Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers getting upgrades

The Obenchain Lodge will undergo renovations over the next couple months // WSBT Photo

Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers is getting some upgrades. Today (Thursday) one of their oldest buildings will begin its face lift.

The Obenchain Lodge was built in 1912. That was the same year girls could start attending camp. Since then the building's use and legacy have grown. That's why camp leaders chose to make some improvements instead of tearing it down to maintain history for future generations.

Now Obenchain is used it for their music and drama programs. It’s also a residence for some camp staff.

For those who use it, it’s evident that the building needs some upgrades. For example, part of the wood is rotting and the floor is cracked. The building also does not have heat or air conditioning. These are all things that will be fixed in the coming months. They will also add audio/visual capabilities for conferences, and new wood will be added to the exterior and interior to make it look like a “Montana lodge.”

Camp leaders say a new and improved gathering space will better the experience for campers. Obenchain renovations are expected to cost about $470,000 and be complete this spring.

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