Welcome Center

Children's Harbor

Children’s Harbor is a non-profit located on Lake Martin, near Alexander City, Alabama.  The camp provides summer camp facilities gratis to non-profits who serve seriously ill children and their families.  The facilities are home to over 30 various camp sessions.  The new Welcome Center will serve as the gateway to camp, becoming the check-in point for camp leaders as well as the headquarters for the non-profit administrative offices.  The building, one of the first you see as you come across the Kowaliga Bridge over Lake Martin, beckons the architectural style of the New England Light House aesthetic that carries throughout camp.  The Welcome Center builds onto the former iconic Harbor House Building conceived by Children’s Harbor Founder, Ben Russell.  The new addition to the building has been sited to work around existing trees and topography.  White washed walls and open interiors with exposed structure give priority to the views of the clear waters at Lake Martin.