On Ferguson

We wanted to join the voices and prayers for peace and justice in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of Michael Brown by police and the subsequent protests and violence. We often talk about camp as a “thin place” where the barrier between our everyday experience and the presence of God is a bit easier to break through. The implication is that there is something about our everyday lives, or of the fact of sin in our lives, that makes God hard to see most of the time. The events in Ferguson, MO have revealed a reality of a different sort. Continue Reading →

At Camp, I Learned My Identity…

Branden Hunt grew up in Detroit, MI at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. In the spring of 2014, he graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors in Social Work. This fall, Branden will embark on the journey toward ordination in the ELCA as he starts seminary at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH. The ELCA has selected Branden to receive an annual scholarship from the fund for leaders in mission, which will cover his tuition during the course of his 4 years of study. Before departing in the fall to begin his studies, Branden served one last summer as Continue Reading →

Retreat Programs at Michi-Lu-Ca and Stony Lake

We wanted to let everyone know about a change we’ve decided to make in our retreat program offerings. Over the past couple years we’ve been seeing a big divergence in our programs; some things we’ve been doing have been doing really well and some of our programs have really struggled. Programs like the Gathering, Bridge Builders (formerly LTS, ALTS, and BRRICK Camp) or our week of camping in partnership with LSSM for children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness have been programs that not only have been growing but also really fit the picture of who we feel God Continue Reading →

Family Camp at Michi-Lu-Ca, June 15-21

We just can’t shake the severity of this winter! It seems that the number of snow days this school year has caused a lot of schools to extend their school year into the beginning of our camping season. Because of low registrations our first week of camp we have decided to close it off as normal camp and try something different. We’ve decided to take this week as an opportunity to offer Family Camp at Michi-Lu-Ca! A lot of people have asked for a week of family camp that takes place during our summer camping season. With enough interested we Continue Reading →

Get Real: Finding Your True Self in Jesus

This summer our summer program is based on InsideOut Faith’s camp curriculum, Get Real: Finding Your True Self in Jesus. InsideOut’s curriculum is developed annually by an ecumenical team of the National Council of Churches and used by many camps throughout the country. Some of the daily themes we have chosen include “Who do you say that I am?,” “Jesus is Friend,” “Jesus is Savior,” and “The Real Thing.” We really like this curriculum for it’s use of Biblical stories as a teaching tool and many of the creative activities. We use the curriculum as a starting place and a Continue Reading →