Winter Programs

Experience an enchanting getaway at Michigania this winter. Cross-country ski or snowshoe in the pristine beauty of snow-covered landscapes or just get cozy in front of the roaring fires of our fieldstone fireplaces. Truly, winter in Michigan is a thing of beauty, and nowhere is it better than at Michigania. It’s a delightful journey and adventure for the entire family (children must be 5 years old and up to attend).

Each winter session includes lodging, reception, meals, and activities. Additional charges may apply in our Ceramics, Arts & Crafts area and Camp Store that will be charged to your account and settled at checkout on the final day. Guest cabins are nestled adjacent to Walloon Lake. Cabin units offer either one or two bedrooms with its own private bath and shower. Cabin mates share a spacious gathering room, convenient for a game of cards, conversation, or a quiet hour of reading. Vaulted ceilings, spruce paneling, and magnificent views provide a charming atmosphere.

All meals are served in Michigania’s Education Center dining room, featuring rustic iron chandeliers and a gracious fireplace. Elegant candlelight dinners are only one of the special touches that make the Michigania experience unforgettable. The Alumnae Council Education Center offers meeting space, comfortable lounges, complete dining, kitchen facilities, and six fireplaces. With captivating views of the surrounding wooded area, wildlife, and lake, it’s an inviting space that encourages conversation or quiet reflection.

Michigan faculty members lead Faculty Forum presentations on their field of expertise. This year’s Faculty Forum speaker will be announced at a later date.

Winter Camp Application

Winter Camp: Sept. 1 – Nov. 15 (for lottery eligibility). For information on lottery eligibility, review our Application Guidelines section.

Winter Break Break-Away

Dec. 26 – 29

  • $350 for first adult
  • $240 each additional

Faculty Forum Speaker Bio

Dilip A. Das, PhD
Assistant Vice Provost
Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, & Academic Affairs

Dilip is a provost’s office liaison for 12 U-M units on campus implementing their five-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plans. He is the Accreditation Liaison Officer at U-M for the Higher Learning Commission’s 2020 U-M Reaccreditation. Dilip also focuses on student group engagement and mentoring, grant development and writing, coordination of campus-wide faculty and staff task forces, and initiatives focused on campus equity and inclusion. Dilip provides leadership in a campus-wide recruitment and transfer initiatives targeting Michigan community college and early college students and was also a trustee at Washtenaw Community College in 2015 – 2016. Dilip holds a doctorate in higher education administration, a master’s in science education, and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology.

Ring in the New Year

Dec. 29 – Jan. 1

  • $410 for first adult
  • $275 each additional

Faculty Forum Speaker Bio

Sagar Parikh
John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry

In March 2015, Dr. Sagar Parikh was appointed as the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan, where he was also designated Associate Director of the Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. Dr. Parikh is also adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he was on staff full-time from 1994-2015.

Dr. Parikh is the author/editor of two books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and co-author of CANMAT treatment guidelines for depression and for bipolar disorder, the world’s most cited mood disorder guidelines. He holds research grants from multiple funding agencies, covering studies in clinical treatments in mood disorders, health services research, genetics, epidemiology, and educational research. He has conducted clinical trials looking at the combination of medication and psychotherapy for bipolar disorder and for depression, as well as pharmacotherapy trials in mood disorders.

Both Programs

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

  • $740 for first adult
  • $490 each additional

Recreational Activities

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skis are available to check out for exploring the camp grounds and wooded trails with both guided and “on your own” cross-country ski excursions.


Snowshoes are available to check out for guided hikes off the beaten path or for exploring on your own.


For the kids and kids at heart! Sleds are available for sledding down any one of our sledding hills.

Movie Night

Each night campers help decide on a movie that the group can watch together.

Fitness & Yoga

Early morning fitness options are available throughout the program.

Guided Hikes

Explore Michigania with a staff member on several guided hikes that will take you to a number of different beautiful camp locales.

Family Games & Tournaments

The Activity Room in the Education Center offers a home for Family Game nights and board game/cards tournaments any time of the week. Games and cards may be checked out for use in your cabin. At least one special event takes place in the Activity Room each week: trivia, euchre, etc.


Campfire locations include lakeside or in a clearing out in the woods. If you bring the conversation, we provide the s’mores!