Thanks to the resounding success of Extending the Reach: A Campaign For Björklunden, a 20,000-square-foot addition to the Björklunden lodge on Lawrence's northern campus was completed in the summer of 2007 and officially dedicated on August 4. Through the generosity of the many friends of the college and Bjorklunden, more than $4 million was raised during the two-year campaign to support the expansion.
The completed addition more than doubles the size of the existing two-story seminar and conference center to 37,000 square-feet, adding a second seminar room, a computer room, a mudroom, an observation deck for a telescope, and 10 new bedrooms.
The enhanced facility enabled the college to increase the number and variety of its annual adult summer seminars and accommodate more seminar participants. Beginning in the fall of 2007, it also will allows 40 additional Lawrence students to visit Door County each weekend during the academic year to partake in a Björklunden experience.