Our Youth Camp Sessions are intended to help young people come to more fully know and experience God’s love for them and to help them live more fully into their Baptismal vows. We also strive to build the body of Christ amidst the young people of our diocese within our beautiful natural environment.
June 26-29, 2019
Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to spend several days at camp. Our flexible program is scheduled with optional activities, time for the family, and time for parents to take a break.
Price varies depending on accommodations. Starts at $300.
July 7-13, 2019
Middle Camp is a residential program featuring outdoor activities, crafts, games, and more. Campers will join our Christian Formation team in exploring their faith through storytelling and activities. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.
Grades 6-8 | $350
July 14-20, 2019
Intermediate Camp is a residential program featuring outdoor activities, crafts, games, and more. Campers will join our Christian Formation team in exploring their faith through storytelling and activities. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.
Grades 4-7 | $350
July 14-20, 2019
Trip Campers will spend most of their week on the road and on the water, conquering a Northern Michigan river. The campers will canoe and camp, learning wilderness skills along the way. They will join our staff in exploring their faith through storytelling and engagement with creation. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.
Grades 8-11 | $350
July 21-27, 2019
Junior Camp is a residential program featuring outdoor activities, crafts, games, and more. Campers will join our Christian Formation team in exploring their faith through storytelling and activities. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.
Grades 3-5 | $350
July 21-27, 2019
Counselors-in-Training is a residential program focused on leadership development, skills building around child-care and development, and program planning. CITs shadow counselors in their cabins and learn from our star team of trainers. And they have fun too! The majority of our counseling staff are alumni of our CIT program.
Grades 10-11 | $350
July 28-August 3, 2019
Senior Camp is a residential program focused on leadership development featuring all of the traditional camp activities. Campers will join our Christian Formation team in exploring their faith through age appropriate, engaging, and self-led program. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.
Grades 8-11 | $350
(NEW!) DAY CAMP
July 30-August 1, 2019
After a pilot program last summer, we are pleased to offer our Day Camp! Our youngest campers are invited to join our staff for a day spent in Christian Formation, at the lake, doing crafts, and countless other activities. We promise to send them home exhausted from fun.
Grades 1-6 | $50
Campers participate in Christian Formation each morning. Themes vary by session but typically campers explore through crafts, games, music, dramatics, team-building exercises and small group discussions. Each day also brings plenty of opportunities to participate in a variety of recreational activities including swimming, boating, sports, hiking, fishing, exploring nature, working on even more crafts and joining in all camp evening activities. Each day’s events are sandwiched between youth-friendly worship experiences
Our Cabin Counselors and Program Staffers are college age and older adults who have experience working with young people. Over half of our staff grew up coming to Camp Chick as campers! Our staff-to-camper-ratio is one to five. All Staffers undergo a thorough background check prior to their service with children. Staff members also participate in pre-camp orientation which includes basic first aid training, emergency procedure drills, behavior management, and information related to the development characteristics and needs of the children in their care.
Camp Chickagami is committed to the health and safety of all campers and staff. Our full-time, on site Health Officer provides first aid and health care according to a licensed physician’s standing orders. Certified Lifeguards supervise all swimming and boating activities. An experienced Cook serves balanced, great tasting meals.
The opportunity to attend summer camp is an experience that should be readily available to all campers – no camper at Camp Chickagami will be turned away due to lack of funding. We ask that you prayerfully consider the amount of scholarship money you need for your camper to attend.
All families are required to submit a deposit of $50 to secure their camper’s session. Families are encouraged to seek additional support from the home congregation and other sources before completing the application for assistance.
In addition, the camper’s priest, pastor, youth minister, school principal or other certified professional must support the application. Congregations are asked to support at least half of the camp fees.
Click here to download the 2018 scholarship application form. Applications are due by July 1.
Email our director, McKenzie Bade at email@example.com with any questions.
Our camp is licensed by the State of Michigan, meaning that we hit all of their standards for health, safety, and programming to run a summer camp.
Additionally, we are accredited by the American Camp Association. This means we hit additional standards and goals for summer camps beyond that which is required for state licensing.
The American Camp Association is the only nationwide organization that accredits children’s camps.
The ACA Accreditation process is a voluntary commitment by camps to the highest standards of health, safety, and program quality.
One purpose of the ACA Accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices.
ACA standards have been recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards for best practices in camp.
Campers staying for multiple weeks in a row are invited to stay as a Weekend Camper for an additional fee of $50. Over the weekend, they will be supervised by camp staff. The schedule is flexible, allowing campers to rest for the week ahead. They will have access to laundry facilities.
Please select this option during the registration process.
Camp Chickagami’s goal is to enable the individual to relate to God; as a recipient of God’s gifts, as a steward of creation and as a member of a Christian community.
As a recipient of God’s gifts the individual will:
- Discover a previously unknown aspect of oneself
- Develop a positive self-image
- See oneself as an important part of a Christian community
- Discover and appreciate individual gifts and talents
- Try new activities
As a steward of creation the individual will
- Learn to take responsibility for behavior that affects the environment
- Develop good judgment that enables safe participation in activities
- Develop and deepen an appreciation of nature
- Discover a new aspect of their relationship to the natural world
- Participate in conservation projects at camp
- Develop respect for the camp grounds
As a member of a Christian community the individual will
- Participate in camp activities
- Show an awareness and sensitivity to others’ needs
- Enjoy being at camp
- Accept others as they are
- Show an increased interest in the Christian life
- Learn to develop trust in self and others
- Learn and develop individual leadership skills
- Cooperate and share with others
- Learn to resolve conflicts constructively
Questions about the registration process? Camp mail? Allergies?
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