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The Nate Santelli ProStart Summer Camp 2020
Dates: To Be Announced
Location:  To Be Announced

What is The Nate Santelli ProStart Summer Camp?
The Nate Santelli ProStart Summer Camp was created in 2016 as a resourceful and educational experience for high school Michigan ProStart students. ProStart students spend four days at an Up North summer camp facility to learn from industry leaders in culinary, restaurant management, table top design and much more while developing team building skills. The ProStart Summer Camp was named in honor of the late Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Education and Grant Manager, Nate Santelli, in 2017 to honor his memory and dedication to the Michigan ProStart Program.


Sponsor a Student 
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Help send a student to camp, where they will learn from industry leaders, refined culinary skills, restaurant management skills, be challenged to grow as a team player and leader both at a renowned training facility. Camp is just $300 per student and includes all of their meals and camp supplies.



2019 Camp Itinerary

June 24

  • 2p Campers Arrive @ Cranhill Ranch (Retreat Center)
  • 3p Camp Kick Off with Ken Wasco
  • 4P Campers receive chef whites and learn the fundamentals of professionalism
  • 5p Team Building Activity
  • 6p Dinner Primitive Prepared Pies!
  • 7p Tie-dye Workshop in the Craftsman Lodge
  • 8p Get familiar with the property, enjoy the campfire, and the activities center

June 25

  • 7a Student Prepared Breakfast
  • 8a Donna Gardner Clifton Strength Finding seminar
  • 10a Chef Megan Punches & Sean Marr begin first round of interactive Culinary Skill labs
  • Noon Student Prepared Lunch
  • 1p Continued Culinary Skill Labs & Thursday's event menu development
  • 6p Student prepared dinner

June 26

  • 7a Student Prepared Breakfast
  • 9:30a Depart for Ferris State University
  • 10a Amy Dorey leads Event Management Training
  • 11a Students design Thursday's Pick Up Picnic event
  • Noon Lunch at the Nationally recognized Rock Café
  • 1p Chef Chuck Melicorie “8 Questions to Ask a Chef”
  • 2p Ferris State University Campus Tour
  • 3p Return to Cranhill Ranch
  • 4p Santelli Smores Pastry Lab with Chef Kristen Maretti
  • 5:30p Pizza Party @ Cranhill Ranch
  • 6:30p Load bus for market
  • 7p Divide into mentor lead groups to acquire supplies for Thursday's Pick Up Picnic event
  • 8:30 Movie night under the stars!

June 27

  • 6:30a Student Prepared Breakfast
  • 7:30a Tabletop design and event setup with Amy Dorey @Cranhill
  • 8a Ferris State University “Make Your Work Marketable”
  • 9a Event execution with industry leading Chefs
  • Noon Pick Up Picnic guests arrive
  • 12:30 Student Prepared Lunch is served
  • 1:30pm the kitchen is clean, the event is broken down and students depart
  • 2pm CAMP 2019 ~remembered~
 What You Need for Camp


  • Casual clothing for the outdoors
  • Shorts (mid-thigh is minimum length)
  • Shirts (no tank tops, spaghetti straps, bar midriffs, or open backs)
  • Jeans or long pants
  • Socks, underwear, etc.
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm jacket or sweatshirts
  • Light rain jacket or poncho
  • 2 pairs of shoes (athletic)
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Water shoes (optional)
  • Hat/ Bandana




  • All campers need to bring a set of sheets and blankets and not sleeping bag. Our laundry facilities cannot wash sleeping bags.
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • PJs


Personal Items

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Bath towel & washcloth
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Hairbrush
  • Insect repellant/sunscreen
  • Deodorant




  • Small Backpack/Daypack
  • Beach towel
  • Notebook/Pen
  • Water Bottle
  • Dirty clothes bag
  • Camera
  • Flashlight 
  • Reading material/journal
  • Stamps & pre-addressed envelopes
  • Personal fan
  • Game cards
  • Banana gram
What NOT to Pack
Possession of the following items will be grounds for immediate dismissal from camp: Intoxicants, tobacco products or drugs, matches or lighters, knives (including pocket knives) or weapons of any kind. Note: because our desire is to provide a safe environment for every camper who visits the Ranch, we reserve the right to search the luggage and/or belongings of individual campers.
CranHill/ MRLA is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Lost & Found
Parents are urged to label all clothing and personal items with a permanent marker. We have an excellent record in identifying and returning lost and found items that are labeled. Parents will be responsible for the cost (Shipping and Handling) of mailing any items home.
Any underwear and socks left at camp are disposed of.
At the end of each camping season we hold a yard sale to dispose of any remaining items. Goodwill locations will receive any remaining items.
All campers need to provide their own bedding – sheets/blankets, towels, etc.


Camp Map

**Drop off is located at the Retreat Center**

Property Map

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