I wish Lake Ann could fit in my pocket so I could take it everywhere I go! -Camper
WHY LAKE ANN CAMP? For over 60 years, we’ve been impacting the lives of young people for Christ. Those who have spent time at Lake Ann understand why so many call it, “the best week of your life.” How can we so confidently offer a money back guarantee if you don’t have an absolute blast? It’s because we believe Lake Ann Camp is the finest investment you can make for your child this summer. Every day is action-packed from sun up until lights out. Our food is incredible, our counselors rock, and our campus, tucked away in the forests of Northern Michigan, is absolutely beautiful. But the biggest reason why campers can’t get enough of Lake Ann --- purpose.
At the heart of our ministry is a desire to positively impact the lives of young people for Christ. Every fun activity campers participate in has been carefully designed with this in mind. We’re excited to partner with you in developing spiritually, physically, and socially healthy children for generations to come.
If the old White Pine trees on our grounds could talk, they’d have deep stories of joy and transformation to tell. They would tell you that at one time our facilities were tents, our staff full of volunteers, and the idea of over 10,000 annual campers was only a dream. But today, we are incredibly blessed to tell you Lake Ann is bigger, better, and truer to its roots than ever before.
We know that every camper is a parent’s mosr valuable possession and it takes a level of maturity to lead those campers through a variety of positive camp experiences. That’s one of the reasons why our rigorous counselor interview process is unmatched. It communicates to prospective councelors the seriousness of their duties, and ensures that they know camp is about the camper, not necessarily for the ease or enjoyment of the staff.
LAKE ANN CAMP
IMPACTING LIVES AROUND THE COUNTRY
FACILITIES Our facilities set the stage for what takes place at camp. Campers often connect special memories or decisions made to specific areas on our grounds. We’ve strived to preserve the essence of camp while creating an atmosphere without distractions.
+ RED CANOE
The Red Canoe is the indoor hangout, camp apparel shop, and snack bar for campers. Step inside it’s doors and you’re likely to see a fierce game of fooseball, a counselor connecting with a camper, and plenty of Jones Soda.
+ DINING HALL
Built in 2001, this spacious room overlooking the lake is pure serenity. That isâ€Śuntil it is packed with 500 fired up campers singing and clapping along with traditional Lake Ann songs after a delicious meal.
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With a beautiful backdrop of Lake View Lake and the tall white pines, The Chapel fosters feelings of peace and tranquility. Itâ€™s a place where campers can reflect on the impactful messages heard and worship with HeartSong. Every Friday night, the Chapel is packed with happy campers of all ages gathering together one last time for the week.
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For anyone to enjoy their week at Lake Ann, they must first feel good about the place they rest their head at night. So we take great pride in providing clean, safe, comfortable cabins to make our campers feel at home.
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YUMM! It’s summer break, right? So we think it is time for an upgrade from the food served at your local school. Here, the cinnamon rolls are made from scratch, the pizza tossed by hand and always baked fresh.
Brent Swensen, better known as “Chefy” to campers, is Lake Ann’s Food Service Director. He and his staff prepare hand made meals for campers at breakfast, lunch and dinner in our amazing dining hall.
There are two sayings we live by at Lake Ann, “Absolutley no one goes hungry” and “There’s more through the door.” So feel free to help yourself to seconds!
AGE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS A fourth grader and a senior high student have little in common. They face different challenges, hold different interests, and are at different places in their walks with God. Accordingly, our programs are divided by age, so campers spend ALL WEEK with their peers. This ensures that every activity is fun and relevant to what matters to them. Our youngest campers enjoy time at the Acorn Acres petting zoo, campers entering high school enjoy a three-day rafting trip, while our oldest campers experience Lake Annâ€™s state-of-the-art High Adventure activities.
Junior camp is designed for campers entering 4th and 5th grade who are ready for a week they will never forget. Juniors can rest assured there is plenty to do at camp in a safe, inviting setting. Create awesome artwork at Handicraft, pet the animals at the Acorn Acres barn, and try your skills at our archery range. But we do warn of one thing...be prepared to get wet! Our 175-foot waterslide plummets directly into the lake. You can even take an icy dip before breakfast during our polar bear swim. Juniors also have chapel sessions specifically tailored to their age group. Here, speakers help reinforce the teachings of the Bible in a fun, high-energy atmosphere.
