Fall Colors

Fall Colors

If you think Michigania is great in the summer, you should see it in the fall. You can surround yourself with spectacular autumn colors at the annual Fall Colors Retreat. Enjoy the crisp, cool nights. Take a walk underneath a canopy of colored leaves and leave the kids with their grandparents for this adult-only trip. Fall at Michigania is an experience you won’t forget.

Our program includes lodging, receptions, meals, and activities. Fall recreational activities include game-watch parties, ceramics, arts & crafts, hiking, horseback riding, archery, rock polishing, yoga, and campfires. Additional charges may apply in our Ceramics/Arts & Crafts area and Camp Store. The Fall Colors Retreat hosts U-M faculty members to lead forums that offer two presentations on their field of expertise, each concluding with a camper Q&A session.

Vaulted ceilings, knotty pine paneling, and magnificent views provide a charming atmosphere. The Alumnae Council Education Center offers meeting space, comfortable lounges, and six fieldstone fireplaces. With captivating views of the surrounding wooded area, wildlife, and lake, it’s an inviting space that encourages conversation or quiet reflection. All meals are served in the Education Center dining room, featuring rustic iron chandeliers and a gracious fireplace. Elegant candlelight dinners are only one of the special touches at the Fall Colors Retreat that make the Michigania experience unforgettable. Guest cabins are nestled adjacent to Walloon Lake with one or two bedrooms and their own private bath and shower. Cabinmates share a spacious gathering room, convenient for a game of cards, conversation, or a quiet hour of reading.

Part of the joy of experiencing Camp Michigania in the fall is the crisp Northern Michigan weather. Knowing what to pack (in addition to the suggested packing list) will ensure you get the most from your stay. Review our Fall and Winter Packing Tips and Tricks (PDF) for more information.

Application Guidelines and Cancellation Policy

  • This event is reserved for adults only.
  • A $75 cleaning fee will be added to each reservation.
  • There will be a $100 fee for each camper canceled from an application after Sept. 15 who is not replaced with another camper.
    • In the case you are not able to attend, you must submit your cancellation by email.
    • If you cancel your application 14 or more days before the start of the event, you will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. 
    • If you cancel less than 14 days your fees will be forfeited. 

COVID-19 Policy

  • All adult guests (18+) are required to be fully vaccinated prior to arriving at camp.
    • Staff will be fully vaccinated and required to check for symptoms daily. 
    • As of this time, we will be asking everyone to have a mask with them around camp with the expectation they are worn while indoors (except in individual cabins), but not required outdoors, unless in large groups or when distancing is impossible.
      • We know that expectations for masking may change throughout the fall as guidance from the CDC as well as state and local officials is adjusted.  
  • Each guest must submit proof of vaccination (for those 18+) prior to arriving at camp. We will be partnering with Kokomo24/7 to offer an easy, and secure, way to upload your proof of vaccination online.
    • Proof must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) or (2) the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.
      • The vaccination record submitted to Camp Michigania must show that the guest is fully vaccinated. This means that the guest has completed the full cycle of required doses for the vaccine administered (e.g., received the second dose in a two-dose series) and that the guest has received the final dose at least 14 days before arriving at camp. 

Camp Michigania reserves the right to suspend programming at any time. In the event that the State of Michigan issues revised regulations that would prohibit Camp Michigania from being able to accommodate your reservation or Camp Michigania determines it must close due to the ongoing pandemic, your will automatically receive a refund. 

Fall Colors Application

Due to high demand, a lottery may be utilized. If needed, the drawing will occur at the beginning of September for applications received by Sept. 1, and all applicants will be notified of the results by Sept. 15. For applications received after Sept. 1, confirmations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, please call our Michigania team at 231.582.9191.

Fall Colors Dates

  • Session 1: Thursday, Sept. 30–Sunday, Oct. 3
  • Session 2: Thursday, Oct. 7–Sunday, Oct. 10 (SOLD OUT)

Fall Colors Pricing

  • $420 for first adult
  • $310 each additional

Faculty Forum Speaker

This year’s Faculty Forum speaker will be announced at a later date.