Application Guidelines

From eligibility criteria to the lottery, here’s everything you need to know about applying to Camp Michigania.

Application Guidelines

From eligibility criteria to the lottery, here’s everything you need to know about applying to Camp Michigania.

Eligibility

In order to apply to attend Michigania, there must be one eligible applicant per unit. This individual is the primary camper. If your party needs more than one unit, separate eligible applicants must apply for each unit, and your entire party can apply collectively as a group.

To be eligible to submit an application, the primary camper must be 18 years of age or older and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be an alum of the University of Michigan (attended for at least one semester in a degree-granting program) with an active Alumni Association membership.
  • Be a non-alum with a Life Membership that was obtained prior to Jan. 1, 2023. (All other non-alums may apply after the initial lottery period, should space remain.)
  • Be a current University of Michigan faculty/staff member with an active Alumni Association membership.
  • Be faculty with emeritus status as assigned by the University of Michigan with an active Alumni Association membership.

To enjoy the benefit of Michigania, every adult over the age of 18 who is not currently enrolled in a college or university must be a current member of the Alumni Association prior to attending. If, for any reason, a week of Michigania is not full 2 weeks prior to the start, and there are no waitlists, then non-eligible applicants may apply.

While Summer Camp is open to participants of all ages, there are limitations for our specialty programs:

  • Fall Colors: Adults only (18 and older)
  • Winter Camp: Adults and children 5 and older

Additional Application Information