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A young friend received a beginner’s kayak for Christmas this year. This is a gift that will draw him outside and into God’s creation this summer. It enables a hobby and activity that has many good outcomes, and it teaches positive skills that he can enjoy for a lifetime. Why did he ask for a kayak over any number of other typical gifts teenagers asked for this Christmas? Because of the camping and wilderness experiences he has enjoyed the last several summers.

One of the outcomes of Christian summer camp experiences is that young people learn skills that they can use for a lifetime. Many of these skills have to do with enjoying God’s creation: canoeing, kayaking, camping out, cooking over a fire, or backpacking in the wilderness. Young people also practice and learn skills for life: how to read and understand the Bible, how Jesus wants us to live as Christians, how faith can permeate every moment of our living. Church camp changes lives. In a world that can be too violent and too enamored with temporal possessions, we teach and model an alternative way of living—the way of Christ. Join us for a fun and life changing summer church camp experience! In Christ, Jim Parkhurst

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(left to right) Fred Elmore, Camp Kinawind; Ann Emerson, Lake Huron Retreat Center; Jim Parkhurst, Outdoor & Retreat Ministries; Sarah Ratz, Judson Collins Center; Jon Lawrence, Myers Lake Campground. Our camp directors bring years of experience, a wealth of knowledge, and hearts full of passion to their ministries. They select and train summer and year ‘round staff that are carefully screened to ensure the best possible experience for your young person. Many of our young adult leaders at camp go on to lives of full-time ministry. Let us know how we may be of service to you, your family and your church.

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“Truly one of the best things my kids do all year long, and I can see their personal and spiritual growth every time.”


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9 Low Ropes Challenge Course Camp Kinawind and Judson Collins Center

9 ICEBERG Camp Kinawind

9 Specially Abled Camps Judson Collins Center, Lake Huron Retreat Center, and Acorn Camp

9 High Ropes Challenge Course Judson Collins Center

9 Campfire Cooking Camp Kinawind, Judson Collins Center, Myers Lake Campground

9 Horse Programs Camp Kinawind

9 Kayaking and Canoeing Camp Kinawind, Judson Collins Center and Myers Lake Campground

9 FARM CAMPS Judson Collins Center

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9 Tubing Judson Collins Center

9 Off-site Adventure Trip Camps Camp Kinawind

9 RV & Tent Camping Myers Lake Campground

Family and Adult Camps Camp Kinawind, Judson Collins Center, Myers Lake Campground, Lake Huron Retreat Center

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JUDSON COLLINS CENTER Barnyard Bash II (grades 6 - 8)

Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, learn about animal care, jump in the hay, become skilled at driving the wagon with our Belgian horses, make homemade ice cream, try your hand at making butter, and other new farm activities. Head over to the ranch and go for an hour trail ride (offsite trip). 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 Cost: $357 ID: JC0707-BB

Barnyard Bash III (grades 3 - 5)

Adventure I (grades 8 - 12)

This popular camp offers a sense of thrill and accomplishment while creating a strong community through teamwork and cooperation. Challenge yourself and your faith with ropes course adventures, an overnight canoe trip, our new climbing wall, the Giant’s Ladder, kayaking and more! 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 Cost: $393 ID: JC0707-PA

Adventure II (grades 8 - 12)

This popular camp offers a sense of thrill and accomplishment while creating a strong community through teamwork and cooperation. Challenge yourself and your faith with ropes course adventures, an overnight canoe trip, our new climbing wall, the Giant’s Ladder, kayaking and more. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $393 ID: JC0728-PA

Barnyard Bash I (grades 3 - 5)

Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, learn about animal care, jump in the hay, become skilled at driving the wagon with our Belgian horses, make homemade ice cream, try your hand at making butter, and other new farm activities. Head over to the ranch and go for an hour trail ride (offsite trip). 9 Dates: June 16 - 21 Cost: $357 ID: JC0621-BB

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Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, learn about animal care, jump in the hay, become skilled at driving the wagon with our Belgian horses, make homemade ice cream, try your hand at making butter, and other new farm activities. Head over to the ranch and go for an hour trail ride (offsite trip). 9 Dates: July 14 - 19 Cost: $357 ID: JC0714-BB

Barnyard Bash IV (grades 6 - 8)

Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, learn about animal care, jump in the hay, become skilled at driving the wagon with our Belgian horses, make homemade ice cream, try your hand at making butter, and other new farm activities. Head over to the ranch and go for an hour trail ride (offsite trip). 9 Dates: July 21 - 26 Cost: $357 ID: JC0721-BB

Barnyard Bash V (grades 3- 5)

Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, learn about animal care, jump in the hay, become skilled at driving the wagon with our Belgian horses, make homemade ice cream, try your hand at making butter, and other new farm activities. Head over to the ranch and go for an hour trail ride (offsite trip). 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $357 ID: JC0728-BB

Camp Open House BBQ Dinner Reservation

Everyone is welcome to our Open House! Please make a reservation if you plan to join us for dinner. Cost: $9 adults, $5 kids 4 -12, 3 and under free. 9 Dates: June 8 ID: JC0608-OH

CIT (Counselor in Training) (grades 10 - 12)

The CIT program is a two week session for 10 –12th graders designed to equip teens for ministry. The CIT’s will spend time interacting with children, participating in a variety of diverse workshops, the DAC Child Protection Training, and shadowing counselors. During the final week CIT’s will spend most of the time with a designated group of campers. Participants will also explore aspects of ministry and leadership such as studying and teaching the Bible, servant leadership, teamwork, and communication.  Particpants must be at least 16 years of age. 9 Dates: June 16 - 28 Cost: $495 ID: JC0616-CT

Collins Crew (grades 8 - 12)

Come and be part of an awesome leadership development program. In this program, campers will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn more about what happens at camp, and have the chance to deepen their relationship with God. As a participant in Collins Crew, you will be challenged in your relationship with God as you live on-site for a two-week program (campers go home over the weekend) and serve alongside our staff in a variety of different camp departments. As well as being mentored and working with our staff, you’ll enjoy fun activities like tubing, scaling our new climbing wall, helping with our summer fun program, hang-out times and even an off-site trip. 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 and 14 - 19 Cost: $485 ID: JC0707-CC

Collins Crew Weekend (grades 8

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Add extra fun and an offsite trip over the weekend.  You must be registered for the Collins Crew event to sign up for this weekend. 9 Dates: July 12 - 14 Cost: $115 ID: JC0712-CW

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Dangerous Camp for Boys Explorers Edition (grades 6 - 8)

A gutsy program inspired by the Dangerous Book for Boys, this program is filled with activities, lore, and skills that every boy should know and love. Learn survival skills, create paper airplanes and bottle rockets, and make secret ink and ciphers. Trekkers will create a room sized maze out of cardboard, and build a tree house. 9 Dates: June 16 - 21 Cost: $362 ID: JC0616-DBE

