Summer Camp

2024 Summer Theme

Whether it’s your character, the decisions you get the make, or the adventures you go on, playing games is fun! There are a lot of lessons we can learn about life from playing games. The difference with life and a game is that at the end of the game you can unplug or put it back in the box, but at the end of your life it’s not over… you will stand before God to give an answer for your choices and “adventures”.

Each day we will be looking at some lessons you can learn from games,  then dig into the greater truth that real life is MORE than a game because the stakes are higher, the score is final, and the outcomes are eternal.

Campers will discover that living for Jesus is not head knowledge or repeating a prayer and then doing whatever you want, it’s true life with  eternal impact.  Knowing the facts about what Jesus did is not the same as surrendering and following Him. When you put your faith in Jesus, your heart will change and the “plays” of your life will reflect it. We guarantee we’ll have a ton of fun doing it.

Scripture Focus: James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves, do what it says!

If you have questions about bringing individual campers or a group to Summer Camp, we would love to answer your questions!
There is information provided below or you can email us at [email protected].

Kids Camp Details

Click on the button below for answers to all of your summer camp questions, important information, and more!

To register, click on the registration button at the top of the Kid’s Camp page or click on the button below.

Campers are housed according to age group and gender. Campers stay in a cabin with up to 8 campers and 1 or 2 counselors.

Mini Camp: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
Mini Camp is a slice of a full week of camp, with a little of everything, and a lot of extra love. Swimming, slip’n’slide, swamp walk, and s’mores are just the beginning! With a smaller counselor to camper ratio, your tikes will feel comfortable and the three days will fly by and leave them wanting to come back.

Pals: Entering 4th-5th Grades
Zip-line, Pontoon Boat Rides, Buddy Games, Swamp Walk, Giant Slip-n-slide, Mud-pit, Hayrides, and choose your own skill hour are just a few of the ways a Pal can have fun! The best times are spent making memories with counselors and friends in a canoe or during cabin-time. Pals will sing fun camp songs, memorize verses and learn what it means to follow Jesus.

Pioneers Entering 6TH – 8TH Grades
Climbing wall, pioneer expedition across Long Lake, kayaks, Rifle Range, Bible escape caboose, Human Foosball, and fishing await our middle school friends. Speaking of friends, one of the best parts of camp is getting to meet other teens who want to live for God and make friendships for a lifetime.

Crusaders Entering 9th – 12th grades (must be under 18)
Inverted climbing wall, high-ropes course, archery tag, stand-up paddle boards, Bivouac camp out, knee-ball, cabbage ball(mud pit), & crusader games says it all. We take your week away seriously and make it worth the effort while we explore God’s Word.

Team Timothy (15 – 17 Year Old)
We accept a limited number of campers who have unlimited potential. Sessions typically have around 6 guys and 10 girls who stay for two weeks.  The weekend between is filled with team building, relaxing, and some “TT only” adventures!  Team Timothy is about learning to serve in the dish-pit, hands-on events training, and counselor shadowing.  Expect to do dishes after each meal (1-2 hours) and the opportunity to counselor shadow for a cabin of Pals.  TTers get afternoon free time to swim, go on high adventures, visit the Trading Post, etc.   Register and apply online for a chance to join this awesome program. Space is limited!

Many TTers go on to become Summer Staff when they turn 18.  There is also an option to work on the RV Program Team and earn a free session of TT during the same summer.  TTers can’t say enough good – they actually say doing the dishes is one of the best parts.  We see leaders form and develop through this amazing program!  Campers who excel can be invited back for a second session later in the summer (with a 50% discount).


Every week is packed full of fun, including:
  • Chapel
  • Swimming
  • Campfires
  • Tubing
  • Archery
  • Bible memory
  • Handcraft
  • Zipline
  • Climbing Wall
  • Canoeing
  • Skill Hour (Sports, Robotics, Drama, Adventure, etc.)
  • And much more

Registration is on Sunday from 4:30pm-5:30pm on the back porch of the Dining Hall.

