Join us on Midsummer Eve Friday, June 21, 2013
Celebrate the Summer Solstice
A Family Event
At Porcupine Mountains Folk School!
TIME: 7:09 PM. WHY 7:09?: It’s the exact time summer begins in the North Woods – the longest day of the year!
WHERE: Porcupine Mountains Folk School, next to the Union Bay Campground, on the Lake Superior side of Engineers Memorial Highway 107.
BRING: Your own refreshments and something to share if you like
A lawn chair or blanket to sit on
Hand or acoustic musical instruments if you like
- A bonfire will be started and music provided by local talent; everyone is invited to line up with voices and instruments.
Dale Venema 7:30;
Jim Jessup 8:00;
Yvonne & Paige Blake 8:30;
Margie Amos 9:00pm
- A short presentation on the solstice
- Sharing: What I love most about Summer! (kids invited to participate)
- An evening of fun, music, celebration, and fellowship
Directions to the Porcupine Mt. Folk School: Go West out of Ontonagon on Hwy M64 to Silver City; Follow Engineers Hwy 107 - Keep going west; Same driveway as Union Bay Campground
Youth Day in the Porkies
“Youth Splash in the Porkies.”Touch a Snake at Porcupine Mountain Folk School
To touch a snake!
Painting a Rock at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School
To paint a Superior rock!
On Tuesday July 20, 2010, thirty-three youth, ages 6-18, gathered at the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park FOLK SCHOOL for a free day of outdoor activities.
The schedule for the day included 3 classes with a break for lunch:
Exploring Aquatic Insects – with Bob Wild
Trees and Critters of the Woods – with Jeff Mell
Beach Stone Art – with Bev Kowaleski
Each child went home excited about the experiences they’d had, never once complaining about the on-again-off-again rain. In their take-home bags they carried donated gifts of books, pencils, bottled water, hand sanitizer, and disposable cameras.
The grant application, written by Susan Giesen and Barb Braithwaite, was awarded to the non-profit organization, Porkies Folk School, by SOSY (Strong Organizations…Strong Youth) which is a branch of The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (GLCYD). Throughout the 2009–2010 program year, GLCYD has been working with 53 U.P. non-profits to strengthen their capacity to deliver community programs and services to youth.
The Porkies Folk School committee was also able to make purchases of equipment that will benefit the Folk School programs and service to the community.