Dangerous Camp for Boys Trekkers Edition (grades 3 - 5)

A gutsy program inspired by the Dangerous Book for Boys, this program is filled with activities, lore, and skills that every boy should know and love. Learn survival skills, create paper airplanes and bottle rockets, and make secret ink and ciphers. Trekkers will create a room sized maze out of cardboard, and build a tree house. 9 Dates: June 16 - 21 Cost: $362 ID: JC0616-DBT

Daring Camp for Girls -

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Explorers Edition

A bold program inspired by the Daring Book for Girls, this program is filled with activities, lore, and skills that every girl should know and love. Whether you’re a girly-girl or a total tomboy you’ll learn about daring girls of the Bible, build a catapult, learn spy skills and test your skills in a 007 spy-day. Every camper will go home with a copy of the book. 9 Dates: June 16 - 21 Cost: $362 ID: JC0616-DGE

Daring Camp for Girls (grades 3 - 5)

Trekkers Edition

A bold program inspired by the Daring Book for Girls, this program is filled with activities, lore, and skills that every girl should know and love. Whether you’re a girly-girl or a total tomboy you’ll learn about daring girls of the Bible, create your own tool box and learn how to use power tools, experience a Japanese Tea Ceremony, and follow a treasure map in search for hidden treasure. Every camper will go home with a copy of the book. 9 Dates: June 16 - 21 Cost: $362 ID: JC0616-DGT

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Explorers I (grades 6 - 8)

Variety is the spice of life, so come on over and join us for a week of exploring the best activities at camp. Groups may choose activities such as cookouts, night hikes, astronomy, kayaking, crafts, games, and more. Come explore how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 Cost: $352 ID: JC0707-E

Explorers II (grades 6 - 8)

Variety is the spice of life, so come on over and join us for a week of exploring the best activities at camp. Groups may choose activities such as cookouts, night hikes, astronomy, kayaking, crafts, games, and more. Come explore how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 14 - 19 Cost: $352 ID: JC0714-E

Explorers III (grades 6 - 8)

Variety is the spice of life, so come on over and join us for a week of exploring the best activities at camp. Groups may choose activities such as cookouts, night hikes, astronomy, kayaking, crafts, games, and more. Come explore how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 21 - 26 Cost: $352 ID: JC0721-E

Explorers IV (grades 6 - 8)

Variety is the spice of life, so come on over and join us for a week of exploring the best activities at camp. Groups may choose activities such as cookouts, night hikes, astronomy, kayaking, crafts, games, and more. Come explore how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $352 ID: JC0728-E

Grand Camp

(Grandparents and Grandkids grades K-4) Make memories with that special grandchild entering grades K - 4 as you enjoy a three-day/two-night camping event. Counselors will facilitate age appropriate activities such as learning songs, playing games, making crafts, Bible study, swimming and more. Each participant will receive a camp T-Shirt and each family will receive a DVD of their camping adventures. Please use a separate registration for each person. 9 Dates: June 30 -July 2 Cost: $94 per person ID: JC0630-GC

Green Camp - Explorers Edition (grades 6 - 8)

It’s not easy being green! You’ll experience everything you love about camp while learning new ways to make a difference at school, around the house, and all over the world. You’ll spend time learning about creation care, create environmentally friendly projects, and enjoy traditional camp activities. Join us on a quest to serve God by saving the planet. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $367 ID: JC0728-GE

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Pioneer V (grades 1 - 3) Pathfinders (grades 8 - 12)

Unplug from the world, gather with your peers, and let God impact your soul. Enjoy classic camping activities such as astronomy, swimming, kayaking, high ropes course, Chaco tacos, and more. Worship by the camp fire and experience all things new. 9 Dates: July 21 - 26 Cost: $352 ID: JC0721-P

Pioneer I (grades 1 - 3) Green Camp

Pathfinders Edition (grades 8 - 12) It’s not easy being green! You’ll experience everything you love about camp while learning new ways to make a difference at school, around the house, and all over the world. You’ll spend time learning about creation care, create environmentally friendly projects, and enjoy traditional camp activities. Join us on a quest to serve God by saving the planet. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $367 ID: JC0728-GP

Moonlight Madness

Explorers Edition (grades 6 - 8)

Each of our pioneer camp sessions will have 10 of our newest campers with 2 counselors as they explore God’s world. Programs include swimming, boating, campfires, songs, crafts and lots of fun and games. Come be a Pioneer and explore the wonderful world of camping! 9 Dates: June 23 - 25 Cost: $168 ID: JC0623-PS

Pioneer II Camp in a Day (grades 1 - 3)

Not ready for an overnight program? Come spend the day at camp. Boat, make s’mores, play camp games, cook out lunch, and experience a day to remember! 9 Dates: June 26 Cost: $75 ID: JC0626-PS

Pioneer III (grades 1 - 3)

Make memories under the stars during Moonlight Madness. Enjoy cooking out under the stars, glow stick games, cosmic bowling, night swims, astronomy and more. Make new friends on this amazing late-night adventure. 9 Dates: July 21 - 26 Cost: $362 ID: JC0721-ME

Each of our pioneer camp sessions will have 10 of our newest campers with 2 counselors as they explore God’s world. Programs include swimming, boating, campfires, songs, crafts and lots of fun and games. Come be a Pioneer and explore the wonderful world of camping! 9 Dates: June 27 - 28 Cost: $168 ID: JC0627-PS

Moonlight Madness

Pioneer IV (grades 1 - 3)

Pathfinders Edition (grades 6 - 8) Make memories under the stars during Moonlight Madness. Enjoy cooking out under the stars, glow stick games, cosmic bowling, night swims, astronomy and more. Make new friends on this amazing late-night adventure. 9 Dates: July 21- 26 Cost: $362 ID: JC0721-MP

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Each of our pioneer camp sessions will have 10 of our newest campers with 2 counselors as they explore God’s world. Programs include swimming, boating, campfires, songs, crafts and lots of fun and games. Come be a Pioneer and explore the wonderful world of camping! 9 Dates: June 30 - July 2 Cost: $168 ID: JC0630-PS

Each of our pioneer camp sessions will have 10 of our newest campers with 2 counselors as they explore God’s world. Programs include swimming, boating, campfires, songs, crafts and lots of fun and games. Come be a Pioneer and explore the wonderful world of camping! 9 Dates: July 3 - 5 Cost: $168 ID: JC0703-PS

Summer Fun (age 18 and older)

This event is for developmentally challenged adults who are capable of meeting their own basic self-care needs. Spend time with us making new friends, singing your favorite songs, and taking part in lots of exciting (developmentally appropriate) camp activities! Sign up and make this a summer of fun. A questionnaire to assess needs and abilities/skill levels will be sent to applicants and must be returned before being accepted into this program. 9 Dates: June 30 - July 5 Cost: $362 ID: JC0630-SF

Teddy Bear (Grades K-1 and Adult)

