Behind the Scenes

  I’ve been going to camp since I was 5 years old. Portage Lake is hands down the most important and significant place in my life to date. I’ve been lucky enough to come back every summer since I was little and I’ve even been on staff for the past several years which makes camp Read More

6 Things I Remembered After Returning to Work at Senior High Camp

  If you’ve been to Portage Lake in the past 6 years, I’ve probably met you. Odds are also very good that I have at one point (or have currently) forgotten your name. Sorry about that. If you don’t know me, my name is Wes Beemer. I worked my first summer in 2011 and my Read More

Stay Connected This Summer!

Whether you are dropping off your child for the first time or 11th and final time, it is tough as a parent to say goodbye for days, usually a week at time! It is so common to hear parents “I wish I was staying all week!” as they head home (by the way, if you are Read More

Be a Family Prayer Partner!

The staff has arrived and summer 2016 is officially underway! It is going to be an incredible, life-changing, and very busy summer! Our summer staff is so excited to serve the Lord in everything they do this summer, and we need your help too! Perhaps the best way to be involved with the ministry of camp Read More

Thank You, Interns!

  Cleaning bathrooms, setting up chairs, calling churches, belaying, meal clean up, labeling bulk mailing, visiting youth groups, running games, shoveling: these are just a few of the many tasks that Portage Lake interns master during their time. With summer just around the corner, we say good bye, but mostly we say THANK YOU to Read More