Take a look at the 2017 Camp news and highlights.
Find out what is new and noteworthy at your favorite programs.
Archery/FS – Look for additional disc golf goals! FS staff have course map.
Boating – We have a few new boats, so come down and check them out!
Ceramics and Arts and Crafts – Canvas and Cocktails with a local artist. Check out your blue book for details!
Fitness – Check out new cardio drumming classes and more diverse yoga offerings.
Kids Camp – Come to the Thursday Open House where Kids Camp kids show off their week’s work to their parents and families.
Riflery – We have a few new guns for your use this year.
Sustainability – Check out the brand new Sustainabilaroom, located in the Nature Center.
New 789 Challenge Award Program Theme – it might be spy-worthy!
Tennis – We’ve got even more pickleball offerings for you this year.
Sunday Morning Skits – Our staff show has moved to Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. and will lead right into morning programs!
Sunday Porch Party – Meet and greet with the Faculty Forum speakers, Camps Council reps, campers, and staff at our Porch Party.
Networking event on Sunday – For campers to engage with staff!
Escape Rooms – Check out your blue book for times and locations for our two Camp Michigania-themed Escape Rooms.
Sunday Night Family Activity – We have a new Sunday evening activity with a classic twist! Check your blue book for details.
Mitch Rosenwasser, Sr. Executive Director
James McRae, Sr. Associate Director
Julia Roberts, Sr. Assistant Director
Katie Kunkel, Area Leader
Jack Stearns, Waterfront Coordinator
Geoff Gonzalez, Lead Sailor
Ceramics, Arts & Crafts
Jen Doom, CAC Coordinator
Katie Roy, Lead Teacher
Mallory McPherson-Wehan, Area Leader
Kimberly Blaine, Yoga
Jessica Jacobs, Yoga
Kelley Wier, Kids Program Coordinator
Zoe Mendelson, Lead Teacher
Amber Mukherjee, Lead Teacher
Rachel Ritter, Lead Teacher
Kitchen & Housekeeping
Jeff Sisson, Food Service Director
Jennifer Hoig, Dining Room Manager
Tony Kathman, Kitchen Manager
Richard Fustos, AM Chef
Adam Rittersdorf, PM Chef
Jeff Gardner, Director
Quinn Falter, Area Leader
Sabrina Thompson, Nature Intern
Craig Williams, Naturalist
Belinda Jayne Davis, Riding Coordinator
Faye Clinch, Area Leader
David Picking, Riding Intern
Abigail Arldt, Area Leader
Brad Gurwin (1/2)
Crystal Brinker (1/2)
Bryce Owens, Area Leader
Jack Stearns, Waterfront Coordinator
Kelly O’Laughlin, Lead Lifeguard
Gavin McPherson, Area Leader
Crystal Brinker (1/2)
Michael Kaye (1/2)
The Camps Council Advisory Board consists of representatives from each week at Camp and is a valuable resource for you during your stay. They provide direction and recommendations to the Camp Michigania professional staff, sharing your feedback throughout the summer and at two annual meetings.
Current Camps Council Reps:
Week 1: Rob Dannemiller
Week 2: Dave Harwood
Week 3: Faith Brower
Week 4: Ken Silverman
Week 5: Mike Mickelson
Week 6: Jason Jarjosa
Week 7: Jonathan Greenberg
Week 8: Dan Atkins
Week 9: Greg Cowles
Week 10: Brian Kutinsky
Week 11: Tracy Jensen
At Large: Mary Krasny
Incoming Camps Council Reps:
Fall Incoming: Amy Sample (Week 3)
Fall Incoming: Jill Bookholder-Bloom (Week 7)
Fall Incoming: Leticia Valdez (Week 8)
Check out the fun-filled possibilities of your time at Michigania.
