about camp al-gon-quian


Camp Al-Gon-Quian is the Ann Arbor YMCA’s overnight camp for campers ages 6 through 16. Offering traditional camp programs of one to two weeks throughout the summer and some seasonal programs, Camp Al-Gon-Quian has become a home away from home for many of our campers throughout our 89-year history.

The camp is located on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan, just east of Petoskey and about a four-hour drive north of Ann Arbor. Our 150-acre campus is a combination of forest, playing fields, original and updated buildings, breathtaking shoreline and even a natural spring.

Whether you are a prospective parent, a current camper or a proud alumnus, thank you for visiting our website. Please use the navigation toolbar to your left to learn more about AGQ.

During our traditional summer programs, campers live in cabins with about seven other campers and two counselors, and spend their days trying activities, learning from our caring staff, and making new friends.

Each camper experiences an individual journey while at Al-Gon-Quian. At the beginning of the week, campers select their own activity areas. From archery to swimming and woodshop to drama, each camper is bound to find activities he or she enjoys. There is plenty of time throughout the day to bond with friends, participate in exciting all-camp activities and be a part of camp traditions.

Session dates and prices are currently available on the "dates and registration" section of the site (link to your left).


Upcoming Seasonal Programs


The Family Volunteer Work Weekend will be at Camp Al-Gon-Quian from Friday, May 30-Sunday June 1, 2014.  Kids, adults and teens are welcome to join us for this fun-filled weekend where we will get a head-start on opening camp for the summer season.  Childcare will be provided for participants too young to help.  From gardening to painting, building benches or more complicated projects, we have something for any interested volunteer to do! After our work is done, we will have fun enjoying various camp activities.  Families or groups of friends may call the camp office at (734) 661-8051 to reserve a cabin or to get more information.  Cabin reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and will be $150/cabin.  Cabins can hold up to 10 people. Click here for more information.

The Wilderness First Responder course will be at Camp Al-Gon-Quian from Tuesday, May 27-Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  Come train with us on beautiful Burt Lake!  Wilderness Medical Associates will be holding this eight-day WFR course.  Participants (ages 18 & up) will learn wilderness medical protocols, essential backcountry techniques and have hands-on practical sessions.  This course is ideal for outdoor educators, guides and anyone who works or plays in remote areas.  The cost of the course is $650.  Lodging, breakfast and lunch is provided each day for all participants.