Registration opens in January!

God invites us to relationship each and every day. Retreats are a great opportunity to take time apart and disconnect from our every day lives, connecting with this call to relationship through exploration of spirituality, prayer life, and community.

Women's Retreat
Young Adult
Contemplative Fiber Arts Retreat
Schedule your own church retreat!

WOMEN'S RETREAT

August 12-14, 2022

Our popular Women's Retreat returns once more. Join us for several days spent in community focused on building a closer relationship with God. The schedule for our retreat is flexible - with time spent both alone and in group. Our retreat theme and facilitators are still in the works!

God invites us to relationship each and every day. Retreats are a great opportunity to take time apart and disconnect from our every day lives, connecting with this call to relationship through exploration of spirituality, prayer life, and community.

Our highest priority is to share the love of God and God’s creation with the whole human family. This includes doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy. A COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation for those eligible for vaccination and a booster is recommended. A COVID-19 rapid test will be performed upon arrival. Our COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures are subject to change based on current health department and diocesan guidelines. If you have questions, please email directors@campchickagami.org.

This retreat's pricing is a tiered pricing structure beginning at $300. Lodging for this retreat will be in a communal setting assigned by Camp Chickagami. If you have requests for cabin-mates please let us know during the registration process.

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YOUNG ADULT DINNER CHURCH RETREAT

September 2-4, 2022

College aged humans through Millennial are welcome to join us. The retreat pricing will be a sliding scale (your choice) ranging from $0 up to $200 per person. It's "choose your own adventure" pricing subsidized by the Young Adult Ministries Office of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern and Western Michigan and other retreaters.

You are invited to spend a long weekend at Camp Chick as we form deeper relationships with God. Our flexible program will include time alone and with the larger group with a special focus on our connection with food and community. Retreat participants are welcome to bring their kids.

Pay what you can. It's kind of like "choose your own adventure" pricing.

Our highest priority is to share the love of God and God’s creation with thewhole human family. This includes doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy. A COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation for those eligible for vaccination and a booster is recommended. A COVID-19 rapid test will be performed upon arrival. Our COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures are subject to change based on current health department and diocesan guidelines. If you have questions, please email directors@campchickagami.org.

(This program is partially subsidized by the Diocese of Eastern and Western Michigan Young Adult programming)

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CONTEMPLATIVE FIBER ARTS RETREAT

Fiber artists of all kinds and skill levels are welcome to join us at Camp Chickagami to retreat and create in the Fall of Northern Michigan! Join us for several days spent in community focused on building a closer relationship with God. The schedule for our retreat is flexible - with time spent both alone and in group, in crafting and in reflection.

Partners/families are welcome to attend with you, whether or not they are also fiber artists or crafters. Children are welcome; please note that there will be no childcare or children’s programming provided during the retreat.

God invites us to relationship each and every day. Retreats are a great opportunity to take time apart and disconnect from our everyday lives, connecting with this call to relationship through exploration of spirituality, prayer life, and community.

This retreat's pricing is a tiered pricing structure. Lodging for this retreat will be in a communal setting assigned by Camp Chickagami. If you have requests for cabin-mates please let us know during the registration process.

Basic Schedule:

Friday, September 23 Check-in anytime between 3:00 and 6:00pm at Fletcher Hall. We will gather at 6 pm for dinner, followed by community reflection, conversation, and fiberwork. An optional service of compline will end our day.

Saturday, September 24 The day includes gatherings for community reflection, conversation, and fiberwork, free time, community meals, optional communion bread baking, and prayer services.

Sunday, September 25 After breakfast we will gather for our closing service of Holy Communion with our final time of community reflection, conversation, and fiberwork. You are free to depart anytime after the service, but are welcome to remain for lunch and relax at camp for a while.

Packing List (in addition to the items in the standard packing list emailed at registration)

  • Your fiber arts materials and tools - projects and equipment may be left in Fletcher Hall during the retreat
  • There will be extension cords and some lamps available in Fletcher Hall, but bring any others you will need.
  • Musical instrument if you would like to help lead music during our services

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN CHURCH RETREAT.

Working with Camp Chickagami staff, you can organize and schedule your own retreat for your congregation or organization. Rent the whole facility, or just part of it; bring your own food or arrange for food service and arrange your own facilitator. Retreats can be what you need them to be and we would love to provide the perfect space for your vestry, church leadership, family or organization.

Send an email to rentals@campchickagami.org to begin organizing your time at camp.

Retreat Frequently-Asked-Questions

REGISTRATION
Can I request to be in a cabin with friends?

Absolutely. You can do so within the registration form. We will do our best to honor requests though we cannot guarantee the request.

What is the refund policy?

To reserve your space, a $50 deposit is required at the time of registration.  This deposit is nonrefundable.

PACKING
What should I pack?

What to wear:

  • Please check out weather (Presque Isle, MI, 49777) before arriving to ensure you’ve packed correctly. Bring a mix of items for warm days and chilly evenings.
  • Pack comfortable walking shoes as many buildings are connected by outdoor footpaths.
  • Pack Hiking shoes as we have many miles of trails on our property and surrounding.
  • Bring a bathing suit and beach towel.
  • Don’t forget an umbrella or rain coat!

Accommodations:

  • Bring an alarm clock, iron and hair dryer.
  • Bring toiletries and your favorite pillow, blanket and linens.
  • A fan may be helpful for comfortable sleeping as our accommodations are not air conditioned.

You may want to also consider bringing the following items:

  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Tennis equipment and fishing gear
  • Water bottle and to-go coffee mug.
  • Because many of our outdoor seating spaces are simple benches, we do specifically recommend bringing some sort of outdoor chair to your own comfort.
ACCOMODATIONS
Where will I stay?

Retreat participants will stay in various cabin-styles in the camp. Some are lodges with a bedroom and kitchen and some are dorm style, with a bathhouse just a short walk away. Our sleeping units are comfortable but rustic. Camp Chickagami is for those who want to spend most of their time outdoors enjoying “God’s garden” and the fellowship of friends. 

Will you accommodate a food allergy?

Your health and safety are our highest priority. If you have a food allergy, please include this information in your registration so we can make necessary arrangements. Feel free to contact our office before camp to discuss dietary issues to discuss how we can best accommodate you. For majorly restricted diets, we sometimes recommend that you provide our kitchen staff with supplemental food.

How do I manage my medication?

You will be in control of your own medication while on retreat at Camp Chickagami. If you require refrigeration, we can accommodate that request.

Our infirmary has all required over the counter medications for other ailments that could come up while you’re on retreat.

May I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome with prior approval from the Executive Director. Please contact McKenzie for our full dog policy.

Will I have access to wifi?

There will be a WIFI hotspot available for us in Fletcher Dining Hall. Verizon and AT&T provide the best cell coverage; others are limited.

 

 

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