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Our photographer friend in Michigan, Marcie Killian Connally of Pink Moon Photography, turned us on to this crazy fun place in Michigan, the Campit Resort. Read more below.
Marcie tells us, "These fabulous photos were taken at a Mardi Gras celebration weekend, August 17 and 18, at Campit Resort in Saugatuck, Mich. Campit is a camping/cottaging/glamping resort primarily for the LGBTQ community. It is one of the only gay-owned and -operated camp resorts in Michigan.
"Revelers enjoyed an eye-popping parade, in Mardi Gras tradition, complete with decorated golf carts and fabulous costumes. After the parade, the East Village part of the resort hosted a full-blown party with traditional Cajun foods, games, music, and live performance."
Sounds pretty great, and it looks like a great crowd. So we looked further into Campit and found this on its site:
"Campit is a warm, welcoming gay and lesbian community for outdoor recreation. The resort's 33-acre property is open mid-April to mid-October. Campit members say that Campit is the place where they feel the most comfortable, the most at-home, the most welcome. On weekends Campit hosts adult (21+) men and women only. Every weekend begins with a Friday night get-together. Then everyone spends Saturday and Sunday enjoying themselves and their friends at the pool, at planned events, at private parties, at friends' campfires, in small or large groups. During the week, Campit welcomes families with children of any age. Mid-weeks at Campit are a little quieter and members have a chance to slow down and enjoy the beautiful park, including lovely landscaping, ponds, nature trails, and the pool. Campit is where you can be yourself, and get away to a world you belong in.
"Campit's three bathhouses offer a variety of facilities including private showers, locker-room style gang showers, and outdoor showers. The resort includes a clubhouse, rec hall, a game room, heated in-ground swimming pool, volleyball, horseshoes, and popular nature trails for nocturnal exploration. The Campit Store is stocked with any essentials you may forget, plus ice, firewood, beer, groceries, frozen goodies, Campit wear, as well as an extensive collection of Pride merchandise. Campit's 'Toy Store' for men and women provides a broad selection of leather items, novelties, personal items, and accessories."
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