Mr. Michael Hickey
The Executive Director of Our Lady of the Fields Camp & Retreat Center is Mr. Michael Hickey.
Mr. Hickey has worked in the summer camp industry for over 30 years. Most of that time was spent at Camp Sancta Maria, which is a Catholic camp for boys and girls located in Gaylord, Michigan. He served as the Executive Director of CSM from 1991 until 2013.
In the off-season, Mr. Hickey is a theology teacher at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit. He graduated with a teaching certificate from Wayne State University in 1989 and has taught at various Catholic middle and high schools within the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Mr. Hickey and his wife Mary have 5 children, all of whom have helped make camp a real part of their family life. Mary is an RN and has spent countless hours watching over our young campers. Already, all seven members of the Hickey family have become well-known and welcome faces in our community.
Mr. Hickey is very excited about the opportunity to build a Catholic summer camp from the ground up. With so many lessons learned from his time as an executive camp director in the past, Mr. Hickey looks forward to expanding the reach of Catholic camping in the southern part of Michigan, as well as northwestern Ohio and northeastern Indiana.
Mr. Hickey is currently putting together a team of seasoned camp professionals, teachers, youth ministers, and the next generation of college-age camp counselors- all to ensure that when OLF launches our inaugural summer in 2020, it operates like a camp that has been around for years.
If you would like to speak to Mr. Hickey directly, you can call him at (248) 379-0943 or email him at [email protected].