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Summer Camps and Retreats for All Ages

Summer Opportunties in Eastern and Western Michigan

Calling all Episcopalians and beyond! The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan have a wealth of formation experiences to offer for all ages throughout our coming warmer months.

Please read below for a listing of 2024 camp and retreat offerings from our diocesan camp and retreat centers: Eastern Michigan’s Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Western Michigan’s Episcopal Youth Camp taking place this year at Stony Lake Camp in New Era, and Plainsong Farm and Ministry in Rockford.

Our sessions are offered throughout the summer for every age group — opportunities for children and youth, for families, and for adults. These offerings are open to all people regardless of location, diocese, or church affiliation.

SUMMER 2024

FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

Little Gardeners Summer Farm Camp (Rising 1st-3rd Graders)
Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI
June 10-13, Daily from 9-3pm
June 17-20, Daily from 9-3pm
$240/week – Learn more and register

Service Trip Camp to General Convention (Rising 9th-College)
Bi-Diocesan Youth Formation Team
Traveling: Michigan to Louisville, KY
June 21-28, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $150/week – Learn more and register

Pioneer Camp (14-17 year olds)*
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
June 30-July 5, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $450/week – Learn more and register

Overnight Youth Summer Camp Sessions*
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
June 30-July 5, Overnight (12-14 year olds)
July 7-12, Overnight (9-13 year olds)
July 21-26, Overnight (8-12 year olds)
Tiered pricing begins at $400/week – Learn more and register

Counselors-in-Training (Rising 10-12th graders)*
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
July 7-12, Overnight – Session I
July 14-19, Overnight – Session II
Tiered pricing begins at $250/week – Learn more and register

Big and Little Camp (6-9 year olds with a caregiver)
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
July 9-12, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $300/week – Learn more and register

Episcopal Youth Camp (Rising 3rd-12th Graders)
EYC at Stony Lake Lutheran Camp in New Era, MI
July 14-20, Overnight
$425/week – Learn more and register

Day Camp (Rising 1st-6th graders)
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
July 15-18, Daily from 9-4pm
Tiered pricing begins at $100/week – Learn more and register

Peer Ministry Leadership Camp (14-17 year olds)*
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
July 21-26, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $400/week – Learn more and register

*Group transportation option available from Lansing.

INTERGENERATIONAL

Families on the Farm (Children 5 and younger with a caregiver)
Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI
April 25-May 22, Wednesdays from 9-10:30am
$20/class or $90 for the series – Learn more and register

Sabbath at the Farm (Worship & Potluck)
Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI
June 4-September 29, Sundays at 4:30pm
No cost or RSVP req. Learn more.

Family Camp
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
July 20-23, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $300/week – Learn more and register

Days at the Lake (For Individuals and Families)
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
August 4-7, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $300/week – Learn more and register

FOR ADULTS

Spiritual Practices Retreat
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
August 16-18, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $200/week for commuters and $300/week for those staying onsite – Learn more and register

Young Adult Retreat
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
August 31-Sept. 2, Overnight
Pay-what-you-can pricing, starting at $10 – Learn more and register

Contemplative Fiber Arts Retreat
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
September 27-29, Overnight
Tiered pricing begins at $200/week for commuters and $300/week for those staying onsite – Learn more and register

Schedule your own!
Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, MI
Contact Camp Chick for availability and support for hosting your own retreat for your parish or other group.

ABOUT OUR CAMP & RETREAT CENTERS

CAMP CHICKAGAMI

Camp Chickagami, located in Presque Isle, Michigan on the shores of Lake Esau and Lake Huron, is the ACA-Accredited Family Camping and Retreat Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. Founded in 1929 as an Episcopal camp for boys, the program and facility now offers summer youth and family camps for all ages and genders, facilitated adult retreats, and rental space for individuals, families, and groups.

Learn more on their website.

EPISCOPAL YOUTH CAMP

Episcopal Youth Camp is the decades-long camping program of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. This year’s one-week camp program for all ages will take place at Stony Lake Lutheran Camp in New Era, Michigan. Their volunteer-led program seeks to build deeper relationships between one another and with God in a loving, inclusive community where all are welcome.

Learn more on their website.

PLAINSONG FARM
& MINISTRY

Plainsong Farm and Ministry is an agency of The Episcopal Church and a cooperating ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Through their local and national work, Plainsong seeks to cultivate disciples through the lens of farm and food, address local food insecurity through their Nourish Your Neighbor program and grow the conversation about wiser use of church-owned land. This is the second year that Plainsong’s farm formation programs will include opportunities for 1-6th grade students.

Learn more on their website.

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