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Get-A-Way Days

Everyone needs a break, a time to get-a-way, learn something new or do something you really enjoy.  Get-A-Way days offer a “mini retreat”… so come, let your soul be renewed, refreshed and revived!  Make a new friend or reconnect with an old friend as you choose from a wide variety of programs.

Please note that several events are planned for the same day.  Bring your whole family, bring a friend or come alone.

Click here: Get-A-Way Day Registration Paper Registration
Click here: Online Registration

Eagle Watch

Prepare for an awesome eagle adventure and join us as we caravan to Salamonie to some well-known eagle spots.  We will end up at the roost site to watch the bald eagles fly in for the night.  

When:  Sunday, February 7, 2021, 1p- 9p.
Where: Meet at the John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack before going offsite
Cost: $25 (Snacks included)
*Register early.  Event is outdoors; dress for the weather.  Bring binoculars.  We will stop for supper on the way home.

Scrapbooking

Finish a couple pages for your scrapbook, mingle with fellow scrappers, and find treasures at the swap table.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9a- 4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center Dining Rooms B & C at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)

Knitting & Crocheting

Whether a beginner or advanced in the world of knitting/ crocheting, bring along your yarn and needles/hooks and share a relaxing day at camp.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9a-4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center
Cost: $15 (Lunch included)
*Needles/hooks and yarn will be provided if you need them.
-If your yarn stash is exploding, bring yarn to swap with other knitters/ crocheters.

Board Games

From Chutes and Letters to Settlers of Catan, gather with friends, new and old, for a day of your favorite board games.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Where: John Kline Welcome Center Gathering Room at Camp Mack
Cost: $15 (Lunch included)
Leader: Eric and Keighdee Spatt
*Bring a favorite game

Target Sports

Let it fly, whether it be with a bow and arrow, slingshot and paintballs, or throwing rocks at hanging pots and pans.  No experience needed.

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9a- 3p
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: $20 (Lunch included)

Wildflower Walk

Experience the changes in the wilderness area as spring puts on a beautiful show of wildflowers and blooming shrubs.  

When: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2p- 4p.
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack.
Cost: Free (Bring a snack to share)
​*Come dressed for the weather.

Nature Photography

Choose from a half day or full day program. Learn to use settings on your phone or camera and other photography basics.

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Where: Meet at John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included) half day, $ full day

Woodcarving

Learn to whittle a little caricature (person) and a face (wood spirit).

When: Satuday, March 27, 2021 *Note date change from brochure
Where: 
Cost:

Sailing 101

Learn how to rig a Sunfish and basic sailing techniques.  Review helpful knots and safety tips.  Then head out on Lake Waubee for some practical experience in our fleet of Sunfish.  Experienced?  Try out one of our Lasers.

When: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Where: Meet at the John Kline Welcome Center before heading down to Becker Boating Beach at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)
Leader: Norm Waggy
*Bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and towel.  You will get wet.

Prairie Flower Walk

Walk through the five acres of prairie at camp and discover the plants within.

When: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2p -4p
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack.
Cost: Free (Bring a snack to share)
*Come dressed for the weather.

Canoe and Kayak Skills

Choose from a half day or full day program. Learn basic skills and paddle strokes. Then take a full lakeshore tour.

When: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Where: Camp Mack
Cost: TBD (Lunch included)

Write Your Story

Everyone has a story to tell, and yours is just waiting to be told.

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021,
Where: John Kline Welcome Center
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)

Scrapbooking

Finish a couple pages for your scrapbook, mingle with fellow scrappers, and find treasures at the swap table.

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021 9a-4p
Where: John Kline Welcome Center Dining Rooms B & C at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)

Knitting & Crocheting

Whether a beginner or advanced in the world of knitting/ crocheting, bring along your yarn and needles/hooks and share a relaxing day at camp.

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9a-3p
Where: 
Cost: TBD (Lunch included)

Children’s Drum Building

You don’t have to be a child to enjoy a day of drum building at camp.  Bring your children or grandchildren to build a Youth Ashiko Drum, or come and design the perfect gift for them.  Drums will be preheaded and ready to play.  You sand, stain, paint, and wood burn the drum to your creative standard.  Bring your ideas, and we will supply the rest.  PLEASE REGISTER A MONTH IN ADVANCE.

When: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9a-4p
Where: Ulrich Lodge Basement at Camp Mack
Cost: TBD + $35 per drum (Lunch included)

Soap Making

Make cold process soap and learn about saponification. Make 2 batches to cure and take home.

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Where: John Kline Welcome Center
Cost:  TBD (Lunch included)

Fall Nut and Tree Identification Walk

Explore and ID the trees in the Camp Mack woods. Crack and sample nuts along the trail.

When: Sunday, October 17 2021, 2p- 4p.
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: Free (bring a snack to share)
*Come dressed for the weather.

Prairie Restoration

Cut autumn olive and other invasive brush in the prairie and help return it to a healthy prairie.

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021.
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: Free (bring a snack to share)
*Come dressed for the weather.

Sandhill Cranes Trip

Travel with us to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.  Observe upwards of 10,000+ cranes in the field from the observation platform as they fly in and dance while traveling along their migration route.

When: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 2p- 10p
Where: Meet at the John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack before going offsite.
Cost: TBD (Snacks included)
Leader: Brad Hardesty
*Come dressed for the weather.  Bring binoculars.  We will stop for dinner at Christos on the way home.

Wreathes and Swags

Are you ready to Deck your Halls?  Make a traditional Williamsburg Wreath, Christmas wreath, or a swag using greens and fresh fruit to grace your door this Christmas season.

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9a- 3p
Where: Ulrich Lodge Basement at Camp Mack
Cost: $ TBD (Lunch and all materials included)
Leader: Karen Kauffman
*Bring work gloves.

Wooden Christmas Ornaments

Make ornaments on the lathe to decorate your Christmas tree.

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9a- 3p
Where: Ulrich Lodge Basement at Camp Mack
Cost: $ TBD (Lunch and all materials included)
*Bring work gloves.

Christmas Cookies

Fill your cookie jar for the holidays!  Camp provides the ingredients, measuring utensils and mixing bowls.  You bring the family (or not), mix the dough, sample cookies and sip hot chocolate.  Best of all, camp cleans up the mess!  Choose 4 batches of cookies (each makes about 3 dozen)

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 9a- 1p or 12p- 4p.  Sunday, December 5, 2021, 12p-4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack
Cost: $TBD (Lunch and all baking materials included)
*Bring an apron and containers to take home your cookies.  There are 3 sessions to choose from.  Please choose from Saturday AM/PM or Sunday PM.