|WEEK||NAME||TITLE & DEPARTMENT|
|Week 1 (6/17 – 6/24)||Scott Ellsworth||Lecturer IV, Dept. of Afroamerican and African Studies|
|Week 1 (6/17 – 6/24)||John Branch||Academic Director of Part-Time MBA Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business; Faculty Associate, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies|
|Week 2 (6/24 – 7/1)||John Burkhardt||Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Director, National Forum on Higher Education; former Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity|
|Week 2 (6/24 – 7/1)||Angela Dillard||Professor, Dept. of Afroamerican and African Studies and Residential College; Associate Dean, LSA|
|Week 3 (7/1 – 7/8)||Kentaro Toyama||W.K. Kellogg Associate Professor, School of Information|
|Week 3 (7/1 – 7/8)||Eve Brensike Primus||Professor of Law, Law School|
|Week 4 (7/8 – 7/15)||Jonathan Tukel||Lecturer, University of Michigan Law School|
|Week 4 (7/8 – 7/15)||Alec Gallimore||Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering; Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Aerospace Engineering|
|Week 5 (7/15 – 7/22)||Jonathan Haft||Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery|
|Week 5 (7/15 – 7/22)||Mark Rothstein||Head Coach, Women’s Rowing|
|Week 6 (7/22 – 7/29)||Vivek Sankaran||Director, Child Advocacy Law Clinic|
|Week 6 (7/22 – 7/29)||Derrick Darby||Professor, Department of Philosophy|
|Week 7 (7/29 – 8/5)||Jack Bernard||Associate General Counsel; Adjunct Professor of Law, Education, Public Policy, and Information|
|Week 7 (7/29 – 8/5)||Naomi Andre||Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Residential College|
|Week 8 (8/5 – 8/12)||John U. Bacon||Lecturer I, School of Education|
|Week 8 (8/5 – 8/12)||Jim Burnstein||Director, Screenwriting Program/Department of Screen Arts & Cultures|
|Week 9 (8/12 – 8/19)||Stewart Thornhill||Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Business Administration; Executive Director, Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stephen M. Ross School of Business|
|Week 9 (8/12 – 8/19)||Deborah Loewenberg Ball||William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Director, TeachingWorks; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research|
|Week 10 (8/19 – 8/26)||Jerry Miller||Director, Project Outreach, Psychology|
|Week 10 (8/19 – 8/26)||Srijan Sen||Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute|
|Week 11 (8/26 – 9/2)||Jennifer Weizer||Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences|
|Week 11 (8/26 – 9/2)||Tiffany Marra||Executive Director, Center for the Education of Women|
With the wide range of activities available at Michigania’s family camps throughout the year, it’s hard to know just what to bring. To make life a little easier, here are some thoughts to get you started. For those visiting Michigania-Walloon, the Michigania Store will be open during your visit, which offers convenience items and souvenirs.
Informality is the key at Michigania. In the summer, bring both heavy and lightweight clothing, since weather cannot always be accurately forecasted. Rain gear could also come in handy (though we hope not!). Be sure to bring clothes for swimming, horseback riding (including closed-toe shoes), hiking, tennis, and other sports-related activities. Horseback riders may want to bring an extra pair of jeans and shoes or boots with heels.
For fall and winter months, the recommended clothing is casual and warm. Don’t forget winter socks, boots, gloves, hats, and jackets. You may wish to bring a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt for cross-country skiing and an extra pair of comfortable shoes to wear in the Education Center, rather than the heavy boots you are likely to wear to and from your cabin.
Coin laundry facilities are available at Camp Michigania during the summer sessions.
Michigania has a good supply of equipment for all activities offered. However, you may prefer to bring your own sports equipment, including:
Michigania-Walloon maintains a fleet of approximately 50 sailboats, canoes and kayaks for your use, but you are also welcome to bring your own vessel. Launching and mooring facilities are available. Boat registration and fishing licenses are required. Bait is not available at Michigania but is sold at nearby shops.
Cabin units are equipped with a queen bed and single or bunk beds. Michigania furnishes blankets and pillows. You may wish to bring a sleeping bag, comforter, or electric blanket, especially during the colder seasons. You may bring your own sheets and pillowcases, or we provide fitted and flat sheets and pillowcases at no charge. No advance order is necessary. Michigania does not provide towels and washcloths.
Highchairs are available for use in the dining hall. Cribs are provided at no cost and are automatically set up in cabins for children two years and younger. The nurseries are equipped with playpens and cribs, but you are encouraged to bring a playpen for use at the beach or in your cabin.
Remember to bring medication that you may need during your visit. There are several pharmacies in Boyne City and Petoskey in case additional prescriptions are necessary. A refrigerator in the infirmary is available to store medications that must be kept cold.