Finn Camp to be featured by Wixom Historical Society

On Monday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m., in Wixom’s City Hall, 49045 W Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393

Old Photo of Finn Camp

We welcome The Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association, better known as the Finn Camp, as it celebrates its 90th year in Wixom. Presented by Dick Pype, the evening will include a taped account of the history of the camp, also a Michigan State Historical Landmark, narrated by Walt Mack along with anecdotes provided by Mr. Pype. The evening will offer the perfect opportunity to learn more about your neighbors on Loon Lake Road and maybe even answer some of those questions you often wanted to ask. Light refreshments are served.

Autumn Fest and Mojakka Cook-off

The Autumn Fest and Mojakka Cook-off is this Saturday, September 26. We need more mojakka enteries and your participation to make this event successful! Lets keep this Finn Camp’s tradition alive. You can Mary Barie know you’re bringing your mojakka by calling or texting her at 248-895-4561 ASAP.  Or if you prefer, email Millie Packard at Mary is also looking for desserts.

Live entertainment is planned, prizes will be awarded by a panel of expert judges and we hope for lots of delicious mojakka!

Drop-offs are between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m! Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for those 12 and under or the whole family for $15!

Ruth L. Yogus,


Ruth L. Yogus, age 89, of Commerce Township and formerly of Howell, passed away September 17.  Born on September 3, 1926, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Neil and Edythe (Kotila) Lund. Ruth had been a member of the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association (D.F.C.S.C.A.) in Wixom since 1952 and had served on its Recreation Committee and in the Ladies’ Auxiliary. She had also been active in the Arabian Horse Association of Michigan, serving as secretary.  Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Yogus (April 8, 1992) whom she had married in Detroit on June 17, 1949.  She was the loving mother of Joyce (David) Chichila of Commerce Township, Joseph W. (Nancy) Yogus, Jr., of Three Rivers, Ronn L. (Heidi) Yogus of Waterford and Nancy E. Kasparschuster of Fenton. Grandmother of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, she is survived by her brothers, Robert N. Lund of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ronald B. Lund of Paradise, Mich. A memorial celebration in honor of Ruth’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon at the D.F.C.S.C.A., 2524 Loon Lake Rd., Wixom, MI 48393.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the D.F.C.S.C.A. are suggested.  Please sign the family’s online guestbook at Dessert donations will be greatly appreciated at the memorial celebration.

Vellamo Performance

Friday, September 4, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Finn Camp Dance Hall ~ $5.00 Admission at Door
(children under 18 free)

Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia and Joni have even been known to sneak in a “Vellamo-ized” Jethro Tull song now and then just to shake things up! A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey.

Download for Vellamo Poster

Sponsored by the D.F.C.S.C.A. Cultural & Bar Committees

Gourmet Breakfast

This Saturday morning, August 22, Sisu Sisters Gourmet Breakfast start at 9 a.m. to noon at the Kenttä. Download menu here.

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Eighth Annual Wine Tasting

Finn Camp Wine Tasting Flyer Oct 2On Friday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. the Bar Committee will proudly present its eighth annual wine tasting, in the Clubroom. This year’s event will feature wines from around the world, with an array of delicious complementing appetizers. And this tasting will showcase the Moonshine Stew Band!

Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations by September 27. The payment of $20 per person is also due at that time. For further information and to sign up, email Joni Sennhenn at, or call 248-882-4626.

39th Annual Finn Fest

August 14, 15 and 16
It’s time to talk FESTIVAL!! Mark your calendars and come out to support this major fundraising event. Get some work hours in, visit with fellow members and friends, and cheer on our Finn Camp Voima softball team!
Friday kicks off the festival weekend with the kitchen and beer truck opening at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Home Run Derby beginning about 6:30 p.m. Come see the big hitters knock ’em into the woods! We will continue in to the evening with music and dancing in the Clubroom!
Saturday the kitchen will open for breakfast at 8:00 a.m., with food available all day in the Ravintola and food tent. The softball tournament also begins at 8:00 a.m. with games on the Finn Camp’s George Aho Memorial Field and the Gilbert Willis Park fields. Flagraising ceremonies will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be music and entertainment from the Dance Hall porch plus 50/50 raffles, the pitching booth, horseshoes and other games, face painting, and the sale of Finn Camp and Finn Fest merchandise throughout the day. Save some energy for the dance floor on Saturday night as our DJ will be playing favorites in the Dance Hall.
Sunday, FUNday, we will do it all over again! The kitchen will open for breakfast at 8: 00 a.m. with food available all day. Softball will continue on all three fields with the championship game on our “A” Field in the late
afternoon/early evening, followed immediately by trophy presentation. Music, raffles, horseshoes, and other activities will continue as well.

Finn-ITALINO Night

Come enjoy a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, July 18, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Adults $7, children 12 and under $4. This is a fundraiser for the new bar, sponsored by the Bar Committee.



Our annual Juhannus celebration will be held on Saturday, June 20. We will celebrate Finn Camp’s 90th year by dancing to traditional Finnish music starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Dance Hall, and there will be a DJ about 9:00 p.m. A horseshoe tournament, led by John Mazurek, will begin about 2:00 o’clock. Look for sign-up sheets. The kokko (bonfire) will be lit at 10:00 p.m. Although because of the wet weather, it may not light the Kokko Master tells us. The kitchen will be open Saturday from noon to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sign-up sheets for kitchen work hours will be at the beach. Juhannus buttons for grounds admission are $5 for adults; children 18 and under are free. We will also have a 50/50 and a raffle: tickets are $ 1each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be June 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dance Hall. You need not be present to win. All proceeds go to the Juhannus Committee. Raffle tickets are now on sale in the Clubroom.

Voima Boys

Voima Boys

Voima Boys’ will play two games today, May 8, at 6:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. both at Aho Field.

Weather forcast at game time: Near 80 °F with scattered showers, chance of precipitation is 41%. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night Grill will be open at 6:00 p.m.