Excursion Camps

Excursion camps offer campers in grades 7th-12th and exciting opportunity to challenge themselves and learn new skills in a wilderness setting.  Choose your adventure from our four exciting 2019 excursions.

Amusement & Adventure
Entering 10th – 12th Grades
Calling all thrill seekers! Your quest begins with a discovery hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and continues onto Ohiopyle State Park – the region’s most adventurous natural playground! Campers will challenge themselves by rock climbing the park one day and then rafting down the churning whitewater rapids of the Lower Youghiogheny River the next. The journey culminates at Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world!

Spirit of Alexandria Dune Discovery
Entering 7th – 9th Grades
Campers will love discovering Michigan’s hidden gem! Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, voted one of the most beautiful places in America, provides the perfect backdrop for exploration and discovery. The adventurer will love experiencing a one-of-a-kind landscape, while climbing up (or rolling down) approximately 450-feet of dunes. Campers will also paddle surrounding waterways and have the opportunity to experience wildlife firsthand. See the best Northern Michigan has to offer!

Spirit of Alexandria Pictured Rocks Kayaking and Backpacking
Entering 10th – 12th Grades
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is revered around the country for its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic overlooks and colorful cliffs above the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior. Campers will explore this tucked-away gem by a guided sea kayak trip along the Pictured Rocks shoreline. Next, they’ll experience the area’s beauty by backpacking along the breathtaking backcountry trail system, providing opportunities for campers to challenge themselves and grow together in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.

Mighty Mackinac Excursion
Entering 7th – 9th grade
Experience the Mackinac area like you never have before! Campers canoe the majestic Manistee River and then head for the Mackinac Straits, where they’ll experience the zip tour at Mill Creek and hike the State Park’s scenic trails. The excursion peaks mid-week at Mackinac Island, exploring by bicycle and learning about this historic Michigan Landmark by day and experiencing the International Dark Sky Park in Mackinac City by night! The journey culminates with an exciting kayaking trip down the Sturgeon River. With daily adventures and nights hanging out by the campfire with friends, this excursion will build lasting memories not to be forgotten.

Registration Opens
January 1, 2019