A Summer Camp for Adults
June 18-24, 2017 at Nissokone
June 24-30, 2018 at Dekoven
Welcome old and new friends!
Purpose: To provide a weeklong fun-filled summer adventure for adults with opportunities to form new and lasting friendships and to provide an environment which encourages personal growth, creativity and spiritual enrichment. Please read more about a week like no other and how we create a special community.
Eligibility: Any adult 21 or over. Our community is comprised of singles and couples. While we are affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist religion, a camper need not be a UU member to attend but should agree with our 7 principles. Saug-for-All is a member of the Council of Unitarian Universalist Camps and Conferences.
Where: We alternate between two wonderful and very different locations. Both have a lot of history, but are new to us.
In odd years we go to Nissokone a YMCA camp in Oscoda, MI. This is a camp with cabins spread out along a large lake and surrounding woods to hike in. We are 5 minutes away from beautiful beaches on Lake Huron (Oscoda Beach Park and Three Mile Beach Park). We can tent camp anywhere on the camp premises and enjoy many activities here, including horseback riding and sailing. If you love to walk and love nature this is heaven. We share our week with the YMCA staff that are training for their upcoming summer working with the kids. We usually end up inspiring and being inspired by the young people.
In even years we'll be going to Dekoven Center in Racine, WI with beautiful comfortable rooms, buildings that feel like you are transported to England, parklike grounds and it's right on Lake Michigan. There's a gorgeous beach on Lake Michigan with some dunes about 3 miles away. The grounds are full of majestic trees and gardens. They also have air conditioning available in most of their meeting and dining areas (and the AC is adjustable). At Dekoven we're able to have a more intimate camp experience where we have those serendipitous meetings that are classic Saug.
Cabins: At Nissokone we stay in cabins. There are generally 2 rooms per cabin. We put 2-3 people in a room and you will share one bathroom per room. Bring your own curtains (fabric to pin over windows), towels and sheets. They have double beds available for couples or twin bunk beds for singles. Interactive map showing cabins
Rooms: Dekoven has beautiful peaceful rooms, each similar, but unique, in pastel colors and labeled with inspiring attributes like 'enlightenment', 'love', 'patience' and 'creativity'. Taylor hall where we all stay is located in the back of the property next to a small woods and facing a parklike quad with mature trees and a labrynth.
Each room will generally house 2 people, sometimes a few more if all are singles. Some have room to double up the beds. Sheets and towels are provided (unless you double up your bed, so you'll need larger top covers). Each room has unique comfortable furniture, high ceilings with ceiling fans and at least one window. There are a very few bedrooms with air conditioning. Bathrooms are located on each floor, some single baths, some shared.
Cost: The camp week will cost $550 minimum. This includes housing, meals, snacks, workshops and entertainment. Extra fees may be charged for special room features or for some workshop materials. A $150 deposit will be due with your registration, the balance will be due around the end of May, once you get your invoice. A $25 processing fee will be charged for cancellations. Horseback riding is extra at Nissokone.
Morning Small groups 5 - 12 campers per group with a variety of topics/themes from which to choose. There is a mix of personal growth, discussion, creative, outdoors, & activity groups. Each camper will choose one group to be in for the entire week.
A variety of recreational and craft activities as well as 1-day workshops that reflect camper interests and talents will be offered. Some of the following may be included:
Crafts: Tie-dying, jewelry making and more
Low-ropes course and wall climbing
Horseback trail riding (for an extra fee)
Music jams and singing
lawn games, volleyball
Games: Bridge, Wizard, party games, board games
In addition to our normal evening shows on Monday and Thursday, we have many opportunities to share your talents. Check out the performance overview for all the options.
Vesper services, block party, community gatherings, campfires, dancing, coffeehouse, talent show, and goddess exchange (clothing swap) will all be offered.
History: Saug-for-All was founded in 1999 by Joan and Jon Lager. Jon
and Joan had both attended AMUUSE
singles camps and wanted to continue their wonderful camp experience by
creating a camp for all adults whether single or married. Sadly, Jon passed away in the spring of 2002
but Jonís values, spirit and love live on in our camp community. For more information contact camp orchestrator: Heather Monson
History: Saug-for-All was founded in 1999 by Joan and Jon Lager. Jon and Joan had both attended AMUUSE singles camps and wanted to continue their wonderful camp experience by creating a camp for all adults whether single or married. Sadly, Jon passed away in the spring of 2002 but Jonís values, spirit and love live on in our camp community.
For more information contact camp orchestrator: Heather Monson