Check your email the Wednesday before your week starts to see a draft of the schedule of activities. New this year, look out for emergency alert registration in this email. By registering, you will receive a text for emergency alerts (i.e. Severe Weather, etc.) only while you are at camp.
Strategic Planning & 2020 Schedule Update
Weekly discussions were held this summer, discussing the strategic planning process for the evolution of Michigania, and the schedule shift for the summer of 2020. Review the slide presentation to see how Michigania Magic will be available for more U-M alumni while maintaining the essence of Michigania.
Lawn Lunch Enhanced
Greg’s Grill, given in honor of Greg Fleming by camp staff alums who had the privilege of serving during Greg’s tenure as Camp Director, overlooks Walloon Lake, just out front of the dining hall. Through the support of these camp staff alums, the former “lawn lunch” will have a whole new look for summer 2019. The permanent covered canopy will allow grill service daily, except in extreme weather (and we won’t need your help holding down the canopy when it’s windy!), updated grilling and smoking equipment, an enhanced menu, and a spot for mid-afternoon smoothies (moved from the North Lounge).
Your Raffle Dollars at Work
Your support throughout the summer at the end of the week raffle allows us to enhance our programs and facility. For the summer of 2019, we’ve added some new guns at riflery, purchased kegerators for our porch party and Keg & Koke, and replaced the carpet in the Ed Center (Furniture to follow next year).
Keg & Koke Increase (and better beer!)
The donation for Keg & Koke has been $1 since its inception. The quality of beer provided reflected the donation level. Camps Council has recommended we raise the price 100% to $2 for Summer 2019, and, we’ll provide craft beer. So, come join us at Keg & Koke, raise a (better) cup of beer, and relive the memories of your week.
Readers & Best Book Club
Camp’s Council developed a comprehensive list, and at our Spring Meeting, selected There, there, by Tommy Orange, one of the 10 best books of the year according to the New York Times Book Review.
In addition to being available at most brick-and-mortar stores, and at the Camp Michigania store this summer, it can be purchased online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Sustainability and Programming
Look for an infusion of sustainability in our morning programs for our kids’ groups, as we partnered winter semester with a group of Campus and Sustainability 391 students to look at ways to infuse sustainable programming into our morning rotations.