Posts Tagged ‘Summer Camp’

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 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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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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We Have Jobs!

Tyler and I have not been in the office much lately.  We have been driving all over the state visiting universities.  We have attended six job fairs in the last 10 days.  We are visiting these job fairs to recruit the 2018 staff for the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp.   Each year we hire roughly 20 people…

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Hiring Season

Now that 2018 has arrived, that means the Michigan Out-of-Doors Camp season is only six months away. Six months may seem like a long time but the preparations for the new season are a year-round obligation.  Here at MUCC, our work schedules revolve around seasons.  There are turkey seasons, deer seasons, and duck seasons.  For…

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