Grades 4-6 (Michigan)

Copper Country is designed for kids who have completed grades 4-6

  • The Copper Country camp center is suited to meet pre-teens where they are in life
  • All week long, your child will be nurtured by a passionate, joyful and highly trained Christian counselor
  • Your camper will spend their week with the same small group of cabin mates and counselors
  • There are loads of fun activities that ensure your child will have more fun than they can imagine
  • You can choose a camp program such as Horses, Paintball, High Adventure, and more
  • The daily agenda is filled to the max to keep your child engaged
  • Your camper will love the themed housing - It will really tap into their imagination!

How Copper Country is suited for pre-teen campers

Programming geared for pre-teen growth

Activities and Bible lessons are a little more grown up for your pre-teens. Campers meet and participate in both small and big group activities, including a live band on Wednesday night! Programs focus on individual camper growth and helping campers to make their faith applicable to their lives.

Meeting pre-teens where they're at

We take into account the fact that your camper is beginning to change in big ways. They are starting to make big life decisions on their own, branch out to new friend groups, and realize the importance of having a healthy community in their life. The programs, curriculum, and staff we hire are well aware of what your camper's needs.

A safe environment for pre-teens to ask questions

Pre-teens are at a stage where they begin to make life changing decisions about their faith and how they can use it to impact the community around them. It is our job to provide a safe environment where they feel comfortable asking difficult questions and having meaningful conversations. SpringHill's staff are well-trained to direct your campers to biblical answers as well as back to your church or family community to find answers.

Themed housing that captures your pre-teen's imagination

Our facilities are designed to help captivate your camper's imagination. In Copper Country we have a main “hub." This is the area where our commonly used facilities are. The dining hall, trading post, and infirmary are all located here. Accommodations are inspired by Michigan's history and are much more fun than an ordinary cabin. Be a settler in Pioneer Village or journey back into the wild west when you stay in Algonquin Village. You will be assigned a cabin area based on age, program, and roommate requests.

Counselors trained for the pre-teen age group

Our staff to camper ratio is 1 to 7 to ensure that your camper is always being supervised and cared for. Each staff person is trained in childhood development of the pre-teen age group, so they are equipped to help them process the feelings and experiences they have at SpringHill. Our staff will appropriately challenge and encourage your camper to try new things while keeping them safe and teaching them more about their faith.

"SpringHill is an all around great experience. It teaches younger kids about being independent, offers a vast amount of time with God, and is just a lot of fun!"

Camper Parent

How we care for your pre-teen camper

Helping your child grow in their faith

As a parent, we know it's important to see your child grow in their faith.This is also extremely important to us, and one of our main goals while your child is at SpringHill. Our counselors are young, passionate, fun role-models who are open about their love for God and God's love for your child. Our top goal is to integrate faith and fun throughout each day of camp. Counselors are always looking for teachable moments throughout the camp day.

Camp Counselors are emotionally invested in your child

Your child will be with the same counselors the entire week. This gives counselors the time to get to know your child and become emotionally invested in their lives. A counselor's sole purpose is to build relationships with your camper and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp.

Your camper will never be left alone

Counselors stay in cabins with campers and spend the whole day with these cabin groups, participating in activities and leading small group sessions. We have additional counselors who run activities during the day and stay with your campers at night to provide extra support both at activities and in the cabins. This ensures that campers are never left alone and are being supervised with the same person for their entire experience.

Special care for campers missing home

Homesickness is not uncommon at camp - usually because it's a child's first time away from home for an extended period of time. We are aware of this and love to care for and pray for each child who is having a difficult time being away from home. Most of the time, homesickness occurs right before bed, so our counselors are trained in how to anticipate and care for your child.

Trained medical staff to manage your child's medical needs

Working with our professional medical staff, counselors ensure campers receive the treatment and medications they need. If your camper takes medications, they will receive the right dose at the right time, every day.

Policies and procedures to ensure your child's safety

At every level, staff members are not permitted to be alone with campers. Campers and staff must always be within view of others or in groups of at least three. Additionally, we make it a point to help educate parents on how to keep their children safe.

"My children have come home from SpringHill and have grown so much in regards to their faith and friendships."

