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The owner of Wolverine International and Tour Manager is Alan Clifford who has travelled extensively through out the USA and Canada. He has personally visited Colonial Michilimackinac and the Straits of Mackinac. The owners of Wolverine Camps have been personally known to him since 1993. Considerable assistance has been provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Mackinac Island State Park Commission and the staff of the Mackinac State Historic Parks. Additional assistance has been provided by Great Lakes of North America, and their UK office - (see Update).

 Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor's Center (under "Big Mac")Mackinaw City and the Mackinac Bridge ("Big Mac")"Big Mac" -  Lake Huron is below with Lake Michigan and the Upper Peninsular beyond the Mackinac Bridge"Big Mac" is 5 miles long !!Aerial view of Mackinac Island - the harbor, town and Fort Mackinac

Wolverine Camps

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     Camps' program...The owners/directors have operated Wolverine Camps since 1968 providing outdoor education facilities on a year round basis.
Old US 27 North - The "Farm House", now "Office" and staff accommodation Wolverine Camps is located in the beautiful Sturgeon River valley of northern Michigan tucked away from the distractions of a city in an atmosphere highly conducive to the development of fundamental skills. Specialist Camps are operated during the Summer and an Outdoor Education Programme (for school groups) is offered during the rest of the year. A Camp Map shows the extensive facilities available.
Peterson Lodge - view across trout pondThe camp owns and maintains excellent facilities and equipment for the enjoyment, training and safety of every student. These facilities are situated on 360 acres of rolling wooded land dotted with trout ponds and streams.
Wolverine is reached by I-75 (exit 301) - (
location map or detail map) - from Detroit (some 250 miles south) and the Mackinac Bridge (some 40 miles north - giving access from the Upper Peninsular and Canada).
View across car parking area (next to Peterson Lodge) with Cider Mill (white building) and the Sugar Shed (to the right) - where Maple Syrup is manufacturedJohn Zimmerle, President of Wolverine Camps, has had extensive experience in teaching, school administration and camp work, from counsellor to director.
Sugar Shed - Maple Syrup manufacture (March-April)Evening entertainment - Peterson LodgeEvening demonstrations and lectures - Peterson Lodge


Wolverine Outdoor Education Center


Peterson Lodge - Cafeteria/Indoor activity areaYour accommodation for the majority of a tour will be at Peterson Lodge, the central building of the camp complex. This consists of single sex bunk-bed accommodation with integral tiled showers, toilets and wash-hand basins, general indoor activity area / cafeteria seating, together with associated kitchen and serving counter. You will be expected to assist in maintaining the general tidiness of your accommodation and the camp generally. Bathroom facilities, lower dorm - Peterson Lodge
Bunk-beds - lower dorm - Peterson LodgeFor the larger Group, additional accommodation is provided in the Old School House which is a short walk from Peterson Lodge.

Camp Shop:

"Trading Post " - Camp shopThe 'Trading Post' is situated in Peterson Lodge together with the facility of a camp bank. Here you can purchase; pens, pencils, Sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, insulated mugs, personal items that you might have forgotten etc, and photographs of the camp staff!!

Recreational Facilities:

View from terrace of Peterson LodgeDuring your stay you will have full use of all the outdoor recreational facilities and nature trails. What's available? Take a look at the Wolverine Camps (Program Options) - "Option Time Activities".

Spending Money:
t is recommended that not more than $100 (US) be carried for the duration of the tour. If larger amounts are deemed necessary then it should be carried either in US$ traveller cheques (not UKŁ or any other currency) or by means of a debit or credit card.


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