A Detroit-based nonprofit plans to open a 70-acre youth camp in Koylton Township with big ideas for the site with a sometimes highly contentious past.
Most recently known as Camp Jubilee, 4202 S. Kingston Road, the land about 1.5 miles south of M-46 and downtown Kingston has been purchased by Detroit-based Joy Jem Community Development Corp., a nonprofit ministry operated by Pastor Kurk Edwards.
Edwards, 53, is the son of the late Rev. Eddie Edwards, who started a boys and girls summer camp at the site in 1976.
Kurk Edwards said the goal is to restore the camp to its former state – and then some – by cleaning it up and building a large community center onsite within five years. He envisions the camp fully operational and bustling with activity from young summer campers next year.
“The new name is Camp Creation,” Edwards told The Advertiser. “We want people to enjoy the creation God has made here.” (Read more)
(This story first appeared in the Aug. 27, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety here).