Pay-in-full by October 15 for an additional $100 off your camper’s tuition.

The deposit for all regular sessions is $1350 ($300 for the Mini Mini). You may cancel without penalty through January 15. Walden prefers payments by check or echeck. Credit-card payments are subject to a 3.5 percent service charge on deposits and all payments thereafter.

We strongly recommend purchasing program protection insurance in the event you need to withdraw your camper’s registration this winter or spring. This option is available in our application and through other third-party providers.

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Transportation 2021

Walden provides charter bus service to and from Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland for First Session; and Detroit and Chicago for Second Session. Buses feature air-conditioning and bathrooms and, on the way to camp, make a stop for lunch.

Families already in Northern Michigan may drop off campers for First and Second sessions at nearby Pellston Regional Airport for transfer to camp on June 21 and July 19. There is no parent drop-off at camp on those days.


Saturday, July 31 to Tuesday, August 3

Our three-night “rookie camp” provides an introduction to Walden for rising 1st-3rd graders. These campers live in cabins of no more than seven children with three counselors. Walden staff accompany Mini Mini campers to their A-B activities, which they chose prior to their arrival. Mini Mini campers eat their meals in the Mess Hall with the rest of camp and may participate in some regular Evening Programs and Special Day events, too. Walden does not provide transportation to or from the Mini Mini Session; our staff meet families in Cheboygan for drop-off. Parents pick up at camp on Tuesday morning. Space is limited!