2013 Secular Summer Retreat

March 15, 2013

July 12–July 14, 2013, Friday (4pm) – Sunday (1pm)

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

Join us at the 2013 Secular Summer Retreat at the Long Lake Outdoor Center, near Hastings, MI. Explore the historic campground with fellow CFI Michigan members, friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the Michigan summer.


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!

2013 Regular Registration Prices– Registration Ends July 1st

* Adult:* $80 (FOC $75)
* Student:* $65 (FOC $60) – Ages 12+ and College Students
* Child:* $60 (FOC $55) – Ages 4-11
* Infant/Toddler:* FREE – Ages 0-3

Can’t come for the whole retreat? Aren’t the camping type?
Join us for the day on Saturday!

* Adult SAT:* $22
* Student SAT:* $12

Financial assistance is available:
Apply here for financial assistance.

Please email michigan@centerforinquiry.net with questions.

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