Fiber artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds and skill levels are invited to join us at Camp Chickagami to retreat and create in the Fall of Northern Michigan!


God invites us to relationship each and every day. Retreats are a great opportunity to take time apart and disconnect from our everyday lives, connecting with this call to relationship through exploration of spirituality, prayer life, and community. Our retreat is facilitated by the Rev. Radha Kaminski, priest in Cadillac and Big Rapids, and bi-diocesan youth missioner for the Northern Collaborative.

The schedule for our retreat is flexible – with time spent both alone and in group, in crafting and in reflection on our retreat theme: “Making Rest.”

Included in the schedule for Saturday will be an optional off-site excursion to the Northern Michigan Fiber Festival in Alpena. More information about the festival can be found at

Partners/families are also welcome to register to attend, whether or not they are also fiber artists or crafters. Children are welcome; please note that there will be no childcare or children’s programming provided during the retreat. If children will need to attend with you, please contact Radha Kaminski for arrangements for the reflective gatherings of the retreat.

What are fiber arts?

Fiber art — practices and creations as old as humanity — is art that employs the use of fiber materials, such as yarn, wool, or fabric. Creations of fiber arts can serve functional roles while also being sources of storytelling, of spirituality, and of deep complexity. Examples include knitting, crochet, weaving, quilting, needlework, spinning, braiding, lacing, and much more.

Photo: Some of last year’s retreatants, enjoying fellowship while working on individual fiber art projects in Camp Chick’s Fletcher Hall.

Questions about this event? Please contact the Rev. Radha Kaminski at 352-727-8927 or or

September 27-29, 2024

Check-in: Friday, 3-6pm Check-out: Sunday, Noon

Camp Chickagami

6952 Kauffman Road Presque Isle, MI 49777


Registration is offered as tiered pricing and begins at $200 for commuters and $300 for those staying on-site. Participants also have the option to add on an extra night’s stay (without meals).
Packing List (in addition to the items in the standard packing list)

  • Your fiber arts materials, tools, projects, and equipment may be left in Fletcher Hall during the retreat.
  • There will be extension cords and some lamps available in Fletcher Hall, but bring any others you will need.
  • Musical instrument if you would like to help lead music during our services.

Click here for a list of retreat FAQs (scroll down the page a bit), including recommendations for packing.

The deadline to register is September 13th.