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GIVE. IMPACT A LIFE.

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YOUR DONATION DOUBLED

We have graciously received a $100,000 matching gift for the Maple Ridge expansion and a $200,000 matching gift for the Oakwood Chapel renovation.

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE IS NOW WORTH TWO DOLLARS.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THESE GIFTS!

The Keeping Faith campaign is an ambitious project that will allow us to better serve our guests and fulfill our calling. We strive to connect to people’s hearts and prepare them to listen to Jesus. The Gerber’s story is one example:

Maple Ridge

The Maple Ridge expansion will add a meeting space that can accommodate up to 175 people; this will allow us to house guests in Maple Ridge and Evergreen and provide them with a place to meet.

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In Matthew 28, Jesus commands His followers to go and make disciples. In this passage, He gives them authority and power to accomplish His spiritual work and lead the church. But this authority is not a power to take the land with the sword; it is something much more complicated. Their job was to connect to people’s hearts, and prepare people to listen to Jesus. The point of this passage is ingrained in what we do at Miracle Camp.

Worship

The Oakwood Chapel renovation will develop and transform the entire facility. This expansion will allow us to accommodate up to 600 people and will remodel the existing meeting space so that we can have multiple meeting rooms.

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Changes at Camp

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On October 15, the Miracle Camp and Retreat Center (MCRC) Board of Trustees named Jason Coon as its Interim Executive Director effective November 1. Jason Coon replaced Dale Boone, who served MCRC as the Executive Director from June 1, 2010, through October 31, 2014.

Under Dale’s faithful leadership, MCRC observed an increase in guests who experienced life change for the glory of God. During his tenure, several new impactful programs were developed, the camp hired and trained new staff, and a number of young adults were discipled through the internship program.

MCRC continues to facilitate life change by helping people draw close to God through providing affordable quality, gracious hospitality, and creative programming. As MCRC moves towards its Jubilee Anniversary (50th Year) the MCRC Board of Trustees announces the search for an Executive Director who will continue the vision to build on the past with renewed focus and initiative for the next 50 years.

The Executive Director application and job description are available at www.miraclecamp.com/employment. The Executive Director Search Committee will receive applications and resumes through December 15, 2014. Please send all inquiries to jobs@miraclecamp.com. The desire of the Search Committee is to have a recommendation for the MCRC Board of Trustees by February 15, 2015.

Retreat Director Job Opening

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We are excited to announce a new job opening at Miracle Camp and Retreat Center.  This is a new, full time position to our year round staff.  The person hired will be our “Retreat Director” and will be responsible for organizing, leading, and staffing all year round retreats and events.  To apply, send a resume and a personal philosophy of camping ministry tojason@miraclecamp.com by Aug 1, 2013.  Official documents are below.

Job Description – Retreat Director

Position Posting – Retreat Director

Favorite Photobooth Pics

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We recently bought some new lights for our photo booth.  I was looking though old retreat photos from some of the church retreats and family camps we have done in the past.  There were so many fun photobooth moments.  People really love the things we do that make them laugh and make retreats and camps memorable.  We love doing things at a summer camp that sometimes are just sweet, cool, or even just for fun.  If ever you have any retreat ideas that we can implement here in Michigan, let me know!  Here’s some of those pics!

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New Storm Water Drainage

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At Miracle Camp and Retreat Center, we are constantly striving to improve EVERYTHING – even the things under the surface.  We know that sometimes it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes everything successful.  That’s why this week our maintenance team is working on a storm water drainage system to help us control erosion and grow beautiful grass around campus.  While this seems like a small thing, we think it will really impact the beauty of Miracle Camp and Retreat Center and make your experience here even better!

Interested in volunteering at Miracle Camp and helping us with projects like this?  View our volunteer page or contact us for more information!

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Chapel Roofed in One Day at Men’s Retreat!

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The day before men’s retreat here at Miracle Camp more than 60 men helped us with many work projects.  One of those projects was roofing the chapel entirely in one day!  That’s 94 square of shingles in an entire day!  The men did great work and saved Miracle Camp more than $10,000 in labor costs!  Thanks to all these men for donating their time and skills!  What a great accomplishment!

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Michigan Ice Storm Damages Trees

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An ice storm this past weekend damaged a few trees around the camp and retreat center here in Michigan, but no huge damage occurred.  On the plus side…the trees were decorated in a beautiful way.  Here is what the Michigan back roads looked like on the way to the retreat center.  The trees at the camp and retreat center were most beautiful early morning and late evening when the sun was rising and setting.

So for those of you coming up this weekend for Ice Camp from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, you’re in for a real treat!