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This beautiful historic McCormick Red Pine building is sorely in need of restoration and preservation in order to remain as a testament to the faith of those who built it in 1947. Foundation logs have begun to rot and need replacing along with caulking and removal of old, dark stain and pitch which was applied years ago in an attempt to keep bugs and weather out.

A reputable local firm, Creative Industries Inc. from Negaunee has given us a great price that will replace all rotten logs, remove and replace caulking, blast off old finish, hand sand all logs, and apply two coats of Sikkens© wood sealer to the exterior.

Once this work is completed, Phase II can begin which will involve refinishing and hand sealing the interior walls where there has been evidence of the powder post beetles being busy doing damage in the past. This building is definitely worth preserving! After the wood issues have all been addressed, we’ll tackle replacement windows and doors in Phase III. To finish off our goal of truly making our chapel more three-season user friendly our Phase IV goal will be to rewire and add supplemental heat.

After these improvements are made, we will explore the possibility of creating small breakout rooms at the back of the chapel for use in small group discussion style room use.It would help tremendously in the scheduling and use of our camp property for retreat groups such as Emmaus and other music groups etc.

A Message From The Director

Camp Michigamme offers s’more of God’s love in 2016 …

Residential camp is a very special, unique environment where the everyday pressures and distractions of life are temporarily removed, and fun and faith connect and transform lives. Instilling a sense of wonder at the depth of God’s love is no accident. Through daily living at camp, Christianity is modeled, and children have multiple opportunities to learn experientially while growing in their personal faith and social skills.

Renée Deroche
Executive Director

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