Cass County Summer Camps

Bair Lake Bible Camp

Centrally located in Michigan’s beautiful great lake state, Bair Lake Bible Camp is just a short drive from Chicago, Detroit, and Grand Rapids. Bair Lake is your destination for exceptional Christian summer camps, day camps, challenging outdoor experiences, quality retreat facilities, and memorable events for the entire family. We invite you to come, relax, and let our staff help you fully experience Bair Lake Bible Camp. (Member of the Christian Camp & Conference Association) Experience adventures, friendship, new opportunities, team building, and Bair Lake! Bair Lake Bible Camp offers:

  • Summer Camps
  • Day Camps
  • Family Camps
  • Retreats
  • Guest Rentals
  • Teambuilding
  • Unique Meeting Venue

Phone: (269) 244-5193
Website: Bair Lake Bible Camp
Location: 12500 Prang St, Jones, MI 49061 – Directions

Camp Baber – African Methodist Episcopal Church

Also known as Beverly Thomas Fine Arts Institute, this beautiful camp is owned and operated by the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Located in Cassopolis, Michigan on 57 acres of landscaped terrain overlooking Stone Lake, Camp Baber shines as a beacon of programmatic possibilities in the Fourth District and throughout the Connectional Church. The Urban League of Chicago, Notre Dame, and Western Michigan Universities have utilized the facilities in years past. Camp Baber houses four dormitories that can accommodate a total of 110 people, and a lodge, equipped with 24 individual, furnished rooms. The Camp boasts a Class A rating as a State of Michigan Adult and Child Resident Camp. The first music and performing arts camp was initiated in 1997 as the vision of Beverly Thomas under the episcopal leadership of her husband, the late Bishop Robert Thomas. Jr. A small grant from the Kellogg Foundation allowed the Camp to open with classes in band and choir. In the short period of four years, the Beverly Thomas Fine Arts Institute ( renamed in 2008), showed phenomenal growth, expanding to include:

  • Art
  • Choral
  • Concert Band
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz
  • Strings

Phone: (269) 445-2630
Facebook: Camp Baber
Location: 23605 Pokagon Hwy, Cassopolis, MI 49031 – Directions

Camp Friedenswald – Affiliated: Mennonite Community & Faith

Come to Camp Friedenswald, the peaceful woods, rooted in the Mennonite community and faith, to unplug and reconnect. Attend a summer camp or family retreat, bring your school class for an unforgettable experience, or hold your own retreat in one of our comfortable cabins or lodges. Whether looking to unwind on the beaches of Shavehead Lake or actively explore the hiking trails, we trust your time in the peaceful woods will leave you renewed for life ahead!

  • Summer Camps
  • Outdoor Education
  • Team Building
  • Retreats

Phone: (269) 476-9744
Website: Camp Friedenswald
Location:  15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI 49031 – Directions

Kë Gbéshmen (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi)

Kë Gbéshmen aims to grow Bodwéwadmi zhetthkéwen, a sense of community, and stewards of the environment for the next 7 generations. It is our mission to ensure every Kë Gbéshmen camper:

  1. Has a healthy and enjoyable camp experience.
  2. Gains enthusiasm for their Potawatomi ways and environmental concerns.
  3. Receives new experiences, develops new skills and forges life-long friendships.
  4. Leaves camp an emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically stronger person.
  5. Establishes a stronger connection with Neshnabe history, culture and language.

Click here for the 2022 Camper Registration

Click Here to open the schedule for Day Camp & Overnight Camp

  • Week 1 | Ages 5-8 | June 21-23 | Day Camp
  • Week 2 | Ages 8-12 | June 28-30 | Day Camp
  • Week 3 | Ages 12-17 | July 13-15 | Day Camp
  • Week 4 | Ages 12-17 |  July 19-22 | Overnight Camp (Priority given to high school students)

Email: Pokagon.SummerCamp@pokagonband-nsn.gov
Website: Kë Gbéshmen 
Location: Rodgers Lake Campus, 58620 Sink Rd., Dowagiac, MI – Directions

Camp Tamarack – Affiliated: Boy Scouts of America – LaSalle Council

Camp Tamarack is approximately 250 acres and is the summer camp facility located on the north side of Big and Little Wood Lake. Tamarack has 14 campsites, 3 winter lodges, 16 staff cabins, main shower house, health lodge, Director’s lodge, dining hall, cooks cabin, quartermaster/trading post, administration building, conservation Pavilion, rifle range, archery range, water-front, athletic field, and parade field. The water supply is winterized (no water in campsites) by October 15th and recharged by May 1st.

  • Camp ToPeNeBee
  • Wood Lake Scout Reservation
  • Rice Woods
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp
  • Webelos Summer Camp
  • Cub Adventure Weekend
  • Day Camp
  • National Youth Leadership Training

Phone: (269) 435-7533
Email: Info@lasallecouncilbsa.org
Website: Boy Scouts Camp Tamarack
Location: 10891 Withers St, Jones, MI 49061 – Directions

Camp Eberhart – YMCA

YMCA Camp Eberhart is an extension of the Michiana YMCA located in South Bend, Indiana. Camp Eberhart began building the camp in 1909. The camp was the first YMCA camp in the country to offer a summer program for young women.

Located on beautiful Corey Lake, YMCA Camp Eberhart is a haven for learning and achievement for all children with the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. Summer programs include:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Astronomy
  • Disc Golf
  • Drama
  • Fishing
  • High Ropes Challenge
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking, Boating & Canoeing
  • Land Sports
  • Leadership
  • Music
  • Nature Studies
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Photography
  • Raggers (Mentoring)
  • Riflery
  • Rocketry
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tower Challenge
  • Trailblazing
  • Trail Biking
  • Water Skiing

Phone: (269) 244-5125
Toll-free: (888) 922-6732
Website: YMCA Camp Eberhart
Location: 10481 Camp Eberhart Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093 – Directions

Camp Tannadoonah – Affiliated: CampFire

Camp Tannadoonah is a traditional summer camp serving boys and girls ages 5-16, located on beautiful Birch Lake in Vandalia, Michigan. They are an ACA accredited residential and day camp and strive to provide fun, safe, and life-changing experiences.
Camp Tannadoonah offers 8 weeks of co-ed day and overnight summer camp programming each summer. We have 3-day, 7-day, and 11-day sessions, plus a multi-week Counselor in Training (CIT) program. Campers who register for multiple weeks can stay the weekend in between sessions. We also have Fall Camp, Spring Camp, and Family Camp weekends throughout the rest of the year.

Our summer camp program is designed to immerse participants ages 5-16 in nature to learn, explore, and grow together while developing a lifelong respect for the outdoors. Camp Tannadoonah.

Phone: (574) 387-6095
Website: Camp Tannadoonah
Location: 14751 Harvey St, Vandalia, MI 49095 – Directions