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Details on eligibility and the booking process can be found here.
North Camp and South Camp accommodations are equivalent.
Yes, Camp Michigania has handicap accessible cabins available for campers. Also, a limited number of golf carts are available for campers who have difficulty walking since the camp has many hills and dirt roads. Golf carts can be rented for $100 per week. We ask that golf carts are reserved for those individuals with mobility challenges.
All guests must be registered and paid for two (2) weeks prior to your arrival at camp. Guest vaccination information will also need to be provided two (2) weeks prior to arrival at camp.
The daily rate for guests is $250 per person. Guests will not be allowed to rent a space nearby and come to camp daily. If a guest will be at camp for more than 3 days it will be considered a full week.
With the exception of service dogs, we simply don’t allow pets at Michigania. Please contact camp prior to bringing a service dog so we can make proper arrangements.
Cabins have either three or four sleeping units, a common room, and a porch with chairs for relaxing. A three-unit cabin will have each unit equipped with a queen bed, bathroom, and two sets of bunk beds. A four-unit cabin will have two units as described above, and the other two units each have one queen size bed and individual bathroom. Several families will share one cabin. Cabin layout examples can be found here (PDF).
There are three cabins that have slightly different layouts. The log cabin and rumbleshack have large one-bedroom units with a queen and a set of bunk beds, and the lake cottage has a large two-bedroom unit (three sets of bunks instead of two) and a small two-bedroom unit (one set of bunks instead of two).
Each unit within a cabin will have its own bathroom.
Each unit in a cabin can be locked while the campers attend activities. We recommend leaving valuables at home; however, campers wishing to do so may check valuables at the Michigania office for safekeeping. Items in the safe can be reclaimed any time during regular office hours.
Arriving at Camp
Camp Michigania is located on Walloon Lake, nestled between Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Boyne City in Northern Michigan. Our mailing address is 03006 Camp Sherwood Rd, Boyne City, MI 49712.
Please refer to our directions page.
Check-in time at Michigania is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. We are set up during that time specifically for the registration process. Please schedule your arrival accordingly, as we are not able to check in campers prior to 3 p.m. We have staff in the Ed Center until 9:30 p.m. for check-in, and if you’ll arrive later than 9:30 p.m., please call our office at 231.582.9191 after 3 p.m. but before 7 p.m. for your cabin assignment. Travel time from Ann Arbor to Michigania is approximately four and a half hours. Please come right to the Education Center when you arrive.
Planning and Packing for Camp
Michigania provides sheets and a bath mat at check-in if desired. Laundromats are located in North Camp and South Camp. Each laundry has coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Detergent is provided. Ice machines are located outside North and South Camp Laundromats to fill a personal cooler.
Informality is the key at Michigania. Be sure to bring clothes for swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and tennis. Bring both heavy and lightweight clothing, as Michigan weather cannot always be accurately forecasted. Rain gear could come in handy (though we hope not!). Remember to bring any medication that you may need during your visit. Michigania does NOT provide towels and washcloths.
Michigania has a good supply of equipment for all activities offered. However, you may prefer to bring your own sports equipment, including tennis rackets, ball gloves, golf clubs, fishing poles, riding helmets, bikes, and fitness shoes.
We encourage all campers to take advantage of the unique natural environment at Michigania as well as the opportunity to interact with other campers. Therefore, we ask your discretion with electronic devices (such as handheld gaming devices, tablets, and phones).
High chairs are available for use in the dining hall. Cribs are provided at no cost and are available upon request. The 0-2 programs are equipped with playpens and cribs, but you are encouraged to bring a playpen for use at the beach or in your cabin. We encourage you to bring a stroller with wide tires (baby joggers) for traveling around camp. There is a limited supply of strollers available for use when the kids programs are closed.
Computers and printers are available in the lower level of the Ed Center. Wireless access is available in most buildings throughout camp (including cabins). Now that Wi-Fi is available, we ask that all campers be courteous of their cabin mates and mindful of noise levels.
Summer Camp offers arts and crafts, boating, ceramics, field sports, archery, tennis, fitness, riflery, ropes courses, swimming, and nature activities.
Fall Colors offers arts and crafts, ceramics, pontoon boat rides, horseback riding, tennis, fitness, and nature activities.
Winter Camp offers arts and crafts, ceramics, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, yoga, nature hikes, and other holiday activities.
We think you will find most of what you need here at Camp Michigania. If you are looking to take a day to explore the area, Boyne City, Petoskey, and Charlevoix are all nearby. Northern Michigan abounds with activities from golf, water sports, and local sports. Visit mynorth.com for more information.
Yes, we have limited space for campers to bring their own boat to camp. Depending on size, most boats/jet skis can be launched at our boating area. If we do not have space to accommodate your boat, we will let you know. Please complete a private boat form prior to arrival so we can assess availability.
Michigania does not rent power boats. There are several marinas on Walloon Lake that offer rentals.
Our featured book for Summer 2022 is Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.
Here is our Faculty Forum lineup for Summer 2022:
- Eve Primus, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
- Melissa Borga, Assistant Professor, Department of American Culture
- Jim Burnstein, Professor, Director of Screenwriting FTVM
- Pam Davis-Kean, Professor of Psychology
- Doug Gnodtke, Executive Associate Athletic Director, Chief of Staff
- Jack Bernard, Information, Education, and Law
- Kurt Svoboda, Associate AD, Athletics
- Elizabeth Moje, Dean, School of Education
- Daniel Herbert, Association Professor – Film, Television, and Media
- Evan Caminker, Professor, Law School
- Preeti Malani, U-M Chief Health Officer
- Barry Fishman, Professor, Information and Education
- Marcus Collins, Clinical Asst. Marketing Professor, Ross School of Business
- Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
- Vivek Sankaran, Law
- Perry Samson, Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
- Melissa Tinney, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Michael Traugott, Research Professor Emeritus
- Eric Gilbert, School of Information, CSE
*Lineup subject to change