2020 Michigan State Camporee

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 06/26/2020 Under: All Articles (285 Hits)    

Our State Camporee is scheduled for Friday August 21 through Sunday August 22 with checkout on August 23rd.

This year’s event will be the Mecosta Pines Campground located at 550 S. Tallcott St. in Morley, Mi approximently 40 miles north of Grand Rapids.

We have a limited number of sites available, 20 water and electric sites at $38 per night, and 8 full hookup sites at $41 per night.

 Please complete the registration form then, send the form and payment to me at 15893 Leonard Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456, by no later than Saturday, August 1st. If you are interested in Full Hookup, please contact me at 616-329-0781 to confirm availability before completing the Registration Form. Remember that sites are first come first served. Please find the Registration Form and tentative schedule here.

 For those who do not camp or do not have a camper, there are several hotels within 15 miles of the campground, see Hotel List. If you decide to come and stay in a hotel you will need to contact the hotel directly for reservations. If you are staying at a hotel, please complete the Registration Form so we can include you in updates and make sure to come by my rig to register and get any handouts.

 Mecosta Pines offers many amenities and activities, plus we will be able to utilize their Outdoor Pavilion in the event of inclement weather. There also is an indoor gathering area available.

 Just to give a few highlights of what we are planning, we will be doing a Bean Bag Toss Tournament, Pot Luck, and Mass as we normally do, but we are also looking into the possibility having something for the kiddos, and maybe a Wine Tasting for the adults. If you have any ideas please forward them to me at j.baldridge@mikofc.org or if you are interested in helping with any of our events for the Camporee please reach out to me, your help will be greatly appreciated.

My wife Ramona and I are planning to arrive at the campground Thursday, August 20th to begin getting things setup and to work with the campground staff. If you are interested in arriving Thursday or extending your stay, please contact me to let me know and contact the campground to make your reservation for the additional days only. Currently the plan is to have a Michigan KC Camper registration setup and also have 50/50 raffles, possibly some prize give-a-ways, etc.

 In years past the Michigan KC Campers hosted the KCIC event and we would love to be able to rebuild the group and get back to where we could bring the International Camporee back to Michigan in the future.

We are looking forward to this year’s Camporee and to rebuilding the Michigan KC Campers group. Lots of additional information to come before, during and after this year’s Camporee, so get your tent or camper ready and let’s make this a Camporee to remember and build upon.

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