Education

The End of Another Season

Just like that, after 40 days of controlled chaos, Cedar Lake is once again quiet.  Soon the animals will return to the camp property. With no campers, summer camp becomes just another part of the forest. With the final week of campers in the books, this is going to be another memorable summer.  Our oldest…

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Taking the Leap into the Outdoors

Have you ever been excited about a new experience, but were a little unsure of what to expect? For many campers this week, the answer to this question would be a resounding, “YES! Week four of camp is always an exciting time for our campers and staff. Traditionally this week has the newest faces joining…

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Week Three- The Older Campers Arrive

With the camp season, crossing the midway point the programming and activities really picked up this week.  For our third week of campers, an older age group joined us.  This week we were home away from home for 68 campers ages 12-15.  These campers traveled from all over the state and some even came from…

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Week 2 Conservation, Forestry and Fishing

Returning from the holiday break and launching into week two our camp staff returned excited to be back and at full strength. Week 2 hosted three of our programs for our 9-11 age group. We had 40 campers in Conservation Connection, 20 campers in Fishing and 8 campers in Fantastic Forests. With the warm weather…

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Summer Fun Growing Up

With no campers at Cedar Lake this week and our staff taking the holiday to recharge for the upcoming 4 sessions, I thought I would write a quick list about some things I grew up doing and you can still do with your kids to get them outside this summer. Here is a list of…

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The Campers Have Arrived

After introducing the staff in last week’s blog, the campers showed up on Sunday the 24th, to officially start the 72nd season of Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp. We had 59 overnight campers (out of 60 spots) and we had 15 campers join us on Monday for our Day Camp program. The programs we offered this…

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2018 Annual Convention Recap

Another Annual Convention has come and passed, and with it, we reflect back on the year behind us, the work we have done and the work that lies ahead. As a true grassroots organization, staff at MUCC would like to thank all of our members who helped participate in the process — whether that was…

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2018 MUCC Annual Convention Awards Banquet

The Wildlife Conservationist of the Year Award was given to Robert Doepker for his outstanding work of 39 years as a wildlife biologist with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division. Bob’s dedication to basing wildlife management on sound science has resulted in dozens of published papers bearing his name. Bob also helped to create extensive databases…

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Camp Staff Introductions

With summer officially starting yesterday that can only mean one thing in the Education Department, Staff Training has started and Summer Camp is underway!  This week, 23 dedicated individuals are learning everything they need to know about conservation, camper management, first aid, wilderness survival, and how to avert homesickness.  Their training days will be long,…

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Fishing Fun!

This week in the Education Department, we spent several days fishing with kids. It started last week on Tuesday and continued throughout the next seven days.  We were able to fish with middle school students in Bay City, the public in Williamston, the public in Lansing, and fifth graders in Haslett.  All combined we fished…

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