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Bethany Camp, Cluj

Bethany 1
April '96

April '96

Bethany 3

Purchased in 1996 Bethany Camp forms an integral part of OAC Romania. It is situated in a rural village approximately 34 kilometres from Cluj, Romania’s fifth largest city. Bethany camp is a tree-topped hill with amazing views up and down a valley. It extends to some 2.7 hectares of which about 0.7 hectares is flat and flanks the road which is a main bus route to Cluj and is therefore accessible to all Romania. There is access to a river on the other side of the road.

Bethany Camp offers:-

• A neutral venue for anyone
• Great facilities for churches & groups
• Retreats
• Schools of Evangelism
• Multifaceted training

The camp consists of two buildings and the foundations for a third.

BARN CONVERSION

Several changes have already taken place. We have been able to install electricity, lay a concrete floor and build bedrooms in the roof space. Part of the barn has been used as a kitchen and the remainder a meeting area for training, teaching and eating. All the walls have been tongue and grooved.

April '96 Barn

April '96 Barn

April 96 Barn

April 96 Barn

July 05 Barn

July 05 Barn

July '05 Barn

July '05 Barn

HOUSE

Used for sleeping accommodation all the rooms contain bunk beds. The attic is also used for sleeping as well as storage.

April '96 House

April '96 House

New Path

New Path

Bethany camp is used to bring people, both young and old, out of the cities of Romania into an environment of fun, fresh air and relaxation. Several churches have organised camps each year bringing people to listen to the gospel message. People have given their lives to Jesus at Bethany camp.

The story so far…..

Used by many churches and groups.
Held open air training sessions for sketch board evangelism
Puppetry training
Children’s/Adult camps
Training Children’s leaders

We want to complete the total renovation of the camp site so it is of a satisfactory standard and complies with relevant national legislation in health and safety.

Renovation Plan

We aim to deal with the renovation in a series of phases.

FOUNDATIONS

We want to build a single storey building on the existing foundations between the house and barn. The building will be fixed to the house. We propose to construct this in brick so that another floor can be added in the future if necessary. The new building will comprise a dining room and kitchen facilities along with a fully equipped toilet suite for all types of users.

Foundations go in 1998

Foundations go in 1998

Foundations in use

Foundations in use

Foundations

Foundations

Foundations May '05

Foundations May '05

HOUSE

We want to upgrade the house area to enable us to use it all year round in all weather conditions. This area therefore, needs heating, thus we propose to centrally heat the premises with a log burning stove. (Already purchased) Wood is a very cheap and plentiful fuel. We also want to raise the roof space for extra sleeping accommodation, storage and insulate it.

BARN

We propose to install an opening window in each of the bedrooms on the first floor and to enclose the stairs leading to the first floor.

Typical Room

Typical Room

Corridor to rooms

Corridor to rooms

Stairs to be covered in

Stairs to be covered in

Barn roof windows to be replaced

Barn roof windows to be replaced

Example of new window

Example of new window

The ground floor of the barn area is split level and needs to be all on one level.
The whole barn needs insulating but will be done gradually.

OTHER PROJECTS:-

Sports area being laid

Sports area being laid

Sports area in use

Sports area in use

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