SPECIALIZED SUMMER CAMPS

Specialized Summer Camps

 

Eagle Village does summer camp differently. Unlike other summer camps, our counselors and staff use techniques specific to kids with past trauma and emotional impairments to deal with:

  • Troubled teens
  • Defiance
  • Extreme anger
  • Depression
  • Bad attitudes
  • Kids that experiment with self-harm

We use our activities, like climbing rock walls and hiking in the woods, to serve as intervention for troubled teens. Our wilderness experiences teach natural consequences, decision making, trust, perseverance, and goal setting.

We are not a boot camp and we are not a traditional summer camp. We are a camp where any kid, regardless of their struggles, can find their own success.

Financial assistance is available through Adoption Subsidy and limited scholarships. The scholarship application can now be completed as part of the registration process, or may be completed using this PDF form and turned in to our camp registration team.  Some programs are Youth In Transition and Respite eligible. Call 231-305-6730 or send us an email for more information.

Although we thought these kinds of decisions were behind us, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our summer camp programs for this summer, including Base Camp, Frontier Camp, and Project Survive due to staffing shortages. Please check back at a later time for future camp program dates!

We are working diligently to finalize a plan for day and weekend programs for later this summer and throughout the fall/winter. Please register by clicking the orange button below and add your child to the ‘Program Interest List’ to be notified as programs are added to the schedule.

Base Camp is a co-ed 5-day camp experience for kids ages 9-11. The program focuses on giving campers a sense of worth and belonging, and giving them opportunities to experience positive relationships with camp staff and with peers in a supportive environment. Camp is held on-site at Eagle Village and campers are housed by gender and age in cabins. The 5-day camp costs $500. (Choose one session per camper.)

2023 Dates TBD

Register at the link below or call 231-305-6730 for more information.

Frontier Camp is a 5-day rustic camp experience, with separate sessions for boys and girls ages 11-14. The program offers an increased level of challenge and opportunities to learn skills for overcoming adversity in a safe environment. Camp is held on-site at Eagle Village and campers are housed in rustic cabins. The 5-day camp costs $500. (Choose one session per camper.)

2023 Dates TBD

Register at the link below or call 231-305-6730 for more information.

Project Survive is a 9-day intensive wilderness experience, with separate sessions for boys and girls who are 14-17 years old. This intervention is designed for teens who are struggling with behavior at home, school and in the community. They may be skipping school or facing suspension, described as rebellious, and/or experimenting with illegal behaviors. Camp includes 4 days on-site at Eagle Village in rustic cabins, and 5 days backpacking off-campus on the Manistee River Trail and North Country Trail. The 9-day camp costs $1,500. (Choose one session per camper.)

2023 Dates TBD

Register at the link below or call 231-305-6730 for more information.

Our Summer Staff works as a team to make our camps memorable, fun, safe and growing experiences for the kids that come to Eagle Village. Our summer camps serve as early intervention, skill builders and additional support for kids that would struggle in a traditional camp setting. We have all the fun of a regular camp—like tackling the climbing wall or high ropes course, swimming, campfires and hiking through the woods—and we also offer kids extra help working through their emotions, taking responsibility for their actions and developing healthy relationships with peers and staff. Summer Staff is responsible for constant supervision of campers, helping with activities, cheering kids on, hosting visitors, occasional supervision in the residential program, being an example of how to respect self and others and maintaining the firm, but loving discipline taught during training. This position requires daily evaluation of how kids are doing emotionally and relationally.

Available Summer Staff Positions Include:

  • Cabin Leader (Camp Counselor for elementary- and middle school-age campers)
  • Wilderness Trip Guide (Wilderness Camp Counselor for high school-age campers)
  • Camp Program Lead (elementary and middle school programs)
  • Wilderness Program Lead (high school programs)
  • Health Officer
  • Guest Services Host

To learn more or to apply, click here.