Camp Registration is Now Open

It’s early February and Michigan is having some wild winter weather.  For some people like myself, that is good news.  However, many other people cannot wait until summer is here and it is time to start complaining about how hot it is. For those of you who are dreaming about summer, we have an announcement that might make it feel a little closer.

The Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp registration is open!  That is right on Friday, February 1, 2019.  You could begin signing your son, daughter, grandchild, or even your neighbor’s kid up for a week of outdoor adventure down at Cedar Lake.

The MOOD Youth camp has been in operation for 73 years.  Our Camp takes place at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center, a property that spans 225 acres, including beachfront access to Cedar Lake. With the help of countless volunteers, the staff and our awesome campers, we have been providing top-notch conservation education programs and encouraging kids to get outdoors.

Over that time, we have helped more than 58,000 kids learn more about conservation science, natural resource management and taught hands-on skills for hunting and fishing. The Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp is held for five weeks during the summer and has a focus on engaging our campers in their natural recourses. Our curriculum sets us apart from other summer camps, as we cover conservation/environmental sciences, outdoor recreation, and sportsmen’s heritage. We use hands-on programming to expand our camper’s awareness or ecological concepts and outdoor technical skills.

For more information on the camp itself, you can visit our website  On our website, you can find out about the staff who work at camp (maybe even pass a job application to someone you know).  You can review the types of programs we offer for your child to sign up for and look at the dates for each camp.

New to this year we are introducing Online registration through CampDoc. Online registration is super simple! All you have to do is click the registration link, create an account for your camper, select the camp program that works best for you. Once you pay your spot will be locked in! You will then have some time to fill out your camper’s health profile before camp starts! Here is the registration link:

If you prefer to register through the mail, you can find the forms you will need to complete at this link:

We are very excited camp registration has begun and that means summer is only a few short months away

As a reminder, registration is based on first come first served, so we encourage you to start making your summer camp plans early.

If you have any questions about the process of registration or have specific questions on camp, feel free to get in touch with our new Camp Director.  Max Bass can be reached at or 517-346-6462 with any questions.


  1. Janine on April 12, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    What time are kids supposed to arrive on the first day?

    • Shaun Mckeon on April 15, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Hi Janie,

      Drop off on Sundays will be at 3PM at camp. Max the Camp director will be sending more details as the summer approaches, these communications will be sent to your email through the CampDoc account. Or Max can be reached directly at

      Thanks- Shaun McKeon Education Director

  2. Deana Currie on July 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Is there a packing list for campers?

  3. Keyania on June 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    When camp be open 2020

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