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1356 E. Greenwood Rd.
Alger, MI 48610

Phone: (989) 873-1516
Fax:     (989) 873-1517
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Edward N. Cole Canoe Base is a 1400 acre piece of wilderness, nestled along the banks of the beautiful Rifle River in Ogemaw County, Michigan. Cole Canoe Base has been one of the premier summer camping destinations for thousands of youth and adult leaders from all over the Midwest for over 40 years. Cole Canoe Base is owned and operated by the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Are you and your unit looking for a traditional summer camping program? Cole Canoe Base offers scouts opportunities to earn over 50 merit badges during it's week long summer camp program. Cole Canoe Base also offers nightly camp wide events, and daily programs designed to let scouts choose their own activities, providing opportunities for scouts to advance their skills in athletics, crafts, and basic scout skills, cooking, swimming and boating. This past summer camping season Cole Canoe Base saw a unit return rate of over 95%.

Cole Canoe Base offers a multitude of programs, and program options to help insure every unit is provided an excellent and fun filled program, that fit the needs of each individual unit. Programs outside of the merit badge program that have been designed for the varying age groups of your unit.

Cole Canoe Base's high adventure program provides older scouts an opportunity to stray from the traditional summer camp experience and put their outdoor skills to the test, on canoe trips on three of Michigan's most scenic rivers- the Rifle River, the Fox-Manistique, and the Au Sable. For more information please see the High Adventure homepage to start planning for your 2014 trek now!

The Cole Canoe Base Staff looks forward to seeing you and your unit for the 2014 Summer Camping Season!

Cole Chronicle

The Cole Chronicle is Cole Canoe Base's news outlet. All news about Cole can be found here, through our Facebook page and our Cole Chronicle Newsletter

Council has released information regarding registering your unit to attend a Pre-Camp Leaders Meeting for 2014. It is recommended that unit leaders and youth of senior leadership attend a meeting.

Cole Canoe Base has released an updated list of upcoming events including brand new events happening later this year.

A Scout used life saving boating skills he learned while camping at Cole Canoe Base.

Upcoming Events
Summer Camp 2014 Begins
June 15, 2014
Alger, MI. Cole Canoe Base
Summer Camp 2014 Ends
August 2, 2014
Alger, MI. Cole Canoe Base