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April 29, 2019

Michigan Camp Au Sable & Sagola

I was in my early teens as we drove down the long pine-lined driveway at Camp Au Sable. After years of hearing my friends and family tell stories of the amazing times they had at camp, I finally mustered the courage to see for myself.

 Scared, shy and friendless, I unpacked my duffle bags and tearfully waved goodbye to my family. But it didn’t take long for camp to feel like home and my cabinmates like sisters. After a week filled with immeasurable amounts of laughter and adventures, I was left with memories I’ll cherish forever and a deeper relationship with God. After watching the replication of the life of Christ during the Friday night play, I was overwhelmed with the realization of the love and sacrifice Jesus made for me personally while on this earth. I remember praying, “Jesus, I want more people to know how much You love them.” 

            Six years after that Friday night play, I found myself a counselor surrounded by my campers stargazing and reminiscing about our week of adventures. We’ve shared memories of pure joy while canoeing, climbing, swimming and growing closer to Jesus together. I’ve had the privilege of watching these campers grow and change throughout the week. These aren’t the same campers that showed up — like someone else I know, shy, scared and friendless on the first day. They’ve been changed because they met and experienced God and His love throughout the week. They’ve made life-long friends and have memories they’ll cherish forever. All I can pray is, “Jesus, thank you for helping them understand how much You love them.”

It’s my honor and privilege to serve at Camp Au Sable and see the lives God changes in the beautiful nature and spiritually rich environment in northern Michigan. Camp Au Sable doesn't change lives. God changes lives.

 

CAMP AU SABLE DATES:

Adventure Camp (7–10): June 9-16

Junior Camp (10–12): June 16–23

Tween Camp (12–14): June 23–30

Teen Camp (high school): June 30–July 7

Family Camp I: July 7–14

Family Camp II: July 14–21

Family Camp III: July 21–28

Father-Son Backpacking Trip: July 14–21

Father-Son Canoe Trip: June 30–July 4

 

LOCATION:

2590 Camp Au Sable Drive

Grayling, MI

989-348-5491(office)

989-348-5934 (fax)

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Contact: Jordan Grove

Phone: 989-348-5491

Email: jgrove@misda.org<mailto:jgrove@misda.org>

Website: http://www.campausable.org

 

 

CAMP SAGOLA DATES:

Junior Camp (ages 8–12): July 14–21

Teen Camp (ages 13–17): July 21–28

 

LOCATION:

2885 SR-M69

Crystal Falls, MI

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Email: campsagola@gmail.com<mailto:campsagola@gmail.com>

Phone: 906-282-9639