Annual Sierra Club Chapter Retreat
Announcing the 24th Annual Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Retreat
Join us Aug. 23-25 at Camp Miniwanca on Lake Michigan!
The Annual Retreat is an excellent Inner City Outings opportunity! (see below)
by Marty MacCleery, Retreat Committee Chair
If you are looking for an affordable Pure Michigan weekend to explore and learn in a family-friendly environment join us this Aug. 23-25 at beautiful Camp Miniwanca, a private Lake Michigan treasure just north of Muskegon.
Located among 360 wooded acres and established 88 years ago, historic Camp Miniwanca offers everything from tent camping, to rooms near the lake or among the pines as well as family-style meals.
The annual Michigan Sierra Club retreat is designed for every budget and to be whatever you want it to be. No pressure, just fun in many forms: swimming off a beautiful beach, hikes, river trips, a variety of classes and workshops or just hanging out with a good book.
This will be our 24th Annual Retreat. It’s a tremendously popular event that traces its roots to the start of the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter 46 years ago. It’s a great way to spend time with other like-minded people from all over the state who love and appreciate Michigan and want to protect it for future generations.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Families and individuals can pick and choose among a variety of activities. For example, does your family like outdoor sports? Then enjoy kayaking, sailing, river tubing, swimming, a high ropes course, guided hikes, scavenger hunts, or campfires. Kids will enjoy lots of crafts and nature activities like constructing their own bird or bat box, kite- flying, making beautiful envelopes and origami from recycled Sierra Club calendars!
Want to learn more about environmental issues and develop some grassroots organizing skills? Then choose from a selection of environmental and activist workshops. Or you can participate in yoga classes, attend a non-denominational service on Sunday morning or learn new skills like knitting with yarn created from old shirts!
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES
A highlight of the weekend is our live auction on Saturday and live entertainment. Please bring your new, used, handmade and unusual treasures to donate to the auction and be sure to bid because it’s fun! On Friday night we’ll have story-telling as well as orientation tours for those who are new to Camp Miniwanca including games, movies and snacks.
How about a break from cooking? The meals in the dining hall are all healthy and delicious and include vegan, vegetarian and omnivore choices…just follow the dinner bell! If you want some alone time, take a book and walk down to the shore of Lake Michigan and feel the wind on your face, watch and listen to the waves.
This year's program!
The modest retreat fee covers all workshops and activities, five meals, two nights lodging, and one memorable time. For more info including camp location and registration, contact Cecilia Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 517-484-2372 x10. Don’t wait too long because space is available on a limited basis.
See you this summer!
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The Annual Retreat is an excellent Inner City Outings opportunity!
Sierra Club Inner City Outings is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore enjoy and protect the natural world. For more information on the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program please click on the links below.
Detroit Inner City Outings
Washtenaw County Inner City Outings
West Michigan Group Inner City Outings
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