Application Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

Application Dates

Summer Camp: Dec. 15 – Jan. 16 (for lottery eligibility; see guidelines below), Jan. 17 – end of summer (for non-lottery eligible)
Fall Colors: July 1 – Sept. 1 (for lottery eligibility)
Winter Camp: Sept. 1 – Nov. 15 (for lottery eligibility)
Michigania East: Dec. 15 – Jan. 15 (for lottery eligibility)

Applying to Camp

To apply for Camp Michigania:

  • One member of each family must have current Alumni Association of the University of Michigan membership. Cabin units will be assigned on the basis of one unit per reservation form. Cabin units contain one bathroom and one or two bedrooms.
  • Spouses/domestic partners are entitled to one unit and may NOT apply separately.
  • Members of “extended families” wishing to be assigned separate cabin units must fulfill the membership requirement AND submit separate camp application forms.
  • Buying a membership to the Alumni Association does not make you eligible for the initial lottery (see eligibility).

To enjoy the benefit of Camp Michigania, every adult over the age of 18 not currently enrolled in college or university must be a current member of the Alumni Association prior to attending. Non-alumni can join as “Family, Friends and Fans” members and are then eligible for all Alumni Association member exclusives. Family, Friends and Fans alumni members are not eligible to participate in the initial lottery and will be placed in the secondary lottery.

Eligibility for the Lottery

To be eligible to submit an application during the initial lottery process, the primary camper must be one of the following:

  • Be an alumni of the University of Michigan (attended the university for at least one semester in a degree-granting program)
  • Have obtained Dedicated Camper Staff Alumni Member (DCSAM) status (closed December 2012) and kept their alumni membership active
  • Be a member of the Alumni Association without lapse since June 30, 1999
  • Be faculty with emeritus status as assigned by the University of Michigan
  • Be current University faculty/staff

Definitions

Alumni

Status is available to those who have been regularly enrolled for at least one semester in a degree-granting program at the University of Michigan or have been designated as honorary alumni or granted an honorary degree by the Board of Regents.

Associate members

Are those who were Alumni Association members prior to June 30, 1999, and have continually maintained their membership, as well as current or emeritus faculty and staff. Associate members who joined (or rejoined) after June 30, 1999, are classified as “Family, Friends or Fans” memberships.

Family, friends and fans

Memberships are for non-alumni who wish to join as members of the Alumni Association. (This status is not eligible for the lottery.)

Waitlist & Priority Status Guidelines

Priority Status means a waitlisted family will be placed in a week of their choice the following summer, as long as they submit their application during the eligible lottery period.

Priority

Those lottery-eligible families who are waitlisted and:

  • Are not offered a vacancy in one of their chosen weeks.
  • Accept an opening in Week 11.
  • Are offered a vacancy in one of their chosen weeks less than 30 days prior to the start of that week and decline the offer.
  • Are offered a vacancy in one of their chosen weeks less than 7 days prior to the start of one of their chosen weeks and accept the offer.

No Priority

Those lottery-eligible families who are waitlisted and:

  • Are offered a vacancy in one of their chosen weeks greater than 30 days prior to the start of that week and decline the offer.
  • Are offered a vacancy in one of their chosen weeks greater than 7 days prior to the start of the week and accept that spot.

Will receive NO priority if they apply the following year.

Canceling from wait lists:

Submit an email to michigania@umich.edu. Once received, your request will be processed and deposits refunded.

Group Application Guidelines

  • Families (related or unrelated) may apply as a group. Each family applying for a unit within a group must complete a separate application.
  • A group application gives you one lottery ticket for camp.
  • All families in group must apply for the same week(s).
  • If one family is not eligible for the lottery then the entire group is not eligible for the lottery.
  • If one family is not eligible for priority then the entire group is not eligible for priority.
  • The maximum number of families that may apply as a group is limited to the number of families that can be accommodated in one cabin or, in the case of “immediate” families (includes grandparents, parents, siblings, and children only), the number is unlimited. At Michigania Walloon, the largest cabins include three 2-bedroom units or two 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom units.
  • If a group application is selected, all families in the group will be confirmed. Once confirmed as a group, the families will receive no priority if they apply the following year.
  • If a group application is not selected, the families in the group will be placed individually on the waitlist after all waitlisted “single” families.
  • Families that originally applied as part of a group and are not confirmed because they are not offered a vacancy or they decline an opening when offered because the entire group cannot be confirmed at that time will receive priority regardless of whether they apply as a “single” family or as part of a group the following year. However, they will lose that priority if they apply as part of a group that includes families who are not entitled to priority (i.e. if one of the families in a group is not entitled to priority, none of the families in the group are).
  • In order to use your priority for the following summer, you must apply during the eligible lottery period.

Camp Dates & Rates (Weekly)

Michigania 2017

WEEKDATES
16/17 - 6/24 (limited availability)
26/24 - 7/1 (waitlisted)
37/1 - 7/8 (waitlisted)
47/8 - 7/15 (waitlisted)
57/15 - 7/22 (waitlisted)
67/22 - 7/29 (waitlisted)
77/29 - 8/5 (waitlisted)
88/5 - 8/12 (waitlisted)
98/12 - 8/19 (waitlisted)
108/19 - 8/26 (waitlisted)
118/26 - 9/2 (waitlisted)
AGERATE
0-2 years$390
3-6 years$590
7-12 years$740
Teens$845
Adults$980

Michigania East 2017

WEEKDATES
18/13 - 8/20 (waitlisted)
28/20 - 8/25 (limited availability)

Week 1 Rates

AGERATE
0-2 years$395
3-6 years$590
7-12 years$720
Teens$890
Adults$1,040

Week 2 Rates

AGERATE
0-2 years$280
3-6 years$395
7-12 years$485
Teens$595
Adults$695

Cancellation Policy

A “confirmed reservation” has been placed in a week and notified by email they have been confirmed. The cancellation of confirmed reservations will be refunded as follows:

  • Application cancellations received prior to Jan. 31: full refund less a $50 service charge.
  • Reservation cancellations received after Jan. 31 but prior to May 15: full refund of fees; deposit will be forfeited.
  • Reservation cancellations received after May 15: 50% of total fees will be refunded.
  • There will be a $100 fee for each camper canceled from an application after May 15 who is not replaced with another camper.

In the case that you are not able to attend, your cancellation must be submitted in writing, either by email, fax, or U.S. mail.

Trip Insurance

If you are confirmed for camp, insurance for your reservation will be available for 15 days after the date of your confirmation letter through Travel Insurance Services (TIS). More information can be found here. Please note that decisions regarding reimbursement of costs are based on parameters of TIS, and Michigania has no ability to influence those decisions.

Final Payments

All final payments for confirmed reservations must be received by May 15. Final payments for reservations confirmed after May 15 are due within 14 days. Records not paid in full within this time frame are subject to a $200 late fee.

All final payments must be by check, payable to Michigania and mailed to:

Camp Michigania
03006 Camp Sherwood Rd.
Boyne City, MI 49712