For five decades, Camp Reneker has provided quality camping experiences to Scout families at a very affordable cost. Nestled at the south end of Owasippe Scout Reservation, Reneker Family Camp provides outdoor recreation programs for the spouses and children of Scouting families.

The camp has 40 housekeeping cabins available; arranged in two clusters of 20 cabins. Each cabin sleeps 4-5 and has a kitchen and living room. Each cluster has a central, private toilet and shower facility. Each of the two central buildings also has laundry facilities. Other features available when staying at Family Camp include a swimming pool, basketball courts and trading post. All of this comes with a dedicated staff whose goal is to assist each family in getting the most out of their camp experience.

Experience all of what Camp Reneker has to offer by taking advantage of the camp’s planned program activities each day. In the morning, campers ages four through adults are invited to join age appropriate programs lead by one of Reneker’s experienced staff.  Hike, create craft projects, play sports and games, sing songs, participate in swim instruction, learn or develop skills, and participate in activities.  

Afternoons can be spent enjoying the warmth of the wonderful Michigan weather at our swimming pool. Reneker offers a full aquatic program, including both instructional and recreational swimming as recommended by the Scouts, BSA. Under the guidance of certified lifeguards and swim instructors, children and adults may participate in swimming lessons, afternoon and evening recreational open swims, and/or the mile swim program.  Our facility includes a large swimming pool with a staircase entry and a wading pool. 

Every evening Reneker campers have an opportunity to get to know one another through program activities, such as: Family Activity Night/Ice Cream Social, the Potluck Dinner, Camp Cooking, and the closing campfire.

Surrounded by the forests of Owasippe, Reneker campers have many opportunities for fun in the natural beauty of the outdoors.  Guided by experienced staff, campers may hike to the nearby Quaking Bog, (one of the natural wonders of Owasippe), to the E. Urner Goodman Scouting Museum, or Chief Owasippe’s Grave and to Paradise Valley.  Play a game of volleyball, shoot baskets, play horseshoes, or perfect your marksmanship skills on our archery/BB gun range.  Visit the Diamond O Ranch, the climbing wall, participate in Project C.O.P.E., or sail on beautiful Big Blue Lake at the Fossett Sailing Base.

For generations, Reneker has been providing camping families with an experience that makes Owasippe their very own. Led by a dynamic and caring staff, the camp call is “GO FOR IT” and campers are encouraged to do just that. There is no end to the adventure and camaraderie your family can experience together, while trying new things at Camp Reneker…. “GO FOR IT”

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Campfire fun



Reneker family enjoying the outdoors in their screen house

Ice Cream Social

Carnival night at Reneker

3 generations of Owasippe family campers

Staff led programs for Reneker campers

Family Camp swim lesson

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