Pretty Lake Camp
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Our History

Our Member Organizations:

Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo and Junior League of Kalamazoo

vintage pendant copyThe generous contributions and tireless commitment of our entire community have made free camp possible for a century of summers.
In particular, the Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo and the Service Club (now the Junior League of Kalamazoo) took over camp in 1930 and ran it for many years. Kiwanians, Junior Leaguers, and many others in our community cleaned out cabins, secured food and supplies, and together made camp possible.

Today, Kiwanis and Junior League continue as our member organizations. Many remarkable members of these clubs devote vital time and support to ensure our summer camp remains totally cost-free, just as it was when Edward Desenberg started Pretty Lake a century ago.


Please visit our friends:

Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo:

Junior League of Kalamazoo: