Notes from Summer 2018
Mentoring Program Continues to Grow
Thanks to all the campers who helped connect our staff with the strong Michigan network. Every staff member and camper looking for an opportunity to either share their expertise or build their network got “paired up” this summer, and your alumni association appreciates your willingness to engage our student staff and help them build their networks while enjoying the greatest summer of their life.
Where’s that Unicorn?
After a successful end of summer run in 2017, the unicorn let us know “A view of the lake for me, the Wizard, and all of the kids make everyone happy,” so the summer of 2018 showcased our Friday Fantasy ride in front of the Ed Center. Look for enhancements to the program in summer 2019, helping parents capture the sheer joy on the faces of their kids as the unicorn and wizard take their magical ride.
Pickles, Pickles Everywhere
Pickleball has taken off nationwide, and Michigania is no exception. After consulting with the Ambassador of Pickleball for the State of Michigan (Not only is that a real thing, he has 11 people reporting to him statewide!), we added in 6 courts with portable nets as we continue to incrementally increase our Pickleball offerings. Our Tennis / Pickleball staff have embraced one of the fastest growing sports in America, adding in tournaments, strategy sessions, and Picklefest, which includes a tasting of 10 varieties of pickles, pickle-themed games and clothing, and lots and lots of engaged campers!
East Camp Recap
Passionate about Paddleboarding. Kneeling, standing or simply laying down, campers enjoyed hours of paddling around beautiful Brant Lake on new paddleboards.
Tennis is tops at Michigania East. Campers enjoy daily individual and group lessons taught by professional tennis staff. This year a Pro-Am was added to the tennis program and everyone enjoyed an evening of competitive tennis.
There is a long tradition of tournaments at East Camp. Adults and children compete throughout the week to win the coveted awards in euchre, ping pong, and bocce. Mysteriously, the first-ever rock, paper, scissors tournament was introduced and became an immediate camper favorite. Throughout the week you could spot opponents throwing rock, paper, scissors during mealtime, at the beach and even during happy hour gatherings.