For the convenience of our members, we have created a quick links webpage to CSA forms. These forms are listed below in alphabetical order:

Arts & Crafts Fair Application:

The Women’s Association of the Congregational Summer Assembly invites you to exhibit in their annual Arts and Crafts Fair on fourth Wednesday of July. Click here for the 2023 CSA Arts & Crafts Fair Application.
 
For more Art Fair information, click here.

Associate Membership Application:

Click this link to download the Application for Associate Membership. Complete the fillable PDF and save it to your desktop. Either print and mail the completed form via USPS to the CSA Membership Committee, 2128 Pilgrim Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49635 or email the completed form to: Ann Burroughs - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Associate Membership will make you an “official” part of our community, eligible for volunteer leadership positions on committees and the Board of Trustees, as well as voting privileges on certain topics that come before the community during the Annual Meeting. For more information: Click here to read the Associate Membership Invitation.

Celebration of Life:

An online form has been developed for people to submit births and deaths for the annual Celebration of Life reading and publication.
 
Please click this link to fill out the form: Celebration of Life

Construction Review Committee Building Project Packet:

Thank you for notifying the Congregational Summer Assembly of your plans to build, remodel or rebuild on the CSA grounds. You are only required to obtain CSA approval if you are expanding the “footprint” of your existing structure or if you are modifying your well or septic system. Adding a deck, porch, access ramp, stairs, etc. qualifies as increasing your structure’s footprint.

Education Fund Scholarship Application Form:

The CSA Education Fund was established October 24, 1992 to provide scholarships to CSA and Benzie County students. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the CSA Education Fund Trustees and granted considering the following: financial need, scholastic ability, strong commitment to service within their community, and admission to an undergraduate or post graduate program at an accredited college or university or into a vocational program.

Employment Application Form:

Click here to download the CSA Employment Application Form. Either email the completed form as an attachment to Amy Somero, Managing Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail the form via USPS to Amy at 2128 Pilgrim Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635.

Mooring Request Form:

Registering for a mooring must be completed electronically using the form at the link below. Requests using the form will be handled as they are received, and an invoice will be sent to you promptly after the form is processed.

Owner Renter Registration Form:

To access a fillable pdf Renter Registration Form - Click Here. First download the form, complete it, and save it. Either print and mail the completed form via USPS or email the completed form to: CSA Office Manager, at the address listed on the bottom of the form.

Cottage owners must inform renters of their responsibilities to purchase Assembly tickets and must see that fees are paid. Click here for information on registering your renters.

Proxy Form 2024 Annual Meeting:

Lot Owning Members eligible to vote who are unable to attend the Annual Meeting can file a proxy vote with the Secretary at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Proxies do not count towards a quorum.

Click this link to download a pdf proxy form. Please email your proxy vote to Tammy Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or place in the Secretary’s PO Box at the Assembly Building, by August 2, 2024 at 9:29 am. No more than 5 proxy votes shall be held by one person. Associate Members are not permitted to designate proxies.

Women’s Association Funding Request Form:

The Women’s Association will consider funding for programs and purchases which enhance opportunities for women and children. To be considered for funding for specific projects, programs and/or purchases for the 2023 Season, please complete the CSA Women's Association Funding Request Form.

Funding requests to the CSA Women's Association will be accepted from October 1st through June 1st of each fiscal year on a rolling basis, pending the availability of funds. For more information, click here.
 
CSA Youth Citizenship Award Nomination Form:
 
The Citizenship Award seeks to recognize a youth member of the CSA who models our vision by cultivating integrity, fostering responsibility, promoting inclusivity, and building confidence within themselves and others.
 
The award is open to anyone who:
  • Is between the ages of 14 -21
  • Is active within the CSA community, CSA staff are included
  • Demonstrates a strong contribution to the CSA
  • Is a role model to other youth
  • Demonstrates kindness

233f6 ManDirAmyWelcome Back!

Some of the BEST memories are made in flip-flops! Kellie Elmore

Dear CSA Members and Guests,
 
I am excited to welcome you back to Northern Michigan and the CSA for the summer of 2023. As the Managing Director, I am here to make sure your time this summer is full of safe and memorable activities. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me.
 