Share an adventure with your favorite adult and your favorite stuffed animal as you join us for a first-time camping experience. Our staff will guide you through a fun-filled adventure of activities such as swimming, fishing, crafts, Bible Study, making S’mores, playing games and more. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt and each family will receive a DVD. Please use a separate registration for each person. 9 Dates: July 3 - 5 Cost: $94 per person ID: JC0703-TB

Trekkers .5 (grades 3 - 5)

Not ready for a full week of camp? Join us for a half week of Trekkers fun!  Each day is jam packed with activities designed especially for Trekkers. As a group, campers will fill their days with activities such as polar bear swim, hiking, boating, water carnival, building a home in the woods, cookouts, wagon ride, fishing, swimming, crafts, initiative games and more. Explore camp and the Bible and learn how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 7 - 9 Cost: $168 ID: JC0707-T5

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Each day is jam packed with activities designed especially for Trekkers. As a group, campers will fill their days with activities such as polar bear swim, hiking, boating, water carnival, building a home in the woods, cookouts, wagon ride, fishing, swimming, crafts, initiative games and more. Explore camp and the Bible and learn how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 Cost: $342 ID: JC0707-T

Trekkers II (grades 3 - 5)

Each day is jam packed with activities designed especially for Trekkers. As a group, campers will fill their days with activities such as polar bear swim, hiking, boating, water carnival, building a home in the woods, cookouts, wagon ride, fishing, swimming, crafts, initiative games and more. Explore camp and the Bible and learn how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 14 - 19 Cost: $342 ID: JC0714-T

Trekkers III (grades 3 - 5)

Each day is jam packed with activities designed especially for Trekkers. As a group, campers will fill their days with activities such as polar bear swim, hiking, boating, water carnival, building a home in the woods, cookouts, wagon ride, fishing, swimming, crafts, initiative games and more. Explore camp and the Bible and learn how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 21 - 26 Cost: $342 ID: JC0721-T

Trekkers IV (grades 3 - 5)

Each day is jam packed with activities designed especially for Trekkers. As a group, campers will fill their days with activities such as polar bear swim, hiking, boating, water carnival, building a home in the woods, cookouts, wagon ride, fishing, swimming, crafts, initiative games and more. Explore camp and the Bible and learn how God makes all things new. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 2 Cost: $342 ID: JC0728-T

Wet, Wild & Waterlogged - Explorers Edition

(grades 6 - 8)

At the beach, in the kayak, paddle in hand; experience a wet week packed with water activities every day. Included is a midweek field trip for Explorers and an overnight canoe trip for Pathfinders. Soak your body and soul while learning and growing in faith. 9 Dates: July 14 - 19 Cost: $357 ID: JC0714-WE

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Wet, Wild & Waterlogged - Pathfinders Edition (grades 8 - 12)

At the beach, in the kayak, paddle in hand; experience a wet week packed with water activities every day. Included is a midweek field trip for Explorers and an overnight canoe trip for Pathfinders. Soak your body and soul while learning and growing in faith. 9 Dates: July 14 - 19 Cost: $357 ID: JC0714-WP

You Can’t Do That at Camp! Explorers Edition

(grades 6 - 8)

This camp favorite allows you to enjoy the things that you just don’t do. Have fun slinging mud, getting slimed, staying up, sleeping in, and other You Can’t craziness. 9 Dates: June 23 - 28 Cost: $362 ID: JC0623-YE

You Can’t Do That at Camp!

Edition (grades 8 - 12)

Pathfinders

This camp favorite allows you to enjoy the things that you just don’t do. Have fun slinging mud, getting slimed, staying up, sleeping in, and other You Can’t craziness. 9 Dates: June 23 - 28 Cost: $362 ID: JC0623-YP

You Can’t Do That at Camp!

Pathfinders Travel Edition (grades 8 - 12) It’s You Can’t ramped up! You’ll experience this program on and off-site throughout the week. Travel destination may include: the zoo, go-karting, Water Park, and more You Can’t craziness! 9 Dates: June 23 - 28 Cost: $393 ID: JC0623-YPT

You Can’t Do That at Camp! Trekkers Edition (grades 3 - 5)

This camp favorite allows you to enjoy the things that you just don’t do. Have fun slinging mud, getting slimed, staying up, sleeping in, and other You Can’t craziness. 9 Dates: June 23 - 28 Cost: $362 ID: JC0623-YT

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Memorial Weekend Campout

Whatever your idea of camping is, we have it for you. Bring your tent, pop-up camper or SMALL RV and we’ll have a group area campsite for you--or stay in a cabin, dorm or lodge room. Join family and friends and share good times: Cook out, swim or boat on Wamplers Lake, go for a hike, go for a hayride through our scenic trails, or experience our high ropes course (for age 12 and over). Come together with the family of god and fellowship with others around the campfire. Fee covers lodging only. Families and singles are welcome! Cost is based on the type of housing you select, for up to a family of 4: Lodge Room (sleeps 4, bath and shower in building) $115 Dormitory Room (sleeps 8, bath and shower in room $110 Cabin (sleeps 8-10, electricity, bath house) $98 Campsite (with electricity) $90 Campsite (without electricity) $80 Additional persons $22 each; Visitors are $10 per person per day. 9 Dates: May 24 - 27 Cost: $110 ID: JC0524MC

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Mini Camp (grades 0 - 3)

This event is for children who are ready to try an overnight camp away from home. And every campers gets to bring a parent or guardian with them. Why? Because adults, you are part of this mini camp experience. Daily activities for kids and for adults. Devotions, swimming, hiking and games are just some of the fun in store for this camp. Mini Camp is for our youngest campers and a chance to enjoy camp with a parent or guardian. Adults and children will have separate sleeping cabins. Meal and some activities will be combined. Time will planned for adult discussions and social activities. Participants are welcome to register for any day or combination of days. Dean, Marla Scannell. 9 Dates: July 3 - 6 ID: CK0703-MC COST: 1 day $60 per person 2 days: $120 per person 3 days: $175 per person

Pioneer Days (grades 3-6)

Do you wonder what it was like in the days of Davy Crocket, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Matthew Henson, or Sacagawea? Come and learn more about the life, games, and crafts that were typical of earlier times in our country. As in those days, activities will include swimming, boating, hiking, and cooking out. We will take a day trip to Historic Mill Creek State Park. Dean Rev. Weatherly Verhelst.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person.  9 Dates: July 7 - 13 Cost: $366.00 ID: CK0707-PC

Horse Camp for Elementary Boys and Girls (grades 3-6)

A fun introduction to horseback riding, terminology, safety, and pleasure! Horsemanship will be taught daily as campers get to know the horses and practice with an instructor. Other camp activities may include boating, hiking, swimming, cookouts, Bible study and sleepouts.  Campers must be at least 8 years of age in order to participate.   Dean, Megann Graham.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. 9 Dates: July 14 - 20 Cost: $510 ID: CK0714-EH