Camper Parent

"Children receive excellent supervision and care from workers who have a passion for Christ."

Camper Parent

Typical day for Grades 4-6 campers

7:00am
Morning Watch - Campers are given a chance each morning to learn how to read their Bibles and start their day off in the Word of God.
7:30am
Breakfast
9:00am
Morning Activities - Campers will have a fun-filled morning with fun and adventurous activities.
10:45am
Morning RAP - Each cabin will have a small group time to learn more about the Bible story they read this morning and dive into the truth of the day!
11:30 am
Lunch
12:30pm
Lunchtime Event - Campers will have the opportunity to see a skit that brings the truth of the day to life! The skit will reflect the theme of the year and will start with a high-energy worship song.
1:00pm
Afternoon Activities - The afternoon is filled with more exciting activities. Campers will be scheduled for shower and a chance to go to the snack shack each day!
5:00pm
Afternoon RAP - Cabin groups will have another RAP session in which they relate the drama to the lessons they have been learning.
5:45pm
Dinner/Mail
6:30pm
Evening Events - Campers will play large group games with their area, planned by the area directors or counselors. The week culminates in an epic battle!
7:30pm
Get read for bed
8:00pm
Campfire - Each area gathers around the campfire for snack, to sing songs and hear a message from their Area Director.
9:30pm
Lights Out - Bedtime is early for our Ignite campers so they can be ready for another fun-filled day!
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"Camp is well organized, safe, clean, excellent counselor to camper ratio, fun for campers, and integrates Christian stories with fun activities."

Camper Parent

Fun & adventurous activities your camper won't forget

Blob

If you love the water and bouncing through the air, then blobbing will be your new favorite activity at SpringHill! The blob is a giant air cushion anchored in Lake Jasper. How high will you go?

Canoeing

Get ready to learn the fundamentals of canoeing! You'll venture out with your camp counselor and learn how to navigate your way through the summer camp waters.

Crafts

Let the artist in you come out while you are at SpringHill! Get the creative juices flowing through fun craft and art projects throughout the camp week.

Water Ropes Course

Get in touch with your inner adventurer by climbing through the water ropes course! See how far you can get before falling into the water!

Zipline

Are you ready for a summer camp blast? Well here's a heart-pumping, awesome experience - flying through the air on one of SpringHill's awesome ziplines!

Climbing Wall

Take yourself to new heights by trying out our climbing wall! Includes multiple routes with different difficulty levels for all climbers!

Waterslide

Hold on to your tube! This water slide is big enough for you and your friends! It's the 3rd largest water slide in Michigan!

Archery

Steady your aim and learn the principles of archery at this Camp Center.

Fishing

Reel it in! It's summertime at the lake, and the fish are biting. Who's going to catch the biggest fish?

Teams Course

Work together with your cabinmates to overcome the challenges and puzzles that our staff lead you through. Balance on the Whale Watch or try to make it through the Spider's Web – only teamwork will get you through!

Giant Swing

This is no ordinary playground swing! You and a friend will get strapped in, and the rest of your cabin will pull you up. Pull the rip cord to fly through the air. What a ride!

Dodgeball

Coming Summer 2018!

A summer camp classic! Team up with your cabinmates to take out the opposing team. You'll have to work together if you want to win.

Themed housing that engages your camper's imagination

The Forts

Come explore the frontier of Copper Country and stay in one of six housing units that Fort Michilimackinac has to offer. Each unit can sleep ten campers and two counselors. The entire Fort is built with logs and a catwalk that connects the 2nd story cabins. Inside the fort is your very own camp fire pit for singing songs and making s'mores!

Pioneer Village

These housing units have the look and feel of a late 1800's Michigan village. Get ready to live like a pioneer in the doctor's office, the bank, or even in the village jail!

Wigwams

There are two sets of wigwams in Copper Country, Huron Village and Chippewa Village. These housing units are tucked back in the trees, built with 12 sides and sleep seven campers and one counselor each. They have screens and canvas sides and are connected in pairs by porches. Wigwams also have electricity.

Trappers Outpost

Pine-sided cabins resemble early lodging for hunters and trappers. These cabins offer a rustic setting located on the northern-most part of Copper Country with the bathhouse and Pioneer Village just on the other side of the trees. Trappers Outpost also has electricity.

