Dedication to the Chapel on the Beach

An excerpt from Days Filled with Sunshine: 100 Years of Camp Arcadia by Stephanie J. Jass By Kristin Jass, 2012 “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”  C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory Twenty years before the Lewis quote, the founders […]

Days filled with sunshine . . . and surfing!

Shuffleboard, pickleball and softball are not the only sports that campers enjoy while at Camp. For Russ Miller and the Taylor family, surfing is a staple activity while on the shores of Lake Michigan. An East Coast native, Ryan Taylor grew up surfing in the Atlantic. When he started attending Family Weeks in 2000 after […]

10 Things That Are Your Fault

It’s all your fault. Yep, you read that right. Because of your prayers, gifts, hard work and participation Camp Arcadia’s ministry has been sustained and strengthened for over a 100 years. God has worked through you and generations of Arcadians to make Camp Arcadia a place of refuge and renewal for thousands of people each […]

The gift of Camp: A place of healing and acceptance

Michelle Hanafee’s workplace is not the typical office space filled with fluorescent lights and cubicles. As an international flight attendant, Hanafee spends workdays in the sky and places near and far. But for Hanafee, Camp is an irreplaceable refuge. “With my work, I’ve been all over the world and I’ve just never experienced a place […]

Remembering Walt by Chip May

“Strawberries, Lord, my they’re tasty, Amen!” This is just one of many memorable prayers that Pastor Walt Schoedel shared at Camp Arcadia. Walt passed away on November 9 at the age of 97. Rev. Schoedel was a pastor, teacher, administrator, consultant and author during his 70+ years of ministry. At Camp Arcadia he was a […]