Family Events

Board Games Get-a-way Day (February 26)

Winter is a time to relax and spend time with friends and family.  Enjoy the company of others while you play an old favorite game like Chess or Monopoly, or learn a new game like Ticket to Ride.

When: Saturday, February 26, 2021, 9a-4p
Where: John Kline Welcome Center Gathering Room at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)
*Bring a favorite game

Mother Daughter Retreat (March 12-13)

“Be Our Guest

Adventure, friendship, imagination, and hospitality fill this weekend of crafting and creativity. Experience multiple courses of food at the tea.

Age: Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, and women of all ages. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $51 per child ages 5–8, $91 per person age 9 through adult.
Includes lodging and meals.

Date: March 12–13, 9a Saturday to 1p Sunday.

5K Run and Walk (May 1)

Grab your family and run or walk around beautiful Camp Mack. The course is mostly flat with a finish lap around Camp Mack. Kid’s Fun Run takes younger runners around Camp. Prizes for all ages. Entry gifts for early registrations only. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Fee: $25 for 5K, $10 for Kids’ Fun Run, $100 for 5 registrations. 

Add $5 late fee to registrations received after April 15.

Date: Sunday, May 1. Kids’ Fun Run at 2p. 5K begins at 2:15p.

Grand Camp (June 16-18, July 31- August 2)

Colony Camp (August 19-21)

Labor Day Family Camp (September 2-5)

Camp Mack Festival (October 1)

Food, fellowship, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a wide range of entertainment, demonstrations, crafts, food, and other activities. Check out the flea market for deals, or the auction for high quality unique items.

Fee: No charge
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2021 10a- 2p

Father Son Retreat (October 8-9)

“Fix It, Make It”

Bring your best flannel, enjoy a plate of Poutine, and learn the wonders of Duct tape and WD-40. This will be a weekend of tips and tricks for fixing mistakes and making it in life.

Age: Fathers, sons, brothers, grandpas, and men of all ages!  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $51 per child ages 5-8, $91 per person age 9 through adult
Date: October 8-9, 2022.  9a Saturday -1p Sunday.

Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies

This is a unique opportunity for quilters of all ages to gather and share their expertise and love of quilting while enjoying the tranquil scenery of Camp Mack. Bring your sewing the tranquil scenery of Camp Mack. Bring your sewing machine, UFOs (unfinished objects), and quilting supplies. All levels of quilters, from novice to expert, are invited! Due to facility limitations and distancing preferences, space is limited to the first 20 fully paid registrants in April (subject to change). Registration for the October retreat is full. If you’d like to be put on a waiting list, email brittany@campmack.org


Fee: $154 per quilter arriving Friday evening, $165 per quilter arriving on Friday morning, $205 per quilter arriving on Thursday evening, $232 per quilter arriving on Wednesday evening (April and October only).
Fee includes housing and scheduled meals.
Dates: February 17-20, April 20-24, October 12-16

Crop ’til you drop with a weekend of scrap therapy.  Bring the scrapbook you need to finish or may have been waiting for the perfect time to begin.  Spread out your supplies and enjoy an uninterrupted time with fellow scrappers.  Bring your extra scraps, paper, stickers and more to trade at the swap table.

Fee: $147 per scrapper arriving Friday evening, $163 per scrapper arriving Friday morning, $184 per scrapper arriving Thursday evening. Fee includes housing and scheduled meals.
Dates: February 24-27 and October 13-16, 2022.  6p Thursday (early arrival) to 3p Sunday.

Get your daily dose of fiber at camp. Whether a beginner or advanced in the world of knitting/crocheting, bring along your yarn and needles/hooks and share a relaxing winter day at camp.  Learn how to knit/crochet, learn a new stitch, finish a project, or learn about knitting for charity.

When: Saturday, February 26 and October 15, 2022, 9a-4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center
Cost: $25 (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.

Join us for a day of scrapbooking, sharing, and learning with fellow scrappers. Work on current projects.  Crop, journal, and finish a page or two. We will have a swap table for you to trade your excess stickers, scraps, and other materials.

