Camp Hiawatha

Summer Camp

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Pricing & Dates

2019 Season Pricing

Early Bird* Regular Price**
Deposit Per Youth (Due March 1st) TBD TBD
Youth (17 and Younger) TBD TBD
Adult (18 and Older) TBD TBD
Youth Attending a Second Week TBD TBD

*Early pricing is for individuals making full payment by May 1, 2019
** Regular pricing is for individuals making full payment May 2, 2019 or later

2019 Season Dates

Session One June 23 – 29, 2019
Session Two July 7 – 13, 2019

Activities @ Camp Hiawatha

Handicraft Merit Badges

Handicraft Merit Badges

Art, Basketry, Leatherworking, Pottery, Pulp & Paper, Sculpture, and Woodcarving Merit Badges.

Shooting Sports Merit Badges

Shooting Sports Merit Badges

Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery Merit Badges.

Aquatics Merit Badges

Aquatics Merit Badges

Canoeing, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Motor Boating, Rowing, Small Boating Sailing, and Swimming Merit Badges.

Outdoor Skills Merit Badges

Outdoor Skills Merit Badges

Camping, Cooking, First Aid, Fishing, Geocaching, Indian Lore, Orienteering, Pioneering, and Wilderness Survival Merit Badges.

Ecology Merit Badges

Ecology Merit Badges

Animal Science, Astronomy, Bird Study, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Mammal Study, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation, Space Exploration, and Weather Merit Badges.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Adventure in and around the natural beauty of our camp.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking on flat water before advancing to the whitewater course on the river.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding

This is a challenging and fun activity! Learn how to properly use a stand-up paddle board and enjoy the lake in an entirely new way.

Sailing

Sailing

Learn how to rig, steer, and navigate a small boat on the lake.

Tomahawk Throwing

Tomahawk Throwing

Under the supervision of trained camp staff, Scouts learn to throw a tomahawk into a target.

Polar Swim

Polar Plunge

Start your day off with a dip in the lake. We have pre-breakfast swims to test yourself.

Motorboating

Log Rolling

Try to see how long you can stay up on our rolling logs.

Mile Swim

Mile Swim

Over the course of your week, swim a mile in our lake.

Order of the Arrow Callout

Order of the Arrow Callout

Scouts and Scouters that have been selected to the Order of the Arrow will be called-out and recognized.

Log Rolling

Log Rolling

Try to see how long you can stay up on our rolling logs.

First Year Camper Program

First Year Camper Program

Our first year camper program helps Scouts with skills required for Scout Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. This program will also help orientate them to camp and the programs it has to offer.

Adult Training

Adult Training

While at camp, adults can complete leader specific and supplemental training.

Geocaching

Geocaching

In your free time, explore the camp on a hunt for hidden treasures.

Fishing

Fishing

Try your luck to see what kind of fish you can catch in our gorgeous lakes.

Your Support Team

The Camp Hiawatha Experience

A True Upper Peninsula Scouting Adventure.

Camp Hiawatha is 800 acres and encircles Bunting Lake, a 60 acre lake in the middle of Hiawathaland National Forest in the heart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between the towns of Munising and Chatham. Close by are many trails and waterways including the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, The North Country Trail, Grand Island, and the Autrain River.

Camp Hiawatha provides a 7 day/6 night patrol style camping experience. Amenities include 8 camping sites that can accommodate 40-80 campers depending on the site. Each site has flush toilets, patrol shelters and a central fire ring. A shower house with 10 stalls including handicap accessibility is also available.

Scouts camping at Camp Hiawatha have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and appreciate its bounties by sleeping in tents, cooking and eating meals in the outdoor setting, exploring the many nature trails, watching the loons swim about the lake with their chicks, or watching the grand night skies. The opportunity to learn and apply outdoor skills helps to reinforce the “Outing” of Scouting.

Camp Hiawatha offers a multi-layered program for Scouts of all ages and experience levels. A program designed specifically for first time campers, many merit badge opportunities for Scouts working on their advancement, and a high adventure program for older, more experienced Scouts.

Contact Us

Reservations & Support Number: 920-734-5705

Reservations & Support Email: reservations@baylakescamps.org

Camp Phone Number: 906-387-2714

Camp Address:
E6350 Doe Lake Road
Munising, MI 49862

Your Questions. Our Answers.

Can we complete our swim checks before we come to camp?

Bay-Lakes Council Camps only permit swim checks to take place in the lake at the camp in which your unit is attending. Units do have an option to arrange a swim check prior to their arrival at the camp’s lake. Arrangements must be made with the Camp Director in a timely fashion. Swim checks completed anywhere else besides the lake at the camp in which your unit is attending will not be valid.

What are the youth protection training requirements to attend Camp Hiawatha's Resident Camp?

ALL ADULTS must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and must have taken youth protection training prior to their arrival to camp. Camp management will collect youth protection training certificates during check-in. Unregistered adults and/or adults without a valid youth protection training certificate will not be permitted to enter the summer camp.

Does your camp accept any non-BSA medical/physical forms that are unexpired?

No. All participants, youth and adults, must turn in an official BSA medical with parts A, B, and C completed. Please note that a tetanus shot is also required to have been administered within the past 10 years. There is a religious exemption available for the tetanus shot. Please call our support team at 920-734-5705 to obtain a religious exception form.

Can siblings attend camp?

Unregistered siblings are not permitted to attend camp.

A Quality Experience

Bay-Lakes Council Camps meet and exceed standards set forth by the Boy Scouts of America, the American Canoe Association, and the National Rifle Association. Camp Hiawatha receives annual accreditation as a Boy Scout Resident Camp.

Our Team

Each Bay-Lakes Council Camp has a trained and dedicated team running the camp. Key members of our camp staff are sent and receive certification from a National Camp School hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. All camp staff undergo at least a week and a half of training on customer service, program delivery, safety, and a wide range of other specialty topics. More than half of each camp’s staff is also certified in First Aid, CPR, & AED.

Join Our Team

As part of a team at a Bay-Lakes Council Camp, you’ll impact the lives of youth and adults as we deliver an exceptional program surrounded by the beauty of the woods of Wisconsin and Michigan. Individuals 14 and up can work at a Bay-Lakes Council Camp.

  • Competitive Seasonal Salaries
  • Free Room & Board
  • Internship Friendly
  • Paid Training for Key Positions
  • An Experience of a Lifetime