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Established 1945
August 24, 2019
Financial Secretary Bob Smith
Updated On: Apr 24, 2019

April 2019

This summer, introduce your family to a once-in-a-lifetime experience!  The Black Lake 2019 Family Scholarship Program!
For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation.  It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States.  A one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union.
The UAW pays all lodging, food and program costs for the entire one-week session. The scholarship does not cover costs for group photographs or other personal spending. Expenses for meals, tolls or other costs incurred during travel to and from the Center are also not covered.
All active or laid off UAW members in good standing are eligible to apply for a Family Scholarship if you have never attended the program before. You must also be willing to use your regular vacation, personal leave or union leave time (where permitted by contract) to attend. Past participants are not eligible to reapply. Your spouse and children/grandchildren 4-18 years old may attend with you.
The housing arrangements at the Family Education Center consists of a main hotel and adjacent buildings with sleeping rooms and full bathroom and shower facilities. Soap, towels and all bedding is provided. Children are housed with their parents/grandparents. To maintain a family atmosphere, irresponsible behavior is not tolerated and may result in a family being asked to leave at their own expense.
The entire family must participate in all scheduled programs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The UAW member and spouse attend classes together while children/grandchildren participate in their own program which features age-appropriate learning and typical camp activities. A family activity is held after dinner most evenings and families are free to stroll on the beach, take a dip in the Center’s indoor pool or talk about the day. Explore the Center campus and nearby attractions, including the Black Lake Golf Course, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and Mackinac Island. On Thursday evening of your session, an adults-only activity is planned while children participate in their own program in a supervised setting from 7 to 11 p.m.
The children’s program is designed with the children’s age and grade they are entering in the fall to ensure age-appropriate lessons and recreational activities. Instructors are experienced union members who have been trained to work with children. All children will be required to sign a Code of Conduct form with their parent or guardian to emphasize responsible behavior while at the Center.
Please visit or call your Local Union for more information.
(Don’t forget, only North American/Union-Made vehicles are allowed to park on the Center grounds and must have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) beginning with 1, 2, 4 or 5.  If your vehicle is not North American/Union-Made, you will be directed to park in a lot located adjacent to the Center’s front gate and a Center bus will transport you to the hotel registration desk.)

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