Senior Days starts at Camp Batawagama

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (WLUC) - Summer day camp is not just for children anymore. Eighty one seniors spent their day at Camp Batawagama on Wednesday.

The camp had a variety of activities and crafts set up for the seniors. These activities included everything from canoeing to learning to make items such as wooden baskets.

"This is the only time we have it for the year so it’s a real special time for not only our staff but also for the seniors who come out here year after year,” Program Director, Matt Riutta, tells TV6 News.

This camp only happens for three days each year, but some seniors say that it is what they look forward to all year. Many seniors come back year after year like L.E. Ward.

"This is one of the highlights of every summer for me and many of the seniors,” Ward said. “I've been coming to Camp Batawagama in Indian Lake in Iron County for sixteen years now. It's as refreshing and enjoyable every year as it was in the beginning."

Sixteen years for Senior Days, but his first experience with Camp Batawagama dates back to over six decades ago.

"The first time I came to Camp Batawagama was twice in the late 1950s and I was in high school band as a musician. I love this place because it remains one of the great features of Iron County."

A great and inexpensive feature. The whole day of activity, including both lunch and dinner, costs seniors only $6 each day.

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