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Kampolodeon (grades 3-6)

A brand new event at Kinawind.  Kampolodeon includes the best of our outdoor activities combined with a bunch of crazy new activities, designed to keep you wondering about what is coming next, an adventure of fun and spiritual growth.  Dean, Megann Graham.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. 9 Dates: July 14 - 20 Cost: $355 ID: CK0714-KO

Splasholodeon (grades 3-6)

Wade in as water games week gets pumped up to the next level!  New this year is a half day trip to nearby Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor water theme park.   Have a wet and wild time while swimming, boating, playing games, and other fun camp activities all in or near the water.   Join us for a tsunami of fun!  Dean, Megann Graham.  One way bus transportation to camp on the 21st with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 per person. 9 Dates: July 21 - 27 Cost: $375 ID: CK0721-SO

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Xtreme Kids Quest (grades 3-6)

Put on your furry feet and ramble on to the misty mountains to live out this classic adventure as Camp Kinawind is transformed into Middle Earth!  Take part in the epic quest for the one faith that binds us all.    Thrill to loads of fun Hobbit activities and adventures while learning how to think theologically about the ordinary and extraordinary in our every day lives and journeys.  Dean Rev. George “Gandalf” Covintree. 9 Dates: August 4 - 10 Cost: $375 ID: CK0804-HA

Horse Camp for Middle School Boys and Girls (grades 6-8)

A fun introduction to horseback riding, terminology, safety, and pleasure! Horsemanship will be taught daily as campers get to know the horses and practice with an instructor. Other camp activities may include boating, hiking, swimming, cookouts, Bible study and sleepouts.  Dean, Megann Graham.  One way bus transportation to camp on the 21st with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 per person. 9 Dates: July 21 - 27 Cost: $510 ID: CK0721-MH

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Horse Camp for Girls (grades 7-10)

Get ready for an extreme week at Camp Kinawind!  Learn wilderness survival skills like how to build a fire, cook an egg in a paper cup, make ice cream in a tin can, build a shelter to sleep under, use a compass for orienteering, and finding your spiritual direction with the Bible!  This will be an awesome quest to discover what is really important in our lives. Dean Megann Graham and your counselors are ready and excited to share this extreme quest with you! 9 Dates: July 28 - August 3 Cost: $356 ID: CK0728-XT

Hobbit Adventure Camp (grades 3-12)

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A fun introduction to horseback riding, terminology, safety, and pleasure! Horsemanship will be taught daily as campers get to know the horses and practice with an instructor. Other camp activities may include boating, hiking, swimming, cookouts, Bible study and sleepouts.  Dean, Megann Graham. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 3 Cost: $510 ID: CK0728-GH

Mackinac Island Adventure (grades 7-10) South Manitou Island Adventure (grades 6-9)

A great Great Lakes adventure!  Arrive at Kinawind, travel by ferryboat across Lake Michigan, and backpack a short distance to a beautiful group site for three days/two nights on historic South Manitou Island. Learn about God while exploring God’s creation, cooking out, swimming and tenting with your small group. Dean Tom Wessels.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. 9 Dates: July 7 - 13 Cost: $405 ID: CK0707-SM

Water Adventure (grades 6-9)

Do you love the water but are too old for Splasholodeon? Then come experience the water in a whole new way with this camp! We will be in, on, and around the water while swimming, canoeing, kayaking, learning about God, and more! We will start on Thumb Lake, but will work our way up to the ultimate water adventure on an off site overnight river trip. Dean Rev. Don Wentz. 9 Dates: July 28 - August 3 Cost: $376 ID: CK0728-WA

All the fun of a regular week of camp, amped up with a day trip to Mackinac Island!  Whether you’re a camping veteran or a newcomer you can liven up your summer with this fun-filled week at camp.  Dean Rev. Jack Mannschreck.  One way bus transportation to camp on the 21st with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 per person. 9 Dates: July 21 - 27 Cost: $407 ID: CK0721-MI

Night Owl (grades 7-12)

Do you enjoy staying up late? Do you like to share nights with friends, gazing at the stars, cooking out over a campfire, hiking in the moonlight, playing in the dim light,and sitting around the glow of a campfire at the foot of a cross, sharing faith stories and studying God’s Word? If so, then this is the camp for you and your friends! Register today for this memorable night adventure. Included is a mid-week trip off site to go bowling.   Dean, Rev Doug McMunn.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. 9 Dates: July 14 - 20 Cost: $366 ID: CK0714-NO

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Grand Adventure Kayak (grades 9 - 12)

Join us as we kayak, bike and hike Lake Superior’s picturesque Grand Island. We will spend a week exploring spectacular sea cliffs, arches, and sea caves; lovely sand beaches; hardwood forests, and miles of trails to hike and bike. Dean, Jim Kelly.   Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the (grades 9 - 12) Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or Camp and canoe in Michigan’s wilderness!   Learn canoeing skills $60 round trip per person. while making new friends and learning how to rely on one another.  9 Dates: July 7 - 13 Cost: $405 ID: CK0707-GA Experience Christ’s love while you laugh, paddle, study the Bible, sing, swim, and cook meals together over the campfire.  Both new and experienced canoers will enjoy this experience!  Dean, Rev. (grades 9 - 12) Eric Stone.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Hike the amazing Pictured Rocks National Seashore with this Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of experience for beginning backpackers.  Learn basic camping and $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. backpacking skills, and grow your faith in the beauty of God’s 9 Dates: July 14 - 20 Cost: $370 ID: CK0714-MC amazing creation in the Upper Peninsula!  Our dean will be Rev. Terry Euper. 9 Dates: August 4 - 10 Cost: $403 ID: CK0804-PR

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Camp New Day - South Manitou Island Adventure (grades 9 - 12) A special opportunity for youth with an incarcerated parent.  Half the week will be at Kinawind; half the week on historic South Manitou Island.  Contact the Dean,  Rev. Nancy Bitterling at 517.852.0685 for more information.  Bus transportation to and from camp with stops in Pontiac and the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 one way or $60 round trip per person. 9 Dates: July 7 - 13 Cost: $405 ID: CK0707-NM

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Water, Woods & Wilderness Kayak Adventure (grades 9 - 12)

Explore parts of Michigan’s wild and historic Upper Peninsula the way the first Americans and early settlers did: by hand-paddled water craft. We will spend three days on the Indian River, camping in the Hiawatha National Forest, see an amazing natural spring that is 40’ deep, and explore the Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan, including an historic foundry and ghost town from two centuries ago at Fayette State Park. You’ll learn the essentials of both river and open-water kayaking, as well as share a cool adventure with others. No past experience required, and all equipment is provided except for your personal gear. Wilderness camping, hiking, and exploring complement our daily reflections on the life of faith as an (grades 9 - 12) A once in a life time opportunity to encounter God’s great creation unfolding adventure. Led by long-time West Michigan Conference while hiking and camping with friends in the Canadian wilderness.  pastors and camp leaders Chris Lane and Dan Duncan.  One way Led by experienced guide, Sam Crabtree, this promises to be an bus transportation to camp on the 21st with stops in Pontiac and exciting and challenging week. the Flint area is available for this event at a cost of $35 per person. 9 Dates: June 23 - 29 Cost: $405 ID: CK0623-SB 9 Dates: July 21 - 27 Cost: $403 ID: CK0721-WW

