Camp Walden 2020

Dates and Tuition

Note: The 2020 Camper Application is not accessible on our Website. If you are interested in registering your camper(s), please call us or fill out our Request Info form. You’ll have the opportunity to let us know if you would like a packet mailed to you, a phone call or both (or neither just yet!). Our online “Welcome Booklet,” under the Who We Are tab,  offers detailed information as well. Thank you!

Walden’s Cancellation/Refund Policy
In light of the uncertainty presented by COVID-19, our cancellation policy may be further amended to reflect new dates and sessions.

Fees are as follows: Cancellations between January 16-March 15 will incur a $500 fee; between March 16-June 1 $750 fee; after June 1 no refunds will be given for cancellations. In addition, shortening of session length after June 1 will be considered a cancellation and no reduction in tuition will be made.

Tuition Details
  • Tuition includes all out-of-camp trips, weekly laundry service^ and hardback yearbook.
  • Horseback riding and transportation are separate fees.
  • The deposit for all regular sessions is $1,250. Payment-in-full is due June 1.

(^Two-week campers do not send out laundry.)

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Transportation 2020

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

Please note that two-week campers will depart by camp transportation to West Bloomfield or to Pellston Regional Airport. There will be no parent pick-up at camp on July 3 or July 31.

From Detroit (West Bloomfield High School): To and from camp First Session (June 21-July 17), both two-week sessions  (June 21-July 3 and July 19-July 31) and Second Session (July 19-August 8).
From Cleveland (Beachwood): To and from camp First Session only (June 21-July 17).
From Chicago (Lakeview neighborhood): To and from camp First Session (June 21/July 17) and Second Session (July 19/August 8).

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 2020

The Mini Mini Session is on hold until Walden reschedules our summer sessions. Please check back for updates
Saturday-Tuesday, August 1-4
$600 / $550 for Walden families with campers registered for other 2020 sessions

Walden’s Mini-Mini Session is available to campers who will be entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades in the fall of 2020. 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 Saturday afternoon for the 10-minute bus ride to camp; parents pick up at camp on Tuesday 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 2021 season. First-time campers only. Campers who have attended a previous Mini-Mini Session are not eligible to attend. Thank you!