Family Camps at Cedar Campus build on a tradition of giving moms a real vacation, bringing dads closer to their families, and giving kids the fun they hope for and the spiritual growth they need.
Expert kitchen staff prepare the food; youth workers care for, instruct and watch over the children; and recreation crew help make your time in the water or woods a happy and healthy experience. Take time together to enjoy these things, well as time alone and time with your spouse.
The spiritual needs of adults are met through thematic small group Bible studies, discussion sessions and Bible exposition. For youth, the balance includes Bible instruction, skill-developing recreational programs and an emphasis on fun...all carefully planned and well-supervised whenever adult sessions are in progress.
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2017 Family Camps
Family Camp I, June 24 - June 30 at Mariners Cove
is the Director of InterVarsity Link
, the division of InterVarsity that recruits, trains, sends, and cares for missionaries who go from InterVarsity to work with students overseas through the IFES
. This is Bob’s 37th year with InterVarsity. He has previously served InterVarsity as a campus staff member, Area Director in New Jersey, Director of Bible & Life and Discipleship resources, Associate Director of Urbana 2000, and serving as a full time InterVarsity Link missionary for 3 years in Austria and 9 years in Kyiv, Ukraine. Before coming to InterVarsity staff Bob was pastor of a church in New Jersey. He has written an IVP book, Transforming Bible Study
, on inductive Bible study.
Bob has four children and 7 grandchildren. He and his wife Patricia live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Family Camp II, July 1 - July 7 at Mariners Cove
overseeing the movement, now in 160 countries. He holds a PhD from the University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in animal ecology. Daniel was on staff with IFES in Francophone Africa for 16 years, first as a traveling secretary, then as Literature Secretary and, from 1995 to 2006 as Regional Secretary, responsible for overseeing IFES ministry across the region’s 20 countries. He now works to help student movements worldwide work together to spread the news of the gospel on their campuses. He passionately believes that pioneering work, scripture engagement and student leadership are effective tools to transform the world, to the glory of God.
Daniel also serves on the board of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
. Over the past few years, he has led a number of significant training initiatives: bringing together theologians and local churches, addressing issues of contemporary Christianity, and training preachers.
Daniel and his wife are blessed with four children.
Family Camp III, July 8 - July 14 at Mariners Cove
Speakers Bill and Mindy Meier
Bill has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and also completed a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling from Denver Seminary. Bill was on InterVarsity Staff in Northern Ohio, and pastored at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Twin City Bible Church in Urbana, Illinois. Currently Bill is the Family Pastor of Park Community Church, located just 8 blocks west of the John Hancock. Mindy attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and obtained a Masters in Christian Psychology and Pastoral Counseling. Mindy has worked for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship for 27 years. Mindy is currently the Associate Director of Greek InterVarsity-West Cluster. She is the author of the book, Sex and Dating: Questions You Wish You Had Answers To, as well as various magazine articles.
Mindy and Bill live in Chicago and have 4 married children, and several grandchildren. Bill and Mindy enjoy taking walks or bike rides along Lake Michigan with their Jack Russell Terrier. They love attending free concerts at Millennium Park and have begun a 5 year eating tour of Chicago.
Family Camp IV, July 29 - August 4 at Old Mill Point
Cameron Anderson is the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), and an artist and writer. He is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson and they, with their dog Seamus, live in Madison, Wisconsin. Cam earned an M.F.A. in painting and drawing form Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in art history and art criticism. Prior to joining CIVA, Anderson served as the National Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. In 2016, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust invited him to be their Visiting Senior Scholar. Recently he completed his first book The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts (IVP).
Family Camp V, August 5 - August 11 at Old Mill Point
R. York Moore serves as National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. He is the author of Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away and Making All Things New: God’s Dream for Global Justice. York has given the invitation for faith at two Urbana Missions Conferences and has led over 13,000 students to faith in Christ through his teaching and preaching ministry over the last 20 years with InterVarsity. He has also trained tens of thousands to relevantly and passionately share their faith in Christ. Through his unique campus campaigns, “Justice Invitationals,” R. York Moore has been able to mobilize tens of thousands of faculty, students, churches, politicians, business leaders and others to passionately engage the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children while also challenging many “non and anti-churched” participants to follow Jesus Christ. Working widely with anti-trafficking non-governmental and not for profit organizations, R. York Moore has been able to help forward the cause of front-line organizations in their work to fight modern-day slavery for over 10 years.
R. York Moore lives in Detroit, MI with his wife and three kids. For more information about R. York Moore and his ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, visit www.tellthestory.net or follow him on Facebook and Twitter at /yorkmoore.
Program and Meal Rates
- $395 for each adult
- $250 for each child 13-23
- $170 for each child 2-12
Housing and Rates
Add ONE housing charge per family. Cribs or roll-away beds can be added to most locations. Specific housing requests may be noted but are not guaranteed.
View pictures of Mariners Cove Housing
- HJ Taylor Lodge Large room (6 people) $470
- HJ Taylor Lodge Small room (4 people) $470
- Gloria Taylor Cottage room (4-6 people) $850
- Four Anchors room (4-6 people) $765
- Southwind room (6 people) $765
- North Shore Lodge (12 people) $970
View pictures of Old Mill Point Housing
- Willoughby Lodge room (6 people) $470
- Point Cabins (8 people) $470
- Beach or Harwood room (4 people) $620
- Spruceview (6 people) $850
- Bayview (6 people) $850
- Deck (5 people) $800
- Elf Shelf or Gnomes Home (6 people) $655
- Deertrail (8 people) $700
- Cedarnook (4 people) $620
- Shadynook (8 people) $970
- North Shore Lodge (12 people) $970
Tent or RV sites are available at Mariners Cove and Old Mill Point. Campsites have electrical hookup, water access (no sewer) and washhouse facility.
There are scholarship funds available for families that may need one. Fill out a scholarship form.
Open registration for this family camp begins September 15, 2016. Those who attend this year and register for next year before September 1st have priority for the same week and same housing. After September 15th, registration is open for any week and any available housing. Fill out a registration form and mail it to the address below or call us to register by phone. A deposit of $250 is required to complete your registration. The deposit is applied against the balance due. The remaining balance is due upon arrival at Cedar Campus in 2017. The deposit is refundable or transferable up to three months prior to the start of the program.
PO Box 425
Cedarville MI 49719-0425
Complete form and mail it to the address below or call us to register by phone. A deposit of $250 is required to complete your registration.