Camp Registration Opens on the 15th!

It’s mid-February and Mid-Michigan is about to be buried by 6-10” of snow.  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 OPENS next week!  That is right, on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  You can 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 81 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 nearly 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 this year we are offering online registration for camp! We have collaborated with CampDoc which is an online registration platform specifically designed for camps. The link to register online will be under the registration tab on our website.

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 begins next week! February 15th, 2018!

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 Camp Director. Tyler Butler can be reached at with any questions.

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