Dear CranHill Campground and Cottage Friends,
It is with great sadness that I am writing this email to you today. If you’re like me you’ve been looking forward to coming to CranHill for your stay. Well, that stay is, unfortunately, going to have to wait just a little while longer.
Yesterday, Governor Whitmer announced that the Stay-At-Home order will remain in effect until May 28th. With this order, she has essentially required CranHill’s Campgrounds and Cottage Rentals to remain closed until at least May 28th. As difficult as this is for us, we rejoice because as a Christian organization we get to represent Christ in honoring the authorities over us (Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2:13).
Believe me, we really want to be open, and we really want you here. We not only desperately need the revenue, but we simply love the ministry that happens while you’re here. You’re not just like family… you are family.
You are entitled to a full refund without cancellation fees because we are required to cancel your reservation.
You may choose one of the following options:
DONATE your received payments to CranHill to help support the current financial needs of this ministry. In this case, you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of the funds donated and you can then make another reservation for a future date.
REBOOK your received payment for a future date during the 2020 camping season. In this case, we would love to help you find another date this summer.
REFUND Your received payment will be 100% refunded to you. Refunds will be processed within two weeks of your reservation date and credited back to your credit card or sent by check.
If you choose Option 1 or Option 3, we will process your request and you will receive the proper communication showing your donation or your refund.
If you choose Option #2, we will give you a phone call to assist your rebooking. Or feel free to give us a call during normal office hours at your convenience.
We are still planning to open the campground and cottages this season just as soon as we can. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for further updates. You might also want to catch a new weekly update video called “The Porch.”
Thank you so much for your partnership and prayers during these unique days. We continue to pray for all our guests, that the Lord would make these days a great time of family connectedness to each other and to the Lord regardless of all that is happening around us.
Blessings, and we look forward to seeing you soon here at the Ranch.
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSES
Get Wilderness First Responder Certified!
COURSE DATE: May 28–June 1, 2021 (Friday – Tuesday)
COURSE LOCATION: CranHill, Rodney, MI
COURSE SPONSOR: Christian Adventures & CranHill
INSTRUCTOR: Rob Schumacker
STUDENT FEE: $725 - Course, Lodging, Meals
Lodging: A-Frame Cabins w/ Bunks (nights of 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, and
Meals: Full-service buffet meals (Lunch on 5/28 through Lunch on 6/1
$600 - Course ONLY
Lunch Add-On for $8/meal
Wilderness Medical Associates International
Wilderness Medical Associates International(WMAI) is dedicated to the development of remote and practical medicine around the globe. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in wilderness contexts. Our curriculum, overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and academics, has been taught on all seven continents.
WMAI annually trains over 10,000 medically and non-medically trained learners around the world. Our courses are hosted by colleges and universities, medical schools, camps, outdoor adventure companies, rural ambulance services, private industry, and government entities. WMAI will train responders and practitioners needed for medical care in low resource settings, anywhere in the world.
WMAI’s current owner and medical director is David Johnson, MD, FACEP. In addition to his writing, teaching, and business responsibilities with Wilderness Medical Associates, David (DJ) also works as an Emergency Physician at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. His outdoor pursuits have included wilderness canoeing in Canada, climbing and hiking in North and South America, coastal kayaking in Georgia and Maine, and sailing around the Atlantic Ocean. DJ is passionate about curriculum development and teaching. His biggest challenge is to try and make apparently complicated concepts accessible and usable for people regardless of where they have to deliver care. DJ states that it is “…often more important to have clarity about the urgency and severity of a problem than it is to have a precise diagnosis. We need to understand what a patient does or does not have and whether or not it is a big deal.” His reward is the light bulb going on in students’ minds; for instance, when a student says: “I’ve got it; I didn’t realize it would be so simple!”
Meet Instructor Rob Schumacker
Robert is currently an instructor at Central Michigan University where he teaches outdoor leadership and adventure courses. He oversees a student-run adventure center with a high ropes course and climbing wall at the university. Robert also “moonlights” as an EMT for the local EMS service. He spends many weekends during the semester leading college students on backpacking and rock climbing adventures. He became a WMA™ instructor so he could provide opportunities for his students to get medically trained for their careers as outdoor leaders. Robert chose WMA™ because of the outstanding instructors and the great experience he had taking the WFR in Canada back in 1997.