Coldbrook County Park offers one the few public campgrounds near Kalamazoo. It has separate loops for rustic and modern camping. The park also has a swimming beach, picnic area, playground, boat access to Portage Lake, and a popular frisbee disc golf course.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.