Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Mack Day

Q:     What is Camp Mack Day?

A:     Camp Mack Day began in 1939. On that first year a parade led 500-600 students in a march down to the railway station in North Manchester where a special train, "The Big Four" was chartered to carry them to the beautiful shores of Lake Waubee at Camp Mack. The event became an annual affair and has been orchestrated by Student Activities, Religious Life or Simply Brethren over the years.

Q:     What is the schedule for Camp Mack Day?

A:     Camp Mack Day will begin at 10 AM and end at 2 PM with shuttles leaving the North Manchester campus as early as 9 AM and returning as late as 3 PM. The schedule is very flexible and is "choose your own adventure" style. You may swim in the lake, go boating, hiking, play games like corn hole, croquet, gaga ball, 9-square-in-the-air, and much more, make smores, go with a group of friends and try the flying squirrel! The only scheduled activities are a service project and lunch.

Q:     What is the flying squirrel?

A:     The flying squirrel is 35 feet in the air. You wear a full body harness; your team pulls the rope, and you (the one attached to the harness) flies up in the air! Sounds fun, right?

Q:     Why is this event under the Religious Life page?

A:     Manchester University was founded by and is still affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Camp Mack is a Church of the Brethren camp. Religious Life, Church Relations and Simply Brethren act as liaisons between the University and the Camp.

Q:     What should I bring to Camp Mack Day?

A:     You may want to bring:

- bathing suit and towel
- sun screen
- sun glasses
- water bottle
- shoes for hiking
- a book
- a hammock if you have one

Q:     Who do I talk to if I have questions?

A:     Email Religious Life!

Q:     Where do I go to find more info about Camp Mack?

A:     Their website is HERE!

Q:     Do I need to do anything in order to attend Camp Mack Day?

A:     Yes! Please register HERE!