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Welcome to CCCA's Michigan Section website. The Michigan Section is made up of CCCA member camps from the great state of Michigan. On this site, you'll find:

  • The Section Members tab provides a list of all CCCA member camps in the Michigan Section. Find out where member camps are located, then drill down to additional information about these great camps.
  • On the Section Leadership tab, you'll find information regarding the leadership of both the Great Lakes Region (of which we are a part) and local section leadership.
  • Visit the Section News and Events tab for details about upcoming events in our section, our region as well as training events and the annual conference hosted by CCCA.
  • The Sectional Conference tab provides details about our annual sectional where local Christian camps come together for two to three days of worship, fellowship, networking and fun. If you are not a part of CCCA, no problem. You can still attend. Check out the Sectional Conference tab for more information.
  • Finally, the Section Connection tab provides members with various resources, including links to various ways to communicate within — and outside of — our section.

On behalf of CCCA and the Michigan Section, thanks for visiting, and remember 4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan!




Region Representative

Lonnie Thompson Lonnie Thompson
Great Lakes Region

Heartland Conference Retreat Center   Email Cathey

Section President

Steve Prudhomme—2020-2022
Grace Adventures

(231) 873-3662

President Elect

Chad Saxton—2020-2022
Director of Experiential Services & Camps
Eagle Village

(231) 797-5107


Past President

Wayne Faber—2018-2020
Little Eden Camp

(231) 889-4294


Joe Hughes—2018-2020
Program Director
Bair Lake Bible Camp

(269) 244-5193 ext. 203




Chad Saxton—2018-2020
Director of Experiential Services & Camps
Eagle Village

(231) 797-5107

NextGen Coordinator

Chad Coppess
Program Administrator
Grace Adventures

(231) 873-3662 ext. 108 


Marketing, Communications

Nanci Tissot
Bair Lake Bible Camp

(269) 615-4648

Government Relations

Nate Parsons
Executive Director
Five Pines

(269) 815-5527


Member at Large

Dave Becker
Executive Director
Indian Lake

(269) 649-2281

Member at Large

Corey Prudhomme
Director of Facilities, Career and Trades
Eagle Village

(231) 305-6547


Member at Large

Kelly Dendel
Assistant Director
Warner Camp

(269) 434-6844

Member at Large

Austin Beachy
Guest Services Manager
Gull Lake Ministries

(269) 671-5155


Member at Large

Jake Jacobs
Executive Director
Camp Henry

(616) 717-5565

Member at Large

Matthew Cable
Youth and Program Manager
Gull Lake Ministries

(269) 671-5155


Member at Large

Tim VanDerBilt
Program & Activities Coordinator

Member at Large

Mike Deen
Executive Director

(231) 861-2466





News and Events

Great Lakes Region & National News

Read This... L.L. Bean created a program to encourage their employees to bring their work outside. With research ... Read more...
Posted: 10/21/2020
Read This... In a time when kids are less likely to be connected to the outdoors, a new study suggests... Read more...
Posted: 08/17/2020
Read This... Camps and conference centers created new ways to minister to campers and families during the whirlwind of COVID-19. ... Read more...
Posted: 04/06/2020


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List of Events for
10/1/2020 to 10/1/2021


Fatherless Camp Ministry Summit - Postponed TBD
09/28/2020 - 10/02/2020
Christian Camping Incubator - Episode 5
10/08/2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Michigan Section Facilities/Housekeeping Advance
Excellence In Training - Oct. 28, 2020
10/28/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Excellence In Training - Nov. 3, 2020
11/03/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Michigan Section Food Service Advance
Michigan Section Program/Guest Services Advance


Michigan Section Executive Leadership Advance


Indiana Sectional
03/08/2021 - 03/10/2021

COVID-19 Notification

When available, dates and locations for the 2021 Sectional Event will be posted below. The section cabinet and CCCA leadership will regularly review plans in light of COVID-19. This page will be updated as plans develop closer to the event. Please check back or reach out to the section president with any questions.



March 1-3, 2021

Location TBD



NextGen coordination will take place at a section level, with assistance from the CCCA National Offices. Find out how you can get involved in NextGen, either as a mentor, or a mentee.

NextGen Coordinators: Access your NextGen Coordinators Toolbox. Please contact CCCA with any information or questions you have at:


Sound the ALERT

Have a question for other camps in your section or an emergency in which you need support? Subscribing to CCCA Email ALERTs (Advanced Leadership Email Relay Tool) offers you connection to other CCCA members in your section. This tool may be used by executive directors and section leaders, and provides the option to send messages to all other executives and/or subscribers across the section, state or country.

Not signed up to receive ALERTs? Log in to My CCCA and activate your ALERTs on your personal profile page.

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