Southeast Michigan Family Camping Activities
Camping in Michigan is different than year-round camping elsewhere in the United States. Our campers enjoy a wide variety of activities Spring, Summer and Fall, right within our family-friendly campground, plus we are located close to some favorite attractions in Southeastern Michigan.
Some people just enjoy the camping experience, while others look for a campground that has a lot of fun, family-friendly activities to help pass the time. Indian Creek Camp and Conference Center offers the best of both worlds – a quiet camping atmosphere, and popular activities for many ages! We are always working hard to provide family camping at its best, and this year we are excited to offer an outstanding line up of events. Enjoy finding your favorite activities and camp often!
RC Field of Dreams – Dirt RC Race Track and Crawling Course Open to campers and registered guests. Free to use, bring your own Remote Controlled vehicles. RC Fans rejoice – this race course features tight turns, jumps and a bridge. Join us on RC RACE WEEKEND to enter the many competitions designed for racers of all ages. Spectators are welcome!
Meet our Llamas – proud animals who have their own personality! Many children love watching them in the field near the back of the campground. Get some ‘llama gold’ from the camp store and you can have them eating out of the palm of your hand! Home of the Llamapalooza! An annual Spring event that gives you the opportunity to walk a llama and get to know them close up.
Fishing Pond – You may fish for small mouth bass and bluegill in our man-made ponds; fishing is catch-and-release only. We have fishing derbies on select weekends to see who can get the biggest fish. The largest bass caught so far was 24 inches long! Our man-made ponds are 10 to 25 feet deep, with the large pond about 1 acre in size. Enjoy a kayak or paddle boat ride on this pond, but please remember that parents must rent them at the camp office first and life jackets are required to use the boating equipment.
Planned Activities – Fridays are Outdoor Family Movie Night set up between the Rec Hall and Playground. Bring chairs or blankets and spread out to enjoy the show. Freshly popped Popcorn available $1/bag. Select weekends feature family crafts, karaoke night and games for your entertainment. Holiday weekends often feature Candy Bar BINGO and Foam Party Slip-N-Slide. See our Calendar to find out what is happening during your stay. (Please note: The Rec Hall is closed after Labor Day Weekend for Haunted House Construction.) New to 2023: More weekday planned activities will be offered June-August.
Adventure Courses – The Zip Line and Rock Climbing will be open Saturdays at 11 am and June-August Tuesday & Thursday at 11am. The Leap of Faith is available select dates only. All adventures can be reserved online using our “Adventure Reservations” tab. Click on that tab for further adventure details. Be sure to plan ahead, reservations close one day prior to the event date.
Community Outreach – We care about our community and the people in it. Our outreach programs benefit local residents through various projects such as fundraising events and food drives. Please join us to help make these events a success!
See our calendar for complete details and special events. No matter when you camp there’s always tons of fun and memories to make at ICC!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June – August
Zip Line/Rock Climb (11 am)
Outdoor Family Movie Night
Outdoor Family Movie Night
Dance Karaoke! (may vary on select dates)
Zip Line/Rock Climb (11 am)
45′ Rock Climbing and 700′ Dual Zip Line (Sign up at least a day in advance using the “Adventure Reservations” tab, timed event available on Saturdays 11am and select weekdays, times are subject to change, does not operate in dangerous weather) $10 rock climb/ $15 2-zip line rides per person/ $20 rock climb & 2-zip line rides. Leap of Faith only available select dates, $15/person
~Gem & Fossil Mining at ICC – what treasures will you discover? Purchase kits in the camp store, each $12 and up.
~Terrainables Trail Ride – hop in and cruise the trails in style. This is the fun, new wagon ride!
~Free WiFi to campers at each campsite (get access code in office)
~Jumping Pillow (open daily 9am-8pm for all ages, free to registered campers and guests)
~Heated Swimming Pool (open 11 am – 8 pm Daily, Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
~Mini-Golf – campers play free on our 9-hole course if you bring a golf ball, Souvenir Golf Ball – $1
~Boating on the Pond: Free (30 minute increments) for your campsite. Adult must sign out time slot every time and be present at the water. Life Vests are provided and required for all ages. Boating includes your choice of: Paddleboat (fits up to 4 people), 2 Single Seat Kayaks with max. capacity of 225 lbs and 2 Corcls which can hold 2 riders with max capacity of 225 lbs.
~Catch & Release Fishing (we sell nightcrawlers and fishing supplies)
~Water Wars $1 per bucket of water balloons or $5 for 6 buckets (that’s 30 water balloons!) Open Daily 11 am – 5 pm when weather allows.
~Rec Hall with Table Tennis, Fooseball, Giant Jenga and space for family games (free to play – 25-cent ping pong ball)
~Nature Center and Library found inside the Rec Hall
~Nature Trails and Memorial Garden with Nature Scavenger Hunts offered in camp store
~Hammock Stand locations: Bring Your Own Hammock or purchase one at our camp store. Relax in your hammock while the kids enjoy the mini-golf and jumping pillow area or at the fishing pond.
~Playground with large Sand Box
~Horseshoes, Sand Volleyball, Basketball Court and open field for other sports (sign out sport equipment in office)
~9-Hole Disc Golf Course (maps available in the camp store) Purchase or Rent Discs
~Llamas to visit and feed (see camp store for ‘llama gold’ to feed them). The Indian Creek Llama Ranch also is home to goats, horses and cats.
~ICC – Field of Dreams! RC Race Track and Crawling Course. Bring your own RC vehicles to race around the track, open daily 8 am – 8 pm to registered campers and guests. This track is for Remote Controlled Vehicles only.
**Please note, all activities are weather permitting. Some options may not be operable in inclement weather.