Camp Rosenthal is a rustic summer residential camp located in Dowagiac, Michigan, just 115 miles (or 90 minutes) from Chicago, Camp Rosenthal is nestled within its 330 wooded acres and surrounded by a 30-acre lake. During the summer, it is home away from home to 350 young Chicago campers, where they make their introductions to the great outdoors while meeting new friends, learning new life skills and discovering their leadership potential. Off season, Camp Rosenthal offers a beautiful landscape for private group retreats, weddings, corporate events and big family outings.
The camp is divided into four villages, each of which consists of cabins, a bathhouse and an activity building. Campers are grouped in villages by age and gender and sleep eight to a cabin along with two counselors who maintain a consistent, caring, and attentive presence throughout the day and night. The Camp dining hall is large enough for all campers to eat together family style. The food is delicious and plentiful—no one leaves a meal hungry!
Activities include swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, hiking, environmental education, bicycling, dance, group games, talent shows, plays & skits, singing and music, campfire storytelling, cook-outs, archery, ropes courses, and creative writing! Campers make life-long friends, learn self-reliance, and learn more about the natural world and their place in it in a safe, beautiful environment.