On Saturday, December 8th, Michigan United Conservation Clubs met for their quarterly policy board meeting at Chelsea Rod and Gun Club. The policy board is a time for all members of MUCC and the public to come together to set participate in the resolution and policy-making process of the organization.  These meetings are also a time to learn from guest speakers and have programs highlighted by the organization.

Prior to the convening of the Policy Board, the Education Department took advantage of the proximity of the club to the MOOD Youth Camp and hosted a tour of the property. This was a great chance to highlight the facility and talk about programming from the 2018 season and what is coming up during the 2019 season. It was also a chance to introduce Max Bass the new Camp Director.  You can learn more about Max here, https://mucc.org/michigan-out-of-doors-youth-camp-welcomes-a-new-director/.

Although the turnout was a little on the light side, the board members who braved the cold seemed impressed with both the program and facility. For a handful of the group, it was their first time to the property and a few others had not been to visit in a few years.

MUCC Board President George Lindquist and Region 8 Director Patrick Hogan before the tour of Cedar Lake. PC: Drew Youngedyke

After a brief introduction and overview of the program success in 2018 in which over 370 kids attended camp and 200 passed hunter safety, he headed out on a tour of the property. The camp encompasses roughly 250 acres of white pine forest and borders Cedar Lake.  The tour encompassed the boys and girls cabins, a trip to the waterfront/ amphitheater and the art building that is currently under renovation.

The tour lasted roughly an hour and there were several good questions about the property and program.  It was a good opportunity for board members to get some exercise in and learn more about why MOOD Camp is so special.

We were happy to host the group and look forward to continued support from their clubs.

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