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.  About 200 campers are in residence each session.

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. In 2016 the Lodge will be completely renovated and a new, state of the art Wellness Center built in order to better serve our campers.

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.

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.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Camp Office at 734.661.8051.

Directions to Camp:  The camp is located on the southwest shore of Burt Lake. From Ann Arbor, take 23 North to I-75; I-75 North to exit 310, Indian River (M-68). At the end of the exit ramp turn left (west) and follow the signs toward Petoskey. Take a left turn at the stoplight at Ken’s Market, and a right at the stop light by Vivio’s Restaurant and BP. Camp is located about 4 miles on the right after Vivio’s. It is between Rogers Road and Resort Road.

  • On Google maps, search “Ann Arbor YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian
  • Distance from Ann Arbor: 250 miles
  • Drive Time from Ann Arbor: 4 hours

Al-Gon-Quian Contact Information :

Year Round Camp Al-Gon-Quian Email:  camping@annarborymca.org

Ann Arbor YMCA Website: www.annarborymca.org

Ann Arbor YMCA Front Desk:  734-996-9622

Ann Arbor YMCA Fax:  734-661-8060

Camp Al-Gon-Quian Office: 734-661-8051

Summer Camp Al-Gon-Quian: 231-548-5343

Camp Al-Gon-Quian Store Manager: 231-548-5987