Many employees and volunteers have been working tirelessly to get our community ready for you and your family. We are excited to be offering our full schedule of activities this summer including swimming, tennis, church services, bible study groups, book clubs, yoga, guest speakers, concerts, potlucks, operettas, Monday night dance, lunches at the Crystal View Cafe’, opportunities to volunteer, and more!
 
Youth programs will be in full swing beginning June 19. Our staff of energetic youth leaders are ready to host fun activities for our middle and high schoolers each week. Their calendar is full of evening activities, local field trips, teen dances and much more. For our younger children we will continue the traditional activities including Arts and Crafts taught by Jane Kearns, Sunday School, Ecology Fun Fridays taught by Evan Hammon, and daily Ballfield games. A weekly schedule of activities is included in the welcome packet and further details are available on the whiteboards at the Assembly Building, and on our website https://summerassembly.org
 
Volunteerism is what keeps our traditions alive. If you and your family are looking for ways to make a difference at the CSA, be sure to check out our Volunteer Board in the lobby at the Assembly Building. After completing a project be sure to email pictures to me so we can feature you on our bulletin board!! Also, check out our list of committees on our website https://summerassembly.org/board/committees.html if you are interested in getting involved in a specific area of the Assembly.
 
The CSA office is open Monday- Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 am to noon. Please let us know if you have any questions. It is our goal to provide you with the BEST summer yet!
 
Sincerely,
 
Amy Somero-Managing Director
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231-499-0257

 

Registration Fees - per week; no differentiation between adult and child registrations; children under age 3 are exempt from fees.
  1 Week $40.00
  2 Weeks $80.00
  3 Weeks $120.00
  4 Weeks $160.00
  5 Weeks $200.00
  6 Weeks $240.00
  7 Weeks $280.00
  8 Weeks $320.00
  9 Weeks $360.00
Special Fees
Assembly Water Well System Fee Annually $111.00
Assembly Water Well Reserve Waterline Fee  Annually 2020 -2025  $80.00
Assembly Dock Fee Season $1000.00
Assembly Mooring Fees
Pre-Season (5/26/24 - 6/15/24)
Post-Season (8/18/24 - 9/21/24)
Per Week
Per Week
$30.00
$30.00
In-Season Per Week $30.00
Beach/Boat Storage per Week
Storage fees are calculated for the time the boat is on the beach, not the time the owner is in residence. Type A (Butterfly) $10.00
  Type B (Larger) $25.00
  Type C (Kayaks and Canoes)   $8.00
Vehicle
  Vehicle Sticker per car $25.00
Racquet Fee for all "Tennis" Courts age 16 and older
  Per Week $5.00
  Guest Tennis Fee - per day  $5.00

 

Stickers for cars, boats and mopeds (50cc maximum permitted) can be obtained at the CSA office once the required fees
have been paid. Please attach the car sticker on the rear window or back bumper Attach the boat sticker on the stern at a
point readily visible when beached or moored, and outside the covered portion of the boat. All stickers include the owner’s
name and help identify in case of loss or accident, and dates of residence for validity checks.




Who must purchase an Assembly ticket?
Annual Assembly Tickets are the way our community monetarily supports the CSA. All persons aged three (3) years and older who live on or rent** CSA, Wildewood or Golf Lane (addresses 1702–1854 Golf Lane) Association properties, Associate Members, and all other individuals who wish to use CSA grounds and participate in Assembly activities, lessons and events including swimming, tennis, Arts & Crafts or use the CSA beaches are required to register and pay fees. Cottage owners must inform renters of their responsibilities to purchase Assembly tickets and must see that fees are paid. Click here for information on registering your renters.

**Owners: To access a fillable pdf Renter Registration Form - Click Here. First download the form, complete it and save it. Either print and mail the completed form via USPS or email the completed form to: Lou-Ann Willsey, CSA Office Manager, at the address listed on the bottom of the form.

Who are the voting members of the Congregational Summer Assembly? The CSA’s official membership is made up of individuals who are CSA Lot Owners and Associate Members. These individuals are the voting members of the Assembly and with their votes make key decisions that guide and support the Board of Trustees, administrators, and the community.

Do I have to register each year, even if I don’t come every summer and is there a minimum number of weeks that I need to register in order to keep my membership?
Everyone is expected to register at the CSA Office upon first arriving at the CSA for the number of weeks they are in attendance during the season.

