Serving Educators Since 1980


The Howell Conference & Nature Center has a long history of quality programming for overnight school camp trips.  We specialize in experiential education and work hard to provide a well-rounded and fun camping experience for students, teachers, and chaperones.  Whether you choose one night or an entire week for your overnight camp trip, our staff will work closely with you to design a program that meets your individual needs.

Thank you heart from teacherWe offer a wide selection of environmental education, social studies, outdoor education, challenge courses/teambuilding, and other camp activities to choose from.  Examples include:

Choose from more than 60 program options including:

  • Live Animal Presentations, e.g. Birds of Prey, Wild Super Powers, Michigan Mammals and seven more selections
  • Environmental Education Programs, e.g. Animal Tracks, Food Chain, Predator/Prey and twelve other courses
  • Social Studies Programs, e.g. Heifer Global Village experiences, Native American Games and Drumming, and Exploring Maps
  • Outdoor Education, e.g. Orienteering, Shelter and Fire Building, Archery, Canoeing and Fishing
  • Teambuilding and Challenge Courses, e.g., High Ropes, Obstacle Course, the Tallest Outdoor Climbing Tower in Michigan, and 500 ft. Zip Line
  • Traditional Camp Activities, e.g., Skits, Gaga Ball, Hikes, Capture the Flag, and many more!

A sample schedule for an overnight visit:

10:45 a.m. – Arrive, unpack, orientation
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Catered lunch
12 p.m. – Archery
1:05 p.m. – Fire & shelter building
2:10 p.m. – Canoeing
3:15 p.m. – Climbing wall
4:20 p.m. – Predator/prey games
5:30 – Catered dinner
7 p.m. – Campfire
8 p.m. – Dance program

Teacher Trip Packet:
Program Descriptions
HCNC Program Selection Form
Adult Waiver
Minor Waiver
Chaperone Information
Needs Assessment
Meal Form
Health Form
Camp Packing List

Call our main office at 517-546-0249 for scheduling and pricing information.  Rates vary based on length of visit and programs selected.