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Counselors in Training (grades 10 - 12)

Put your leadership skills to the test with the Counselor-inTraining program! It’s an opportunity to learn new skills and develop spiritually while gaining an understanding of working with children in outdoor ministry by hands on experience. Those who successfully complete the CIT program may have the opportunity to serve as a volunteer counselor at an additional camp(s) later in the summer. Includes Detroit Conference Child Protection Training. CIT’s must be at least 16 years of age.  Dean Rev Eric Stone. 9 Dates: June 22 - 29 Cost: $184 ID: CK0622-CIT

Isle Royale Adventure for Adults

An older adult friendly , open to anyone over age 18 event.  This is a special opportunity to experience the nation’s least visited National Park.  (Note: Also the one where visitors have the longest duration of stay.)  We will travel by ferry to the island and then hike and paddle to our base camp area.  Hiking, paddling and relaxing will daily options. This trip can accommodate individuals with varying levels of physical abilities. Co-Deaned by Corey Bacon and Rev. Gene Bacon. Call Gene at at 989.354.2490 for more information. 9 Dates: September 8 - 15 Cost: $595 ID: CK0908-IR

Family Mackinac Bridgewalk

Families and adults are welcome to this weekend of fun, prayer, adventure, worship, fellowship and walking the Mackinac Bridge. This is a great opportunity to get away before starting back to Come make new friends,relax, grow in Christian relationships, and school or work.  Weather permitting we will paddle in the Grand experience the Kinawind community tradition. This event concludes Island/Pictured Rocks area of Lake Superior.  Beginners are with a roundtrip bus ride to the Mackinac Bridgewalk on Monday. welcome and training will be conducted.  Come and listen for the Meals at camp are included in the price. Please register early as “still small voice” in the majesty of God’s creation while kayaking space is limited. Dean Fred Elmore. $65/adult; $55/youth; 3 with fellow Christians. Designed for young adults age 18 - 30(is).  and younger – free. Contact Fred at campkinawind@gmail.com for more information. 9 Dates: August 31 - September 2 ID: CK0831-MB 9 Dates: August 13 - 17 Cost: $205 ID: CK0813-YA Cost: $65 Adult/ $55 Ages 12 and under / Under 3 free

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9th Annual Silent Auction and Food Fair

The staff at Lake Huron Retreat Center invite you to a wonderful evening as we raise money for the ministry at Lake Huron Retreat Center. Over 100 auction items will be featured including crafts, holiday items, gift baskets and homemade baked goods. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening and experience the fun of our Live Auction segment. Limited overnight accomodations are available; contact the Lake Huron Retreat Center for details at (810) 327-6272. 9 Date: October 11, 2013 Cost: $20 ID: LH1011-SA

Adult Choir Retreat

Join us for a weekend of music education and worship at an opportunity for all adults who love music. Arrive Friday evening and jump right into rehearsals and fellowship! Rehearsals, Bible Study and fellowship continue through Saturday. The weekend concludes with a special benefit concert at Poole Chapel that supports the growing ministry of Lake Huron Retreat Center. Guests stay in Littleton Lodge. Commuter rate $57. 9 Dates: September 6-7 Cost: $102 ID: LH0906-AC

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God’s Treasures is a camp experience designed for adults who are mentally and physically challenged. Campers experience a variety of activities including crafts, recreation, swimming, music, Bible stories, campfires and more! The Talent Show is a camp highlight, along with the Closing Program, which is open to family and friends.Campers stay in Littleton and Ragland Lodges and are assigned counselors according to basic care needs. A questionnaire is sent to applicants and must be returned prior to acceptance. Lake Huron Retreat Center, Burtchville, MI. Deans Rev Grace Ann Beebe & Rev Ann Emerson. 9 Dates: June 18-22 Cost: $299 ID: LH0618-GT

God’s Treasures II

God’s Treasures is a camp experience designed for adults who are mentally and physically challenged. Campers experience a variety of activities including crafts, recreation, swimming, music, Bible stories, campfires and more! The Talent Show is a camp highlight, along with the Closing Program, which is open to family and friends.Campers stay in Littleton and Ragland Lodges and are assigned counselors according to basic care needs. A questionnaire is sent to applicants and must be returned prior to acceptance. Lake Huron Retreat Center, Burtchville, MI. Deans Rev Grace Ann Beebe & Rev Ann Emerson. 9 Dates: July 16 - 20 Cost: $299 ID: LH0716-GT

Lakeshore Interlude

Lakeshore Interlude is a retreat experience designed for men and women ages 55 and older.  Step away from the busyness of everyday life and come to the lakeshore for fellowship, rest and worship. Guests enjoy Bible study, music, crafts and worship. A highlight of the retreat is the annual Talent Show. There is a nurse on site, nutritious meals and snacks are served and there are plenty of opportunities for relaxation and conversation. Guests stay in Littleton and Ragland Lodges at Lake Huron Retreat Center.  Visit the registration link for pricing options for single, double or triple rooms. 9 Dates: August 6 - 8 Cost: $170 ID: LH0806-LI

New Year’s Eve Retreat

The entire staff at Lake Huron Retreat Center looks forward to hosting this fun weekend event. We’ll feature great food, a warm atmosphere, and activities for fun and laughter. Director Ann Emerson will lead a midnight candlelight service in our beautiful Poole Chapel. The weekend is designed for you! All activities are optional--if you’d like to simply come and enjoy peace and quiet, you can do so. If you’d like to play games, watch movies, and fellowship with a crowd, we’ll be ready with that as well! Come-enjoy a weekend at Lake Huron Retreat Center! 9 Dec. 31, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014 Cost: $85 ID: LH1231-NY

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MYERS LAKE Christian RV and Tent Camping for Adults and Families

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To make reservation requests, call 810-266-4511 or visit website myerslake.org

Special Events at Myers Lake 4th of July Week All-Star Baseball Weekend Back to Nature Weekend Beach Party Weekend C.R.O.P. Walk - for the Hungry Christmas in July Dulcimer Music Weekend Father's Day Weekend Football Craze Weekend (NFL, College & High School) Golf Scramble for Camperships - Fall Event Golf Scramble for Camperships - Spring Event Harvest Fest Hollywood Weekend Labor Day Weekend 3 night camping package Mad Scientist Fun Weekend Memorial Day Weekend - 3 night camping package Mother's Day Weekend Pure Michigan 400 Fun - Race Weekend VBS Week - (Vacation Bible School Week) Western Weekend