In addition, all voting members, CSA Lot Owners and Associate Members, are invoiced two-weeks registration fees at the beginning of the calendar year. These payments are applied to their first two weeks of registration for the current season. If you are at the Assembly longer than two weeks, you are expected to register for all the weeks you are present during the season. If you are unable to be at the Assembly during the season, the two week payment is the member's annual good faith contribution to the ongoing financial well-being of the Assembly.  

What does it cost to purchase an Assembly ticket?
Our current registration fee is $40 per person, per week.

Do I have to pay separately for tennis lessons, swimming lessons, arts and crafts, and afternoon recreational sports for my children?
Your CSA registration fees include all these activities.

What do I need to pay for, beyond my Assembly ticket?
There are additional charges for the following (click here to go to the fees section of the website):
1. Racquet Fee for all "Tennis" Courts age 16 and older
2. Boat buoy or mooring line, sail boats, canoes, kayaks, and SUPs at the CSA Crystal Lake beach
3. Boat space on the CSA dock
4. Water line fees if on the CSA well
5. CSA mailbox
6. Vehicle sticker

May I pay to register members of my family whose names are not part part of my Household record?
Yes, as long as those family members have files of their own. You may pay those family registrations and your own fees with the same check or credit card.

What about registering guests?
You may register guests if you are a CSA Lot Owner or an Associate Member. Guests pay the same fees as members – $40 per person, per week. If you are not a CSA Lot Owner or Associate Member, you may have guests at your cottage but we cannot provide them with the benefits of registered guests (e.g., stickers for cars, boats, tennis or using the beaches)

How do I know what type of member I am?
You may ask in the Office during the season. Year round you may email Elaine Walton, Financial Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she can tell you. You also may update information on property ownership in the Assembly, Wildewood or Golf Associations by talking with Elaine. Proper documentation - e.g. property deed, Trust, purchase documents, mortgage paperwork is required to show proof of ownership.

What does it mean to be an Associate Member?
Associate Membership will make you an “official” part of our community, eligible for volunteer leadership positions on committees and the Board of Trustees, as well as voting privileges on certain topics that come before the community during the Annual Meeting. With an Associate Membership you are making a statement that you believe in the unique experience the CSA affords our community and is a place you actively support through your time, talent, and monetary contributions. There are many individuals in our community eligible for Associate Membership who have a long-standing relationship with the CSA. They are 18 years or older and have purchased, or had an Assembly Ticket purchased for them, for a period of at least one week over ten different summers. They love coming to the CSA and care about its future. Click here to read the Associate Membership Invitation.

When will my children need their own record?  
At age 18 a child may create their own record. Our policies insist a new record be created at the age of 26. It automatically happens at age 26 unless the child has married and has their own family or becomes an Associate Member or CSA Lot Owner before 26. All these may be easily done at the CSA office.

How do I update my record - new home, cottage, or email address; new phone number; new household member - spouse, partner, baby? You may ask in the Office during the season. Year round you may email Elaine Walton, Financial Coordinator and Database Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she help you.

PAYMENTS/FINANCIAL QUESTIONS

Does the CSA accept credit cards?
Yes. Beginning the summer of 2021, those who opt for the convenience of using a credit card at the CSA will have the 3% credit card processing fee added to their total charge. Of course, we will continue to offer check and cash payment options with no added charge. Click here to read the announcement.

What else can I purchase at the CSA office?
You can purchase CSA clothing, directories (if in stock), trash bags and other CSA-related items at the office.

FACILITIES AND SERVICES FAQs

Can I rent a boat mooring?
CSA moorings are limited and in high demand. Boat owners must be assigned a mooring by the Managing Director or the Office Manager and may rent by the week or the season. Registering for a mooring must be completed electronically. CSA Mooring Request Form requests using the form will be handled as they are received. You will need to provide your own 6-foot-long mooring line that is between ½” to 5/8” in diameter depending on boat size/weight.
 

Can I rent a space to store my boat at the CSA-owned boat dock? You must apply to the Office Manager for one of our 22 shore stations. Boat owners must provide their hoist (shore stations). Currently fees for renting include installation and removal of your hoist.

Where can I sign up for the tennis tournaments?
Tournament sign-ups are located in the Assembly Building Community Room. They are put out the week before the start of the tournament. You must have purchased an Assembly Ticket and Woods Court sticker for the weeks of the tournaments to be eligible to play.

