Canoe the Sturgeon River

Commando Program

Boys Canoeing Teenage Adventure Camp

New for 2019!!

Join us on a two-week camp adventure program for boys that are finishing either 8th or 9th grade.  This program is modeled after our other very successful two week programs.  This adventure features a three day/two night Canoe trip on the Sturgeon River in Northern Lower Michigan.  This challenging 41 mile river offers some of the best paddling, most beautiful scenery and wonderful camping in the Lower Penninsula.

Be a part of Hayo-Went-Ha history and have your 8th or 9th grade son continue their Hayo-Went-Ha traditions through this Commando program!



Length Options

2 Weeks




Completed Eighth or Ninth Grade


Overnight / Sleep Away Camp

Trip Destination

Sturgeon River

Popular Camp Activities

Polar Bear Swim, Ropes Course, Zip Line, Climbing Wall Campfires, Smores, Arts & Crafts, Archery

2019 Program Fee

$2,000.00 for a 2-week session

2019 Program Dates**

Session 1A: Saturday, June 15 - Friday, June 28

Session 1B: Saturday, June 29 - Friday, July 12

Required Trip Equipment

The following list is detailed and specific for the Commando trip.

  • Hard soled shoes or shoes designed to handle both trails and water. Do NOT bring hiking boots – they do not dry fast enough!
  • Quick dry short
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Chapstick*
  • Wool or wool blend socks
  • Camping (smaller) towel
  • Pocket Knife
  • Zip Lock bags (assorted sizes)
  • Additional water bottle*

* Available in the camp store

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