Winter Camp

Snow at Camp Michigania

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 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. 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.

Winter Camp Application

Winter Camp: Sept. 1–Nov. 15 (for lottery eligibility). For information on lottery eligibility, review our application guidelines page.

Winter Break Break-Away

Dec. 26–29

  • $380 for first adult
  • $250 each additional camper

Ring in the New Year

Dec. 29–Jan. 1

  • $440 for first adult
  • $295 each additional camper

Both Programs

Dec. 26–Jan. 1

  • $800 for first adult
  • $530 each additional camper

Faculty Forum Speakers

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

Recreational Activities

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skis are available to check out for exploring the campgrounds 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/card 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!