The Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp of Michigan, also known as Tall Oaks Camp, is located on Big Star Lake in southern Lake County.  It is nestled near the Manistee National Forest in its own natural and serene wooded setting.  The camp offers fun and excitement to all of its guests.

Summer Youth Camp 2023

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A week of fun-filled activities!  Our highly trained counselors focus on creating a community where life-long friendships can be made.  Campers learn to be independent but are supervised 24/7 by our carefully selected Staff.

Our main goal is to help you child be accepted for their uniqueness.  A week at the Tall Oaks Camp provides a safe and structured environment where every camper can let loose and try new things.  We strive to make each activity a teachable moment and to instill confidence and self-reliance.

Activities will be adjusted to meet the age of each group, keeping each group from our fist time 2nd graders to our 8th graders engaged and challenged.

We will be following recommended CDC COVID-19 precautions and practices to ensure the health of our campers and staff.  As recommendations are changing all the time, final guidelines will be shared with parents closer to the time of camp. Vaccinations may be required for your campers.  Cabins and RV sites are available for family camping, as available.  The Camp Board and Staff hope you all have a safe and happy summer!

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2023 Camp Schedule

Register for week of your choice using the camper’s last completed grade as of the first day of the camping week.  Applications are available on the drop-down menu for the camp on our main page. Please note that all weeks are co-ed.

Sessions Dates Has Completed Grades: Camp Fee without Campership*
Session 1 June 25- July 1 Grades 2-4 $300
Session 2 July 5 -July 8 Grades 1-3 (Programmed for first time campers) $200
Session 3 July 9 -July 15 Grades 6-8 $300
Session 4 July 16-July 22 Grades 5-7 $300
Session 5 July 23-July 29 Grades 4-6 $300

Camper Fees for 2023: Our Camper Fees are listed above.  Note that the Week #2 is a shorter week for our new campers.  As in the past, we will be offering a Campership with the Camper Fee reduced to $30 per week.  See Camper Application for more information and application.

For additional information or questions, call Patty Van Doorne at 231.301.3775


Our camp facilities are able to meet your camping needs:

•   Our Dining Hall can seat up to 260 people and is complete with a commercial kitchen.  

•    Chalet style Chapel (seats 75) that is perfect for weddings, services or private reflections.

•    Spacious community restroom and shower house for each gender.

•    Centrally located playground with equipment for the children to enjoy.

•    Sandy beach front with swimming access and plenty of room to set up beach games (nearly a mile of lake frontage).  Boat docking is available.

•    Eleven bunk cabins are available with 7 to 9 single and bunk beds in each cabin.

•    22 RV/Camping sites with access to water as well as electricity in well shaded areas.

•  Eight cabins for family camping, each having at different floor plan.  All are equipped with at least a half bath.

The campground is within minutes of many local attractions the entire family can enjoy!  Shrine of the Pines, The Manistee National Forest, the Pere Marquette and Muskegon Rivers are all close for a full range of fun activities.  At the camp there is swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking trails and much more!  Baldwin is just a short drive from the camp with its shopping, dining, fishing guides, sporting goods, ice cream parlor and souvenir gift shops.

Activities at our Camp

    For over 75 years the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp has been committed to providing a safe, healthy environment where children can make new friends, create life-long memories and experience the great out-of-doors beauty of the camp.  Over the years we have introduced enrichment programs in partnership with our State of Michigan Camp Consultant and Licensing Director.  Recently we have introduced two highly effective programs that allow the campers to learn while they are having fun.  The programs are designed to help them understand making good decisions and working as a team.

    The Six Pillars of Character (Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, Respect, and Responsibility) are used as a foundation for the week of camping.  The staff refers to these characteristics throughout the week and some children receive awards based on their exemplification of the characteristics during the week.


The activities that are available to the camper are varied and are structured to allow the campers to be a part of the decision making process of which activities they will do. At the beginning of each day the cabin makes a group decision on which of the available activities they wish to participate in for that day. The activities listed below are some of the choices available:

Arts and Crafts
Water Activities
Aqua Jump/slide 
Outdoor Games
Gaga Pit
Pickle Ball
Learn About Our Environment
Nature Trails
Flag Frisbee
Skits/Talent Show
Stump Ball
Evening Theme Nights
Chalk Drawing 

Our staff works hard to provide a wholesome, positive summer camp experience for your child where they can learn about themselves and others and begin to define their place within our world. Many of our staff return to their same positions each summer bringing with them their learned experiences and new, fresh ideas for the current camper season.

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◊ Wake up bell at 7:00 A.M.
  Flag raising
◊ Breakfast
◊ Cabin cleanup
◊ Morning activities selected by cabin
◊ Lunch
◊ Rest time
◊ Canteen
◊ Swimming
◊ Supper
◊ Open activity
◊ All camp game
◊ Evening program and snack
◊ Flag lowering
◊ Showers
◊ Lights out at 10:00 P.M.

What to Bring to Camp


The following list includes items considered to be necessary for all campers. Some items are available for purchase through the Canteen. (denoted with a * in the list below)

Please LABEL EVERYTHING that comes to camp with your child’s first and last name. Many children have the same first and last initials and unfamiliar items can be

What to Bring to Camp:

What NOT To Bring To Camp:
·        Well fitting face mask


·        Water Bottle

·        Sleeping Bag OR Sheets & Blankets

·        Pillow with a pillowcase

·        Underwear (daily change)

·        Socks (daily change)

·        Shorts

·        Sweatshirt/ Sweater

·        T-shirts* (daily change)

·        Jeans/Sweatpants (3 pair)

·        Long Sleeve Shirts

·        Raincoat

·        Pajamas

·        Swimsuit (One Piece for girls)/

·        Trunks

·        Shoes/Hiking Boots

·        Sandals/ Flip Flops/ Swim Shoes that can get wet

·        Hat/Baseball Cap

·        Shampoo & Soap

·        Toothbrush & Toothpaste*

·        Comb & Hairbrush

·        2 Bath towels and 1 beach towel

·        Washcloth

·        Laundry Bag

·        Insect Repellent (Lotion ONLY) & Sunscreen

·        Sunglasses

·        Stamped and addressed envelop to send a note home.

·       Cell Phones


·       Tablets or Laptop Computers

·       Handheld Electronic games

·       Any smoking materials

·       Any weapon

·       Knives of any type or size

Optional Items To Bring:


·         Stationary/Envelopes/Stamps*

·         Books/Magazines

·         Flashlight

·         Camera

·         Small Musical Instrument

·         Address Book or Journal

·         Ball Glove