4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp

Cancelled: 4-H Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp

Given the current concerns about novel coronavirus, the 2021 summer 4-H Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp has been cancelled. This was a difficult decision to make, however the top priority is the health and wellbeing of program participants, staff, and volunteers who make this event possible. Check back for 2022 dates!

If you have additional questions, please contact program event coordinator Laura Potter-Niesen at potterla@msu.edu.

Camp contact

Laura Potter-Niesen
Camp Co-director, 4-H Youth Development
Michigan State University Extension
160 Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-2963

The 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp offers great outdoor hands-on learning experiences for students 13-15 years old. The annual camp runs for one week and is held in late July or early August on the northern shores of Lake Huron in Presque Isle, MI. You don’t need to be a 4-H member to attend.

Have fun outdoors

Campers can do things like explore dunes, hike through forests, and wade through wetlands or fish, snorkel, and sail on Lake Huron — all while learning about their surroundings from natural resource professionals, teachers, and science researchers.

About camp

Camp Chickagami is located between Alpena and Rogers City. Camp Chickagami has dormitory-style housing, small cabins, a dining hall, and toilet and shower facilities. Meals are prepared and served in the dining hall by a qualified cook.

The camp is leased for this program by Michigan 4-H Youth Development from the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. It is operated as a camp licensed by the State of Michigan and directed by Michigan 4-H Youth Development. You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.


Camp fees include meals, lodging, and program and activity costs. Nearly half of the expenses of the program are covered by sponsors. Some scholarships are available.