Our program combines elements of a traditional summer camp (swimming, sports, campfires, hikes,
theater, dance, arts and crafts) with cooperative work projects (construction, organic gardening, trail maintenance and cleaning). Additionally, educational activities take on topics like climate change, food politics, social justice, ecosystems and the importance of critical thinking. Parents frequently report that their kids come home more independent, thoughtful and interested in the world around them.
Our focus on cooperation as an interpersonal strategy and viable economic alternative is embodied by our daily chores, work projects, decision making, camp store and other activities. Meal clean-up is a time when staff and campers work together and learn the importance of working to maintain a community. Every morning we do work projects all around camp to dmonstrate cooperation and give campers an appreciation for work itself. Often, campers are most excited to tell their parents about work projects: showing off vegetables they planted, trails they trimmed or a shed they helped to build. Some families report that their campers come home more helpful and engaged after a session at CPC.
View Summer Camp Brochure.
Session 1 - Two Weeks
July 9 - 22, 2017
Session 1a - One Week
July 9 - 15, 2017
Session 2 - One Week
July 23 - 29, 2017
Session 3 - Two Weeks
July 30 - August 12, 2017
In our final session campers have the opportunity to collaboratively create an original Folk Opera. This musical spoof portrays the highlights and hijinks of a summer at Circle Pines and is performed for parents and all of camp on the final night of the session. It is a memorable grand finale!
If you are unable or do not want to submit your information electronically, please fill out the documents below and email them to:
You may also send hardcopies to our mailing address - 8650 Mullen Rd. Delton, MI 49046
View Summer Camp Parent Manual (packing list on page 11)
*We allow campers to register for the first week of Session 1 (at the same rate as the one week session). They then have the option of staying the second week if the camper, parents and counselors all agree this is appropriate. If they do stay for the second week, the fees for that week are $600.