Junior A typical day
For campers entering 4th and 5th grades
7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:15 2:00 3:00 4:15 5:30 6:15 7:00 8:30 9:30 10:45
Sunrise Swim (Leave waterfront) Breakfast God and I Time Cabin Clean Up Chapel Faith in Action â€“ Nature Walk Dutch Auction (only if raining) Lunch Cabin Rest Time Girls Swim & Free Time Guys Swim & Free Time H2Olympics @Waterfront Dinner Schout-Out/Counselor meeting Chapel Skit Night Wrap Up Lights Out
Exclusively for campers entering 6th grade
Jump Start A typical day
Jump Start is an outdoor adventure camp exclusively for campers entering 6th grade. Get up close and personal with Godâ€™s creation on trips to the bog, Pyramid Pointe, a river walk, and much more. Soar through the trees on the Flying Squirrel High Adventure course. Almost everything for Jump Start happens outside, including chapel! Our speakers will teach campers how to have the courage to make right choices in life through a series of creative Bible character sketches. After a full day of activities, campers sleep in a tamarack tree house or a Mongolian Yurt!
7:30 Rise and Shine 8:00 Cookout Breakfast 8:40 God and I/ Memory Verse/ Cabin Clean-up 10:00 Chapel 11:00 Angle Ball 12:00 Cookout Lunch 1:00 Rest Time 2:00 Bog/ Showers!!! 4:00 Free Time/Swim Time 5:30 Dinner (Jr. Dining Hall) 6:30 Free Time/Counselor Mtg. 7:00 Chapel 8:00 Campfire/ Worship/ Prayer 9:00 Wrap-ups 10:30 Lights Out
Are you ready for an incredible week at Lake Ann? We can’t wait for you to get here. Climb The Leap and take a leap of faith off the 22’ and 30’ platforms. Learn about the importance of teamwork as you and your cabin mates ride the Zorbs. Put your creativity to the test by organizing “Lavinrac”, a Lake Ann style carnival run exclusively by Junior High campers. Experience God’s creation in new ways on the Night Hike. Like everything else, chapel will challenge you to not only hear God’s word, but also apply it to your life. This year our incredible speakers will motivate and challenge you with biblical truths in a story of hope as we journey through the New Testament. All in all, it’s a week you’ll never forget!
Junior High A typical day
7:25 7:50 8:10 9:00 9:40 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:45 2:00
For campers entering 7th and 8th grades
5:00 6:15 7:30 8:15 9:00 10:00 10:15
Rise & Shine Flag Raising Breakfast God and I time Cabin clean up Initiatives (Unit) Chapel Lunch Cabin Rest Time Girls: Zipline Boys: Zorbs Cookout (Unit) Chapel Cabin Experience Free Time Skit Night Wrap–Up Lights Out
Exclusive for campers entering 9th grade
a Yurt! Sleep in
Fresh Start A typical day
Experience a week unlike any other at Lake Ann! At Fresh Start you will begin the week on a three-day rafting trip. Form an unbreakable bond with your group as you set up your tent, cook meals together, share stories, and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. Back at camp, the Challenge Course and Jacob’s Ladder will stretch you in new ways as you learn teamwork and trust. Discover how the river-rafting portion will serve as a metaphor for life as your speakers encourage you to grow in your faith and make life-changing decisions. The promises of God’s Word will strengthen your confidence as you face the high school years ahead. The Mighty Pine River will be a memory that will last a lifetime!
