To start your reservation process, click on the button below that describes your group type and desired camp.

NOTE: If you do not see the facility that you need for the date(s) you want, or if you want to know more about the amenities at a facility, please contact the Camp Director (listed below) to reserve.  We will work with your group’s needs.

Campsites are now FREE to registered MCC units through your annual program fee!

Please see the Check-in / Check-out Procedures section of the Policies at the end of this page for overnight reservation times.  Day rentals are from 8am – 11pm unless otherwise noted in the facility description.

Need help creating or viewing a reservation?   Check out our MCC Facility Rental User Guide.  It will walk you through the process of creating a reservation, as well as how to modify/view/cancel after it is created.

Now available for booking:  Current – April 30, 2025
New window opens May 1 of each year

Businesses, families, and other groups that are looking to host a special event in an outdoor setting can visit our
Mitten Outdoor Adventures & Events site to book their next gathering.

More information about our camps and for assistance with booking:

Cole Canoe Base
Alger, MI
Gregory Zdan


D-Bar-A Scout Ranch
Metamora, MI
Julie Vruggink


Gerber Scout Reservation
Twin Lake, MI
Marie Becvar


Camp Rotary
Clare, MI
Cheryl Burrows


Camp Teetonkah
Jackson, MI
Dianna Marsh


For General Information and Questions:

Reservation Manager:
Rebecca Alberda



The Michigan Crossroads Council provides Council programs, high adventure camps and other camping experiences to the Scouts and leaders in its service area. These opportunities require Council staff to send deposits to the sponsoring camp, acquire needed supplies and produce mailings to campers and others so the Council sponsored experiences are rewarding and convenient for the Scouts and leaders in our Council.

Fees are usually paid in advance of the event and to ensure the Council can provide the best service to the Scouts the following refund policies will apply.  Participants are not considered registered for any event/activity until payment in full has been received.

Policies for Safety and Vandalism

The volunteers and staff of the Michigan Crossroads Council have put the following policies in place to provide a safe camping experience to all campers. These are in accordance with Federal and State Laws as well the Policies of the Boy Scouts of America. Remember, our youth and our camps are in your care.

To prevent misunderstandings, you and every other group using the facilities of the Michigan Crossroads Council are required to read and commit to these policies.

  • No alcoholic beverage of any kind may be possessed or consumed
  • No illegal drugs including marijuana
  • Firearms, archery equipment, paint ball guns, and etc. are not permitted
  • 10 MPH speed limit, All passengers must be in a seat with a seatbelt
  • No riding on the outside of vehicles or in the beds of pick up trucks
  • Parking in designated areas only, not along roads or next to cabins
  • Campers must be in their sites and quiet between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am
  • No vandalism to any camp property, building, wildlife or trees
  • No unauthorized swimming or boating activities are allowed
  • To prohibit child abuse; no initiations, hazing, or harassment will be tolerated
  • Follow the Camp Code of Conduct.

I understand as unit leader that it is my responsibility to review these policies and the Camp Code of Conduct with every group member on or before arrival at camp.

Failure to follow these policies, including being found in off limit areas or engaging in prohibited activities will result in the immediate removal of any member of the group or the entire group. ILLEGAL activities will be reported to the proper Law Enforcement agency.

We understand we will be charged for any loss or damage caused by group members. We agree to pay any and all such charges, which will include labor and materials.

