20TH ANNUAL      

"Michigan Summer Family Outing"

JULY 7th & 8th 2018


HAS BEEN CANCELLED

WOODLANDS CONFERENCE CENTER AND CAMPGROUNDS
318 S. Sage Lake Road, Hale, MI 48739

 


What is the Michigan Summer Family Outing?
    The Michigan Summer Family Outing is a 2-day fun-filled event hosted by your ARRL Michigan Section Staff and paid for totally from donations, involving fun events for the whole family! Camping, RVing, Canoeing, Horseshoes, Water Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Hiking, Volleyball, Softball, Boating, Swimming facilities are available all day every day of the outing for your pleasure (canoeing, swimming and boating involve safety issues that will be addressed at the outing). Hayrides around the 420 beautiful acres will be arranged and announced. There will be games, campfires, and sing-a-longs for all to enjoy. And of course, there will be ARPSC training and other informative seminars available on both Friday and Saturday for any who wish to participate.







Meals & Campsite Reservations:
      Improved Campsites        @ $22.00 per site per day
      Unimproved Campsites      @ $15.00 per site per day
      (NOTE:  We will not be using the Bunkhouse/Conference Center this year)

      NOTE: For those wishing to stay in West Branch, there are several
            motels available to choose from.


      Meals are all Pot-Luck, so there is no charge.  But a Donation jar will
      be set out for anyone wishing to help offset the cost of the use of the 
      park and the pole-barn as well as other operating expenses.  We Thank You!




Some scenes from around the grounds:




Nearby Attractions - Something for Everybody!:




How to get there:

WOODLANDS CONFERENCE CENTER AND CAMPGROUNDS
318 S. Sage Lake Road
Hale, MI 48739

(in Ogemaw County near the Iosco County line)



Directions: Take I-75 (North or South depending on where you are coming from) to M-55 exit #215 (to West Branch). Go East on M-55 (thru downtown West Branch) 17 miles to F-19/Sage Lake Road (CITGO Gas Station on the corner). Go North about 4 miles until you see an archway over a driveway on the West side of the road that says: "THE WOODLANDS"


The GPS coordinates of the campgrounds are:
            N 44-19.503
            W 83-55.865

And the GridSquare is: EN84ah

Talkin: We will make every attempt to have a talk-in station on the 146.94 repeater. But with such a long event and no idea when people will be arriving, it would be impractical to make someone sit at a talk-in station when there are so many things they could be doing. But we will do our best to have someone within earshot of a rig in case you need assistance.




For more information contact:
      Joe Miller - KJ8O
      Affiliated Club Coordinator
      kj8o@arrl.net
      Home Phone: (248)828-0616