Thank you for an amazing record breaking 2017!
Summer Camp 2018 information will be available this winter.
Howell Nature Center Summer Resident Camp is a Christian camp affiliated with the Presbytery of Detroit.
We aspire to help kids take their next step with God by providing
age-appropriate faith lessons every morning and night.
Throughout the week, kids participate in a variety
of activities while learning our five key values:
Faith, self-worth, leadership, fellowship, & FUN!
Campers have the opportunity to engage in exciting activities while being surrounded by a Christian community that will make camp not just another week in the summer, but a life changing experience!
Campers enjoy modern lodges complete with attached bathrooms and air conditioning. Each week has a different theme to choose from, and many camps include off-site activities.
2017 Camps included:
Amusement & Adventure Excursion
Campers entering grades 9th – 12th
Calling all thrill seekers! We have an excursion for you! Scream your face off on miles of high speed roller coasters at Cedar Point –
the Roller Coaster Capital of the World and at Kings Island, where the new Mystic Timbers, 3,265 ft. long, 109 ft. high and 53 mph
coaster will be waiting for you! Explore Ohiopyle State Park and the majestic 30ft Cucumber Falls. Strap on a helmet as you raft
down the white water rapids of the Lower Yough River. Hang on tight as we make the most of this amazing journey!
West Coast Cruise Excursion – Campers entering grades 7th – 10th
Step out of the box and bring out your adventurous side! Travel the shores of Lake Michigan and discover the fascinating dunes,
nature preserves, and cool waters the west side of the state has to offer. Canoe the Grand River, the longest river in the state.
Explore Grand Haven and spend the day at one of the top five most beautiful beaches in the USA, then spend the evening at the
Musical Fountain a synchronized water and light show. Hike the backwoods of the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area in the Manistee
National Forest. Test your endurance as you climb the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes ranked one of the most beautiful places in America.
We will make the most of this action packed week, one you will never forget!
Amazing Adventures Camp- Campers entering grades 3rd-6th
Bring some adventure into your summer vacation with Amazing Adventures Camp! Participate in activities such as archery, fishing,
swimming, and climb our 60-ft climbing tower and fly on our 500-ft zip line. Campers will also get to venture to Sky Zone Trampoline
Park for some bouncing fun during this action packed week.
Reaching Higher Adventure Camp- Campers entering grades 6th-8th
Ready for a new experience of high flying antics here at the Howell Nature Center! You will fly on our Zip Tour, traverse both of our
High Ropes Courses, and climb our 60-ft climbing tower. Campers will also get to participate in traditional camp activities such as
swimming, canoeing, archery and will share in Christian fellowship.
High School Extreme Camp – Campers entering grades 9th-12th
Start your summer off right!!! This action packed week begins on-site where campers get to scale our 60-ft climbing tower, conquer
our high ropes course, and sail at night on our zip glow tour. Then we will head down to Camp Sandusky and spend two days at
Cedar Point. (Please note this camp starts on Monday morning)
CIT Camp – Campers entering grades 11th and 12th
Do you want to be a counselor at the Howell Nature Center one day? The CIT program is a great way to introduce you to everything
that goes into being a camp counselor. CIT’s will spend their first week in a modified week of camp, with time split between camp
activities and portions of training, while planning and running our You and Me Camp the following weekend. CIT’s will also traverse
our high ropes course and fly on our Glow Zip Tour. During the second week of camp CIT’s will be paired with a counselor and
assigned to a cabin to experience what it is truly like to be an amazing role model in the overnight camp setting.
You and Me Family Camp- For families with campers entering grades K-2nd
You and Me camp is a perfect experience for the first time camper, especially because they won’t be coming alone. You and Me
Camp is designed to for a parent, grandparent or guardian to join their child in all the awesome camp activities the HNC has to offer.
Activities throughout the weekend include canoeing, archery, hayride, swimming along with spending time with your child experiencing
and learning about God together through our Chapel and Vesper programs.
Junior Zoo Keeper Camp- Campers entering grades 3rd-6th
Want to know more about God’s fascinating creatures? Try something brand new with this one of a kind opportunity. Work hand
in-glove with our amazing Wildlife Department through demonstrations, tours, and hands-on visuals. Campers will also participate in
classic camp activities along with climbing our 60-ft tower, and flying through the air on our 500-ft zip line.
Middle School Extreme Camp- Campers entering grades 6th-8th
Break up your summer routine with a week of camp designed just for you! Experience a week of fun with swimming, fishing,
horseback riding, archery and more. We will also make an off-site trip to the Huron River for an afternoon of canoeing. Campers will
also climb our 60-ft tower, traverse our high ropes course, and take a ride on our Eco Zip Tour.
Lakeshore Adventure Camp- Campers entering grades 7th-10th
Experience our most popular camp! We will begin on-site where campers get to scale our 60-ft climbing tower, conquer our high ropes
course, and fly on our Eco Zip Tour. Then we will head to Interlochen State Park where we will take day trips to Sleeping Bear Sand
Dunes, tubing the Platt River, and Michigan’s Adventure Theme Park.