Exceeding industry standards for summer camps, our Michigan location offers the rustic charm of a gorgeous natural environment, with a modern twist. This hidden gem located in the Manistee National Forest (near Grand Rapids), provides its campers with the opportunity to celebrate their escape with a variety of activities throughout its 100+ acres, including a zip line, a ropes course, a plethora of sailing and water activities and even a lazy river!
Vintage 1930s cabin spaces have been updated and maintained, which line a path leading directly to the centrally located and recently renovated Dining Hall. With 5-6 bunk beds per cabin, each unique space accommodates 10-12 adults comfortably and conveniently. Often used as a resort, this camp’s facilities continue to evolve and expand, while retaining the natural and original camp vibe.
Part of what differentiates the Camp No Counselors experience from a traditional kids camp, is our delicious food! We start each day with a healthy breakfast including: eggs, bacon, pancakes, cereals, juices, fresh fruit, yogurt and always tons of coffee (and, of course, mimosas & Bloody Marys!). For lunch and dinner, our chefs prepare mouthwatering takes on traditional camp classics like delicious barbecued baby back ribs, rosemary skirt steak, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, fish tacos, veggie burritos and other tasty dishes. Each meal is accompanied by healthy salads, fresh fruit and more. In addition to our standard menu, we offer gluten-free, vegetarian and other options for those with dietary restrictions.
The beautiful thing about having 'no counselors' is that you can make your weekend whatever you want it to be! We encourage our campers to jump into the camp experience and fill their days with sports and crafts, but if you want to lay out on the lakeside and sunbathe with a new friend, feel free.
Our Michigan Camp's Activities Include:
Archery / Arts ‘n Crafts / Baseball / Basketball / Canoe Trips / Capture the Flag / Color War / Dodgeball / Friendship Bracelet Making / Kayaking / Kickball / Lazy River Tubing/ Nature Hikes / Painting / Ping Pong / Ropes Courses / Sailing / Slip n' Slide / Softball / Sunbathing / Talent Show / Tie-Dye / Tubing / Ukulele Lessons / Ultimate Frisbee / Wakeboarding / Water Skiing / Zip-Line and much more!
While the activities are all “fun and games” during the day, our open bar takes the weekend experience to the next level. At breakfast, we have a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar; beer and wine available at lunches, and from happy hour throughout the night, we have a full service open bar. In the evenings, we bring in world class DJ's and up-and-coming bands to play intimate, unforgettable shows. Since there's no party more fun than a costume party, we introduce themes for each bash well before the camp weekend, so everyone can prepare for the parties. The themes have ranged from "Superheroes and Villains" to “Jock Jams”, to “Wet Hot American Summer” and beyond. While we do have an 'open bar' available throughout the course of the weekend, we do not serve alcohol in between meals as we take the safety of our campers during our activity periods very seriously.