2012 Secular Summer Retreat

January 28, 2012

July 20–July 22, 2012, Friday (4pm) – Sunday (1pm)

“Tranquil Spot” at Long Lake, Courtesy of Charles LaRue

See you this weekend at the 2012 Secular Summer Retreat at the Long Lake Outdoor Center!

Attendee Information: Important Info, What To Bring and Maps


Credit/Debit Card required for online registration.
Cash/Check Registration Form (PDF)

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If you have any questions please contact us:
Email michigan(at)centerforinquiry.net or call 616-698-2342.

Location Information

Long Lake Outdoor Center (Inside Yankee Springs Recreation Area)
10370 Gun Lake Rd, Middleville, MI View Map

This beautiful campground located inside the Yankee Springs Recreation Area offers a variety of cabins, a large dining hall/lodge with giant fireplaces, a craft house and sports fields, amongst acres of beautiful forest along Long Lake with access to the Yankee Springs trails.

Activities include: group activities & games, hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Swimming and motorized boating are available at Gun Lake.

Attendee Information: Important Info, What To Bring and Maps

Registration Information


Credit/Debit Card required for online registration.
Cash/Check Registration Form (PDF)

Registration fee includes: meals, lodging, activities and facility rental for the entire weekend.

Friends of the Center receive a 10% discount on Registration.
Sign up today, then register at Friend of the Center (FOC) prices!

2012 Registration Prices. – Registration Emds July 15th

* Adult:* $70 (FOC $65)
* Student:* $55 (FOC $50) – Ages 12+ and College Students
* Child:* $50 (FOC $45) – Ages 4-11
* Infant/Toddler:* FREE – Ages 0-3

Can’t come for the whole retreat?
Join us for the day on Saturday: Adults $20 and Children/Students $10. (Include meals & facility rental fee)

Financial assistance is available on an as needed basis:
Apply here for financial assistance.

Please email michigan@centerforinquiry.net with questions.

Check out the fun from the 2007 Long Lake Retreat
(Video by Jason Pittman)

Housing Options

There are a variety of large group style cabins that sleep 8-20 people, and smaller cabins that sleep 4-6 people.

You will be asked to select housing preferences during registration. Cabins are assigned on first come, first served basis –so don’t delay, Register Now!

Note: Lake cabins are the farthest away from the dining hall and bathhouse. Due to increased attendance Hill/Lake cabins will only be given to groups of 4 or more. Designate your preferred “cabin-mates” during registration.

Cabin List:

  • Mansion House: sleeps 20, two bedrooms and a central lounge – Group
  • Road House: sleeps 12, two bedrooms and a central lounge – Group
  • Infirmary: sleeps 10, three bedrooms and attached bathroom – Group
  • Stage House: sleeps 8 – Group
  • Hill Cabins: sleeps 4-6/Private (9 units available )
  • Lake Cabins: sleeps 4-6/Private (8 units available)
  • Bed Layout: twin bunk beds. Twin size mattresses are provided.

    Attendees are responsible for bringing their own bedding or sleeping bags.


    In order to make our Retreat a success we ask that each person volunteer before or during the retreat to distribute the workload so everyone can enjoy the retreat. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for you to consider. There is a section on the Reservation form for you to note your volunteer preferences for the retreat. Thank you in advance for your help!

    Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Pre-Retreat Planning Committee
  • Lodging/Registration
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Clean-up
  • Retreat Setup/
  • Retreat Clean-up/
  • Children’s Activities
  • Adult Activities