Purchased around 1960 by Elder LaVern Pomeroy, then Superintendent of Michigan Conference's Upper Peninsula Churches of District 1, the property was sold a few years later to the Michigan Conference at cost. A hotel on an island in Lake Superior was dismantled, transported to Sagola, and reconstructed as a lodge. Camp Sagola serves as the Upper Peninsula center for youth camps, the U.P. campmeeting, and other U.P. events. The camp is now open year-round.
Information on Property and Camp Facilities
The camp is located north and west of Iron Mountain, Michigan, about three miles west of Sagola on Route 69 going toward Crystal Falls. There is a small yellow sign at the entrance. A road takes you through a farmer's field for about 3/10 mile to the camp lodge parking lot. There are eleven cabins with heat and electricity. There are 12 camper sites with electricity but no sewer facilities. Tent sites are also available. There is also a centralized bath house. A new dock and boat house along with beach improvements have upgraded the lake front. The large auditorium has a capacity for about 400 people.
Camp Programs and Special Features
Programs include Junior Camp (ages 8-12) and Youth Outpost (ages 13-16). The camps take place the last two weeks of July. Teen Snow Outing in February, Men's Retreat in early Spring, Spring Retreat in May, U.P. campmeeting in early August, Women's Retreat in September, and a Fall Retreat in October. The camp also hosts other workshops, seminars, and meetings as well as Pathfinder events for the U.P.
Directions to Camp
Take Route 2 to Iron Mountain and continue until you are nearly out of the city heading toward Florence, WI. At the intersection of U.S. 95, turn right at the Republic and Sagola sign. Follow U.S. 95 about nine miles until U.S. 95 and Route 69 become one. Continue about six miles on the joint highways until you come to the Mobil station and Sagola mini-mart. Follow Route 69 as it turns left toward Crystal Falls. Continue for about three miles to the Camp Sagola sign on the right side of the road. Turn right onto a road through a field for 3/10 mile to Pomeroy Lodge.
Summer Camp Ministers
If you are 18 or older and an active part of your local Seventh-day Adventist Church, contact the Summer Camp Director, Pastor Jim Nephew at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the application process.
The camp facilities are available for use during non-program times.