For more than 75 years, Michigan United Conservation Clubs has offered Michigan kids ages 9-16 an amazing week-long summer camp experience. Guided by conservation values, our youth camp gives youth a chance to be fully immersed in enjoying and developing an appreciation for our great outdoors. A true Michigan experience, MUCC’s Youth Camp is held at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center near Chelsea in southeast Michigan.

The MUCC Youth Camp is a 6-day, 5-night summer adventure designed to instill a love for the outdoors into Michigan’s kids. Since 1946, Michigan United Conservation Clubs has helped more than 58,000 kids learn the value of conservation while introducing them to the wonderful world they live in right here in Michigan’s great outdoors. Kids attending the camp will experience fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, forestry, wildlife identification, archery and more. Campers also learn basic firearms safety, have the opportunity to earn their hunter education certificates and learn the value of sound conservation practices.

For more information about the 2022 Camp or to register a camper, visit the Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp Page or contact Camp Director at 517-346-6462,


Recruitment and retention: These are the keys to the future of our outdoor heritage and to the long-term sustainability of Michigan’s great outdoors. It is only through wise use of our resources — the conservation ethic — that the passions and resources we enjoy today can be ensured for tomorrow.

It is for those reasons that Michigan United Conservation Clubs devotes so much energy and resources on youth education efforts. MUCC is a leader in youth-oriented outreach in Michigan. Whether it’s our long-running Youth Camp or our celebrated Tracks Magazine youth membership program, MUCC is committed to getting the next generation of Michigan conservationists.


Please Note: A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on your child's registration form upon receipt of payment and registration.

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Michigan United Conservation Clubs has operated summer youth camp programs continuously since 1946. During this time, more than 57,000 youth have learned to enjoy the outdoors safely and have left camp with a deeper appreciation and respect for the natural world they live in. Michigan OUTofDOORS Youth Camp is held throughout the summer at the restored Cedar Lake Outdoor Center near Chelsea, MI. This camp exceeds the sprinkling of nature programming offered by most camps by including conservation and ecology lessons as part of each and every camp offered. During their week at camp, youth will increase their knowledge of ecological concepts and broaden their awareness of conservation issues through hands-on nature experience.

Do you want to go to camp, but you're unsure where to get funds to do it?  Check out the Riley Wilderness Youth Camp scholarship!  Riley Wilderness Youth Camp takes place at the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp.  Each year, the Riley Foundation and SCI-Novi provide 80 youth camp scholarships.  You can apply online at:

TRACKS Magazine

Do you have a child who loves animals? Do they constantly want to learn more about mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and all the other creatures in Michigan?  If the answers are yes then we have a publication for you.  TRACKS Magazine is a publication supported and written by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, that focuses on the wildlife and ecosystems of the great State of Michigan.

TRACKS Magazine is published for eight months during the year, October- May. The magazine is targeted at upper elementary school students and can be found in classrooms across the United States.  TRACKS focuses on a different Michigan animal each month and is loaded with information about habitats, ecosystems, ecology and zoology.  Aside from all of these great stories about the animal, there is also a poster of the animal for each month included.

To top it off each magazine also has activities that your children can do to learn more about the environment around them and we even have animal jokes they can tell their friends.

TRACKS is found in many classrooms but you can also subscribe to TRACKS as a family for the price of $20 per year.  If you sign up your child to attend our summer camp you get a one-year subscription to TRACKS free.

To subscribe please call 1-800-777-6720 and we will get you signed up today so your kids can start receiving the next great issue.