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Life as a Lake Ann intern comes with numerous opportunities for reflections and learning. If you complete an internship here without learning something, it’s your own fault. The program is also structured so that we’re … Read More

What is Integrity?

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Emily Anderson, one of our year-long LIFT apprentices, shares insights from the book, Integrity, on this week’s blog. Think you know what integrity is? Read on! Doing The Right Thing When No One Else Is … Read More

The Budgeting Season

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As guest-related activities start to slow down my duties as the Director of Finance begin to increase. Lake Ann Camp, along with the rest of the country traditionally celebrates four seasons, spring, summer, fall and … Read More

Does Life-Change Stick?

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We recently attended a combined meeting of pastors from Michigan and Ohio. Our job was to help promote what God is doing at Lake Ann with an open invitation to attend. It was great to … Read More


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Beauty. What a simple and yet complicated concept. It lives in the physical and the heart. For women, beauty seems to be one of the biggest stumbling blocks we encounter. The topic creeps up on … Read More

Words are Powerful

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Words are so powerful. It explains the adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword” — words have a profound power to change lives.   At Lake Ann Camp, we train our staff to understand … Read More

Bearing Fruit…from the Background

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Bearing Fruit…from the background For the past ten summers, I have had the joy of ministering at Lake Ann Camp, almost entirely from inside the dining hall, working elbow-to-elbow, primarily, with a teenage staff to take … Read More

Close to the Fire

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Like a pebble striking the water, the summer of 2013 is gone, but the ripple effect is just beginning. We are still close to the fire that was sparked in the lives of many campers. … Read More

…But God!

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It’s interesting to get to the age of 59 and look back over the path the Lord has chosen for my wife and me to travel. I grew up on a dairy farm. From my … Read More

The Game of Life

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Those close to me know that over recent years I have developed a rather severe addiction to board games. I’m known as the resident “board game geek” here at camp. When I mention board games, … Read More

Lessons from Dad

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I am sure you have heard people say, “You will grow up to be just like your parents”, and for me, that is scary but so true. I talk like my father, laugh like my … Read More