Camp Sessions

St Francis Camp on the Lake provides both residential and day camps to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We have 10 separate one-week camp sessions beginning in June and running to mid-August with a maximum of 35 campers per week. We maintain a 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio and provide 1:1 care for those in need.

On hot days, adequate breaks and cooling periods are provided to insure campers are safe and can enjoy their time with us.

Residential Camp (week long)

Each week, St. Francis Camp on the Lake welcomes a new group of campers. During their 5 night stay, campers reside in one of our two modern lodges with a group of their peers. Throughout their week at camp, campers have the opportunity to try a variety of activities and choose the activities they are most interested in participating in.

Throughout the summer, St. Francis Camp on the Lake offers camp sessions tailored to the specific interests of our campers.

Youth Camp:

Youth camp is packed full of high-energy activities guaranteed to get your 8–17-year-old camper outside with peers and engaging in sports, aquatics, games, and other educational programs. While providing a week of fun, staff work with campers to improve personal hygiene habits, independent living, social, and decision-making skills.

Young Adult Camp:

Young Adult camp gives campers ages 14-26 the opportunity to socialize with peers, make new friends, and help plan a week full of exciting camp activities. Campers will use decision-making and communication skills as they work in teams to brainstorm activities and create a week of camp tailored to their specific interests.

Adult Camp:

If your camper is over the age of 24, enjoys the relaxing side of camp, and is looking to make new memories with friends old and new our Adult camp might be just what they are looking for. Some activities of the week include fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, jewelry making, crafts, nature education, cooking, music, and games.

Day Camp

Day campers have the same opportunity to experience all the joys of camp as our residential campers. This 9 am-5 pm camp option is perfect for those campers that are new to camp or working towards spending their first night away from home. For more information: (517) 688-9212 or e-mail the Camp Director.

Online Registration


Camp Sessions for 2023

Week 1: June 11-16

Adult Camp (Ages 25+)

Week 2: June 18-23

All Ages

Week 3: June 25-30

St. Louis Center Only

Week 4: July 2-7

Youth Camp (8-17)

Week 5: July 9-14

Young Adults (18-23)

Week 6: July 16-21

All Ages

Week 7: July 23-28

Adults (Ages 21+)

Week 8: July 30-Aug 4

All Ages

Week 9: August 6-11

All Ages

Week 10: August 13-18

Boy Scouts (10) + All Ages

General Information

Residential Camp

3:1 = $650

*Register by 3/01/23 = $600

1:1 = $950

*Register by 3/01/23 = $900

Check-In: Sunday, 3:00-5:00 pm

Check-Out: Friday, 9:00-11:00 am

Day Camp

3:1 = $350

*Register by 3/01/23 = $300

1:1 = $575

*Register by 3/01/23 = $525

Mandatory Deposit = $150

Returned Check = $50

If you register your camper as a 3:1 registration and when counselors are working with your camper, they realize they have the need to be in a 1:1 staffing modality. Parent and/or caregiver will be notified, and you may choose to pick up your camper early however the camper will be sent home without refund, or your camper may stay (if we have staff to provide 1:1 staffing) and you will be charged an additional $450.

Please be honest about your campers needs, disabilities, and/or behaviors this helps us place them with the correct staffing modality which is either 3 campers with 1 counselor modality or 1 camper with 1 counselor modality. If your camper arrives registered as a 3:1 camper however, his behaviors and/or medical care needs make them a 1:1 you may need to come pick them up early without a refund or if we have enough staff to cover a 1:1 they may stay however you will be charged an additional $450.

Each day at camp is packed with fun-filled adventures!

Fishing Sports Nature Activities
Boating Arts & Crafts Outdoor Cooking Games Dancing
Tubing Swimming Pontoon rides
Music and Much, Much More!