CYO/Camp Howard has turned to crowdfunding to earn the last dollars needed to build a new lodge and dining hall at the camp in the Mount Hood foothills.

The 7,580-square-foot building will cost $4.1 million. About $600,000 is needed to finish. The current lodge dates to the 1950s and has structural problems. 

“This is a critically needed facility that will make a great experience for youth even better and enable us to more than double our service capacity,” CYO/Camp Howard executive director Sister Krista von Borstel said in a note on the Go Fund Me page. “I really need your help.”

The Go Fund Me site can be accessed at