TREE-JAM-CAMP 2016 - LET'S CLIMB!
TREE-JAM-CAMP was created to allow everyone in the arborist industry an opportunity to get together to celebrate our love for what we do! It’s a family friendly weekend that will inspire younger generations to climb trees and appreciate nature.
TREE-JAM-CAMP originated from the spirit of the treejam competion held in years past in michigan. The whole idea of treejam was to get climbers together to have a good time, climb some trees, and share ideas. TREE-JAM-CAMP lives on the same beliefs. Have fun, learn, and most importantly climb!
TREE-JAM-CAMP is open to the public and held on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron just north of Lexington, Michigan.
July 22-24, 2016 will be an adventure packed weekend for climbers and their families to enjoy the trees together.
CAMPING AT TREE-JAM-CAMP
Camp Cavell is a small camp nestled in the woods on the shore of Lake Huron. Founded in 1914 by the YWCA the camp has a rich history of helping and sharing with others. Beautiful sunrises are hard to miss from the beach front lodge and dining hall. A stroll down the bluff leads you directly into the cool waters of Lake Huron where swimming and snorkeling are ideal for cooling down in the summer heat.
A grove of Hemlocks keep the front half of the property shaded. Standing among the Hemlocks you’ll find large Beech and Oak trees standing guard to the forest floor. Even larger still a lone Cottonwood watches over the whole camp.
The Camp is unique in the fact that for years they have given children with mental and social inabilities the chance to access the canopy of the trees throughout the property. This simple activity to us has changed children’s lives that are spent in a wheelchair or in a bed by giving them the chance to move freely above the ground.
Think of the first time you climbed a tree and the feeling it gave you. Imagine the feeling of having your feet off the ground for the first time in your life. The support of the arborist community is needed to help maintain the trees that are being used for the aerial activities. By joining in on the TREE-JAM-CAMP you are helping get another kid off the ground!