When: Saturday, February 26 and October 17, 2022, 9a- 4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center Dining Rooms B & C at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)

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

When: Saturday, March 27, 2022, 10a-3p
Where:  Location TBD
Cost: $30

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

When: Event cancelled
Where: John Kline Welcome Center
Cost:  $40 (Lunch included)

Adventure

Improve your aim and accuracy with a day of target sports.  Let it fly, whether it be with a bow and arrow, slingshot and paintballs, or throwing atlatl darts through a hoop. No experience needed. 

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9a- 3p
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: $25 (Lunch included)

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 on our fleet of Sunfish. Experienced?  Try out one of our Lasers or the Force 5.

When: SAILING 101 is full for 2022! Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9a-3p
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.

Water sports are becoming increasingly popular.  Come for a day of canoe and kayak skills.  Safety tips, steering, carrying, rescues will all be included during each session followed by a guided paddling trip around Lake Waubee. Canoe is AM session, 9a-12p, and kayak is PM session 1p-4p.

When: Event Cancelled
Where: Camp Mack
Cost: $25 Full Day (Lunch included)

Nature

Birdwatching Retreat (May 5-7)

Enjoy the spring migration with birdwatchers of all ages.  New and experienced birdwatchers will experience the various habitats and birds at camp.  We will also travel to other locations to see birds not usually found at camp.

Age: Birdwatchers of all ages.  Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $140 for 2 nights and 5 meals or $90 for 1 night and 2 meals.
Date: May 5-7. 6:30p Thursday to 2p Saturday.

Eagle Watch Get-a-way Day (February 19)

Prepare for an awesome eagle adventure with Jess as she guides you to some well know eagle locations between Salamonie and Mississinewa. Learn more about their reintroduction and comeback in Indiana and how to age an eagle that you see. 

When:  Saturday, February 19, 2021, 1p- 9p.
Where: Meet at the John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack before going offsite
Cost: $30 (Snacks included)
*Register early.  Event is outdoors; dress for the weather.  Bring binoculars.  We will stop for supper on the way home.

Wildflower Walk (April 24)

Experience the changes in the wilderness area as spring puts on a beautiful show of wildflowers and blooming shrubs. Appreciate the trillium, blood root, spring beauties, hepatica, and others in bloom.

When: Sunday, April 24, 2021, 2p- 4p.
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack.
Cost: Free and family friendly! No registration required.
​*Come dressed for the weather.

Prairie Walk (August 7)

Explore our five acres of natural prairie area.  See the prairie come alive with darting dragonflies and birds that swoop between the blue stem grasses, compass plant, indigo, rattlesnake master, and other unique plants.

When: Sunday, August 7, 2p -4p
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack.
Cost: Free and family friendly! No registration required.
*Come dressed for the weather.

Fall Nut and Tree ID Walk (October 16)

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 16, 2p- 4p.
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: Free and family friendly! No registration required.
*Come dressed for the weather.

Prairie Restoration (October 22)

Prairie Restoration

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

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9a-Noon
Where: Meet outside Wampler Lodge at Camp Mack
Cost: Free (lunch included) RSVP to info@campmack.org
*Come dressed for the weather.

Sandhill Cranes Get-a-way Day (November 19)

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 19, 2021, 1p-9p
Where: Meet at the John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack before going offsite.
Cost: $30 (Snacks included)
Leader: Brad Hardesty
*Come dressed for the weather.  Bring binoculars.  Bring money to stop for dinner at Christos on the way home.

Children and Youth

Join a winter day filled with outdoor play, crafts, snacks, and a tasty lunch at camp. Please come with clothes to play outside in the snow and a spare set of clothes to change into if needed.

Ages: Grades 6-10

Join a winter day filled with outdoor play, crafts, snacks, and a tasty lunch at camp. Please come with clothes to play outside in the snow and a spare set of clothes to change into if needed.