For directions to camp use this address:  6475 Wilkins Road Hastings, MI 49058.

Check-out is Friday at 1:30pm-3pm! Our closing ceremony is at 1:30pm. Photo I.D. required at time of pick-up.

Mini-Camp check-out is Tuesday from 1:30-2:15pm.

Mid-Week Pick-Up/Drop-Off: To ensure the security of our campers, all pick-up or drop-off during the week must be done during the office hours of 9am-6pm Monday – Friday. Campers must be signed in or out of the Main Office in the presence of a Camp Michawana staff member. Photo I.D. required at time of pick-up. Please call ahead to make arrangements.


Enjoy the great outdoors through a week of learning the tips and tricks of rustic and backcountry camping! Along with all the activities you get to do at camp, you’ll get to spend two days hiking and backpacking in the Yankee Springs Recreational Area! 

Campers will experience a couple days on each side of ‘typical” Summer Camp but leave camp for two nights mid-week.  They will get to go to some chapels, swimtime, free time, etc but it will be limited.

More Wilderness Info

Farm Camp: 

Michawana partners with Heaven Sent Ranch (Lake Odessa) to give campers the chance to tour the farm, care for horses, and go on supervised rides! Farm Campers will also learning about farm life touring a dairy farm and caring for goats, pigs, the garden, and more! 


Watersports and Water Safety: 

Tubing, skiing, water safety, and so much more! Campers will get specialized training in and behind the boat as well as an intro to Lifeguarding and CPR course.


High Adventures: 

If you love the rock wall, this is the place for you! Learn how to belay, do the high ropes course, and experience all our high adventure elements!  


Board Game:

If you love to play board games, you will love this focused time to play some favorites. Catan, Ticket To Ride, Trekking the National Parks, and many more… Learn strategies and get a chance to play some new ones.



Whether you’re a professional or a beginner, enjoy the game of basketball with your friends! Learn how to play, do drills, and scrimmage with your new teammates and our various coaching staff. 


Fine Arts: 

Expand your experience in multiple arenas of Fine Arts!

Campers will create and take home their OWN Michawana Game Board (think a 3-D version of monopoly) after they design, wood burn, and create it!

They will also practice and perform a short drama learning new skills including camper’s choice of: Singing, dancing, puppetry, and more!


A Taste of Michawana: 

Whether you’re pal, pioneer, or crusader aged you can experience the things that make camp unique! From the pioneer expedition to buddy games, you get to try it all! There’s something for everyone! 

  • A deposit of $50 is required when registering
  • If cancellation is made at least two weeks in advance, deposit is non-refundable but transferable (within calendar year)
  • Cancellations within two weeks of camp start date will result in forfeiture of the $50 deposit
  • No-shows for a scheduled camp will result in forfeiture of the full camp fee
  • Early Bird Discount— Register before May 1st and receive $50 off registration fee.
  • Sibling Discount– for families sending more than one child to camp, they will receive $20 off each registration fee automatically if registered at the same time. Discount does not apply to Team Timothy. All siblings must live in the same household and if registrations don’t happen at the same time, please call the office at (269) 623-5168.

We want to provide a Camp Michawana experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible by the generous gifts of individuals and organizations. To be considered for a scholarship please fill out the scholarship request form online or print and mail it to 5800 Head Lake Rd, Hastings, MI 49058

Scholarship requests must be submitted at least two weeks before your child(s) camp start date.

Scholarship Request Form

When you pack for camp make sure to bring along:

  • Play clothes
  • Modest 1 piece swimsuit
  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Closed toe shoes and sandals
  • Towel (bath and beach)
  • Bible

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About Us

To plant the Word of God into lives so that each camper will know Christ as their Savior and become unashamed in their faith, living purposefully for the Lord.


6475 Wilkins RdHastings MI49058[ Get Directions ]


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