Crystal 100 Anniversary

Crystal 100 Anniversary

CELEBRATING THE PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE 100 Years of Memories and Life Formation on the Shores of Crystal Lake
Experience the memories, absorb the grandeur, relive the life-forming friendships

“Nobody knows what benefits have already come from Crystal Beach,
and in the years ahead greater good will accrue …
Future generations will rise up and call us
blessed for having provided these grounds …”
- Frank Green, early pioneer of Crystal Assembly

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>ONLINE REGISTRATION/RESERVATION<

      >>BE SURE To give NAMES of each person attending when you register<<
      >>EACH ADULT needs to pay the $50 Registration fee<<
      >>CHILDREN 15 & Under are FREE - must be accompanied by an adult<<

 


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You won’t want to miss this weekend celebrating the 100th Birthday of Michigan Disciples, gathering on the banks of Crystal Lake. Join your friends for fun, spiritual nurture and renewal, discovering God’s presence in new ways and building  and reconnecting those friendships and memories. Activities are planned for all ages during the weekend.

>HIGHLIGHTS<

>TENTATIVE SCHEDULE<

 FRIDAY

4:00-7:00 pm – Registration, Welcome, and Settling In
7:00 pm – Camp Fire
9:00 pm – Closing Circle

SATURDAY

8:00 am – Breakfast (for those staying on Campgrounds overnight);  Registration Continues

9:00 am – “Crystal over the Years” – Rev. Russ Fuller - long time Crystal Camper, Director, Cottager, Disciples Peace Leader
10:15 am -  "Memories of Crystal College of Missions, growing up at Crystal" - Jane Heaton and Pat Sheafor

ALL DAY – Crafts room; Silent Auction; Historic Tent Re-enactors; Ropes Course; Wall Climbing;
Noon – Lunch (included in registration)
1:30-2:30 pm - "We Committed our Lives to Christ around a Campfire" -- Rick Lowery
                                  - Impact of Disciples camping in developing Disciples ministers & Leaders
1:30-5:00 pm – Tours of Crystal Campgrounds & trails; Swimming; self-visits to other Benzie County sites
5:00 pm – Silent Auction Ends

5:00 pm – Pig Roast Dinner (included in registration)
7:00 pm – Vespers led by children and youth
7:30 pm – Campfire and singing
9 pm – Closing Circle

SUNDAY
 
8:30 am – Breakfast (for those staying on Campgrounds overnight)
10:00 am – Worship: led by Michigan Disciples Women; Rev. Rick Lowery, preaching
11:30 – Farewell – until next we meet on the shores of Crystal Lake!
 
 

>REGISTRATION & LODGING DETAILS<

REGISTRATION: $50.00 PER ADULT, 16 years and older)
      >>BE SURE To give NAMES of each person attending when you register<<
      >>EACH ADULT needs to pay the $50 Registration fee<<
      >>CHILDREN 15 & Under are FREE - must be accompanied by an adult<<

LODGING ON SITE:

          NOTE:

OTHER LODGING OPTIONS: See the attached document at bottom of this page for a list of motels in the area.

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>Click Here: ONLINE REGISTRATION/RESERVATION<
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OR DOWNLOAD & PRINT the Brochure/Registration Form - FORM will be available on January 10

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 25
      Registrations/Lodging Reservations with Payment must be received in the Michigan Disciples Regional Office by June 25.

 

CLICK HERE to express your interest in CRYSTAL 100.

CLICK HERE to go to the Camp Crystal official Facebook page - join in conversation with other Camp Crystal campers. 

Suggestions for the Planning Committee? Send them to Tim Murtaugh, timdmurtaugh@gmail.com. Committee Members are:  Tim and Jennifer Murtaugh, Jill Forton, James Fewless, Kathryn Den Houter, Bonnie Simmerly, Neil Topliffe

 

>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS<

  • BROCHURE with Registration & Onsite Lodging Reservation Form - Crystal 100 Anniversary
  • Registration & Onsite Lodging Reservation Form
  • Off-Site Lodging Options for Crystal 100 Anniversary
  • Swimming Buddies

    Swimming Buddies

    Who was your swimming buddy at camp?
    Boat House

    Boat House

    Yes, at one time there was a boat house on that concrete in the lake!
    Ropes Coarse

    Ropes Coarse

    Sure, it looks easy until you try it.
    Heavenly Sunsets

    Heavenly Sunsets

    Have you ever seen more beautiful sunsets?
    Old Dining Hall

    Old Dining Hall

    Many memories surround the original dining hall. Do you know where it was located?
    Crystal Beach Assembly Pennat

    Crystal Beach Assembly Pennat

    Who remembers this gem from the past - about 1923.
    College of Missions

    College of Missions

    100s of Disciples church missionaries prepared for overseas assignments here at Crystal
    Inside the Boat House

    Inside the Boat House

    College of Missions missionary training took place in the boathouse.
    Old Chapel

    Old Chapel

    Lots of youth commited their lives to follow Christ in the old chapel. Do you know where it was located?
    Elementary Morning worship

    Elementary Morning worship

    100 years later, youth still gather for worship and spiritual nurture
    Deep Dock

    Deep Dock

    ... when they aren't having fun.