Walden provides bus service to camp from Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland for First Session; and Detroit and Chicago for Second Session. We also offer return transportation from camp to the Detroit area at the end of the two-week sessions. Buses feature HEPA filtered air-conditioning and bathrooms.

Families already in Northern Michigan may drop off campers for First and Second sessions at camp, Families picking up on July 3 and July 31 will be asked to meet their campers on our Athletic Field.


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 choose 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 and for pick up also. Space is limited!