Beachcombers & Rockhounds

Beachcombers & Rockhounds Family Weekend or 1 Day

Join us at Camp Cavell for a fun weekend of beachcombing and rockhounding on Lake Huron! Did you know that Michigan is home to the most varieties of stones in the world, including the highly sought after Puddingstone?  

Bring your family and friends to spend the weekend going on a natural treasure hunt, exploring the shores of Lake Huron for those special rocks, pieces of beach glass, shells and fossils. If you’re lucky you may even stumble across an elusive artifact from one of Michigan’s many shipwrecks; including the Kate Richmond right on the shore of Camp Cavell!

Sleep in Cabins
Each cabin sleeps 8 to 12 people and has electricity, heat, bathroom and shower. Everyone brings his/her own sleeping bag (or bedding) and towels. Shared cabins are made as we receive registration forms. Family, groups & individuals may be assigned with similar groups until cabins are full. Friends and family may request to be placed in the same cabin, please use the area provided on the registration forms.

•Lodging •Meals •Snacks Great staff •Outdoor environment

Beach Crafts  Rock Tumbling Demo  Beach Hunt  Camp Tour  •Swimming/Boating  •Stream Hike  •Campfires  •Petting Farm  •Archery  Horseback Riding Tree Climbing Presentations on “All Things Great Lakes”  Rock identification station  Show and tell- bring your best finds to share and swap! 

Accessible Ramp and Mobi mats for beach area
Barrier free buildings and outdoor meeting areas
Handicap accessible cabins and bathrooms
Use of power scooters (limited number, request when booking)


Arrive: Friday (between 4 – 10 pm)
Depart: Sunday (around Noon)

Beachcombers & Rockhounds (Saturday Only) 
(9:30 am to 10 pm – Must be Register)
Arrive: Saturday 9:00-9:30 am
Depart: Saturday 9:30-10 pm
Includes: Lunch, dinner and activities

Typical Schedule

Every day is broken up into a combination of activity periods, special activities, and more! 

4:00 Arrive

6:00-8:00 Buffet dinner

8:00 Campfire with s’mores

8:30 Hot breakfast

9:30 Activity Block 1, 2, 3

12:30 Lunch & camp store

1:30 Rest Time

2:30 Activity Block 4, 5, 6

5:30 Dinner & camp store

6:30 Free Time

7:00 Evening activity

8:15 Campfire with s’mores

9:15 Night Walk

8:30 Toast on the beach

9:00 Breakfast in the Dining Hall

10:00 Clean up and pack up cabin

12:00 Depart