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: Matt McGuire
Boys Federation Chief: Tim Klepp
Assistant Boys Fed Chief:  Keith Spondike
Girls Federation Chief:  Dave Vanderwerp
Assistant Girls Fed Chief: Seth Sherry
Treasure: Bill Turner




This program was developed over 80 years ago and was inspired by the American Indian culture and teaches dignity, patience, endurance and care.  The Native Sons & Daughters program prides itself in nurturing the relationship between the parent and the child.  Our organization believes that the greatest gift you can give to your child is your time.
By joining the Native Sons & Daughters Program you have taken a giant step in ensuring that you and your child will build memories and a strong parent/child bond.  I encourage you to actively participate not only with your individual tribal gatherings, but also to become active with your local Longhouses.

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.

Activities may include:
Archery Campfires Canoeing Crafts Field Sports Hayrides High Ropes Hiking Horseback Riding Ice Fishing Indian Ceremonies Nature Programs and Walks Pumpkin Carving Rock Wall Sing-A-Longs & Camp Shows Sledding & Tobogganing Skating Snow Sculpture Survival Techniques Swimming Team building Tree Climbs Zip-Lines
We host a number of additional activities, some of which may include the entire family, such as: Participation in the annual Grosse Pointe-Santa Claus Parade, the Gingerbread House Project, Movies, Naturalists, Kett-Car Races and the Summer Family Picnic as well as other outings.