ODD FELLOW AND REBEKAH CAMP OF MICHIGAN

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.

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2020 Camp Schedule

Session 1: June 21 – June 27, Completed Grade: 4th-7th

Session 2: June 28 – July 1, Completed Grade: 1st-3rd (for first time campers – pick up 3-6pm)

Session 3: July 5 – July 11, Completed Grade: 3rd-6th

Session 4: July 12 – July 18, Completed Grade: 2nd-5th

Session 5: July 19 – July 25, Completed Grade: 6th-8th

For additional information or questions, please contact Susan Herron, Camp Administrator, at (269)-598-7987.
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Our camp features a comprehensive facility for your camping experience:

•    Commercial kitchen completely equipped with a dining hall that accommodates up to 260 people.

•    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).

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

•    Forty RV/camping sites with access to water as well as electricity in well shaded areas.

•    Eight cottages are available, each having a different floor plan and some are equipped with restrooms and showers

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.

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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
Canoeing
Swimming
Archery
Aqua Jump/slide 
Hockey
Riflery
Snorkeling
Kayaking
Volleyball
Basketball
Nature Trails
Obstacle
Course Softball
Soccer
Dancing
Drama
Karaoke
Stump Ball
Shuffleboard
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.

FACILITIES AND WATERFRONT

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CAMPERS ENJOYING THE CAMP ACTIVITIES

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A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP

◊ 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

Checklist

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

Bring To Camp:

  • 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)/Trunks
  • Shoes/Hiking Boots
  • Sandals/Shoes that can get wet
  • Hat/Baseball Cap*
  • Shampoo & Soap
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • 2 Bath towels and 1 beach towel
  • Washcloth
  • Laundry Bag
  • Insect Repellent (Lotion ONLY) & Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle*
  •  Comb & Hairbrush

Optional Items:

  •  Stationary/Envelopes/Stamps*
  •  Books/Magazines
  •  Flashlight
  •  Camera/Film
  •  Small Musical Instrument
  •  Address Book or Journal
  •  Ball Glove