A Summer Camp for Adults

Welcome to S.A.U.G., a Simply Amazing UU Gathering at Dekoven - August 5-11, 2018 at Dekoven in Racine, WI

We'll be going to Dekoven Center in Racine, WI with beautiful comfortable rooms, buildings that feel like you are transported to historic England, with parklike grounds.  The food is great and they're able to handle special diet needs.  It's located next to a park along Lake Michigan.  There's a gorgeous beach on Lake Michigan with some dunes about 3 miles away.  The grounds are full of majestic trees and gardens.  They also have air conditioning available in most of their meeting and dining areas (and the AC is adjustable).  At Dekoven we're able to have a more intimate camp experience where we have those serendipitous meetings that are classic 'Saug'.

Cabins: Dekoven has beautiful peaceful rooms, each similar, but unique, in pastel colors and labeled with inspiring attributes like 'enlightenment', 'love', 'patience' and 'creativity'. Taylor hall where we all stay is located in the back of the property next to a small woods and facing a parklike quad with mature trees and a labrynth.
Each room will generally house 2 people, occasionally 3 singles will share a room if needed. Some have room to push the single beds together to make a double sized bed for couples. Sheets and towels are provided (unless you double up your bed, where you'll need larger top covers). Each room has unique comfortable furniture, high ceilings with ceiling fans and at least one window. There are a handful of bedrooms available with air conditioning. Bathrooms are located on each floor, some single baths, some shared.

Cost: The camp week will cost $550. This includes housing, meals, snacks, workshops and entertainment. Extra fees may be charged for special room features or for some workshop materials. Camp fee is generally due about one month before camp once room and group assignments. A $25 processing fee will be charged for cancellations. 

Morning Program

These are our Morning Groups: These groups will have 4 - 12 campers each, with a variety of topics/themes from which to choose. There is a mix of personal growth, discussion, creative, outdoors, & activity groups. Each camper will choose one group to be in for the entire week.

Afternoon Program

A variety of recreational and craft activities as well as 1-day workshops that reflect camper interests and talents will be offered. Some of the following may be included:

 Crafts: Tie-dying, jewelry making and more

 Local Racine attraction visits (plays, boat trips, lighthouse, beach)

 Tennis games

 Swimming at beach or quarry

 Music jams and singing

 lawn games

 Games: Bridge, Wizard, party games, board games


In addition to our usual Coffeehouse (for our pro performers) and Camp Show (where anything goes and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get on stage), we have many opportunities to watch other talented people shine or to share your talents.  Check out the performance overview for all the options.


Vesper services, block party, community gatherings, campfires, dancing, coffeehouse, talent show, and goddess exchange (clothing swap) will all be offered.

Directions and Travel

  For directions follow this link Google Map Dekoven   
Click on 'directions' at Google and enter your address into this map to get directions for driving to camp.
There are several ways to travel to camp if you are looking for options see our Dekoven Travel Options page.




For more information contact SAUG camp orchestrator:  Heather Monson  justheada@gmail.com



SAUG Registration Form