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).
|The owners/directors have operated Wolverine Camps since 1968 providing outdoor education facilities on a year round basis.|
|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.|
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).
|John Zimmerle, President of Wolverine Camps, has had extensive experience in teaching, school administration and camp work, from counsellor to director.|
Wolverine Outdoor Education Center
|Your 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.|
|For the larger Group, additional accommodation is provided in the Old School House which is a short walk from Peterson Lodge.|
|The '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!!|
|During 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".|
It 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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