Countdown to Summer Camp!

Countdown to Summer Camp!

Livestream Leaders Meeting Recordings:

Cole Canoe Base – 5/6/24 | Recording
Camp Rotary – 5/7/24 | Recording
Gerber Scout Reservation – 5/8/24 | Recording
D-Bar-A Scout Ranch – 5/9/24 | Recording

Choose your adventure…

Our Summer Camp program for Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Sea Scout Ships.  Register as a unit or as an individual Scout, and then be ready for a fun adventure!

Want a more specialized experience?  Want a program a Scout can attend without a unit?  We have many programs depending on your interests and needs.  Trail to Eagle, ATV, Ranch Hand, and more!

High Adventure memories cannot be topped.  Opportunities in Michigan and outside of the state abound for older Scouts to go beyond their comfort level.  Check out the many programs available.

We want to make your Summer Experience as organized and complete as possible.  Check out the forms and resources you will need to make you experience the best!  Watch our camp-specific promotional videos as well.

Michigan Crossroads Council Camping

Here in Michigan, we have four amazing Scouts BSA Resident Camps scattered across the state – each with it’s own unique opportunities.  Scouts can earn merit badges along their advancement trail or experience our premier programs such as; horseback and ATV riding, pistol shooting and tubing – our camps have what you’re looking for!

Outdoor adventure is a promise made to boys and girls when they join Scouting.  Today the amount of time kids spend outside is alarmingly low…only minutes per day! Through Scouting our goal is to get our Scouts outside where they have the opportunities to canoe, hike, shoot, swim and just be Scouts.

Why is this important?  In the outdoors, boys and girls have opportunities to learn skills that they can’t get anywhere else.  Here they find inspiration, learn teamwork, and become leaders.  Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education and Scouting wrote the book.  This page highlights opportunities that are a available in the state of Michigan for our Scouts and the many others from out of state that choose our camping experiences.  As always, thanks for investigating a MCC Scouts BSA camping opportunity and GO SCOUTING!

All MCC Camps

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SCOUTS BSA SUMMER RESIDENT CAMP SESSIONS 2024

Information and Registration Details for All Camps:

2024 Scouts BSA Summer Resident Camp Pricing

Youth Fees:

Discount Fee: MCC Scout – All Merit Badge Class Fees Included – Before May 1st $385
Regular Fee: MCC Scout – All payments after May 1st $435
Discount Fee: Non-MCC Scout – All Merit Badge Class Fees Included – Before May 1st $405
Regular Fee: Non-MCC Scout – All payments after May 1st $455
MCC Provisional Scout Fee  Camp without your Unit $385
Non-MCC Provisional Scout Fee – Camp without your Unit $405
MCC Arrow of Light Crossover or New Scouts after May 1st $385
Non-MCC Arrow of Light Crossover or New Scouts after May 1st $405
Additional Week of Camp – For any Scout to attend a 2nd week at any MCC Camp $230

Adult Fees:

Full-Time Adult – Full week of camp $180
Part-Time Adult – Per day fee $40

2024 Summer Camp Kickoff Webinar Recording

Kickoff the 2024 camping season by watching our virtual Summer Camp Kickoff.  This webinar covered high-level information about our 4 Scouts BSA camping locations and is great for Units still shopping for their 2024 summer camp experience, parents that want more information about the summer camping program, and returning units that want to see what is in store for 2024!  We encourage ALL individuals interested in or planning to attend summer camp to watch this video as we have completely changed our program for 2024 AND have updated our pre-camp communication plan to better serve our customer.  You won’t want to miss out on all the exciting, new, and FUN things that are coming your way in 2024. (Recorded November 1, 2023)

Summer Camp Kickoff Webinars – Camp Specific

Gerber
Kickoff Webinar
January 18 
Recording | Slide Deck

Cole Canoe Base
Kickoff Webinar
January 16, 2024 

RecordingSlide Deck

D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
Kickoff Webinar
January 19
Recording | Slide Deck

Camp Rotary
Kickoff Webinar
January 17, 2024
Recording | Slide deck

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Click above to download Summer Camp 2024 Flyer

Click above to download Summer Camp 2024 Incentive Flyer

Click above to download Unit Fillable Camp Info Sheet v1

Click above to download Unit Fillable Camp Info Sheet v1

Our Scouts BSA Camps/Sessions

2024 Cole Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 16 -22Session 2: June 23 – 29Session 3: June 30 – July 6Session 4: July 7 – 13Session 5: July 14 – 20Session 6: July 21 – 27Session 7: July 28 -Aug 3

For “Camp without your Troop” or other questions, please contact:
Camp Director: Dan Hill

