The cabin group is at the center of a Camp Mishawaka experience. Each child is part of a group of 5 to 7 like-age cabinmates. With campers from over 25 states and 8 countries, your child will meet and become friends with people from all over.
Boys and girls develop important emotional and social skills — that will serve them through the rest of their lives — in their cabin groups. Friendships formed in the cabin frequently continue long into the future.
In the background, cabin counselors oversee the residential life of the cabin group, guide activity choices, and monitor health and well being of every camper. Cabin groups are the core of the Mishawaka camp experience. Campers will be able to find their true selves, renew their sense of childhood and adventure, and learn how to be inclusive, with their cabin group acting as the catalyst for character development.
There is a variety of housing at Camp Mishawaka and younger campers (8 -11) stay in larger lodge-type cabins with a counselor in each cabin. Older campers typically stay in smaller cabins with 3-4 other campers and combine with an adjacent cabin to form a cabin group. Camp lodging is simple, yet comfortable and campers use adjacent shower and bath facilities. In the case of the younger girls (8-11) they also have in-cabin shower and bathrooms.
“Our two girls love Mishawaka….one of them would live there full time I am sure. All the active outdoor opportunities are wonderful.”
The program for each camp strives to maintain a balance between the comfort and assurance that routine provides, and the fun and excitement that spontaneity brings to each day.
|Cabin clean up
|First Morning Period
|Second Morning Period
|First Afternoon Period
|Second Afternoon Period
|Lights Out Belding and Parkside
|Lights Out Mulford
|Lights Out Gould and Valley