Dec. 3rd 2019 is the day you get to change the life of a child by helping them experience Camp Michigamme! We believe that every child should attend regardless of their financial means. Help us reach our aspirations of eradicating financial means blockading a camper from their Camp Michigamme experience by giving on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019.
The Agape Wigwam is a testament to the power of God working through determined volunteers! Construction is almost complete only 5 months after we first began excavation! The Agape Wigwam began as an idea within the Superiorland Emmaus community and it grew into a joint project between Camp Michigamme and Emmaus to see this dream into a reality. The Agape Wigwam meets an immediate need for centralized multi-purpose indoor space that will be used for arts and crafts, small groups, rainy day activities, and more! The Agape Wigwam was built with the future in mind as well as it provides easy access from Grace Hall for mobility challenged folks to additional meeting and creating space. Superiorland Emmaus is excited to use it as their conference room during their fall walks and the Men’s walk this year was able to break it in! The acoustics are phenomenal and there will be much rejoicing because of that.
We have raised over $123,000 toward the building costs and have $40,000 to go before we have paid all of our construction costs. We have received many generous donations from across the Northern Skies District, churches, individuals and the Superiorland Emmaus community. Help us reach our goal of paying off all construction costs before 2019 ends! Click below to help support the Agape Wigwam!
As we shift between the white winter months and look ahead to longer days, warmer temperatures, and the return of color to our world, we are gaining excitement each and every day for the 2019 season! While there are still several feet of snow on the ground at camp, the Camp Deans are already meeting, planning, and praying for the summer ahead. Camp staff is starting to assemble and campers are starting to get the summer itch to be outside and headed to camp. Our 2019 theme is CHOOSE JOY. Each day, we make hundreds of decisions. How many of them are difficult? How often do we find ourselves feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Choosing Joy is a way of life that inspires each of us to embrace the positives in life. Choosing Joy is a choice. It is how we act and react to what life throws at us. This does not mean we ignore our feelings and emotions. It means we have control over how we respond and what our attitude toward life is. I challenge you to Choose Joy the next time you find yourself struggling. And then do it again and again and again. Repeat often.
As a quick reminder, Camp Michigamme is open to all and welcomes all. Our 2018 theme: WORTHY applies always and forever. Camp Michigamme affirms that ALL people are of sacred worth. We welcome and invite all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic condition.