Summer Camp Application/Registration

Applications for 2020 summer camp will be mailed out to 2019 summer campers and 2019 wait listed campers January 2, 2020.  Applications will then be delivered to local school offices and Chambers of Commerce in Emmet and Charlevoix counties on January 6, 2020 and finally, the application will be available on the website for download on January 13, 2020.

2020 Summer Camp Registration Forms will be available as explained in the prior paragraph.

Once the registration form for 2020 is available on the website, to register you must download the form and print it.  Complete it and mail it as soon as possible.

All applications must be mailed.  Confirmation letters will take approximately 2 – 4 weeks to receive after we get the application.  If a session is full we will call promptly to discuss another week or waitlist.  Please check below to see what weeks are available.

SUMMER CAMP RATES FOR 2020 have not been confirmed yet.  The following are the rates for 2019.

  • In County               $430
  • Out of County        $725

Summer weeks are as follows:

Week 1      June 14 – June 20      

Week 2      June 21 – June 27    

Week 3      June 28 to July 4     

Week 4      July 5 – July 11          

Week 5      July 12 – July 20      

Week 6      July 21 – July 25     

Week 7      July 26 – August 1    

Week 8      August 2 – August 8    

Wilderness Trips for 2020   Dates and Places not determined at this time.  They will be added when available.


DISCOVERY 2019 – Backpacking Pigeon River State Forest

On this exciting backpacking expedition campers will live and learn the basics of wilderness travel and camping while exercising sound, noninvasive, minimum impact techniques. Our journey will take us through the heart of the Pigeon River Country State Forest along the Shingle Mill Pathway for a duration of four days and three nights.  With over 100,000 acres to explore, the Pigeon River Country provides plenty to see from rolling hills, to meandering rivers, hardwood forests, pristine spring-fed lakes, and 100-foot-deep sinkholes.  In addition to the countless natural features, this wilderness is home to numerous native species, including deer, bobcat, black bear, eagles and elk; if we are lucky we just may have the chance to view these amazing creatures along the way!  Be prepared to hike, swim, explore and witness the beauty of a true “wild area” as we set out to discover all that the largest area of state forest land in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula has to offer.

  • In County                            $555
  • Out of County                    $700
PATHFINDER 2019 –    Backpacking on North Manitou Island 

This summer, come have a real wilderness adventure with us on North Manitou Island. Now here is a camping trip! 15,000 acres of wilderness with a visitor use concept that emphasizes solitude, self-reliance and a sense of exploration. On this exciting backpacking expedition campers will live and learn the basics of wilderness travel and camping while exercising sound, noninvasive, minimum impact techniques. Our journey will take us on an exploration of North Manitou Island for a duration of five days and four nights. North Manitou Island is located 12 miles west of Leland in Lake Michigan, so back-country swimming and beach exploration is a camper favorite!

  • In County                          $590
  • Out of County                   $755
CANOER 2019 – Platte, Betsie & Crystal Rivers

Are you looking for a true canoeing adventure?  This summer we will be exploring some of the most scenic meandering waterways that Michigan has to offer.  After setting up base camp in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes State Park, we will be heading out for daily adventures on the Plate, Betsie and Crystal Rivers.  Exploring the natural beauty of some of the most pristine rivers, we will build our paddling skills as we attempt varying levels of swift water and technical river ways.  Expect 4 days and 3 nights of exploring the wilderness, spotting wildlife, relaxing on sand bars and some of the best beaches in all of Michigan.  Our days will end with picturesque sunsets and camaraderie around the campfire.  It is sure to be a trip to remember; full of fun and adventure.

  • In County                         $575
  • Out of County                 $730
EXPLORER  2019 –  Backpacking Pictured Rocks

If you are looking for a more challenging wilderness excursion, the Explorer Trip is just for you! Our destination will be the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along the southern shore of Lake Superior for five days and four nights. While there, we will take in the undisturbed beauty of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and marvel at the immaculate limestone formations that serve as its shoreline. While there, we will enjoy some of the natural berries and other edibles in the region along with a dip in Lake Superior. Some prior wilderness experience and exposure to hiking and backpacking is preferred. Come see for yourself one of Nature’s most interesting pieces of artwork!

  • In County                        $620
  • Out of County                $760

Scholarship Fund & Assistance

The Board of Trustees of Camp Daggett maintains a scholarship fund to help defer the cost of camper rates for those children from families who may face financial challenges.  If you have questions, need more information, or are curious about eligibility requirements; you can learn more about how to apply for a scholarship for your child on our Scholarship Information Page, or by calling the Camp Daggett main office.

For more information, call Camp Daggett – (231) 347-9742 ext. 101

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