Posts Tagged ‘Cedar Lake’

Camp Registration is Now Open

It’s early February and Michigan is having some wild winter weather.  For some people like myself, that is good news.  However, many other people cannot wait until summer is here and it is time to start complaining about how hot it is. For those of you who are dreaming about summer, we have an announcement…

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Closing the Gate for the Season

The gate at camp is closed for the winter.  We have completed all of our programming and wrapped up pretty much all of the facility work we will be doing in 2018.  It was another successful season and I would like to take a minute to say thank you to all of the people who…

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National Wildlife Federation Board Visits Camp

Last week MUCC had the opportunity to highlight its education programs on a national scale.  The venue was the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center (MOOD Camp) and the audience was National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors and Executive staff. The NWF Board was in Ann Arbor for one of its annual meetings.  Board members had flown…

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Michigan Works Students Get Outside

To wrap up the fiscal year 2018 for OTG Jr, we had the opportunity to do some work close to home.  We brought a group of students down to Camp from Lansing.  Outreach Specialist Hunter Salisbury and I had a chance to work with some non-traditional students who participated in OTG Jr. and an outdoor…

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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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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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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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Recruiting Staff and Campers

With about six weeks before summer camp season starts Tyler is keeping busy. This month on top of opening up the facility and working on updating some curriculum our big focus is on recruiting. We are recruiting with a two-pronged approach, as we are recruiting to hire our last few staff members for the season…

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