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Acorn Buddies Camp (ages 16 - college)

For the spiritually and emotionally mature young adult ages 16-college. You will befriend and give assistance to at least one physically impaired camper throughout the week. Please come prepared to serve; buddies will help campers have an enjoyable time, make new friends, have new experiences, care for themselves, and grow in faith. It can be challenging, energizing, exhausting,hilarious and wonderful in nearly every way. An orientation/planning session is conducted the day before campers arrive. Space for buddies is limited and dependant on how many campers sign up. Please register soon for event planning purposes. Widewater Retreat Center, in Liberty Center, OH, is approximately 30 minutes south of the Michigan border. This camp is offered as a joint event with West Ohio Conference. 3 Reference forms will be mailed to you after registration and must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to camp. 9 Dates: July 6 - 13 Cost: $174 ID: WW0706-AB

Physically challenged campers ages 9-23 will enjoy a full schedule including games, crafts, swimming, campfire gatherings, worship experiences, music programs, and a talent show that is geared toward the age levels and abilities of physically challenged youth and young adults. Our aim is to pair each camper with a samegender buddy to give assistance, offer companionship, and experience camp life together. A questionnaire will be sent to applicants and must be returned prior to acceptance. Widewater Retreat Center, in Liberty Center, OH, is approximately 30 minutes south of the Michigan border. This camp is offered as a joint event with West Ohio Conference. 9 Dates: July 7 - 12 Cost: $403 ID: WW0707-AC

Camp New Day (ages 9 - 14)

For children ages 9-14 who have an incarcerated parent. Canoe & tube down the river, swim in the pool, hike, sing, worship and play games! We will experience life together as God’s beloved children, enjoying God’s world! Sponsored by West Michigan Conference and held at Camp Albright in Reed City, MI. To register contact Nancy Bitterling 517-852-0685 or njbit1@yahoo.com (scholarships available). 9 Dates: July 7 - 12

Urban Methodist Youth Camp (grades 6 -12)

Sponsored by the United Methodist Union and the Detroit Renaissance District, this event is a Christ-centered, affordable and fun-filled overnight camping experience for youth from urban settings and youth with an interest in urban life. Opportunities for spiritual formation and fellowship abound as youth participate in spiritual, educational and enrichment workshops; sporting activities including golf, archery, cheerleading, basketball and volleyball; and outdoor camping activities including canoeing, ropes course, cook-outs, swimming, and nature hiking. Dean: Cliff Stallings; Camp Pastors: Rev. Carter Grimmett, Rev. Susan Youmans 9 Dates: August 4 - 9 Cost: $250 Contact Cliff Stallings – 248-443-5766

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SPORTS CAMPS

Bay Shore’s sports camps differ from the traditional summer camp sessions in that the camper activity focuses on skill development within their chosen athletic area. They still have lots of Tabernacle Time, campfires, and a good measure of fun on the mini-golf course and zipline as well. It’s hard work but the confidence they take home makes all their practice worthwhile. Check the details for each event at www.bayshorecamp.org.

Traditional Camps

Offering Fun, Fun, and more Fun! Campers should expect a well balanced blend of camp activities. Daily Bible study and worship are an integral part of each session. Each camp has age appropriate events, good food, campfires, canoeing, swimming and crafts. Campers go home having made new friends, great memories, and hopefully, a new or revived commitment to Jesus Christ. Each session ends with a brief program. Check the details for each event at www.bayshorecamp.org. Primary 1 (grades 3-4) June 30-July 2 Primary 2 (grades 3-4) July 14-16 Junior Camp (grades 5-6) July 21-26 Jr. High (grades 7-8) June 23-28 Sr. High (grades 9-13) July 7-12 Teddy Bear 1 (grades 1-2) July 3-5 Teddy Bear 2 (grades 1-2) July 17-19

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Music and Fine Arts Camps

It’s all about Music and the Arts! These camps concentrate on dedicating personal talent to the glory of God through the Arts. Each session learns an outstanding new musical program in just six days, plus finds time for all the regular fun of summer camp. Check the details for each event at www.bayshorecamp.org. Jr. Music (grades 4-8) June 30-July 5 Sr. Music/Performing Arts (grades 8-13) June 23-28

Boy’s Baseball (grades 6-10) Co-ed Basketball (grades 6-10) Co-ed Soccer (grades 4-12) Girl’s Volleyball (grades 6-12) Girl’s Softball (grades 6-10) Co-ed Fishing (grades 7-10)

August 4-9 June 16-21 June 16-21 July 14-19 August 4-9 August 4-9

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FCA Motocross training (grades 1-12) July 8-12 $695.00 (Get more information and register your camper for this session at fcamx.com)

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Bay Shore camps are sponsored by the Bay Shore Evangelical Association. Programs on this page are not sponsored by the Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, Inc.


WEST MICHIGAN UNITED METHODIST CAMPS

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World Gamers for Christ 2013 (Half-week) Summer Games Camp 2013 (Full week) Camp Noisy 2013 (Half-week)

Crystal Springs 999999 Big Kids Camp 2013 (Weekend) Fun Faith and FIne Arts The E.D.G.E. 2013 (High School) Kids With a Purpose Too 2013 (Full Week) Kids With A Purpose Too Horse Edition 2013 (Full Week) Kids With a Purpose Too Mini 1 2013 (Half-week) Kids With a Purpose Too Mini 2 2013 (Half-Week) S.P.L.A.T. Camp - 2013 (Full Week) S.P.L.A.T. Camp Mini 1 2013 (Halfweek) S.P.L.A.T. Mini 2 - 2013 (Half-week) A Dangerous Camp for Boys 2013 Pioneer Camp: Laura Ingalls Wilder 2013 CAMP 9-1-1 2013 (Half week)

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06/30 - 07/03 $199.00 13_AL8624

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Sr. High Faith Challenge 2013 (Full week) Middle School Faith Challenge 2013 Elementary Faith Challenge 2013 (Full week) Elementary Faith Challenge Extended Mini 2013 (Full week) Elementary Faith Challenge Mini 2013 (Half-week)

8 - 12

06/23- 06/29 $389.00

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07/07- 07/13

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Wesley Woods Live Out Loud 2013 High School CHAOS 2013 Middle School Christians In Action 2013 Middle School (CIA) ACT 4 2013 (Full-week) ACT 5 2013 (Half-week)

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ACT 2 2013 (Half-week)

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ACT 3 2013 (Half-week)

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08/07 - 08/10 $219.00 13_CS8663

ACT 6 2013 (Half-week) ACT 1 2013 (Full week)

RAW 2013 Middle School ACT 7 2013 (Full-week) ACT 8 2013 (Half-week) ACT 9 2013 (Half-week)

