Wish List

Gifts-in-kind can help cover some operational needs of Cedar's ministry. This interdepartmental "wish list" is updated periodically. 

Donations are usually acknowledged with a letter from InterVarsity (the dollar value is between you and the IRS); let us know if that's not desired.


Recreation at Cedar is important to us, and we think that our guests deserve the best we can provide. Therefore, general donations, while welcome, should be discussed with the Recreation Coordinator

We currently have need to repair a significant number of recreation boats and support equipment. Your generous donation to our capital accounts is welcomed.

Perhaps your most important contribution is your time. Please volunteer to help us maintain the high levels of service you deserve!

  • Beach trailer for the Melges MC sailboat (please contact the Recreation Coordinator for specifics)
  • Someone with materials/engineering skills to design a foot bridge across Prentiss Creek for the Wilderness Trail (please contact the Recreation Coordinator for specifics)
  • Gas-powered brush chipper for trail work
  • Mountain bikes for guided bike tours (please contact the Recreation Coordinator for specifics)
  • Amazon gift cards
  • 50 pairs of new cross country ski boots
  • Basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, goal nets
  • 18 gallon plastic totes (Rubbermaid)
  • 4 wheeler/quad (4 wheel drive)
  • Bicycle parts
  • Ace Hardware gift cards
  • Volunteers with bicycle repair skills or fiberglass repair skills
  • Volunteers for boardwalk construction and trail maintenance


  • Large walk-behind snowblower, 32"-36" wide with a cab, at least 10HP
  • Portable gas-powered air compressor for construction projects 
  • Commercial riding mower
  • Commercial lawn vac
  • Hand tools/power tools
  • 4 wheel drive pickup truck
  • TIG welder
  • Z-boom lift (trailer mounted)


  • Mountain bikes for crew who do not have cars
  • New shower curtains for tubs or walk-in showers
  • Gas station gift cards (major Michigan gas stations only, please)
  • Board games, treats, activity equipment (contact the Program & Marketing Manager for details)
  • Adopt a crew member in need of financial support for a summer (contact the Program & Marketing Manager for details)

Guest Services

  • Electric golf cart
  • 2 large canister vacuums
  • New handmade cotton quilts for beds (contact us for desired size, color, and patterns)
  • Mr. Coffee black coffee makers (10)
  • Pin up lamps for cabins
  • New mattresses for cabins
  • Floor mats
  • Microphone stands
  • New medium-sized microwaves
  • LED flashlights
  • Batteries (AA, C, AAA)
  • Plastic storage bins (contact us for sizes and brands)
  • Amazon gift cards

Scholarship Fund

  • Family Campers
  • InterVarsity Leadership Institute students

Children's Program

  • New Crayola brand markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Lightly used or new toys for ages 10 and under (contact the Program & Marketing Manager)

Food Service

  • Large rolling storage bins
  • 40 Quart Mixer with bowls and attachments
  • 1 New Reach-In-Cooler for Mariners Cove
  • Industrial #10 Can Rack
  • Vent System for removing hot air at Mariners Cove
  • Storage Racks for walk-in coolers at Old Mill Point
  • Custom-built storage shelves
  • Dish room, dining room and recycling room expansion for Old Mill Point kitchen
  • Mandolin slicer
  • Slicer/grater attachment for Hobart mixers
  • 2 Outdoor tables with concrete bases and roof covers for Sandy Cove
  • Endowment fund for future oven, refrigerator, or freezer replacements
  • Lettuce chopper
  • Vegetable chopper
  • Kitchen carts
  • Speed racks (4)
  • 2 Industrial food processors
  • Dunnage rack
  • Hot tables - hot buffet tables


  • Boom Mic and stand
  • Usb Blue Yeti multi-pattern electret condenser microphone


  • 12 mid-back task chairs with arms
  • Reams of white copy paper
  • New Swingline staplers
  • New scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Industrial paper shredder
  • Display boards

Please call 906.484.2294 before shipping or bringing items to assure the need is still current, or if you have any question about the fitness of the item you can offer.

Thank you for considering partnering generously in God's work through Cedar Campus in any of these very tangible ways!