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Pre-Camp Leaders Meetings

Summer is almost here. In preperation for summer camp, we hold meetings for unit leaders and Senior Patrol leaders in an effort to give everybody the chance to properly plan for their week at our home-away-from-home we call Cole Canoe Base.

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1356 E. Greenwood Rd.
Alger, MI 48610

Phone: (989) 873-1516
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What People Say About Us

If we find your shout out to Cole Canoe Base on the internet, we'll share it here. Feel free to send us a message or submit your awesome story to your local news organization; we'd love to hear of the fun experience you had camping with us.

We had 20 scouts from Troop 110 (Mishawaka IN.) return from Cole Canoe Base, week 1, this weekend and all everyone can say is “WOW”. Every facet of programing at Cole Canoe Base is TOP KNOTCH. Our troop has been to several BSA summer camps in Indiana and Michigan and there is absolutely no comparison with the level of program you offer at Cole Canoe Base.

Your attention to detail, staff enthusiasm, food, structure and overall camp experience truly did make us glad to be there with you guys. I felt compelled to send this to share with you what a great time we had and just wanted to say ”THANK YOU for your efforts” !! The staff members are all fantastic. Troop 110 will be back next year!!!

Thanks again for all your hard work to insure a fun, successful summer camp experience for our scouts.
-Lynn L.
T-110 of Mishawaka, IN

"One of the best Camps that I have had the privilege of visiting."
-Trey H.

Troop 1 of Gaylord, MI wrote a new article in their local newspaper about their adventure at summer camp 2015. Read their article through Gaylord Herald Times.

Scouting Magazine wrote an impressive article from their visit in 2014. You can find their article on Also, they have created a great video highlighting their experience of Beast Feast which can be found on

"Week 3 was great. Thank you for all birthday wishes from staff, Scouts and Scout families. I had a great day and week."
-Jenni V.

Thanks for the shout out. Good to hear all was well during your stay. Facebook Post

"To the Staff - Week #2 was a success for Troop 381 - Hartland, Michigan. Many thanks for a great week. We will see you Week #3 in 2016. Keep up the enthusiasm! A great job!
Respectfully, Scoutmaster 381."
-Michael P.

Thanks Michael and you're welcome. Facebook Post

Our Flag ceremonies are impressive. Thanks Boys' Life for the facebook shout out.

Boy's Life wrote an article about one of our most popular events, The Beast Feast. You can find their article on BOYSLIFE.ORG.

Bryan Wendel of Scouting Magazine shared a few tweets during his visit to CCB in 2014. It appears he had a very positive experience. Check them out for yourself.
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The Scoutmaster of Troop 273 of Harper Woods, MI shared an open letter titled "Why We Do This." His letter describes the importance of leadership toward scouts and the life empowering experience leaders get in return in a way no one else could explain. This letter perfectly explains how unit leadership plays a crucial role in making our summer camp program a success. Find the article at Bryan on Scouting.

Troop 1 of Gaylord, MI had such an amazing time this summer that they shared their story with their local newspaper. Read their article through Gaylord Herald Times.

A big shout out goes to Sam for utilizing the skills he learned while camping at CCB. Those skills he learned saved not only his own life but his fathers life too when their canoe flipped over. Read more about Sam's heroic effort on our Facebook page.

One of our staff members has been featured in the Scouts in Action article of Boys' Life Magazine's February, 2010 special edition celebrating BSA's 100th birthday. Peter Wysocki received an Honor Medal as a result of saving his friends life after his friend was shocked having brushed against a fallen power line. Good job Peter, you're truly a lifesaver.