Our expanded programs include specific activities near or adjacent to Pictured Rocks through partners like Monticello Canoe Rental, Camp Courageous and Sundown Mountain ski area. Activities include canoeing, swimming, skiing etc. and we will be happy to schedule these activities for your group and include the fee in your total Pictured Rocks retreat bill for ease of payment if desired.

  • * Canoeing/Kayaking/Tubing - Enjoy a 7-mile, scenic float down the beautiful Maquoketa River by canoe, kayak or tube through Monticello Canoe Rental - it is worth every peaceful minute! The trip starts in Monticello, generally takes 2-3 hours by canoe and ends just a hike down the road from the camp. Shuttle service is usually available and large groups can be picked up at camp if desired. See www.monticellocanoerental.com for current pricing.

  • * Swimming - Enjoy use of the large, indoor pool facility across the street at our neighbor Camp Courageous. The large, lap pool includes a rock-climbing wall and volleyball net while the smaller, theraputic pool has a basketball hoop, numerous pool toys and relaxing jets. Public open swim time is Saturday mornings from 10am-Noon (Sept-May). Groups may also choose to rent one or both pools for their own private use. See www.campcourageous.org for current pricing.

  • * Skiing - Enjoy some winter adventure on the slopes of Sundown Mountain Ski Area just 30 minutes north of Pictured Rocks Camp. Check it out on the web at www.sundownmtn.com .
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