Summer Camp is back and this will likely be our last year holding this event. Summer Camp has been a popular event for several years and is always a huge success. Multiple Master Angler fish have been caught, new lakes explored, and some members have experienced their first ever sporting clays.
It’s almost like you’re stepping back in time as soon as you pull up to camp! Our lodging is an old 4H camp and the names of prior 4H campers are still written on the wall. Bunk type cots and two wings filled with beds are our lodging. The top bunks are used to store your personal belongings. Last year we had 12-16 people per wing.
The large dining hall will host our group meals and there is a large shared kitchen. Chest freezers are available and gals keep their drinks in coolers. We hold a cribbage tournament and usually have a craft night. The facility can hold a lot, but we decided to keep the numbers manageable. That means space is limited. We choose to remain way under the lodges capacity.
Last year, many members brought boats and it worked out so all the campers could jump in one of the boats that went off exploring. If we don’t have people with boats, we are pretty grounded so tickets will be sold to boaters and non-boaters. We also had an increase in kayak anglers last year, so this year we will add trips specifically for kayaks.
The lake we are on is Sawyer Lake in Channing, MI. Nice blue gills and crappies are present, along with bass and pike. The camp has canoes that are available to use.
Nearby is the Michigamme River and it is the perfect kayaking river. We have learned the river well and there are always lots of fish to be caught, including giant smallmouth bass and nice eater walleye.