Walden partners with Blue Lakes Charters & Tours. Buses feature HEPA filtered air-conditioning and bathrooms, and Walden staff ride on the buses with campers to and from camp. Bus fare will be determined in the spring but generally runs from $165 (Detroit)) to $200 (Chicago) for one-way travel.Round-trip fars are discounted approximately 10 percent.

Walden provides charter bus transportation to camp:
  • Monday, June 17, at the start of First Session/Mini Session from the Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland* areas
  • Sunday, June 30, at the start of Weeks 3-4 and the five-week session from the Detroit area only
  • Monday, July 15, at the start of Second Session/Two Weeks Second Session from the Detroit and Chicago
Walden provides charter bus transportation from camp:
  • Saturday, June 29, the last day of the Mini Session, to the Detroit area only
  • Saturday, July 13, the end of First Session, to the Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland* areas
  • Saturday, July 27, at the end of the Two Weeks Second Session, to the Detroit area only
  • Saturday, August 3, the last day of Second Session and end of camp, to the Detroit and Chicago areas

*Buses from and back to Cleveland, at the beginning and end of First and Second Sessions, will depend upon demand

Families may also drop off and pick up campers at camp. On arrival days, drop off occurs on our Athletic Field. Parents are not allowed any further onto camp grounds. We welcome parents to come into and tour camp at pick up the last day of First Session, July 13, and the last day of Second Session, August 3.

diversity, equity, inclusion

Walden understands that a relevant camp community requires the harmonies of many voices—not only those that inspire, but also those that instruct and challenge. We strive to be a camp where diversity is celebrated and supported, and where each camper and staff member is provided the resources and opportunities to succeed. Our mission of teaching empathy and respect is incomplete if it only serves those who think and look like we do. We believe that our camp can be anyone’s camp, and that our greatest strength lies therein.

Walden is an Equal Opportunity Employer that hires qualified staff regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.