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June 8

All Ages

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Confirmation Retreat

May 3-4

Grades 6-12

Scott Lindenberg

Senior High Camp

June 16-22

Grades 10-12

Scott and Jill Lindenberg

Science Explorations Elementary Mini-Camp

June 23-29

Grades 6-9

Ted Trudgeon

June 26-29

Grades 3-5

Rosemary and Joe DeHut

Teddy Bear Camp

June 30-July 1

Age 4- Grade 2 w/ Adult Bill and Barb Brady

Summer Games Leadership Development July 6-13

Grade 11- College 

Erin Randall, Stephanie Booth

Summer Games Camp Music Camp

July 7-13

Grades 4-10

Erin Randall, Stephanie Booth

July 14-20

Grades 6-12

Emily Ritsema, Brandon Veale

Junior High Camp

July 21-27

Grades 7-9

Deane and Nancy Wyllys, Dave Wallis

Elementary Camp Family Camp

July 28-August 3

Grades 4-6

Peter Larsen, Adam Ryan

August 4-10

All Ages

Terri Branstromm

Quilt Retreat 

August 15-18

Adults

Jean Trudgeon

Scrapbook Retreat

August 23-25

Adult Women

Gayle Maloney

Youth Fall Retreat

September 27-29 Grades 7-12

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LAKE LOUISE CAMP

Lake Louise Camp (231) 549-2728

Dates of Camp: July 16-20 Leadership Team: Bridget Nelson, Rev. Tom Anderson Cost: $199

Dates for Camp: June 23-29 Leadership Team: Brian Norton and Marla Gerber Cost: $376 MIGHTY2SAVE - What’s at the heart of a superhero – behind the mask and beneath the cape? POWER – power to save, power to love, power to change. While we all feel pretty “super” at times, there are still battles we all must fight. Join us for a week of action packed adventures as we develop our own super abilities by following Christ’s mighty life of faith!

Choir Camp (grades completed 3-12)

(Youth groups and families looking forward to Big Ticket Festival) Dates of Camp: June 20-23 Team Leader: Hillary Thurston-Cox Cost of Camp: $57 per person in cabins or $75 per person in semi-private hotel rooms  (includes all three nights!) Check in Time: noon Thursday Check out Time: 10am Sunday Going to the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord?  Why not stay with us? With an affordable price, clean showers, waterfront activities, and comfy rooms, Lake Louise can make your concert experience even better.  Located just off I-75 fifteen minutes from the festival site, our amenities will make a great weekend even better.

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Dates for Camp: June 30-July 6 Team Leader: Christie Brewster Cost: $396 (includes music packet) Make lifelong friends while joining voices praising God, playing crazy games, and appreciating everyone’s unique gifts! A closing celebration concert moves the spirits of all who experience it. Come once and find that Choir Camp is where you want to come for life!

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Dates for Camp: July 7-13 Team Leaders: Liz and Matt Carr Cost: $376 In the chaos of life are you looking for answers? Would you recognize the truth if you saw it? Or are you wondering what the questions are? We may not have all the answers, but join your friends for fun and discover the tools (scripture, tradition, experiences, and reason) to build your faith.

Lake Louise camps are sponsored by the Lake Louise Christian Community. Programs on this page are not sponsored by the Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, Inc.

The leadership journey takes faith.  Young leaders from around Michigan will plan activities which enrich servant leadership.  Teens will experience team building, peacemaking, and prayer.  Set in a fun, creative atmosphere, Youth Leadership Academy will change lives.  We learn leadership and faith one step at a time.  (Encompassing West Michigan and Detroit CCYM)

Elementary Bears (age 4 through grades 6)

1st step is Teddy Bear (Age 4- Grade 2, w/adult); children and adults are housed and participate in activities together. Two sessions: July 14-20 and August 4-10 2nd step is Black Bear (grades completed 1-4) children and adults are housed separately, but participate in activities together and separately. Two sessions: July 14-20 and August 4-10 3rd step is Polar Bear (grades completed 3-6) for older elementary children who participate in a full week of camp independently. One session: August 4-10 Leadership Team: Kendall Janka, Rev. June Smith, Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Sheryl Foster, and Rev. Jeremy Peters Cost:

Teddy Bear $141 per person Black Bear $201 per person Polar Bear $376

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L.I.F.E.- Living in Full Effect (grades completed 8-12)

Dates of Camp: July 21-27 Leadership Team: Rev. Brad Brillhart, Inge Whittemore, and Ryder Jones Cost: $386 LIFE Camp is a senior high Christian Arts Camp. We explore expression though music and visual arts in things like Drawing, Poetry, Song Writing, Worship Band, Mandolin, Harmonica, Percussion, Movement Art, and Basketry. Discover acceptance, make friends, grow spiritually, and find healing all while having fun. It’s gonna be great!

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Dates of Camp: July 28-August 3 Leadership Team: Rev. Emily and Michael Beachy Cost: $376 “Avengers.” What do you get when you throw a bunch of people together who have trouble fitting in? You get a Radical Community. Come find out what six unlikely heroes can teach us about understanding ourselves, living in community, and how we, too, can save the world. Dates of Camp: July 28-August 3 Leadership Team: Rev. Alicea Williams and Sara Lifsey Cost: $396 (includes off-site water adventure) At Middle School Camp will we explore stories that show with a LITTLE faith and an INCREDIBLE spirit, the KING can make all things possible. From July 28th - August 3rd 2013 whether you are a BEAUTY or a BEAST, you will have the opportunity to come to know the RESCUER of our salvation. Experience MSC where we will be FINDING faith, getting TANGLED UP in the fun of fellowship, and discovering a BRAVE community... after all, IT’S A SMALL WORLD.

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Dates of Camp: August 8-11 Team Leaders: Mary Whitman, Sue Thumma, Kayte Aspray, and Laura Larson Cost: $242 (single retreat center room, stay Thursday for extra $75) $174 (double retreat center room, stay Thursday for extra $41) $144 (cabin or lodge with roommates, stay Thursday for extra $26) Refresh, Renew, Rejoice is a spiritual formation retreat for adults that includes relaxation, recreation, learning, reflection, and worship. Step back to enjoy God’s creation and God’s people through Bible studies, mission speakers, music, and fellowship. Speaker Rev. Dave Gladstone will explore “Living the Questions.” Short description: An adult retreat focused on renewal through recreation and worship.

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Family Camp for Clergy and Ministry Professionals Boyne Country Service PRoject (grades complete 7-12)

Dates of Camps: June 16-22 and August 4-10 Team Leader: Rev. Dave Gladstone Cost: $376 Camp Description: Want a mission trip experience for your youth group? This is the camp for you. We work with local agencies for an in-state service project. Great accommodations, food, and all work supplies are included in the cost. Register as a church youth group. Serve God through serving others. For information on bookings contact Lake Louise.

Dates of Camp: August 18-23 Leadership Team: Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle and Jen Peters Cost: Cabins $263/$216 (adult/child 6+) Retreat Center: $314/$268 (adults/children 6+) Kids 3-5: $129 Children 2 and under are free. A time apart for ministry professionals. Time for families to worship together. Time for professional development. Time to connect with other families who share the joys and struggles of ministry. An engaging program for adults, an exciting program for elementary-aged kids, a nursery for younger children, and evening babysitting provided.

