Michigan Crossroads Council has some of the finest properties in the United States. Whether you are part of a religious, school, or Scouting group, we are pleased you are considering us for your next conference, campout or weekend activity. Reservations are now open for 2016-2017 (through 8-31-17) so, if you know what you want make your reservation now click “Make Your Reservation Now” below. If not, take a look at each individual property to be your guide.
Cole Canoe Base
1356 E. Greenwood Rd | Alger, MI 48610
Phone: 989-873-1516 | Fax: 989-873-1517
Camp Director: Gus Chutorash
Ranger: Dave Gray
Properties Chair: Kent Klitzke
Cole Canoe Base offers both year-round and summer camp opportunities for groups seeking a fantastic place to participate in outdoor activities. All campsites and White Pines cabin are available throughout the year outside of the summer camping season to any interested units. Scouts can practice their shooting sports skills in camp, go hiking on our many miles of trails, and participate in other unit led scouting activities. Your group holding a weekend campout here at Cole Canoe Base will enable your scouts to have the opportunity to complete requirements towards advancing in rank or completing merit badges.
D-bar-A Scout Ranch
880 E. Sutton Road | Metamora, MI 48455
Phone: 810-245-2250 | Fax: 810-245-2249
Ranch Director – Jerry Deeg
Head Ranger – Jack Sims
Ranger / Livestock Foreman – Steve Bailey
Properties Chair – Jeff Campbell
Since 1950, D-bar-A-Scout Ranch has been providing quality scouting experiences for Scouts, Schools, and Churches from Southeast Michigan and around the Midwest. D-bar-A is located about an hour North of Detroit, MI. The ranch consists of over 1,700 acres of wilderness, 3 lakes, a herd of horses, Long Horn Steer, and other livestock, 28 heated cabins, and 11 tent sites. Program facilities include a 32 foot climbing tower, two shooting sports areas for Cub Scout and Boy Scout needs, several Nature Centers, Bouldering Wall, and 11 miles of hiking trails.
Gerber Scout Reservation
1733 Owasippe Road | Twin Lake, MI 49457
Phone: 231-894-4928 | Fax: 231-893-0648
Reservation Director – Shawn Dennany
Reservation Ranger – Charlie Brown
Properties Chair – John Fedder
Gerber Scout Camp first opened in 1951 and is located in the Manistee Forest near Twin Lake Michigan. Gerber Scout Reservation operates Boy Scout Summer Camp and Webelos & Cub Scout Summer Camp.
Gerber offers many different year-round programs and are currently developing even more. We rent a large variety of our building out for your scouting events. More information are detailed below in the Year Round Programs and Services. If their is a program you would like to see offered reach out to the Reservation Director; we are always welcome to new ideas.
20120 Bartell Road | Gregory MI 48137
Ranger – Ron Brunt – (734) 368-8019
Properties Chair – Steve Baranski
Camp Munhacke, has 120 acres on the shores of Bruin Lake, just 15 minutes north of Chelsea. While focused on Cub Scouts during the summer, the camp provides many great amenities to Scout Troops, Venture Crews, and outside groups during the rest of the year.
Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation
6278 Texas Drive | Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Reservation Director – Aaron Collins
Properties Chair – Larry Hayden
At Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation you will find over 199 acres of beautiful terrain dotted with oak, pine, maple, cedar and poplar. Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation has frontage on Bass Lake and Scouter’s Pond. Fish and wildlife are plentiful. The camp is rich in program, a perfect setting for your Cub Scouts to experience real Scouting adventure!
Rota-Kiwan focuses on the Cub Scout camping experience with theme based campsites complete with nearby modern shower houses and flush toilets. Major activity areas include aquatics, shooting sports (rifle, archery, and shotgun), ecology conservation (nature), outdoor living skills (Scoutcraft), a fine arts area (photography and cinematography) and many other advancement and program opportunities.
The Al Sabo Trail is a very sought after trail system in the community. Information on the Al Sabo Trail.
3201 S Clare Avenue, Clare MI 48617
Phone: 989-386-7943 | Fax: 989-386-3193
Camp Director – Andrew Wright
Outdoor Education Director – Kevin McLeod
Ranger – Alex Drummer
Properties Chair – Dave Lindamood
Located in the central part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Camp Rotary has one of our country’s clearest spring-fed lakes, scenic rolling hills and fragrant pine trees, making it one of the most beautiful camps in the country. With over 1,100 acres and abundant natural resources, Camp Rotary is able to offer a wide variety of programs and welcomes Scout Troops, School, Church, Civic, and Fraternal organizations on a year-round basis.
Camp Rotary offers a wide variety of innovative programs each summer and welcomes Scout Troops from both in and out-of-state each summer. Camp Rotary boasts perhaps the most beautiful waterfront of any Scout camp and has specialty programs for older Scouts and first year campers alike. Always one of the most popular areas in camp is the dining hall where tasty, well-balanced meals are served family style. Premiere Shooting Sports Ranges, COPE, Climbing and Rappelling, our new high-tech M.A.D.E. area, an all-new family carnival on Wednesday night, and modern shower houses make Camp Rotary an ideal camp for any Troop!
Silver Trails Scout Reservation
7140 Jeddo Road, Jeddo MI 48032
Ranger – Matt Langlois
Properties Chair – Wayne Hastings
Silver Trails is a 269.6 acre camp near Jeddo, Michigan, on the St. Clair-Sanilac County line. It is 28 miles North West of Port Huron, 78 miles North East of Detroit, 68 miles East of Flint and 88 Miles South East of the Tri-Cities; just a short 20 minute drive from a major shopping area. Silver Creek winds through the Scout camp, emptying into the Black River on the east end of camp. There are five cabins, three Adirondacks (3-sided shelters), and fourteen campsites. The camp’s Dining and Meeting Hall, known as the Rotary Lodge, was a gift from area Rotary Clubs and was completed in 1948. The camp was dedicated on November 1st 1945. Over the years, numerous other buildings and facilities were added to the camp. These include a chapel, health lodge, Order of the Arrow Trading Post, Nature Center, and most recently, a new Training and Activities Building.
The camp is situated in the Black River basin, carved out by the Black River, Silver Creek, Fuseline Creek, and Wilson Creek. Silver Trails might be best known for its steep cliffs, scenic bluffs, and rolling landscape. Hemlock and Birch trees cover the camp, as well a Trilliums, endangered flowers that flourish in the woodlands. The camp’s trademark is the “Number Nine Tree”, a large Sugar Maple that once grew along Silver Creek. Its trunk was twisted in the form of a number nine. The tree has since been cut down, but remains on display at camp as a testament to Silver Trail’s rich history.