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.

The 2020 Summer Camp Registration Form is available here:

                              2020 Registration Form

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 wait list.  Please check below to see what weeks are available.  DO NOT CALL TO SEE IF YOUR CAMPER HAS GOTTEN IN.  


  • In County               $440
  • Out of County        $740

Summer weeks are as follows:

Week 1      June 14 – June 20                 THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS 

                                                                             There are 8 spots for boys in week 1

Week 2      June 21 – June 27                  THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS 

                                                                             There are 2 spots for boys in week 2

Week 3      June 28 to July 4                  THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS

                                                                             There are 18 spots for boys in week 3

Week 4      July 5 – July 11                      THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS  

Week 5      July 12 – July 18                    THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

Week 6      July 19 – July 25                    THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

Week 7      July 26 – August 1                  THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

Week 8      August 2 – August 8              THIS SESSION IS FULL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

We are unable to add any more girls to the wait lists.  This applies to all 8 weeks.


There are spots available for girls ages 13 to 15 in all three Wilderness Trips

Wilderness Trips for 2020   

PATHFINDER 2020 –    Backpacking on North Manitou Island    June 21 – 27, 2020   (3 openings for girls)

With over 15,000 acres of wilderness to explore and surrounded by the sparkling cool waters of Lake Michigan, this is a trip sure to be full of excitement, discovery and plenty of fun!  On this thrilling backpacking adventure, campers will travel to North Manitou Island for five days and four nights to navigate the beautiful shoreline and interior of one of the great island wilderness areas in the Great Lakes region. Home to a variety of wildlife; you never know when you may encounter a whitetail deer grazing outside your tent, hear the howl of a coyote off in the distance or watch a piping plover scurry along the sandy beach.  North Manitou Island is located 12 miles west of Leland in Lake Michigan, so back-country swimming and beach exploration is always a camper favorite.  We hope you can join us for this great wilderness opportunity this summer!

  • In County                          $695
  • Out of County                   $760
CANOER 2020 – Platte, Betsie & Crystal Rivers      July 12 – 18, 2020     (4 openings for girls)

Are you looking for a true canoeing adventure?  Is carrying a pack not your thing?  Would you prefer to have the river do the heavy lifting?  Well then come along this summer, as we set out to explore 3 amazingly beautiful and diverse meandering river ways in and around Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.  After setting up base camp in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park; expect to venture out daily for adventures on the Platte, Betsie and Crystal Rivers. Exploring the natural beauty of some of Michigan’s most pristine rivers, we will build our paddling skills as we attempt varying levels of swift water and technical river paddling.  Over 4 days and 3 nights “on the trail” we will explore the vast wilderness, spot wildlife, relax on sand bars, and visit some of the best “hidden gem” beaches Michigan has to offer.  Be prepared for sun, fun and plenty of water!  Our days will end with picturesque sunsets, maybe even a dune climb and certainly some laughter around the campfire.  We hope you can join us in the summer for this wet and wild wilderness week!

  • In County                         $575
  • Out of County                 $635
EXPLORER  2020 –  Backpacking Pictured Rocks     July 26 – August 1, 2020    THIS TRIP IS FULL

Sandstone cliffs, stunning picturesque views, waterfalls, wildlife, beautiful sunsets and the crystal blue waters of Lake Superior are just a few of the reasons to join us for a hiking trip that you will never forget.  Travel with us to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the southern shore of Lake Superior for five days and four nights of some of the best wilderness that Michigan has to offer.  While there, we will explore the beauty of one of nature’s true works of art and marvel at the sights and sounds of 100+ foot rock cliffs, rolling waves and falling waters.  Hiking and camping along the shore of one of the world’s largest fresh water lakes, expect to encounter amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, explore pristine sandy beaches and rock formations and relax and swim in the cool refreshing waters of Lake Superior.  There may even be some time to hunt and enjoy some wild blueberries, raspberries or thimbleberries along the way.  Some prior wilderness experience and exposure to hiking and backpacking is preferred for this trip. We hope you can join us this summer for an unforgettable wilderness trip.  See you on the trail!

  • In County                        $695
  • 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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