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Our History 

Camp Carvela, originally known as "Camp Sakakawea," was founded by the Girl Scouts (Aspen Trails Council) in the summer of 1955. 


In 2018 the Girl Scouts moved their operations to camp Greilick, presenting us (Project Foxwood) with an opportunity to expand our residential camp programming beyond Camp LookoutWith help from Rotary Camps and Services, a part of Rotary Charities of Traverse City, we prepared for our first season under the name "Camp Lookout at Saki." 


In 2019 "Camp Lookout at Saki" became "Camp Carvela," officially emerging as a separate program under the Project Foxwood umbrella. 


Today, Camp Carvela offers year-round programming and is home to The Carvela Leadership Academy, a fully-accredited residential semester program for high school students, and Crystalaire Adventures, our wilderness trips program,

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