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 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

2017 Program Fee

$1,550.00 for a 2-week session
$3,100.00 for a 4-week session


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

2017 Program Dates

Session 1A: Saturday, June 17 - Friday, June 30

Session 1B: Saturday, July 01 - Friday, July 14

Session 2A: Sunday, July 16 - Saturday, July 29

Session 2B: Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, August 12

Session 1: Saturday, June 17 - Friday, July 14 (4-week session)

Session 2: Sunday, July 16 - Saturday, August 12 (4-week session)

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