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Mon June 23, 2014
It's summer camp ... for adults
“Camp Kitigin is a chance for adults to get outside and be a kid again,” says Stephanie Wirtz, outdoor recreation and events coordinator for the Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.
There is one condition: The camp is screen-free –which means no laptops, smartphones, or any other devices. It’s a chance for adults to get away from the screens and social media sites and reconnect with nature.
Wirtz says documenting every moment has become a part of our daily lives, and you'll still be able to do so at the camp. You'll just have to do it the old-fashioned way.
Camp Kitigin will provide you with a journal and disposable camera, so you can still capture those fun moments.
Activities at the camp will include fishing, hiking, kayaking, campfires, zip-lining, and more.
Wirtz said there will be men's and women's cabins; each cabin sleeps 10 campers.
Just like when you were a kid, except no curfews.
“We want to get people outside and we want them to get excited about being outside again,” Wirtz says.
Camp Kitigin will be open August 15-17 and again September 12-14 at YMCA’s Camp Timbers in West Branch. Registration is $200 and all proceeds go to athletic programs throughout Michigan.
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–Bre'Anna Tinsley, Michigan Radio Newsroom.