The Outdoor Experience

CHIEF LAKE WILDERNESS YOUTH CAMP is a non-for-profit, non denominational coed camp with emphasis on, but not limited to, fishing, boating, forest, water, wildlife stewardship, and survival.


 We coordinate with and use highly trained personnel within the private, local, state and federal sectors. It is our goal to develop a strong sense of self esteem, accomplishment and satisfaction for participating youth.

Dedicated to educate and develop in today's youth, the importance, appreciation and adventure of the great outdoors. It is our primary goal to create a positive and rewarding atmosphere that will instill the knowledge, respect, skill and understanding necessary to appreciate all that the outdoor has to offer. Our commitment is to youth and the wonders of this environment waiting for them to enjoy.

Participation in camp programs is by application. Applications can be submitted directly or thru participating Sponsorships and Scholarship Awards. Applications can be requested by e-mail, calling or writing us. As our Support Sponsor program develops, you may wish to participate as a group through them.



The photo gallery shows youth enjoying the outdoors. It will show photos of camp events as well as unrelated camp activities.

Chief Lake Wilderness Youth Camp
1067 Blackbird LN
Republic, Michigan USA 49879
Phone: 906-376-2174
Toll Free: 877-376-2174




Catch A DreamCLWYC is a recognized Outfitter, Host and participating partner with The Catch-A-Dream Foundation. We facilitate stays in our area for "Once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing experiences for children who have a life-threatening illness." 








Member Michigan Nonprofit AssociationIncorporated in 1990, and governed by a board that represents the diversity of the nonprofit sector, Michigan Nonprofit Association is a leader, a model, an advocate and a support system for nonprofit organizations throughout the state.




Great Lakes Center for Youth DevelopmentGLCYD serves as a catalyst to inspire communities to promote healthy youth development in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We advocate for a positive youth environment and support organizations by providing expertise and learning opportunities


A strong nonprofit community is essential to creating a healthy environment for youth. Nonprofit organizations play a key role in our region—serving children and families and making this a great place to live