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Youth Camp Connects with Metal Church

Pre-engineered metal building creates country design

Crafton, Tull and Associates Inc. designed a worship center at Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God's youth camp in Sparks, Okla., as a country-style church utilizing a pre-engineered metal building system supplied by Varco Pruden Buildings.Crafton, Tull and Associates Inc. designed a worship center at Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God's youth camp in Sparks, Okla., as a country-style church utilizing a pre-engineered metal building system supplied by Varco Pruden Buildings. Daniels and Daniels Construction Inc. built the facility with Varco Pruden's rigid framing system, Cool Leaf Green SLR II roofing with KXL finish, Classic Beige Panel Rib walls and RPR Panels, a reverse-rolled Galvalume wall panel system. Daniels and Daniels Construction provided site development, utility development and construction services for other buildings at the camp.

The 18,000-square-foot worship center accommodates 1,000 occupants and features a three-tiered gable entry roof, 30-foot cross tower and wrap-around porch with rough-sawn cedar veneers and stone arch entries that match the 23,000-square-foot dining hall's design.

The camp was constructed on a 410-acre parcel of land with woods, meadows and several ponds. A water treatment facility, large septic ponds and an underground water reservoir were constructed. Water was brought to the site from Chandler, Okla., about 12 miles away.

Owner: Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God, Oklahoma City
Builder: Daniels and Daniels Construction Inc., Broken Arrow, Okla.
Architect: Crafton, Tull and Associates Inc., Tulsa, Okla.
Metal building system: Varco Pruden Buildings, Memphis, Tenn., www.vp.com