Welcome to the Camp Michael website!
Crawford County Ohio's best kept secret!
Located near Bucyrus, Ohio (home of the famous Bratwurst Festival), Camp Michael is not just a 'scout camp' but much, much more! Part of the historic Sandusky Bike Trail, the camp consists of 37 acres of mature hardwood forests and river bottoms along the scenic Sandusky River. We offer nature trails along the river and through the woodlands, wildlife observation stations, an archery range, a challenge course, basketball court, gazebo and much more. Our lodges are available for group functions -church groups, business meetings, educational programs and parties. Each of the lodges has a fully equipped kitchen. Our primitive campsites are maintained in s safe and attractive setting under the mature hardwood trees.
In addition to group outings and camping events, Camp Michael has become one of the favorite area locations for weddings. Our outdoor amphitheater is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding. The lodges are perfect for preparation prior to the wedding, and hosting the receptions afterward, or holding the wedding itself.
Businesses around the area will find the lodges to be an excellent option for business meetings, presentations, educational programs, Christmas parties, and events which are open to the public. Near Bucyrus, not far from Marion and Mansfield, its location makes Camp Michael a top notch get away from the office.
Church groups have long appreciated the environment that Camp Michael offers. Weekend get a ways, parties, youth and other group functions are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the versatility of the camp.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and church youth groups are regulars at Camp Michael. The camp has endless opportunities for learning about nature, hiking, and play, along with many other activities which are second to none. Affordable rates, ideal location for safety, make Camp Michael the prime location for scout and other youth groups within a several county radius.
Civic groups will find our camp to be very appealing in both accomidations and value for their functions. Another popular attraction to Camp Michael is for graduation parties. Bridal and baby showers are well suited activites for Camp Michael. With two lodges and all the other features Camp Michael has to offer, you can't go wrong booking your special event with us.
Donations are Tax Exempt
Camp Michael is a 501 C 3 tax exempt organization. This means that any donations made to the camp are fully tax deductable as a charitable donation. There are few places available like Camp Michael that can be experienced for little or no cost. When the Michaels family dedicated the land that has become Camp Michael, their intention was to preserve a place where area youth could learn to appreciate nature. Our mission statement fully encompases that goal:
Camp Michael will provide all young people the opportunity to grow in knowledge about themselves through the outdoor experience. We will encourage them to develop an appreciation and love of wildlife and the environment, learn history, win confidence, develop character, spirituality and moral growth.
Camp Michael has no employees. The Rangers donate their time in exchange for living quarters on the grounds. The members of the Board of Directors donate their time and are not paid. Our operating expenses come from donations, and rental fees for use of the facilities.
Even small amounts help, and all donations are greatly appreciated!
Please seriously consider Camp Michael when you are ready to make your next charitable donation