will be responsible to develop, manage, and implement a diversified fund development program at the corporate, personal and community levels.  The Fund Development Manager creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising; which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.

This is a part time contract positon of 12.5 hours  per week that may lead to a management level position in the future.

Sound interesting? Download the full job description here. Deadline for applications is September 27, 2017.

Legacy Hall Project Launch Meeting

Post Event Update —–

The Legacy Hall Project is looking to build a community centre on the existing Cave Springs Camp (Beamsville). On September 13, 2017 interested community members gathered to partner and receive input. The event began with networking and a presentation, followed by a camp-style dinner, guided trail walk and a campfire.

Mayor Sandra Easton speaks in support of Legacy Hall Project

Engaged community members gather to learn first hand how Legacy Hall will benefit them. Marie Jones from the Native Community speaks in support.

Original Post —–

The Legacy Hall Project is inviting community members to come help us make history on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 – as we kick off the project!  Gather with us to learn about and discuss the need for Legacy Hall to be built as a four season community hall with overnight accommodations on the Cave Springs unique natural setting.  The event will feature a light dinner, live music, a rope course demonstration, guided trail tour and campfire.


  • 4:00 pm – Networking with wine and beer tasting, hord’eurves and live music
  • 5:00 pm – Presentation / Discussion / Guest Speakers
  • 5:45 pm – Dinner and Guided Trail walks
  • 7:00 pm – Campfire


  • Cave Springs Camp
  • 4410 Cave Spring Rd, Beamsville, Ontario L0R 1B0

Looking forward to seeing you there!  Carolyn Hoxie – Legacy Hall Project Chair

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