We’re excited to share a new fast and easy way to instantly book camp starting early spring 2022 (hello 2021, it’s about time). We know change can sometimes feel uncomfortable, but have no fear, all the same things you love about camp will still be available. Stay tuned, more details coming soon!
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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.
For the summer of 2021, no guests will be allowed into camp.
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. Sunday. 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 the Ed Center for adult campers with laptops or tablets for a nominal charge of $10 per family per week. Children under 18 are asked to keep all electronics in their cabin. Cell phone reception can be inconsistent. There is no WiFi in the cabins.
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, campers can bring their own boat to camp. Depending on size, most boats/jet skis can be launched at our boating area. For the summer of 2021, staff will not be available to assist with launching personal boats. Please complete a private boat form prior to arrival.
Michigania does not rent power boats. There are several marinas on Walloon Lake that offer rentals.
We will not be offering Readers and Best book club for the summer of 2021.
We will not be offering faculty forum for the summer of 2021.