Welcome to Torch Lake!

Welcome to Torch Lake!

Located 35 miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan, our buildings and grounds are the perfect mix of blending our historic past with start-of-the-art facilities.

Kresge Lodge

Stanley S. Kresge Lodge is a fully winterized facility built and dedicated in 1981. The rustic building features plenty of space for groups to meet, dine, and sleep. Some of the best views of Torch Lake can be seen through the back windows of Kresge. 

Kresge Lodge

The dining space in Kresge.

The bunk rooms in Kresge.

Bonbright Lodge

Built in the early 1900's, Bonbright Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy century old traditions such as Hayo-Went-Ha campfires and skit nights.  

Bonbright Lodge

Dow Building

The Dow Building was erected on Camp Hayo-Went-Ha's property to serve as a place for education and entertainment. The large space is the perfect place for groups to gather.

 Dow Building The inside of the Dow Building. The inside of the Dow Building.

Challenge Course

Challenge opportunities at Torch Lake include zip lining, rock climbing, the pamper pole, vertical elements, and the high ropes course. Low ropes team building challenges are also available. 

The challenge course at Torch Lake. The challenge course at Torch Lake!

The Old Dining Hall

The Old Dining Hall is a beautiful wood building that sits on the shores of Torch Lake. The stunning space features a fireplace, large sky lights, and the arts and crafts room. The back balcony looks right over the lake.

The Old Dining Hall Inside the Old Dining Hall. The porch of the Old Dining Hall.

The Boathouse

Built in 1907 and restored in 2007, this historic building has been marking the waterfront of Camp Hayo-Went-Ha for over 100 years.

The boathouse from Torch Lake. View from the balcony of the boathouse.

Conferences and Retreats

Arbutus Lake Facilities


For more information please contact:


Outdoor Education and Retreats Director

(231) 544-5915

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