Postcards From Camp
H.U.G. Camp was established in 1971 and is located at the Tower Hill Camp and Retreat Center in Sawyer, Michigan. Camp is located about a half of mile to the Warren Dunes State Park. Campers hike to the beach daily to a private section of the dunes belonging to Tower Hill.
Campers arrive on Sunday afternoon and will get their cabin assignments and name tags. They will report to their cabin with their gear for the week. They will have an opportunity to select a bunk, make their bed, and meet fellow campers as they arrive, as well as meet their counselors for the week.
During the week, the campers stick to a planned out schedule.
7:30 Wake Up - Cabin time, make beds, shower, get ready for the day.
8:15 Trotters report to breakfast to help set-up dining room and tables.
9:20 Camp Songs
9:40 Spirit Circle with Small Groups
10:30 Camper Activity #1
11:25 Camper Activity #2
12:15 Trotters report to lunch to help set-up dining room and tables.
1:15 Camper Activity #3
2:05 Walk to the beach with your cabin
2:30 Awesome Beach Time: Tower Hill owns a stretch of the Michigan Dunes
4:30 Rest Hour
5:45 Trotters report to dinner to help set-up dining room and tables.
6:45 Vespers by the Cross
7:15 Cabin Awards
7:30 Evening Program
(Monday: Camp Wide Games, Tuesday: God's Mailbox & S'mores, Wednesday: Climb the Dune & Beach Campfire, Thursday: Skit Night, Friday: Consecration Ceremony)
9:15 Snacks and Taps
9:45 Cabin time: Clean up, hang out, lights out
When to come. When to go.
Sunday, July 10th through Friday July 15th
You are encouraged to send mail to your campers.
The correct way to address your camper's mail is:
Your Camper's Name
HUG Camp at Tower Hill Camp
12173 Tower Hill Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
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About Tower Hill Retreat Center
Tower Hill rests on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Dunes region of western Michigan. The camp is a prime example of Midwest dune biodiversity such as one might find at the Warren Dunes State Park nearby, a variety attributable to millennia of winds sculpting and sowing the land. The dining hall at Tower Hill is staffed and available for all meals and snacks your group would need, even if your building has a kitchen or not. Schrag 2 Retreat Center, Wales Dining Hall, and Marshall Hall are wheelchair accessible.