Choose your track
Three possible directions, one incredible week. Fort’s Built To Live provides your middle-schooler with the opportunity to dive deeply into an area of passion. With a smaller group of others with a similar passion, friendships grow deeper as does your child’s particular passion area. Each new year brings with it new opportunities to grow. Who’s ready?
Campers will spend the week participating in various outdoor expeditions led by our trained staff. Canoeing down the Wisconsin River, camping and hiking in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan, and several other offsite trips provide the time and space for teens to grow together in friendship and their relationship with God.
Start the ovens and grease the pans, the campers are cooking! Led by our Youth Camp Food Service Director, Janet Merkel, campers will spend the week learning delicious recipes and how to prepare meals, desserts, and more!
Saddle up! During this track, campers will spend their time learning about the proper care, training, and riding of horses. Expect a week of engaging lessons and rides through the beautiful Northwoods!
First time camper?
Read our Frequently Asked Questions! Don’t forget to invite a friend and request them as a cabin mate on your registration form!
Campers engage in activities led by our amazing summer staffers. Each day your child will spend dedicated time in their chosen track with other campers who have similar interests.
We welcome your family to drive your child up to Fort, take a tour, and meet your counselor. You may also utilize our transportation. It is available for our summer youth programs, with pickups on opening Saturday and drop-offs on closing Friday of camp. We use a coach bus and/or vans, all chaperoned by trained Fort Staff.
Cost: +$125 Round Trip / +$75 One Way
Food Allergy Note
For any food allergy, we want to help. Please email no less than 2 weeks before the first day of camp. Contact the Youth Camp Food Service Director (Janet) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic Camp Schedule
|Opening day||Arrive at Camp! (1:30 – 4:00 PM)|
Meet your counselor and cabinmates, move into your cabin, and take a swim and/or horseback test. (Goodbye to parents)
First dinner and all camp activity
|Day 2 to last full day of camp||Breakfast, lunch, dinner shared with campers and counselors.|
Morning session with your speaker, followed up with cabin time.
Campers engage their track.
An evening group session followed by a nightly all-camp activity and a campfire.
|Last Day||Pack up, Breakfast and Check out into Fort Transportation or Parent Pick-up.|