May I take books out of the CSA’s adult and children’s libraries?
Yes. Please sign out books borrowed from the children’s library. Please be sure to return all books so that others can enjoy them.

Help! I forgot the combination to my CSA mailbox.
The CSA office team will be happy to provide you with your combination.

Do I keep the same CSA mailbox over the years?
You will keep the same box as long as you continue to pay for it.

May I have packages delivered to the Assembly address? 
Packages from FEDEX, UPS and Amazon may be delivered to the Assembly Building for those who live in locations not accessible by the delivery trucks. Please limit your orders to smaller packages that easily may be brought in and out of the building. During Office hours, packages will be placed on a cart in the Office Lobby for pickup. After hours, the packages will be locked in the Assembly Office. Sending packages to the Assembly is at your own risk. The CSA is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

My name is on the “General Delivery” list on the bulletin board. What does that mean?
A letter or package was delivered to your name at the CSA Assembly Building address (and you don’t have a CSA mailbox). You may pick the mail/package up at your convenience when the office is open.

When is the trash picked up? Where do I purchase the required yellow trash bags?
Garbage pick-up is on Tuesdays and Fridays on the CSA grounds, South Shore Drive and M-22. Plan to have your trash out, ready for pick-up by 7:00am. You may purchase the yellow bags required for trash pick-up at the CSA office, or at Family Fare market in Frankfort.

Where do I sign up for youth activities?
The CSA Youth Programs organize regular social, educational, and sports-oriented activities. This is a welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic environment for youth to connect with one another. We have programs for two age groups: Middle School and High School. Typical activities include – game night, bonfires and s'mores, volleyball, rafting down the Platte River and much more. The activities are planned a week in advance and posted each Sunday by 4 pm on the porch of the Assembly Building and at this link.

How can I find out who the church minister will be this Sunday?
Check the rack to the left of the office window. There is a handout with info about the church services and bible studies. It is also posted on this website under Activities -> Spiritual Life. It is also posted on the website at this link: https://summerassembly.org/activities-new/spiritual-life/232-2023-minister-schedule

When are choir practices held?
Our choir practices Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All singers with some experience in reading music are welcome.

May I use the CSA office copy machine?
Yes, for a fee of 15 cents per page.

What are the emergency and security contact numbers?
911 for fire, police, etc. Paul Oliver is the local hospital (Park Avenue) and number is 352-2200. The Defibrillator: On the exterior west wall of the Assembly Building is an automatic external defibrillator with built-in instructions to guide you in using it. Amy Somero, Managing Director: Office: 352-4751; Cell: 231-499-0257 

Where can I recycle?
A: 924 Main Street. Turn off Main Street by Port City Smokehouse and look for the bright red bins. Here is what you can recycle together in one bin:

  • Clean tin & aluminum containers
  • Clean glass & bottles
  • All numbers of plastic including plastic bags
  • Paper and flat boxes including magazines & junk mail
  • Aseptic packaging (juice boxes, milk cartons)
  • Polystyrene packaging that has a #6 on it (clean take-out packaging, produce trays, cups, etc.)
  • Shredded paper and mixed paper can still be placed in the bin inside a paper bag.
  • Plastic bags emptied of contents and placed loosely in the bin. Tear open your bag and let items drop into the bin.

Everyone is asked to continue using the school cardboard trailers when you have a quantity of cardboard to recycle. Students receive money for cardboard collected at the school trailers.

Last summer Family Fare market in Frankfort also provided 24-hour recycling for cans and plastic/glass bottles. 

Congregational Summer Assembly
2128 Pilgrim Highway,
Frankfort MI 49635
(231) 352-4751 Office

During the season the office is open:
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Other important information ...

Fire and Police Emergencies: Call 911
Please pick up a fire policy sheet (bright orange) in the CSA office and post it in your cottage.

Local Hospital: 231.352.2200
Paul Oliver Hospital on Park Avenue provides emergency medical care.

Defibrillators: On the exterior west wall of the Assembly Building is an automatic external defibrillator with built-in instructions to guide you in using it. 

Additional defibrillators are located in the dog house on the CSA Crystal Lake beach, and also on the back porch of the Meeting House.

 

Managing Director
Amy Somero
(231) 352-4751 summer office
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Office Manager
Lou-Ann Willsey
(231) 352-4751 summer office
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Financial Coordinator and Database Administrator
Elaine Walton
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