Norway Cabins

Stay in real log cabins that have electricity with convenient bathhouses nearby. The horse major campers are housed in these cabins because of their convenience to the stables and training arena.

TeePee Village

Our newest addition to Copper Country! Stay in one of our four brand new TeePees, complete with electricity. Named after native Michigan birds, these cabins will take your imagination back in time to early parts of our country's history. You'll love staying in these fun and unusual cabins!

Fishing Village

Brand new housing opening summer 2018! Located on the edge of Eagle Lake, Fishing Village may have one of the best views on camp.

Pick a program that fits your camper

The difference between the Classic Overnight Program and one of the Major Overnight Programs is that the latter allows your camper to focus in on a particular area of camp for several hours each day. The Major Overnight Program allows them to spend more time developing specific skills and interests as opposed to sampling a wide variety of activities. They will still get to do some of the iconic activities such as the Zipline or the Blob. Cost varies per program.

Classic

Experience a variety of awesome activities! Travel to new heights on the zipline and climbing wall before cooling off with a giant splash on the blob and gusher. Take your time as you practice your aim at target sports! Let your creativity flow at crafts. All the while, you'll be building relationships with your cabinmates and your counselors, get ready to make some wonderful memories!

Extreme

We're here to show you the ropes if you need us, otherwise, go nuts with a new activity every day. Try out our awesome ziplines, practice teamwork on the paintball course, and try new water sports on Rose Lake. Open to boys and girls.

Boys - 2 activity slots at Rose Lake, 1 activity slot of paintball, 1 activity slot of High Adventure activities

Girls - 1 activity slot of paintball, 1 activity slot at Rose Lake, 1 activity slot of High Adventure, 1 activity slot of horses

High Adventure

Take your summer to new heights! Activities include teams course, ziplining, climbing wall, solo challenge, and high ropes. Spend at least two hours everyday doing one of our many high adventure activities. Build confidence and trust with your cabin mates while conquering high feats. Open to boys and girls.

Outdoor Adventure

Get ready for an epic week of camp! Through outdoor activities, your camper will learn shelter building and fire building skills. Take a hike and participate in an outdoor experience, including cooking dinner on a camp stove and sleeping in a tent.

Paintball

Plug into a team and learn how strategy, communication, target practice, and teamwork can sharpen your paintball game! Use our equipment or bring your own. Only open to Boys for now.

Horses

Veteran riders and rookies alike will love this experience! Saddle up for rides on the trail and in the arena. Brush up on care, feeding, and grooming! Hone your skills with the same horse every day throughout the week. Learn to post, barrel race, and maneuver your horse through our obstacle course. Only open to Girls for now.

Registering for 2019 Summer Camp

How to Register

The best way to get signed up is to register online.

Cancellation Policy

  • A deposit of $150 is required when registering
  • If cancellation is made after November 1, 2018, result is forfeiture of your deposit
  • Cancellations within 21 days prior to camp start date will result in forfeiture of one half the cost of camp
  • No-shows for a scheduled camp will result in forfeiture of the full camp fee

Available Discounts

Prices vary depending on the program and discounts are available in some situations.

  • Multiple-Week Campers - Campers who apply for two Overnight Camp sessions will receive a discount of $75 off the second week
  • Multiple-Camper Families - Overnight families that register more than two campers from their immediate family (i.e. brother, sister) will receive a discount of $100.00 per additional camper. This discount does not apply to campers attending more than one camp session

Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.

Payment Plans

  • Fixed Monthly Amount - You set the monthly amount that you would like withdrawn from your account. The remaining balance will be automatically withdrawn on May 1, 2019
  • Monthly Payment Plan -Your total balance will be split evenly based on how many months are left before May 1, 2019. Remaining balance is due May 1, 2019
  • Installments - If an installment plan would make payment easier, we will be happy to work with you. If you register online, you can set the payment dates in the camper record. Payment in full must be received before camp begins

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

We want to provide a SpringHill Experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible every year through generous gifts of individuals and organizations.

2019 Scholarship Form

SpringHill Camps Scholarships

PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631