In March of 2012, PWCC launched its $4.5 million Called to Grow Capital Campaign – the largest fundraising campaign in PWCC's 50-year history – to fulfill the first stage of the new vision. The Capital Campaign ended in March of 2015 having raised just over $1.2 million.
Hume's Hall was built - a self contained 80 person meeting space - also the first air-conditioned building at Pearce Williams. A new Barn/Assembly Hall was built with the help of volunteer builders - a 6000 square foot maintenance workshop and storage space and summer program space. New roofs were put on the pool house, dining hall, farmhouse and all cabins. A new porch was added to the 1880's farmhouse. New accessible sidewalks were installed. Cabin A was winterized - which as a bonus included air conditioning. World camp development has progressed with the purchase of a Mongolian Ger/Yurt, Shanties and foundations for 3 other structures - Thiland Stilt Hut, Cinder Block House & Adobe Brick house.
"Our vision will enable Pearce Williams to continue its effectiveness as a life changing, challenging and essential experience," says Richards. "And our service to the community will be greatly enhanced – through these new programs and new facilities. Our influence reaches campers and groups from all over Ontario and beyond.”
Moving forward there is still much work that we want to do. To continue to improve the facility.