Lake Louise camps are sponsored by the Lake Louise Christian Community. Programs on this page are not sponsored by the Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, Inc.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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Please read the Registration Form carefully and fill out all information as it applies. Register as early as possible. The earlier you register, the better your chance to be in your first-choice event. All camps process registrations on a first come/ first served basis. Within two weeks of registering you will receive a confirmation. If you don’t, please contact the appropriate office. For financial help, talk to your pastor about aid from your local church. For further assistance, your pastor may request a campership form from the appropriate office. If your church is paying a portion of the camp fee, please enclose it with your registration. Camps are available to all regardless of race, col- or, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap. However, some handicapped individuals may not be able to fully utilize, benefit from, or enjoy certain camp programs or facilities. We would like to partner with you to assure that your child’s, or your, week at camp is a positive experience. If your child has a special need that may affect his/her camp experience, please contact the appropriate office before registering. Camper fees cover lodging, meals, supplemental accident insurance, staff, program expenses, and in most cases T-shirt and camp photo or DVD. No personal property is insured. Please do not bring valuables to camp. Illness needing medical treatment will be the responsibility of your family. To registering for Events at Judson Collins Center, Camp

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Kinawind, Lake Huron Retreat Center and Acorn Camp: Use the included form, or register online at www.umccamps.org. For more information call us at (800)334-0544 (ext 354), or e-mail campregistrar@umccamps.org. Cancellation and Fee Policy: A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your place in camp, if you register before May 1. Remaining fees are due, in full by May 15. Campers whose balances are not paid in full by May 15 may be removed from the event. Registrations received after May 1 require full payment to be processed. Register by May 1 to get a $5 camp store credit! Registrations are accepted until the event is full. If registering by fax or on-line you must pay in full with a credit card. Checks returned for non-sufficient funds will be assessed a $25 charge. Cancellations requested in writing 2 or more weeks before event begins will be refunded all camp fees, except the $100 deposit. No refunds are available for cancellations received two weeks or less before event begins; all payments and credits will be forfeited. Campers who are sent home because of their behavior will not receive a refund. Should the event be cancelled by Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, and you cannot reschedule, all camp fees will be refunded. Grievance Procedure: The Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries does not want clients to be subjected to conditions, procedures, or decisions that are unsafe, undignified, inhospitable, unnecessarily intrusive, or that fail to provide confidentiality or privacy. Of course, camping by nature includes some risks and inconvenience. If you have any concerns in this regard, please write a letter of explanation and send it to: Director of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy., Suite 1, Flint, MI 48504.


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For events at Judson Collins Center, Camp Kinawind, Lake Huron Retreat Center and Acorn Camp: Mke check or mone order to Camp and Retreat Ministries nd mil with reistron nd signed Release o Liability form to: 1309 N Ballenger Hwy, Suite 1, Flint M 48504. Credit crd pment m be mde b mil fx 810233-6484 or online t www.umccmps.or. The Release o Liability ound on the second page o this document must be signed or campers to aend camp. When mkin copies of this form plese include the Relese of Libilit.

Camp and Retreat Ministries 1309 N Bllener Hw Suite 1 Flint MI 48504 800-334-0544 ext. 354 Fx: 810-233-6484

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This Release of Liability affects important legal rights. The signer acknowledges that he or she has been advised to read it carefully before signing. You are encouraged to consult an attorney if you have any questions about the meaning or effect of this document. In addition, you are encouraged to contact the BORM office at 1-800-334-0544 if you have any questions about the services, activities or risks at any camp. The signer acknowledges he or she has read this document, understands it, has had the opportunity to obtain advice from an attorney if wished and is relying on the signer’s own judgment in signing it.

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In consideration of the opportunity to be involved in a camp and the related services BORM provides, the undersigned agrees as follows:

If you are a prospective camper or staff member under eighteen years of age, one of your parents or your legal guardian must print his or her name below and then sign and date the line designated Signature of Parent or Guardian of Camper/Staff Member Under Age 18. If you are a prospective camper or staff member eighteen years of age or older, you must print your name below and sign and date the line designated Signature of Adult Camper/Staff Member.

While the BORM tries to provide for the safety of its campers and staff members, there are unavoidable risks of injury and even death associated with camping and its related services and activities. Injury or death can occur even when care has been taken to provide for safety. Consequently, BORM requires that this Release of Liability be signed before anyone may attend a camp, or participate in camp activities, as either a camper or staff member.

The Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, Inc. of the Detroit Annual Conference and related camps (BORM) offer a variety of voluntary activities, services and camping experiences. These may include, without limitation, providing food, lodging, and transportation, as well as challenging and educational activities associated with camping and the outdoors, such as hiking, boating, swimming, campfires, fishing, ropes courses, horseback riding, climbing and the like. Both campers and staff members, including volunteers, may have the opportunity to participate in one or more of these activities.

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The Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, Inc.

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My camper loved being with the horses, I think this was a huge confidence builder, even though she isn’t afraid to go away from home for a few days, this was a totally ‘unknown’ for her. She talked about how she wasn’t comfortable at first, but then after the first day, she was fine.

My son attended last year and loved it so much he asked to go back. I sometimes think it is hard to find interesting camps for high school students. His counselors were good with this age -- and great male role models. My son loved being outside and the physical active-ness of this camp. Thanks!

We were thrilled to know that she felt so accepted by other campers and overall she loved the experience and plans to return next year. I will also be an advocate at our church to get other kids to attend next year.

Thanks so much for Kinawind camp teaching and activities! Your camp and it’s leaders strengthened my child’s knowledge of the Bible and furthered her faith formation!

Our son was 7 at the time of camp and has only had sleep overs with grandparents on a very limited basis (average 2 nights from parents a year). This was a GREAT experience. Perfect length of time to help encourage his interest in a full week camp as he gets older. We hope Mini Camp will be offered just like this next year. We’d sign up now if we could.

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What a great opportunity for the youth to experience a great adventure like Grand Island! The experience has positively impacted his overall wellbeing and self-image.

This is a great camp exposure in a Christian atmosphere. There are always tons of things for the kids to do, fun Biblical learning and great role models in the counselors and staff.

My kids will come back year after year.”


DETROIT CONFERENCE U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T CHU R CH

1309 N. Ballenger Hwy., Suite 1, Flint, MI 48504

NEW THIS YEAR! Anniversary Open House, BBQ and Ground Breaking at Judson Collins Center: June 8 Hobbit Adventure Camp at Camp Kinawind Splashalodeon at Camp Kinawind Kampolodeon at Camp Kinawind Xtreme Kids Quest at Camp Kinawind Daring Camp for Girls at Judson Collins Center Isle Royale Adventure for Adults Green Camp at Judson Collins Center

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Summer Camps 2013