There is nothing else like camp


As Trailblazers, campers participate in a variety of in-camp activities from archery to outdoor cooking. Your child will make new friends and hone new skills during her two weeks at camp. The highlight of the session is an overnight canoeing trip down the nearby Boardman River. Campers learn how to paddle and maneuver their canoe on Lake Arbutus in preparation of their trip. On the river, each canoe will be accompanied by a counselor in the back of the boat for safety. Your child will learn to set up a tent and assist staff in cooking dinner over an open fire before spending one night at a nearby State Forest Campground. The Trailblazer Program is also available in a 4-week session. Please note that the trip and activities will be repeated but with different staff, cabin mates and the opportunity for the campers to provide leadership and insight on the trip. 



The Boardman River winds its way through beautiful Northern Michigan forests and flows all the way to West Bay in Traverse City. Its gentle flow is perfect for first time paddlers and its popularity provides many access points along the way. The Trailblazers will camp out at a State Forest Campground.


The Trailblazer Program is also available in a four-week session. Please note that the trip and activities will be repeated but with different staff and cabin mates. 



Length Options

2 Weeks
4 Weeks




Completed Fourth Grade


Overnight / Sleep Away Camp

Trip Destination

Tent Camping and Canoeing on the Boardman River

Popular Camp Activities

Arts and Crafts, Climbing Wall, Canoeing, Skit Nights, Campfires

2019 Program Fee

$1,750.00 for a 2-week session
$3,500.00 for a 4-week session


4-Week campers should deposit an additional $10.00 for laundry into their camp bank account.

2019 Program Dates

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

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

Session 2A: Sunday, July 14 - Saturday, July 27

Session 2B: Sunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 10

Session 1: Saturday, June 15 - Friday, July 12 (4-week session)

Session 2: Sunday, July 14 - Saturday, August 10 (4-week session)

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