We are excited for another amazing summer of U-M alumni family camping on the shore of Walloon Lake. Below you will find information to help you get ready for Camp, and forms to help get a jump on check-in.
Review the Michiganual (camper manual), take a look at schedules, and complete any relevant check-in forms for your group prior to arrival.
Camp forms you may need:
Child Information Form
Mentor Matching program
Private Boat Form (if you bring your own)
Summer Program Updates
Pickleball: We’ll have enhanced facilities and equipment, along with more opportunities to play, as we’ve worked closely with Michigan’s Pickleball ambassador to determine how to best provide a great Pickleball experience.
Coffee with Faculty: Where disciplines interact: Ever think about the overlap between two different campus units, like law and opera or engineering and psychology? Speakers from your week will discuss how their areas of expertise overlap.
Riflery/Archery Policy: As we consider providing safe, age-appropriate programming, Camp will no longer allow private firearms, ammunition, bows, and arrows. Riflery participants must also be at least 10 years old (as of Fall 2018 – 5th/6th/7th graders participants of the Preteen age-group).
The Unicorn is magical anywhere: After an overwhelmingly successful pilot program during weeks 10 and 11 in 2017, look for the unicorn and wizard galloping along with the beautiful backdrop of Walloon Lake, as we invite our campers to the lakeside deck of the Ed Center every Friday morning. If the kids sing loud, we’re sure to have a sighting!
Signature Saturdays: We’re continuing last year’s successful introduction to Michigania for our new campers.
Readers & Best Book Club: The selection for 2018’s camper-led reading discussion is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.
Bluebook Email: Check your email the Wednesday before your week starts to see a draft of the schedule of activities.
Staying Healthy: Camp Michigania is a magical place, but we need your help proactively preventing health issues and will be asking you to follow these guidelines:
Lice Checks: All children under the age of 18 will be checked by our trained staff at the Education Center prior to heading to their cabins. Specific instructions and follow-ups will be given to those found to have evidence of lice.
Healthy Kids: We ask you to bring healthy children to Kids Camp, and if you’re unsure, please take your child to the camp nurse.
Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are an issue affecting almost anywhere in the world that welcomes visitors. We continue to be highly proactive in working to minimize the incidence of bed bugs and have comprehensive extermination processes in place.
Drones: Michigania will be following U-M’s drone policy for the coming summer:
Operation of a UAS by anyone on other U-M affiliated properties, such as Camp Michigania in Boyne City, MI; IS PROHIBITED unless the use is approved by the IASC.
Alcohol and Drugs: Michigania’s policy with regard to alcohol and drugs is consistent with state law:
In Michigan, the legal age for the purchase, distribution, and consumption of all alcoholic beverages is 21. Those who violate the law will be held legally responsible for their actions and required to forego the balance of their week at Michigania. In addition, future attendance at Michigania may be denied.
It is the responsibility of those who have alcoholic beverages at Michigania to make certain they are not available to minors at any time including making certain that all alcoholic beverages are stored securely inside their cabin unit (not in common rooms, on front porches, etc.). Michigania is a family camp and should be treated as such at all times. Consumption in program areas and other common areas should be kept to a minimum. Campers choosing to drink should do so responsibly, with an awareness that inappropriate, alcohol-impaired behavior that is dangerous to themselves or dangerous/disruptive to others may result in the camp administration intervening and possibly asking them to forego the balance of their week at Michigania. In addition, future attendance at Michigania may be denied.
Use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Campers are also responsible for properly handling and securing prescription medications. Those who violate the law will be held legally responsible for their actions and required to forego the balance of their week at Michigania. In addition, future attendance at Michigania may be denied.
Smoking at Camp: Smoking is ONLY permitted in two locations; (1) on the hill northwest of the Education Center (2) near staff parking lot, west of the horse pasture.
Housekeeping: We will provide a fitted and flat sheet and pillowcases, a bath mat, and pillows for all campers. Blankets are available upon request at check-in. Please note that towels are not available. If you have a housekeeping issue, please make sure to let us know at the office.
Guests: All guests are required to check in at the office prior to entering other areas of camp. To stay aware of who is on camp property, please note the following rules for individuals not on our camp roster: All guests must sign a waiver and wear a wristband prior to entering other areas of camp. If guests arrive during times when our office is closed, but are just coming for a meal and to visit, they can pay for their meal, sign a waiver, and get a wristband at the camp store. If you have additional questions about our guest policy, please contact the office.
We are excited to have you join us this summer at Camp Michigania and look forward to providing you with a great week. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 231.582.9191.