Outdoor Education Workshop - South Manitou Island Backpacking

August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018




Camp Tuhsmeheta
10500 Lincoln Lake Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838

August 13: Arrive after 3 p.m.

August 17: Depart by 10 a.m.

$5 per family

Scholarships may be available (see below)

Prerequisite: Before attending this camp, students need to have completed Outdoor Education Workshop: Backpacking 101.

Event Details

Camp Tuhsmeheta invites students ages 13-17 to practice skills and knowledge learned in Backpacking 101 as we explore South Manitou Island. Located in northern Lake Michigan, South Manitou Island is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Camping on the island will give us practical experience with daily living skills, cooking, and establishing an organized camp at which food, fellowship, and fire will help us unwind and wrap up our great days on the island.

Scholarships may be available to eligible participants. For more information, visit LIO's scholarship page.


  • August 13: Meet at Camp T to issue equipment, review plans, and divide up food.
  • August 14-15: On August 14, we will travel to South Manitou Island. For two nights and three days, we will explore the island’s coastline and visit shipwreck sites, old growth forests, and lighthouses. We will also explore the island’s interior, touring early 20th century farms, cemeteries, and school houses.
  • August 16: Travel back to the mainland and Camp Tuhsmeheta for our closing night of activities and a good night’s sleep before departing for home the next day.

Camp T Forms

Camper forms are required for this event. Please complete the Camper Information and Consent Packet [PDF] and send to Camp T at least two weeks before the event:

Camp Tuhsmeheta
10500 Lincoln Lake Road Northeast
Greenville, MI 48838

Email: campt@michigan.gov

Cancellation Policy

Please note: Payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. A credit card is the accepted method of payment. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 888-760-2206 or 517-373-2887.


Register for this Event

Registration closes July 25, 2018.