Escape To The Lake 2016… YES! It’s Happening!
Many people have been praying and even sharing ideas for us to find a new home for our flagship event, Escape To The Lake. After months of meetings, research, and several dead-ends, we started to fear that we might have to cancel the event for 2016. But we have great news to share with you today.... ETTL 2016 is officially happening!
We are excited to host ETTL 2016 at new location - Cedar Lake Ministries in Cedar Lake, IN. This camp is very near and dear to me (Dave). I didn't have much "summer camp" experience as a kid. My senior year of high school, I attended "Music And Drama Camp," which took place at Cedar Lake. It was a life-changing experience - marking a significant step in my spiritual journey - and also gave me the courage to join our drama program my final year of high school. It marked me so deeply, that I returned to M.A.D. Camp for the consecutive seven following years as a counselor. In December, I visited Cedar Lake Ministries for the first time in over 15 year. It was wonderful to see some familiar buildings and also marvel at the many improvements and renovations that took place in that time. It will be a fantastic home for Escape To The Lake!
Our prior event took place over the 4th of July for the last three years. While some loved making this a new holiday tradition, we talked to many people over the years who could not break certain family traditions... and potentially could never come to ETTL as long as we landed on July 4th. I'm happy to report that this year's event will take place AUGUST 8-11... which coincidentally is the same week that M.A.D. Camp used to take place. We are beginning the planning process much later than an ideal scenario, so we are fans of the idea of having this year's event a bit later in the summer.
Over the next few weeks, we should be finalizing the rates, schedule, most of the artist roster, accommodations, and sharing information on a registration on-sale date. We are aiming for right around March 1st for the start of registration. Follow us on Facebook to keep up on the latest announcements. There will be a "secret" pre-sale on registrations that will only be made available to those in our ETTL Facebook Group and those signed up to our eNewsletter List.
We hope you can join us! SAVE THE DATES FOR ETTL 2016 ... AUGUST 8-11!