One of the most important parts of living a healthy, green lifestyle is having people around you that agree with what you’re doing and can provide support and positive encouragement along the way.
VegMichigan, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Royal Oak that promotes health, peace and the planet through a plant-based diet, has put together a weekend-long camping event as a result.
VegMichigan’s 8th Annual Veg Getaway will take place Aug 13-15th in Chelsea, Mich., at the Michigan Friends Center. The trip includes food, talks, demonstrations, hikes, canoeing, games, swimming and more. Attendees can take part in any portion of the three days, and for those who prefer to stay indoors overnight, hotel accommodations are available as an option with an added cost.
The Michigan Friends Center is an ideal location for many reasons, according to VegMichigan President Harry Pianko. “The Michigan Friends Center’s location is its most attractive quality,” he said. “Not only is it geographically close to many of our members’ homes, but also the natural splendor of the Michigan Friends Center is breathtaking.”
The main purpose of the Veg Getaway is for the campers to have a relaxing weekend in an environment that promotes education, great food and bonding among vegans, vegetarians and people interested in learning about vegetarianism. Pianko noted that one of the main attractions of the event is that it appeals to people of all ages, including children.
Because of the limited facilities, registration is open to the first 50 pre-paid participants only. The non-member registration cost is $45 for adults and $15 for children. For members of VegMichigan, the cost is $35 for adults and $10 for children. The costs include five meals, all of which are vegan.
Follow the link to be introduced to VegMichigan.
Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com
Jennifer is pursuing a degree in Journalism and English from Wayne State University, and she is also a Contributing Writer for The South End.