In Dignity, Respect and Love
Living and Playing Together

Summer Camp

St. Francis Camp on the Lake provides both residential and day camps to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We have 10 separate one-week camp sessions beginning in June and running to mid-August with a maximum of 35 campers per week. We maintain a 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio and provide 1:1 care for those in need.

Residential Camp

​Each week, St. Francis Camp on the Lake welcomes a new group of campers. During their 5 night stay, campers reside in one of our two modern lodges with a group of their peers. Throughout their week at camp, campers have the opportunity to try a variety of activities and choose the activities they are most interested in participating in.

Throughout the summer, St. Francis Camp on the Lake offers camp sessions tailored to the specific interests of our campers.
Youth Camp: Youth camp is packed full of high-energy activities guaranteed to get your 8-17 year-old camper outside with peers and engaging in sports, aquatics, games, and other educational programs. While providing a week of fun, staff work with campers to improve personal hygiene habits, independent living, social, and decision-making skills.
Young Adult Camp: Young Adult camp gives campers ages 14-26 the opportunity to socialize with peers, make new friends, and help plan a week full of exciting camp activities. Campers will use decision-making and communication skills as they work in teams to brainstorm activities and create a week of camp tailored to their specific interests.
​Adult Camp: If your camper is over the age of 24, enjoys the relaxing side of camp, and is looking to make new memories with friends old and new our Adult camp might be just what they are looking for. Some activities of the week include fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, jewelry making, crafts, nature education, cooking, music, and games.
Boy Scout Week: One of the exciting programs is the new Boy Scout week where registered scouts have the opportunity to complete requirements towards a selection of merit badges. Merit badge classes are instructed by registered merit badge counselors. St. Francis Camp on the Lake has teamed up with local professionals including Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department, DNR Conservation Officers, Somerset Township EMS, and the owner of a local saw mill, to provide a dynamic learning experience for the scouts. This summer we will be offering:​Woodworking, Search and Rescue, Nature, Orienteering, Reptile & Amphibian Studies, Safety, Fishing, and First-Aid/CPR training.

Day Camp

Day campers have the same opportunity to experience all the joys of camp as our residential campers. This 9 am-5 pm camp option is perfect for those campers that are new to camp or working towards spending their first night away from home. For more information: (517) 688-9212 or e-mail the Camp Director.

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Camp Sessions for 2018

Open house.  May 5, 2018​

Week 1: June 17-22            Adults (Ages 24+)
Week 2: June 24-29            All Ages
Week 3: July 1-6                  All Ages
Week 4: July 8-13                All Ages
Week 5: July 15-20              Young Adults (18-23)
Week 6: July 22-27              Youth Camp (8-17)
Week 7: July 29 - Aug. 3     Adults (Ages 26+)
Week 8: August 5-10           All Ages
Week 9: August 12-17         St. Louis Center
Week 10: August 19-24       Boy Scouts #390

General Information

Residential Camp                             $550
​        1:1 Staffing is an Additional $200
Check-In: Sunday, 3:00-5:00 pm
Check-Out: Friday,  9:00-11:00 am

Day Camp                                         $275
​        1:1 Staffing is an Additional $75
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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Each day at camp is packed with fun-filled adventures!

Arts & Crafts
Nature Activities
Outdoor Cooking
and Much, Much More!