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  • About Camp Michael



    Who we are, and what we do

    Our Mission

    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.

    Our Vision

    Camp Michael will provide a uniquely special outdoors setting in which young people may learn about nature, wildlife, and woods craft. It is our desire that by doing so, young people will learn more about themselves and their environment. That they will learn skills; gain character, social and moral growth. We will provide a safe, educational atmosphere which will encourage continued personal growth and responsibility throughout the lifetime of our visitors.



    Our Organization

    Camp Michael is a 501 C 3 tax exempt organization. Our official name is Bucyrus Scouts Inc., however, we are not officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts. We are certainly available for Boy and Girl Scouts in addition to other groups. We are a volunteer organization who maintains no employees. The Ranger lives at the camp and donates his services in exchange for living accommodations. The Board Members who are responsible for running the camp and making the decisions are all volunteers.

    The camp is composed of thirty-seven and a half acres of mature upland woodlands and river bottoms full of wildlife. We have seven wilderness trails, eight primitive campsites, an amphitheater, a confidence course and two lodges. Both lodges have a fireplace, full kitchens, and showers, and are available for various activities. The Faulkner Lodge can host a thirty person sit-down dinner or meeting, or twenty campers overnight. The Tschanen Lodge can accommodate 150 people or sixty campers. We are open 365 days a year, and are free to the public during daylight hours.

    The camp is part of the historic Sandusky Bike trail, and the Sandusky River runs through the camp. The Michaels' family donated the land on which the camp is situated and was at one time the site of a Wyandot Indian Reservation. There is still a Wyandot burial ground on the property.

    Our contact information:

    Camp Michael
    1741 Shupp Rd
    Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

    Our Ranger:

    Jim Nickelson

    Our Board Members:

    President Louis Katona III

    Treasurer Mary Chance

    Mike Graham

    Brad Castle, PhD

    Tom Niedermier

    Robert Hatfield

    Leroy Kerdolff