Lakeshore Longhouse

Welcome to Lakeshore Longhouse


If you have any questions, please contact one of the Chief's Below:

Phone Number: 313-447-0381

LongHouse Chief: Pat Carlsen
Assistant Longhouse Chief: Frank Costa
Boys Federation Chief: Tim Klepp
Assistant Boys Fed Chief:  Keith Spondike
Girls Federation Chief:  Matt McGuire
Assistant Girls Fed Chief: Dave Vanderwerp
Treasure: Bill Turner





Lakeshore Longhouse
Native Sons and Daughters Program

elcome to the web site of the Lakeshore Longhouse Native Sons and Daughters Program.  
Native Sons and Daughters is a program in which fathers and their sons and daughters spend quality time together learning and experiencing new things, having fun, and making memories that will last a lifetime.  
The program is modeled after the national Indian Guides and Indian Princesses programs that many of our current dads were part of when they were kids.  

Check out the Event Schedule

More info about the program:
There are three campouts a year for both the boys and the girls programs.  The campouts are  held at a variety of YMCA camps throughout Michigan where we take advantage of their experienced staff, cozy cabins, and excellent camp kitchens (some  more excellent than others).

At the campouts dads provide guidance to their sons and daughters, who then try and succeed at fun and challenging things they might not otherwise do until they are much older: archery,  climbing a rock wall, zooming down a zip line, solving problems as a team, and much more. Click on the Images button at the left or click here to see photos of some of the great things you will do with your son or daughter.

Give it a shot!
The dads of the Lakeshore Longhouse Native Sons and Daughters Program hope that you check out one of the events this year.  We're confident that you will find it one of the best things you ever do with your child or children.

If you are interested in the program or want to be added to our email list to get the latest news about coming events, send an email to
Frank Costa, or Pat Carlsen.  You can also find the program on Facebook at


Registration for the 2015 - 2016 year is now open.  Annual dues for the program are $35 for the Native Sons and Daughters Program National Longhouse for support and maintenance of the overall program.  $65 goes to the Lakeshore Longhouse, our local organization, for events, materials, and to cover local costs for the program.