Family Camp

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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2019 Family Camps

Family Camp I, June 22 - June 28 at Mariners Cove

Speaker: James Herrick

James A. Herrick PhD is the Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication at Hope College in Holland, MI, where he has taught since 1984.  Herrick is the author of The Making of the New Spirituality (IVP 2003), Scientific Mythologies (IVP 2009) and Visions of Technological Transcendence (Parlor Press 2017). He writes and speaks about spiritual themes in popular culture, new religious movements, and popular narratives about technology. Jim and his wife Janet live in Holland, MI, and are members of New City Fellowship in Grand Rapids.


Family Camp II, June 29 - July 5 at Mariners Cove

Speaker: Al Hsu

Al Hsu (pronounced “shee”) is senior editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship, church and ministry, and global mission. Al holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a master’s from Wheaton College Graduate School, and has served as a columnist for Christianity Today magazine. He is the author of three books: Grieving a Suicide, Singles at the Crossroads, and The Suburban ChristianHe and his wife, Ellen, have two sons and live in the western suburbs of Chicago.  

Family Camp III, July 6 - July 12 at Mariners Cove

Speaker: Dan Denk

Dan Denk has been with InterVarsity since 1978. He worked with students in the Eastern Europe former communist world, National Field Director for the Midwest, Cedar Campus Director. Most recently he served as InterVarsity National Theological Director. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Grand Rapids, MI and have four married children, all of whom challenge his theological views on a regular basis. He is a life-long follower of that great 20th century theologian, Bob Dylan.


Family Camp IV, July 27 - August 2 at Old Mill Point

Speaker: Cam Anderson

Cameron Anderson is the Associate Director of Upper House, a center for Christian study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2009 to 2018, Cam was the Executive Director of CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to that, he served for thirty years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship—including an eight-year term as the National Director of InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. In 2016, his book, The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts, was published by IVP Academic. With G. Walter Hansen, he is co-editing God in the Modern Wing, also with IVP Academic to be released in 2020. Cam holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He and his wife, Cynthia (C.K.), have two adult children, two grandchildren, and a cocker spaniel named Seamus. They have resided in Madison, Wisconsin since 1986.


Family Camp V, August 3 - August 9 at Old Mill Point

Speaker: Jessica Fick

Jessica Leap Fick innovates new training and outreach tools for women to share the gospel globally as the evangelism resources director for Stonecroft Ministries. She is the author of Beautiful Feet: Unleashing Women to Everyday Witness and co-host of the Ears to Speak podcast. Previous to Stonecroft she served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 14 years. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and two sons where they kayak, build elaborate Lego creations, and eat delicious BBQ together.


Program and Meal Rates

  • $400 for each adult
  • $255 for each child 13-23
  • $175 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) $475
  • HJ Taylor Lodge Small room (4 people) $475
  • Gloria Taylor Cottage room (4-6 people) $890
  • Four Anchors room (4-6 people) $795
  • Southwind room (6 people) $795
  • North Shore Lodge (12 people) $1000

View pictures of Old Mill Point Housing

  • Willoughby Lodge room (6 people) $475
  • Point Cabins (8 people) $475
  • Beach or Harwood room (4 people) $675
  • Spruceview (6 people) $880
  • Bayview (6 people) $880
  • Deck (5 people) $820
  • Elf Shelf or Gnomes Home (6 people) $685
  • Deertrail (8 people) $730
  • Cedarnook (4 people) $645
  • Shadynook (8 people) $1000
  • North Shore Lodge (12 people) $1000

Camping Sites

Tent or RV sites are available at Mariners Cove and Old Mill Point. Campsites have electrical hookup, water access (no sewer) and washhouse facility.

  • Tent or RV $215

Scholarships Funds

There are scholarship funds available for families that may need one. Fill out a scholarship form.

Register Today

Open registration for this family camp begins September 15, 2018. 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 2019. The deposit is refundable or transferable up to three months prior to the start of the program.

Mailing address:
Cedar Campus
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.

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