The Vermeer Charitable Foundation has gifted Lake View Camp $500,000 to help fund its church camp expansion campaign, bringing total gifts to $2.7 million. Lake View Camp executive director Diana Brummel said that plans are underway to expand its camp facilities, located on Highway T17, south of Pella and near Tracy. Plans for phase one of the expansion include adding a main lodge with a multipurpose common area, two cabin sets, with each set having three buildings that holds two sleeper cabins with 13 bunk beds, staff housing and an underground storm shelter. The camp’s expansion campaign needs to raise $2.3 million more to meet its threshold of $5.5 million to fund phase one of the project. Two hoped for future development phases would bring the total project cost to $20mm.