7:30 7:45 8:30 9:00 10:00 10:15 12:30 1:30 6:00 6:30 7:45 8:30 9:45 10:00
Rise and Shine Breakfast God and I time Chapel Pack and load bus Drive and arrive @ Elm Flats Rafts blown up and eat lunch Elm Flats to Dobson Bridge Set up camp Cook supper After Dinner Games Chapel Wrap up Flashlights out
The Senior High program is one of Lake Annâ€™s finest programs attracting campers from all across the nation. It is designed to take campers to new heights as their brother and sister cabins work together on the High Ropes and Challenge Courses. Be sure to check out the newest activity to Lake Ann, Archery Tag! Not only will these events, and so many more, be a challenge, Lake Ann Camp is here to help them reach new heights in their walk with God. Our speakers, Ken Rudolph and Joe Castaneda have challenged teens around the world and we are confident they will lead campers to a deeper, more personal walk with God. Donâ€™t miss this opportunity to take life to the next level!
Senior High A typical day
For campers entering 9th - 12th grades, Graduates welcome!
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:45 11:00 1:00 1:45 2:45 4:45 5:15 6:00 6:45 7:30 8:30 10:00 10:45 11:15
Lake side Prayer God and I Breakfast Chapel 4 Way Volleyball Lunch Cabin Rest Paintball Free Time Counselor Meeting Dinner Fight Night Hose / Lake / Shower Chapel Score Announcements Wrap-up Lights Out
Exclusively for Campers entering 10th - 12th grades Invite Only
Reborne Rangers A typical day
Reborne Rangers, an invite-only program for high school campers, is certainly not for everyone. For those willing to take on this challenge, it becomes a defining moment in their life. Young leaders rub shoulders with peers trying to grow deeper in their faith while sitting under the tutelage of extraordinary adults who have made their mark on this world.
7:15 7:30 8:15 9:00 11:00 12:15 1:00 2:00 4:30 5:15 6:00 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:00
Reveille Authentic Rangers Chow Time The Wall Brandon: Testimony Chow Time Doug: Leadership 101 Challenge Course Clean-Up Chow Time Riley: Uniquely You Riley: Strengths Finder How Great is Our God Worship & Prayer Wrap Up Rack Time
YOUTH RETREATS When the beautiful Northern Michigan summer comes to an end, Lake Ann transitions from a summer camp into a retreat center hosting school, church and corporate groups. Nearly every weekend from the onset of autumn to the snowy days of winter, we welcome teens, college students, couples, women, men and seniors to a variety of specially designed Christian retreats.
Exiled is Lake Ann’s most unique weekend experience designed just for middle school students. You’ll quickly realize you’re no longer in Northern Michigan, but instead in another “place” and “time” in history. It is an awesome opportunity to gain a new appreciation of your freedoms, God’s word, and the excitement that comes with making Christ the center of your life.
+ FREEZE OUT
Freeze Out is just like summer camp at Lake Ann – just a whole lot cooler. This winter retreat is for Junior High and Senior High students. Listen to meaningful messages from your favorite Lake Ann speakers and worship with the Cedarville University’s HeartSong team. While you’re here, don’t forget to go for a ride on the three tubing trails, play in the snow, or warm up in the Red Canoe with a hot chocolate. You may sign up with a friend or with your youth group!
+ THE BREAK
The Break is just that, a break for college students and young professionals over Christmas vacation. Whether it’s your first time at Lake Ann or you’ve been a camper or counselor wanting to get back to camp, this is the weekend for you. Chapel sessions are geared towards current topics in life. This retreat is not “over scheduled” allowing you to relax and truly take a break and start the New Year off right and refreshed!
ADULT RETREATS A place this great shouldn’t be isolated to any age, gender or interest. So whether you are a mom, dad, runner, newlywed or grandparent, YOU are welcome at Lake Ann Camp. We love seeing new, friendly faces singing in the chapel, walking amongst the giant white pines, and reconnecting with God.
+ LADIES RETREAT
Are you longing for an opportunity to take a break from your every day life and meet with the Lord in a special way? If so, you won’t want to miss the Ladies Retreat at Lake Ann Camp in September! We anticipate God will do a mighty work in your heart and life. You will be uplifted, challenged, and encouraged as our speakers shares insights from God’s Word and their own personal lives. We hope you will join us for one of these special weekends of learning, worship, and fellowship!
