Camp Kitigin: Summer camp for adults

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A summer camp is opening this summer for adults. It’s offering archery, fishing and a bit of nostalgia.

The one requirement; you have to leave technology behind.

The DNR and Recreation and Park Association have partnered to entice adults away from the work-a-day world, to reconnect with nature.

They’re calling it Camp Kitigin. It’s geared toward adults who find that most of their time is spent engaged with technology such as computers, phones, tablets and televisions.

Stephanie Wirtz is Outdoor Recreation and Event Coordinator for Saginaw County Parks and Recreation.

She said,””I was brainstorming with some people from the DNR and from other park agencies around the state, and we started thinking about different techniques or different things that we could apply to our camp and when we thought about technology we thought well it doesn’t really belong in camp. So we decided to take the technology part out and make it a fun camp anyway.” She added, “We’re going to have all the activities that you can do at Camp Timbers as a kid, you can do there as an adult. We’re going to have fishing, cooking, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, campfires, storytelling, just about everything…zip-lining…It’ll be a lot of fun.”

Wirtz said they’ve planned two Camp Kitigin sessions. One in August and one in September. Both are scheduled to be held at Camp Timbers in West Branch.

Camp Kitigin