Camp Mishawaka's motto is "Safety, Health and Happiness." Boys and Girls from nine to sixteen years old can choose between two, four, six or eight-week sessions. Each camp has a capacity of 80 campers, allowing staff to know each camper by name- and allowing each camper to know every staff member.
Mishawaka campers can choose from over 30 land and water activities. In addition to the in-camp program, campers have the opportunity to experience the north woods on a variety of wilderness trips. Our situation on Lake Pokegama provides a wonderful setting for all waterfront activities, including swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. On land, traditional camp favorites include horseback riding, tennis and archery to name just a few.
At Camp Mishawaka, we believe: that physical and emotional safety are critical to the camp experience; in the value of a supportive camp community, characterized by humor, joy, healthy boundaries, and respect for one another; that nature provides a unique environment in which campers can thrive; that a camp experience should provide opportunities for learning, growth, appropriate risk-taking and leadership development; in the value of a rustic camp environment; in the benefits of an extended residential camp experience and that campers grow when they attend sessions that are as long as they are capable of attending; that the creative distance from home and family offered by Camp Mishawaka provides a unique opportunity to develop autonomy and identity; in providing a wide range of activities from which campers can choose; in the value of the balance between single sex environment and co-ed activities; in the value of structured activity and unstructured play; and in honoring the faith that families place in Mishawaka by sharing their children with us.