+ COUPLES RETREAT
+ SENIOR SAINTS
+ BETH MOORE SIMULCAST
+ 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK
Our Couples Retreat weekends in April are designed to allow husbands and wives to take time to focus on their relationship. Guest speakers teach ways to have a healthy, godly marriage no matter what stage you are at in your life. Whether you are newlyweds or “empty-nesters”, you will have the opportunity to grow closer to God and each other. The weekend includes opportunities to experience a few of our High Adventure activities as well as time to visit the nearby scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes or Traverse City. Sharing an experience at Lake Ann Camp together is something you will always remember.
Beth Moore is a speaker and author of best-selling Bible studies and other books for women. Beth is a woman of purpose, preparation, prayer, and passion. It’s apparent in everything she does, from teaching her weekday class at Houston’s First Baptist Church to speaking to the thousands of women who attend her Living Proof conferences each year. Join us for the viewing of her “Living Proof Live” on the big screen in September.
+ MEN’S RETREAT
Lake Ann Camp has an opportunity for men to be encouraged to live as God has called them to live. This weekend in late April is filled with all the great “guy stuff” you wish you had more time for. Annual activities include great Chapel services, Archery Tag, fishing, .22 Shoot, a golf tournament, disc golf, and of course, plenty of great food. This year’s theme is the Legacy of a Life Well Lived featuring legendary speaker Ken Rudolph and his sons. We expect this will be the best Men’s Retreat yet!
Come enjoy Northern Michigan in October, one of the most beautiful times of the year. Color Tours, both on camp and off-site will remind you of the creativity of our God. Eat delicious meals, play games, and gather with new and old friends in the Dining Hall and Red Canoe. This three-day retreat will give you the renewal you need through great messages, worship, and fellowship.
Every year, campers are impacted in the midst of God’s beautiful creation. The 5K Trail Run/Walk helps raise funds that continue to improve the Outdoor Experience at Lake Ann Camp. Take this opportunity to enjoy our 320 acres in May.
LAKE ANN STAFF The Lake Ann Camp staff is passionately dedicated to the mission and vision of this organization. At the heart of our ministry is a desire to positively impact the lives of young people for Christ. Our summer staff is hand-selected through a rigorous interview process and receives extensive training to ensure your child has the best week of their life!
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THE BASICS You will need: Bible, notebook, warm bedding for twin size bed (sleeping bag), pillow, clothes for activities in cool or rainy weather, long pants or jeans, closed toe shoes (tennis shoes), modest one piece bathing suit, covering for to & from the beach, beach towel, toiletry items, soap & towels, insect repellent, flashlight, camper money for Snack Shack, Handcrafts, & Red Canoe. (Items range from $.50 - $40)
CAMP BEGINS ON MONDAY Registration is from 10 AM to 12 Noon Registration form must be completely filled out & signed by the camper’s legal guardian. State regulations require us to have a signed hard copy of our health form for all campers who register ONLINE. Please download the form on our website or call the office to request a copy.
We believe that one of the great values of a camp experience is “unplugging” from all the distractions in life. However, campers may use their cell phones to stay in contact with their parents throughout the week. If you choose not to send a phone with your child and need to contact them, please call our office and the message will be relayed promptly.
CAMP CONCLUDES ON SATURDAY Check out time is 9am
Payment in full is now required 2 weeks before your selected week of camp. In the event of a cancellation, please notify our office staff by phone, email, or in writing to receive a full refund. If a camper does not provide advance notice of cancellation, we will refund all but the deposit. Junior and Jump Start Campers will bank their money upon arrival at the Red Canoe. Make a payment in advance or bank their money upon. Please see our website for more details. Please leave media devices (CD, MP3, Game Boy, PSP, etc.) and laptop computers at home. The Camp is not responsible should these items be lost or damaged.
As of 2010, we are required to run a background check on all adults over 18 on the property. This check must include both criminal and sexual misconduct history. Please call the office for more information. Please mark or tag all articles that belong to your camper. Lost and Found articles must be claimed within 2 weeks of departure. Unclaimed items are donated to a needy ministry.
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Welcome to Lake Ann Camp! Since 1948, God has used Lake Ann to impact the lives of young people on our 320 acre campus tucked away in beautiful Northern Michigan. Come spend a week with us this summer!
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