Barriers to Abuse

  1. Two-deep leadership on all outings required. Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips and outings. There are a few instances, such as patrol activities, when the presence of adult leaders is not required and adult leadership may be limited to training and guidance of the patrol leadership. With the proper training, guidance, and approval by the troop leaders, the patrol can conduct day hikes and service projects. Appropriate adult leadership must be present for all overnight Scouting activities; coed overnight activities—even those including parent and child—require male and female adult leaders, both of whom must be 21 years of age or older, and one of whom must be a registered member of the BSA. The chartered organization is responsible for ensuring that sufficient leadership is provided for all activities.
  2. One-on-one contact between adults and Scouts prohibited. One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is not permitted. In situations that require personal conferences, such as a Scoutmaster’s conference, the meeting is to be conducted in view of other adults and youths.
  3. Separate accommodations for adults and Scouts required. When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep in the tent of an adult other than his or her own parent or guardian. Councils are strongly encouraged to have separate shower and latrine facilities for females. When separate facilities are not available, separate times for male and female use should be scheduled and posted for showers. Likewise, youth and adults must shower at different times.
  4. Privacy of youth respected. Adult leaders must respect the privacy of youth members in situations such as changing clothes and taking showers at camp, and intrude only to the extent that health and safety require. Adults must  protect their own privacy in similar situations.
  5. Inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, or digital devices prohibited.While most campers and leaders use cameras and other imaging devices responsibly, it has become very easy to invade the privacy of individuals. It is inappropriate to use any device capable of recording or transmitting visual images in shower houses, restrooms, or other areas where privacy is expected by participants.
  6. No secret organizations. The Boy Scouts of America does not recognize any secret organizations as part of its program. All aspects of the Scouting program are open to observation by parents and leaders.
  7. No hazing. Physical hazing and initiations are prohibited and may not be included as part of any Scouting activity.
  8. No bullying. Verbal, physical, and cyber bullying are prohibited in Scouting.
  9. Youth leadership monitored by adult leaders. Adult leaders must monitor and guide the leadership techniques used by youth leaders and ensure that BSA policies are followed.
  10. Discipline must be constructive. Discipline used in Scouting should  be constructive and reflect Scouting’s values. Corporal punishment is never permitted.
  11. Appropriate attire for all activities. Proper clothing for activities is required. For example, skinny-dipping or revealing bathing suits are not appropriate  in Scouting.
  12. Members are responsible for acting in accordance with the Scout Oath and Scout Law. All members of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Physical violence, theft, verbal insults, drugs, and alcohol have no place in the Scouting program and may result in the revocation of a Scout’s membership.

Weekend Camping – Facility Reservation Fees

Facility reservation fees are final. Refunds may be granted only if a cancellation is brought to a Council employee’s attention. Individuals/Groups that cancel their reservations 30 days or more prior to the arrival date will receive a refund of the total rental fee less a 15% administrative service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the arrival date. Any/all refund requests must be made within 30 days of the reservation date.

Cancellation by the Council

If the Michigan Crossroads Council or National Boy Scouts of America or any agency that has contracted with the Council cancels an event, the Council will issue a full 100% refund (including any Deposit Money).


These policies only affect the Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America; its committees and districts. This policy is not transferable to charter partners or individual units (Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts) of the Council.

Credit Card Payments

Credit Card Payments incur a convince fee charge of 2.8% of the total amount being paid. Convenience Fees are non-refundable under all circumstances, even if reservations are canceled.

 Cancellation Rules

Cancel within

Cancel Fee

30 Days

15 %

Cleaning Procedure

All units / groups / visitors are responsible for leaving all equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly condition. Failure to do so may result in additional charges, which must be paid within 30 days of the use date. Your unit will be charged for damage to facilities.


One Unit Leader must check in with the Camp Director or Campmaster at the camp office.

The Camp Director or Campmaster is expecting a unit roster at time of check in. Please download and fill out this >> ROSTER << and bring a copy with you for check in.

At the time of check in, you will review the camp policies and make any final arrangements for program activities. You will also select a check out time so the Ranger or Campmaster can review the facility prior to your departure on Sunday.

Camp Cole D-Bar-A Gerber Rotary Teetonkah
Check-in Time Friday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at Kamman Center Friday 6:00pm – 9:30pm at the Martin Building Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the business center and health lodge Friday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at Camp Office Friday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at the Camp Office
Check-out Time Sunday 8:30am – 12:00 noon * Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon * Sunday by 12pm; please return your check-in packet to the Health Lodge Sunday 8:30am – 12:00 noon * Sunday 8:30am – 12:00 noon *

* Please determine a Check-Out time with the Ranger upon arrival

Check-Out Procedure

You will schedule a check-out time with the Ranger upon your arrival to camp.  At that scheduled time, please have the following items completed:

  • All personal gear removed from the cabin or campsite
  • Have the grounds around the rented area clear of trash
  • Fire pits cleaned out and extra wood stacked neatly nearby
  • All trash bags removed from rented facility and thrown in the camp dumpster, located by the Dining Hall
  • Refrigerator empty of all food items (cabin rentals only)
  • Floors swept and mopped (cabin rentals only)
  • Sinks, toilets, and showers wiped down inside and out (cabin rentals only)
  • Mirrors cleaned (cabin rentals only)

The Ranger will then complete a walk-through of your rented facility to check for cleanliness and damages.

Failure to complete a check-out with the Ranger can result in a $50.00 cleaning fee.

Camp Location Contact Email 
Camp Rotary Clare, MI Cheryl Burrows
Cole Canoe Base Alger, MI Gregory Zdan
D-Bar-A Scout Ranch Metamora, MI Julie Vruggink
Gerber Scout Reservation Twin Lake, MI Marie Becvar
Camp Teetonkah Jackson, MI Dianna Marsh
Reservations Manager Michigan Crossroads Council Rebecca Alberda