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Built To Live

July 2 - 8, 2022
Adventure Outpost
Josh Reynolds

Camp Registration

If you already know the drill, skip straight to the nitty gritty of getting to camp…
Built To Live

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!

Campers share highlights at gatherings
A girl and her horse…
A great day fishing is a great day at camp!
Latent cooking skills come alive at Built to Live!

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

God’s word is living and active
Mom, you’ll never believe WHAT I MADE at camp
And they came out of their dark cave…smiling!

Basic Camp Schedule

Opening dayArrive 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 campBreakfast, 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 DayPack up, Breakfast and Check out into Fort Transportation or Parent Pick-up.

Camp Guides