Sessions and Fees

Camp Walden 2019 Tuition

Tuition includes all out-of-camp trips, weekly laundry service* and hardback yearbook.
Horseback riding, transportation and medication management are separate fees.
*Mini Session campers do not send out laundry.
**The deposit for all regular sessions is $1,250.


Transportation 2019

Walden contracts with Blue Lakes Travel and Tours, whose buses feature comfy seats, air-conditioning and bathrooms. Campers receive money for lunch at McDonalds on the way to camp–or you can pack your own!

From Detroit (Farmington Hills): To and from camp First Session (June 23/July 20), Mini Session (June 23/July 6) and Second Session (July 21/August 10). $150 one way; $275 round trip
From Cleveland (Beachwood): To and from camp First Session only (June 23/July 20). $175 one way; $325 round trip
From Chicago (Lakeview neighborhood): To and from camp First Session (June 23/July 20) and Second Session (July 21/August 10). $175 one way; $325 round trip.

Walden will provide transportation to and from Pellston Regional Airport (PLN), a 30-minute drive from camp, at no charge. These flights sell out quickly, so make your reservations early!
Transportation to/from Detroit Metropolitan Airport is $50 each way.

Mini Mini Session

Sunday-Wednesday, August 4-7
$550 / $500 for current Walden families

Walden’s Mini-Mini Session is available to campers who will be entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades in the fall of 2019. This two-day, three-night introduction to camp life will allow your child to try-out the Walden Way—from eating in the Mess Hall to sampling fun new activities and getting a “lay of the land.” Mini-Mini Session campers will follow a special program guided by experienced counselors. They’ll also participate in camp events with the rest of our Second Session campers.

Mini-Mini Session campers meet our Walden bus in downtown Cheboygan on Sundayy afternoon for the 10-minute bus ride to camp; parents pick up at camp on Wednesday morning. The Mini-Mini Session is the perfect opportunity for your child (and you!) to test the waters of a summer-camp experience. Participating families will receive a $100 credit toward the 2020 season. First-time campers only. Campers who have attended a previous Mini-Mini Session are not eligible to attend. Thank you!