Michigania East

Michigania East

Opened in 1973 and situated on a 25-acre peninsula in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Point O’Pines hosts Camp Michigania East. Just northeast of Lake George and about 30 miles from Fort Ticonderoga, Point O’Pines is located on Brant Lake, near Chestertown. The Point O’Pines Farm, a 500-acre property five miles from camp, provides campers with hiking, horseback riding, and other recreational opportunities.

Michigania campers live in cabin units that are perfect for families and couples. Each unit offers privacy and has its own bathroom and shower. All units have electricity, blankets, pillows, and storage space for clothing and equipment. Campers may bring their own towels and bedding, or they may be rented at camp for a nominal fee. Families with infants should bring their own cribs, high chairs, playpens, and favorite toys.

Red clay and Har-Tru tennis courts await avid players, and free tennis instruction is provided for beginning through advanced players. All sport and boating equipment is furnished at camp, with the exception of tennis rackets and softball gloves (though there are some available). Campers may bring their own kayaks, canoes, or sailboats.

Those so inclined can visit nearby out-of-camp attractions, including Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm, Lake Placid, and Saratoga Springs.

Michigania East Summer 2021 Update

After months of hopeful optimism and a desire to operate Michigania East in the summer of 2021, we have come to the incredibly difficult decision of canceling our program for this summer.

We have had many conversations over the last several months with Jim Himoff, Point O’ Pines owner, and based on the inability to bring in the required number of international staff, combined with the loss of most of the domestic staff at the end of the girls camp program, we wouldn’t be able to provide ample and sufficient programming this summer, including not being able to offer kids programming.

We know this is as difficult for you to hear as it is for us to share. Please know we’ve explored multiple options to try to make this work. However, the wonderful memories of Michigania East will live on and we’ll share information on summer 2022 later this Fall.

We’d love to invite you to join us at Michigania Walloon this summer as we still have some limited openings available. Please contact our office at michigania@umich.edu for further information.

You will receive a full refund of all Michigania East fees in the next month.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Last updated June 8, 2021.

Michigania East Application

Michigania East: Dec. 15–Jan. 15 (for lottery eligibility). For information on lottery eligibility, review our application guidelines page.

Before You Apply

A $300 deposit is required to submit an application.

A $150 Covid cleaning fee will be added to the primary camper in each unit.

All adults who are not full-time college students will need to have an active membership with the Alumni Association before attending camp. Camp Michigania is an exclusive benefit of the Alumni Association.

Questions? You can contact Camp Staff by phone at 231.582.9191 or email at michigania@umich.edu.

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