Camp Chickagami offers a number of programs through the summer season for young people, families and adults. Our traditional overnight youth camp sessions are residential programs featuring outdoor activities, crafts, games and more. Our program is rooted in the Episcopal Church and our campers join our Christian Formation team throughout the week in exploring their faith through age appropriate, engaging and self-led programs. Throughout the week, our campers build leadership skills, gain independence, and form lifelong friendships.

Episcopal Identity and Inclusion

You and your family are welcome here! As an Episcopal camp, we are passionate about being a brave space for all campers. We celebrate a rich diversity of campers and staff including national origin, creed, religious belief, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, and ability.

Our Program

Each camper is assigned to a cabin composed of 6-10 campers, which is led by at least two counselors. Cabin groups explore our lakes, forests, trails, garden, buildings, chapel and outdoor play areas together and with other cabin groups during the week. All campers have the option to try classic camp activities such as swimming, archery, and arts and crafts.

We work to ensure each camper leaves with a greater sense of self-love, confidence, spirituality, and creativity from a week of being accepted as they are in a compassionate community. We believe that by exploring together in a group they develop a greater sense of empathy and responsibility to others and ready to face new challenges in the future.  We hope that they feel inspired by their time in nature and have a deeper desire to become stewards of the earth.


Camp Chickagami staff and counselors are selected for their creativity, energy, kindness, and maturity. Each counselor and staff member participates in staff training that focuses on group management, conflict resolution, bullying prevention and response, child development, creative programming, equity and inclusion, and activity leadership. Nurses, Chaplains, and camp leadership staff provide additional layers of support and guidance to ensure your camper’s physical, emotional, and spiritual safety. Learn more about the ways we work to keep camp safe and up to current standards here.


For elementary and middle schoolers

Junior Camp
rising 3rd-5th graders
July 9 - 14, 2023
Intermediate Camp
rising 4th-7th graders
July 16 - 21, 2023
Middle Camp
rising 6th-8th graders
July 30 - August 4, 2023


for high schoolers

rising 10th-12th grades
July 9-14, 2023
Pioneer Trip Camp
rising 9th-12th grades
July 16-21, 2023
Traveling Trip Camp
rising 9th-12th grades
July 22-29, 2023

Day Camps

for 1st-5th graders

Local Day Camp
in Presque Isle
July 17 - 20
Local Day Camp
in Presque Isle
July 31 - August 4
Regional Day Camp
in Grand Rapids (location TBD)
July 1 - 2 from 12:30-3:30
Regional Day Camp
in the Northern Region (location TBD)
July 5 - 6 from 10:00-2:00
Regional Day Camp
in Saginaw (location TBD)
July 23 - 24 from 12:00-4:00
Regional Day Camp
in Midland (location TBD)
July 25 - 26 from 10:00-2:00

Our overnight camps are residential programs featuring outdoor activities, crafts, games, and more. 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.

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. Capacity is limited to 10 campers, so register quickly.

Pioneer Trip Camp is new this year! Campers will spend their week camping out at Camp Chickagami. Their primary lodging units will be our Pioneer Units which are screened in enclosed platforms in our woods. Campers will spend their week exploring the woods around camp and may also take an off-site camping trip mid-week. 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. Capacity is limited to 10 campers, so register quickly.

Traveling Trip Campers will spend most of their week on the road and on the water, conquering a Michigan river. Campers will start their week at camp learning basic canoe and camping skills, hit the road for team building and a ropes course and head out for canoeing and camping. Campers will finish their trip with a visit to Ocquoec Falls before heading back to camp. Trips are led by experienced staff and guides so challenge yourself to try something new, or participate in a favorite adventure.  Capacity is limited to 10 campers, so register quickly.

Local Day Camp is offered for kids heading into first grade in Fall of 2023 through fifth grade are invited to spend their summer days at Camp Chickagami! We spend time in Christian Formation, at the lake, doing crafts, playing games, singing songs and countless other activities. Depending on the number of campers we have participating will determine if our activities all take place with a large group of all ages or if we will break the group into smaller groups by age. Lunch and snacks will be provided by Camp Chickagami. The day starts at 9:30 and ends at 4:00.

Regional Day Camps are hosted at churches around the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan in our youth regions. Our Camp Chickagami summer staff take camp on the road! Membership at an Episcopal Church or the host congregation is not required for participation. All are welcome.



Check in will be from 1pm-2pm on the start date of the session. Check out will begin at the conclusion of our closing Eucharist that begins at 2pm on the session end day.


Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Camp Chickagami has instituted a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. It is an honor system; you tell us what is the best fit for your family. No matter what tier you choose, each camper will receive the same wonderful camp experience. This pricing model provides the opportunity for families to support the full cost of their child’s camp experience and to help share that experience with other campers.


Scholarship assistance is available for families that cannot afford our Tier 1 pricing. It is our policy that no child is turned away due to financial ability.


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