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 88-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.
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Halloween Camp is a time to explore camp in the fall, carve pumpkins, and have some remarkable scares. Halloween Camp will be held from Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27. Registration for Halloween Camp will begin on October 1, 2013.
Winter Camp Leadership Camp is offered over holiday break, typically between Christmas and New Year's. Campers get the chance to reconnect with friends and counselors, as well as participate in favorite leadership activities and enjoy time outdoors. Winter Camp 2013 will be held from Friday, December 27-Monday, December 30 at camp for campers in the 8th grade and up. Registration for Winter Camp will begin on November 1, 2013.
The Family Volunteer Work Weekend will be at Camp Al-Gon-Quian from Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2013. 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.