Ages: ages 5-12

Spiritual and Fellowship

October 19, 2022 Join this group of life-experienced people who gather twice a year to meet old friends and make new ones. Devotions, crafts, jokes and a meeting to discuss the future of older adult events will be offered, as well as a tour of the Ulrich renovation in progress are included.

Please RSVP to the camp office at 574-658-4831 or info@campmack.org

Age: Older adults
Fee: Fall 2022- No cost
Dates: October 19th, 2022 9am-3pm

Join in this adult retreat exploring faith and the unique activities available at camp. An outside minister and camp staff will work together to provide spiritual growth and camp fun in a relaxing environment. Come and explore your faith and play in the beauty and sanctuary of Camp!

The winter retreat features a focus on centering our faith and lives, led by Amy-Gall Ritchie. The summer retreat will explore how we connect with God in nature, led by Randall Westfall

Fee: $160 per person for 2 nights and 5 meals.

Dates: February 11–13, 7:00p Friday to 1p Sunday.

             August 19–21, 7:00p Friday to 1p Sunday.

Pastor’s Sabbath is postponed until 2023.

The Sabbath experience at Camp Mack is a time of reflection, fellowship, personal meditation and recreation for Church of the Brethren pastors.  Plenty of time for fellowship with a balance of structured and fee time!

Fee: $25 (includes CEUs, lodging, and meals)
Date: May 3-4, November 1-2, 2022.  Come for a few hours or both days

Registration has closed for 2022.

Gather with Church of the Brethren women from South Central Indiana for a time of worship, reflection and fellowship. Click the link below for more information and a paper registration, if preferred.

Age: Women of all ages.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  For registration and more info, contact the South/Central District office at 260-982-8805.
Date: June 2-4, 2022. 4p Thursday – 1:30p Saturday.

Christmas

Wreaths and Swags Get Away Day (December 3rd)

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 3, 2022, 9a- Noon
Where: Ulrich Lodge Basement at Camp Mack
Cost: $35 (Lunch and all materials included)
Leader: Karen Kauffman
*Bring work gloves.

Christmas Cookies Get Away Day (December 3rd, December 4th)

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 3, 2022 9a- 1p or 12p- 4p.  Sunday, December 4, 2022, 12p-4p.
Where: John Kline Welcome Center at Camp Mack
Cost: $55 (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.

Calendar of Events

January- May

1/22  Snow Camp Jr
1/29  Snow Camp
2/112/13Spiritual Retreat
2/172/20Quilt Retreat February
2/19  Eagle Watch Get-a-way Day
2/242/27Scrapbook Retreat
2/26  Knitting and Crocheting Get-a-way Day
2/26  Scrapbooking Get-a-way Day
2/26  Board Games Get-a-way Day
3/123/13Mother Daughter
3/26  Woodcarving Get-a-way Day
4/204/24Quilt Retreat April
4/23  Target Sports Get-a-way Day
4/24  Wildflower Walk Get-a-way Day
5/1  5K
5/35/4Pastors Sabbath
5/55/7Birdwatching Retreat
5/95/12Seasoned Citizens

June- September

6/26/4South Central Women
8/7  Prairie Walk Get-a-way Day
8/198/21Colony Camp
8/198/21Summer Spiritual Retreat
8/20  Sailing 101
8/27  Canoe and Kayak Skills Get-a-way
9/29/5Labor Day Family Camp
9/10  Soapmaking Get-a-way Day
9/3010/1Teen Leadership Weekend

October-December

10/1Camp Mack Festival
10/8-9Father Son Retreat
10/12-16Quilt Retreat
10/13-16Scrapbook Retreat
10/15Scrapbooking Get-a-way Day
10/15Knit and Crochet Get-a-way Day
10/16Fall Nut and Tree ID Walk
10/19Seasoned Citizens (date change)
10/22Prairie Restoration Work Day
11/19Sandhill Cranes Get-a-way Day
12/3Wreaths and Swags
12/3, 4Christmas Cookies Get-a-way Day

Save the Date- 2023