Kickoff Webinar
January 16, 2024 7-8:30pm
Recording | Slide Deck

Office Hours
April 3, 2024 4-8pm

2024 Rotary Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 23 – 29Session 2: June 30 – July 6Session 3: July 7 – 13Session 4: July 14 – 20Session 5: July 21 – 27Session 6: July 28 – Aug 3

For “Camp without your Troop” or other questions, please contact:
Camp Director: Cheryl Burrows

Kickoff Webinar
January 17, 2024
Recording | Slide deck

Office Hours
April 4, 2024 4-8pm

2024 D-Bar-A Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 16 -22Session 2: June 23 – 29

Trail to Eagle Week

Session: June 30 – July 6 |  REGISTRATION | PAGE

Ranch Hand Camp
Session 1: June 23-29, 2024
Session 2: July 7-13, 2024
Session 3: July 14-20, 2024 (Open to the Public)
REGISTRATION

Equestrian Camp
July 28 – August 3, 2024
REGISTRATION

For “Camp without your Troop” or other questions, please contact:
Camp Director: Marie Becvar or Joe Smith

Kickoff Webinar
January 19
Recording | Slide Deck

Office Hours
April 11, 2024 4-8pm

2024 Gerber Summer Camp Sessions:

Session 1: July 7 -13Session 2: July 14 – 20Session 3: July 21 – 27

For “Camp without your Troop” or other questions, please contact:
Camp Director: Marie Becvar

Kickoff Webinar
January 18
Recording | Slide Deck

Office Hours
April 10, 2024 4-8pm

PROVISIONAL CAMP – SUMMER CAMP WITHOUT YOUR TROOP

What is Provisional Scouts BSA Camp? It is an opportunity for Scout to attend a week of summer camp without their Troop. It can be his/her first week of summer camp or perhaps a second week [a discounted rate for a 2nd week of camp!]. Outdoor Adventures and the Mishigami Lodge of the Order of the Arrow are pleased to announce provisional camping opportunities at our camps available for all Scouts.

Love camp?  Are you 14 or older? 

Then consider working someplace you love!

Adult going to camp? 

Then consider volunteering while you are there (plus, your Unit benefits)!

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OTHER SUMMER CAMPING EXPERIENCES

Want something more specialized?  We offer many different camp experiences at our premier camps!
See below for our many options.

TRAIL TO EAGLE

Date:
June 30 – July 6, 2024
Cost:

The Trail to Eagle (TTE) program is a specifically designed program for the older Scout to give them the Trail to Eagle opportunity to work on the merit badges they need to finish the Eagle Scout rank requirements. It is a one-week, highly structured program held at D-bar-A Scout Ranch and Scouts must be at least 1st Class rank by Fall of 2024 and at least 13 years old or older.

GREAT LAKES SAILING ADVENTURE

Dates:
Please check the GLSA reservation page.

Fees:
Check the Fee schedule for options.

Looking for a Scouting adventure you can’t get anywhere else? Come set sail aboard the newest Michigan Outdoor Adventure, the Retriever.  This 52′ ketch will blow you away as you sail on an excursion in the northern Great Lakes.  This experience is reserved for Sea Scouts, older Scouts BSA, or Venturers where they will learn the fundamentals of sailboating during their week-long summer cruise.

WILDERNESS EXPLORER PROGRAMS

No parents required for this fun and exciting session where Scouts ages 10-13 experience all the fun of camp and learn about what Scouting is! Sessions vary from 4 days to a full week, depending on the camp.  This is a fully camp-supervised program, so no adults are required to attend with youth.

2024 Information

Camp Camp Week Start Date End Date Price per participant
Cole Canoe Base Wilderness Explorer Week 1 8/4/2024 8/9/2024 $395

OGEMAW TRAILS ATV ADVENTURE

Date:
TBD 2024
Cost:

Cole Canoe Base is proud to offer an ATV experience like no other.

HIGH ADVENTURE

High adventure opportunities are the chance to take your Scouting experience to the next level. A high-adventure experience includes several days of trekking by foot or water craft in wilderness and other rugged, remote locations.  High adventure opportunities for Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crew, and Sea Scout Ships abound in the BSA, with some options close to home in the Michigan Crossroads Council.  Take your pick:  visit one of the four National High Adventure Bases operated by the Boy Scouts of America, one of the programs through our own Cole Canoe Base or Great Lakes Sailing Adventure, or one of the numerous local council high adventure bases that provide outdoor adventure opportunities for older Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts.

FORMS AND RESOURCES

Before you arrive at camp, install the Camp App so you will be “in the know”.  Maps, guides, and other resources to make your visit to camp perfect.

Every form you’ll need to attend camp.  Includes leaders guides and resources.

Want to build your own adventure?  Consider renting a campsite or cabin at one of our camps.

SCOUTS BSA CAMP PROMO VIDEOS