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St. Francis Camp on the Lake
Jerome, Michigan

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10120 Murrey Rd
Jerome, Michigan 49249

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CAMPER AGES: 8+, no restriction on age of adult campers

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): International Order of Alhambra, Knights of Columbus

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: St. Francis Camp on the Lake is a 501-(c)3, non-profit organization committed to providing the ultimate camp experience to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Located in Jerome, Michigan, St. Francis Camp on the Lake provides campers with personalized programs that promote personal growth and emotional and physical well-being.

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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Jerome, Michigan, off of Route 12. We are 30 minutes South of Jackson and 1 hour Southeast of Ann Arbor.

For more information, about St. Francis Camp on the Lake and our programs contact our Camp Director.

CAMP FACILITIES: St. Francis Camp on the Lake provides campers with personalized programs that promote personal growth and emotional and physical well-being. St. Francis Camp on the Lake’s 36-acre site includes 195 feet of waterfront located on the shores of Goose Lake, sandy beach, rustic woods, developed nature trails, sports area, adventure course and two beautiful cedar lodges where campers and counselors are housed.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake is the premier camping facility for those with special needs. We provide week long summer camp programs which are aimed at inspiring individual campers to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. Our specially designed programs truly empower the individual camper.

Activities include: swimming, boating and tubing on Goose Lake; arts & crafts; sports; leisure activities; waterslide; trampoline; nature crafts and education.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: St. Francis Camp on the Lake provides residential and day camps to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Separate one-week camp sessions begin in June and run through August with a maximum of 35 campers per week. We maintain a 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake offers a personalized camping experience to meet the individual needs and interests of each camper. To ensure the emotional and physical well-being of the campers we serve, our staff is specially trained to meet each camper's behavioral, medical and dietary needs. Specialty dietary services and 1:1 care are available, please contact the camp for more information.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake offers individualized attention to our campers’ medical conditions. Each staff member is trained in CPR, First-Aid, AED use, diabetic care, seizure response and camper direct care. We have a Health Officer on site 24 hours a day and an office and infirmary equipped to handle basic medical needs. The camp’s physician is on call 24 hour a day in case of a medical emergency.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: St. Francis Camp on the Lake provides 1 week CIT programs throughout the summer. Our CITs represent a wide range of individuals who include past and current campers, local high school students, and volunteers from the community. CITs receive a stipend for the week and assist with program facilitation, activity planning, and other camp related tasks. All CITS are required to complete a ca-mper application and have a clear criminal background check if over the age of 18. For more information, please -contact the Camp Director at 517-688-9212 or campadmin[AT]

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Need-based Camperships are available. Please call or email to request a campership application form.

Day Camp: $250
June 16-19 8:00 am-3:00 pm Daily

Residential Camp: $495
Week 1: June 15-20
Week 2: June 22-27 (Youth Week: Campers under 17)
Week 3: June 29-July 4
Week 4: July 6-11
Week 5: July 13-18
Week 6: July 20-25
Week 7: July 27-August 1
Week 8: August 3–8
Week 9: August 10-15

For complete information, please visit our website or call (517) 688-9212.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake takes pride in recruiting the highest quality of staff members. In order to provide the best camper care and quality programs, St. Francis Camp on the Lake searches out individuals with a unique blend of compassion, selflessness, flexibility, creativity and the desire to live and play together in dignity, respect and love.

There are many opportunities available to work at St. Francis Camp on the Lake including Health Officer, Assistant Director, Cabin Counselors, Lifeguards, Cooks, and Culinary Aides. Although many of our staff are students in the education and human service fields, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is not required.

For more information on staff positions and how to join our summer camp staff please call the Camp Director at (517) 688-9212.

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