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Welcome to Camp!

At Camp Carvela, we empower young people through experiential learning. Our programming is camper-led and designed to foster an imaginative environment for kids to play and explore.

Camp Carvela is located on Bass Lake in Traverse City, MI.

Join Us For Summer 2023

Summer is just around the corner! Don't miss your chance to join us for an unforgettable summer experience. Check out our 2023 session dates and save your spot now!


Our Philosophy

At Camp Carvela we empower young people through experiential learning. Our unique programming model emphasizes creativity, exploration, and community building. Our goal is to make a positive impact on each member of our community by building connections to self, others, and the natural world. 

In all that we do, we embrace 5 central ideals:






Unplugged Connection

Free Time




Meet Our Team

Our staff is highly trained and passionate about creating a fun and inclusive camp experience for everyone.


What Campers & Families Say 

"Not only have my children made forever friends. As a parent, I love that they are well cared for, being imaginative and actually looking forward to spending time outside away from technology."

Parent, Camp Carvela

“My son loves everything about Carvela. He loved the imaginative outdoor adventures that he went on. We’ve noticed how much his self confidence has improved too”

Parent, Camp Carvela

"My Daughter had “the most wonderful time ever” at camp. She will definitely be back! And if you raise the maximum age by a few dozen years, I will be there as well!"

Parent, Camp Carvela

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33 Bass Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685

(231) 299-0005

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