The Friends of Camp Gorton, LTD

A domestic Not-For-Profit Corporation (NFPC) organized to provide financial and personnel resources to Camp Gorton, on a project basis, so that the facilities are maintained and/or expanded to meet the highest quality levels, to benefit the community, youth and families who attend the camp.

Pending       Project Cost              Donors, Sponsors & Volunteers

2018        2017       2016    

If you would like to assist in the completion of these projects in anyway (i.e. Donor, Sponsor and/or Volunteer) please click here to email Kurt Groeger


2018 Projects


New roof installed on Maintenance Building – Hale Roofing

Project Cost: $17,500
Actual Cost: $16,500
Savings: $1,000
Funding: FoCG Donations

Memorial Lodge Boat Launch

Construction of new boat launch slab at Memorial Lodge.


LeChase: $4,500

Katie Concrete: $1,100

Project Value: $5,600


Rifle Range Pavillion

Replaced a section of the Rifle Range Pavilion slab and new foundation.


Edger Enterprise: $9,500

Custom Mix Concrete: $1,700

Project Value: $11,500


Juice Works

Completed the PM on the main electrical distribution panel.

Schuler Haas – Donation

Replaced & repaired existing siding.

Replaced existing access door.

Project Cost: $1,500


Algonquin Latrine Roof

Replaced the damage roof on the Algonquin latrine with new metal roofing.

Materials donated by Welliver - $487

Labor donated by the locate Carpenters Union


Latrine Doors

Installing new doors at 15 latrines on individual latrine stalls (45) to address the inclusion of girls into Scouting and the potential for them to attend summer camp.

Project Cost: $4,000

Funding: Friends of Camp Gorton

Volunteer Hrs. – 120hrs.










Rifle Range Improvements

Major improvements were made to the Rifle Range in 2018:

New French drain system

New skeet range

Regraded site

Volunteers: Don Many & Jim Griffin

Project Value: $8,000

Structures & Upgrades: $3,500 (Fund Raiser)

Equipment: $4,500 (NRA Grant)



Utility & Building Documentation

Develop Master Site Plan – Done

La Bella Associates

Develop Master Utility Plan – Done

La Bella Associates

New York Leak Detection Inc.

Documenting utility systems

Document individual buildings

Specifications & Photos

Document campsites

Specifications & Photos

Scan any & all existing drawings – Done

Project Value: $12,000


Dining Hall Lighting

Installing new Dining Hall lighting fixtures to improve overall lighting and energy savings.

Potential annual savings of $3,100

Proposal – Horizon Solutions

Funding – Hilliard Corp. Grant ($5,700)

Installation – Volunteer

Work to be completed in September.


Painting Projects

Received paint donations from:

Sherwin Williams

Home Depot



Ambassadors Lodge

Empire Lodge

Latrine doors

Juice House

            Project Value: $1,385







2017 Projects

New Roof on Ambassador and Empire Lodges

Replaced the roof on the Ambassadors Lodge – Donated by Welliver and the Local Carpenters Union.

Project Value: $7,200

Volunteer Hrs. – 105hrs.

2018 – Repaired storm damage to roof.

Welliver/Carpenters Union


New Roof on Empire

Replaced the roof on the Empire Lodge – Donated by Hale Roofing

Project Value: $5,700


Howland House

Painted the Howland House second story.

Donated by: Cook Painting

Project Value: $8,712


Dining Hall

Installed (3) new boilers, boiler controls and circulating pumps.

Contractor: P&J Mechanical, John Mills Electric & ID Booth

Project Cost: $20,284

Funding: Taylor Foundation Grant ($20,000)




Rifle Range Bridge

New roof was installed over the existing bridge.

Donated by Don Many

Constructed by Don Many

Project Value: $850






2016 Projects


Constructed 110Ft. of new seawall  to replace existing deteriorate wall.

Installed by Dan Carr Construction & Volunteer Labor

Materials provided by Katie Concrete at a discount.

Estimated Cost: $35,000

Actual Cost: $20,000

Savings: $15,000



Installed a new boiler in the Main Shower House.

Boiler purchased by Five Rivers Council and installed by P&J Mechanical as a donation.

Install Value: $1,440

New Boiler: $3,576


Memorial Lodge

Painted the exterior of the Memorial Lodge.

Completed by a group of volunteers and the Friends of Camp Gorton Board.

Project Cost: $500


Pending Projects

1.New water lines - $24,500

Grant pending – Taylor Foundation

2.Seasonal Shower House Boiler - $3,399

3.Paint Dining Hall - $17,800

Grant pending – Ulliman Associates

4.Paint Waterfront Lodge - $12,600

Grant pending – Ulliman Associates

5.Waterfront Lodge boiler - $5,337

6.Rangers House boiler - $6,809

7.Painting Project: Rifle Range Pavilion, Archery Range Pavilion, Latrine doors, Five Nations, Shower House


Project Cost

Project cost to date are valued at $163,427 with and actual cost expenditure of $66,647 for savings of $96,779.

Pending projects are estimated at $83,955, which the Friends of Camp Gorton are actively perusing funding for.



Donors, Sponsors & Volunteers

Welliver                                          Hale Roofing  

P&J Mechanical                            Mills Electric    

Schuler Haas                                  LeChase

Edger Enterprise                           Dan Carr Construction

LaBella Associates                        Home Depot 

Lowes                                             Corning Building Co.

Custom Mix Concrete                  Katie’s Concrete 

Sherwin Williams                          Coot’s Gravel 

Fastenal Co.                                   Gerould’s Healthcare

Corning American Legion            ID Booth

Local Carpenters Union               New York Leak Detection Inc.

United Way Day of Giving           DXP Enterprises

Don Many & Jim Griffin

 Friends of Camp Gorton

special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


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