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12/5/17 Holiday Newsletter Check out our fantastic new improvements, our newest staff members, the memory of Marian Fisher and join the Alumni more
12/15/16 Holiday Newsletter We believe that camp is not just a place, it is a special environment deliberately designed to guide children into becoming unique, caring, wonderful individuals we know they can be. We know that with the right mixture of structured and unstructured programs, encouragement, and great caring role models, we can change their lives for the more
12/1/15 Holiday Newsletter See Camp from a bird's eye, see how Jeanne is helping to improve camp buildings, our improvements and upgrades and having to say goodbye to a good friend and Three Generation Families come Back to Camp Cavell to share more
11/15 Raise the Roof! Most of you know that our Executive Director Jill Laidlaw lives on site in a Brookside cabin named "Grace Cottage”. During her thirty one year tenure, Jill has always “made do” and directed any more
1/15 Shamrock Challenge We have very exciting news to share! Last year as you may know, a camp angel stepped up to fund a Match Challenge of $20,000. That very successful endeavor was our 2014 Super Bowl Match Challenge. This year a different Camp Angel has come forth to surprise us with a NEW more
12/20/14 Camp Cavell Conservancy Holiday Newsletter 2014 Camp Cavell is stepping into the future with a renewed sense of energy and excitement!  The Camp Cavell Conservancy is  more
7/14 A Warm Welcome to Two Baby Goats Good news! Violet has had two kids, a son named Vinnie and a daughter named Lilly. They were born on Sunday July 13, 2014 at 4:15. A fun fact baby  more
12/30/13 Lake Ice Edge Exploration, Ice Caves on Lake Huron You can go along as Jill explores the Lake Huron ice edge at Camp Cavell! Check out the caves full of icicles! You too can explore the ice at our Fun in the Sun Party...view the video
12/13 Camp Cavell Conservancy
Ensures Camps Future!
Staff, alumni and volunteers have come together to implement a plan to ensure Camp Cavell will be here for future  more

08/13 Saving summer at Camp Cavell
A group of people is coming together to save a Sanilac County camp, but they are in need help. The Camp Cavell Conservancy formed in the spring. The group is trying to raise                                 $125,000 to buy Camp more

r01/13 Treasures in Their Hold?
Ever wonder what the ships that pass Camp have in their hold?  Treasure is right!  They come from all over the world and carry everything you can imagine more

10/12 Petoskey Stone
A Petoskey Stone is a called a rock and a fossil. Scientist say it was formed 350 million years ago when this area was covered by a salt water more
08/11 Gerald Lenning, Lydia Lenning and Helen Fisher When Jerry Lenning became a volunteer for the fishing programs at YWCA Camp Cavell no one anticipated just how much the camp experience would soon become a family more
07/11 Ships that Pass by Camp
Ever wonder where all those ships are going that pass camp each day?  Well, we did too, so we stopped in more
04/10 Primitive Shelter
We glanced over to see to our astonishment that the primitive shelter was under a gigantic pile of more
08/10 Bit of History
Rick’s Dad, Walter Wilson, was caretaker of YWCA Camp Cavell from about 1950 to the late 1960' more
03/10 Toasty Has Her Twins
Toasty, our mama goat form last year had twins again.  This is her third time having babies. Toasty is owned by more
01/10 Carol and Tulio-Do in the Winter
They might come from the cold high mountain plains in the Andes in South America but they DO NOT LIKE more

01/10 Great Lakes Beach Facts
Also,the secret location of Camp Cavell's buried shipwreck! Beaches are accumulations of sand, gravel or pebbles which separate land from more

Stanley had arrived at YWCA Camp Cavell as a special treat for the MDA campers and their volunteers, along with the local children attending day camp at YWCA Camp more

05/08 Lake Huron Water Levels
Our Great Lakes were formed
over 10,000 years ago and they
have been fluctuating ever more

06/07 Me & My Mom Experience
This was my ninth year at Camp Cavell: three in the ‘50s when I was growing up, three in the early ‘80s with two of my children, and now three with my more

05/06 Look good, Feel great
The sun is chasing away the clouds and our excuses for not exercising outdoors. From rowing to technical tree more

01/05 Kiwanians pave way for MDA
Denise Gant had a dream on a recent sleety, windy winter night. It was about summer camp, and there are about 100 children with muscular more
09/03 Nature Yurt is UP!
We did it!  This September, with help from staff and volunteers our Yurt slowly became a more
12/02 New Craft Cabin
Virginia got together with a wonderful friend of Camp Cavell's (Maryanne) and together they purchased the materials needed for the basic more
12/02 Meet Carlo and Tulio!
They came to us from the Gormek Alpacas Farm in Yale, Michigan.  After an orientation on diet, health, care, and special handling we loaded them into the camp van and headed more

11/00 Lake Levels Keep Dropping!
Not since 1965 have the lake levels been so low!  Our beach is now beyond the break more

10/94 Heroes
On October 29, 1994 YWCA Camp Director Jill Laidlaw was alerted that two local town residents, who had been boating in a raft off shore, were in more
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