Family Camp Recap

These past two weeks we have had family camps one and two and I couldn’t have had more fun. You will hear any staff member you ask tell you how the families have poured into us spiritually during their time here while we have been trying to pour into them. I value family camps so Read More

Dave’s 20th Anniversary Celebration!

  In August of 1996 Dave & Kristen Nesburg moved to Onekama, Michigan with their three young kids. Taking a leave from his teaching career in Minnesota, Dave accepted the call to come serve as camp director at Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp. Twenty years later, all their kids have graduated college, they have two Read More

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