Camp Great Lakes

2020 Cadet International Camporee has been postponed until the summer of 2021.

2020 Registration refunds in process

July 21-28, 2021
Near Rudyard, Michigan

Cadet International Camporee

The Cadet International Camporee is a week-long camping trip that takes place every three years.
Locations vary depending on the Cadet Council that is hosting. 

Join us at Camp Great Lakes for the 2021 Cadet International Camporee!

Hundreds of Cadets and Counselors will be camping near Rudyard, Michigan, in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, working together to develop and strengthen outdoor skills, witnessing the awesome wonder of God’s creation, and living for Jesus.


Questions or comments? Let us know!

Camp Great Lakes

What’s happening in 2021

Certification & Req's

Trained and qualified campers


Useful stuff for counselors

Camporee News

The latest info and pictures


Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Fund

Some families would like to send their son to an international camporee, but they simply don’t have the financial resources to make it work. The CRMF is available to help pay part or all of the registration fees for individuals who need help. The request is reviewed by the Steering Committee of the International Camporee.


Give to the Fund

Your contribution will give boys the opportunity to participate in this great adventure.

Looking Back

Here are a few highlights from International Camporees of years past.

Camp Elk Run 2017

Our last International Camporee took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Colorado 1969

Local news footage from a staging area in Grand Rapids with Cadets and counselors preparing to leave for the 1969 Camporee in Colorado.