Camper cabins

Our 32 camper cabins feature between six and eight bunk beds each, as well as built-in shelves for camper personal belongings. All cabins have electricity and bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks. Cabins have operable windows, exhaust fans and heaters (for those chilly Up North nights!)

Dining Room, a.k.a. Mess Hall

The newest iteration of the Walden Mess Hall is a 2016-2017 remodel that expanded our kitchen workspace, vaulted the ceilings and added six new restrooms. The new Mess Hall features a raised wooden deck overlooking the Meadow.

Health Center (a.k.a. Infirmary)

Walden’s health center stocks over-the-counter medications for basic ailments, as well as examination and first-aid supplies and equipment. Each week, a new doctor resides on-site at Walden. Doctors and Camp Health Officers (CHOs) live in the health center (affectionately still referred to as the Infirmary) and rotate “on-call” every night. Three rooms with multiple beds are reserved for campers who are unwell or simply need to rest. Doctors see campers at a formal “sick call” after breakfast and dinner, and CHOs deliver mealtime medications to campers at the Mess Hall. Walden is a 15-minute drive from the McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Emergency Room.

The Camp Store

Waldmart is located at the back of the office and carries Walden logo items, such as water bottles, teddy bears, magnets, socks, etc. The store is open a few times a week at Twilight, from 7-8 p.m.

Riding Stables
Our on-site stables allows Walden to offer a robust riding program for beginning to intermediate riders. Camp maintains several rings for English-saddle lessons and groomed trails on camp property for Western rides.

Playground
A colorful Landscape Structures Evos playground replaced the old Walden playground in 2015. The playground provides safe, unstructured fun for sliding, spinning, swinging, climbing and just hanging out!

Where do you go if it rains?
Our indoor A/B activity spaces double as refuges for rainy-day fun. Besides the Mess Hall, campers will gather in the Arts & Crafts building, Rec Hall, Gymnastics Room, Radio Room/Lounge, Gameroom and Nature Nook.

explore the neighborhood with our interactive map

horseback riding

HORSEBACK RIDING

mess hall

MESS HALL

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lounge/radio room

LOUNGE/RADIO ROOM

meadow

THE MEADOW

pavillion

PAVILION

the pit

THE PIT

rec hall

REC HALL

boy's cabins

BOY'S CABINS

beach

BEACH

girl's cabins

GIRL'S CABINS

A field

A FIELD

B field

B FIELD

outdoor stage

OUTDOOR STAGE

playground

PLAYGROUND

nature nook

NATURE NOOK

arts & crafts

ARTS & CRAFTS

office

OFFICE

HEALTH CENTER

HEALTH CENTER

FARM & GARDEN

FARM & GARDEN

camp walden map