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About Us

The Northern Camper is a free, family based publication distributed to campgrounds and businesses throughout northern Michigan.

Our Goal

  • To provide residents and visitors an opportunity to read good news in a printed format.
  • To enlighten readers about their outdoor surroundings while camping and traveling through northern Michigan.
  • To focus on the unique lifestyles of our small towns and the people who make them special, promoting their products, services and events.
  • The Northern Camper is distributed May though October in Wexford, Missaukee, Osceola, Mecosta, Roscommon, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Charlevoix, and Chippewa Counties: also in Clare, Coldwater, Dundee, Monroe, New Buffalo, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Welcome Centers.

The Northern Camper Team


Kathy Sandage


“I love this little magazine! My hope is that it will bring you a smile and get you outdoors. And after you read it, go pick rocks with your best friend!”

Shaun Soper

Facebook Guru and Graphic Design Extraordinaire


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Nicolina Gardner

Instagram Guru and Graphic Design Extraordinaire


JoAnn Treiber

General Manager

Hi my name is JoAnn Treiber and God placed me in the wrong class at Baker College and found me this wonderful magazine. With a factory background and a new marketing degree I jumped in with both feet. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.


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Dawn Paulin

Quilting Camper, Sales Chik


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Jenifer Witt

Writer Extraordinaire

I'm Jenifer Witt, lifelong northern Michigan resident. To fund my wanderlust, I'm a high school English and Social Studies teacher.  I'm a traveler, poet, writer, photographer, and novice quilter. I love being outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, exploring, and walking my dogs, Pip and Sancho.

Don Harris

Writer Extraordinaire

I'm a retired engineer with an art background (Industrial Design) and an interest in writing. I seem to have found my niche at the Northern Camper as a nature writer, which suits me fine. Every month or so, I research a couple of Michigan species -- one plant and one animal. Then, along with my research, I try to bring my experiences as a homeowner, traveler, and observer into play to give my writing a personal slant. Sometimes this is a challenge, like writing a story on earthworms (interesting creatures, though not a lot of personality), but every time I write one of these articles, I learn things. I hope you do, too!


Kathy Kelly

Master of the Web

It's been great reconnecting with my dear friend Kathy.  Absense really does make the heart grow fonder!  I enjoy volunteer work and spending time with my family, friends, and my service dog Flurry.

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