Camp Michitanki

Camp Michitanki (Michigan Transplant Kids) is a summer camp created by the U-M Transplant Center in 2003 to provide an exciting camping experience for children 7-15 years of age who have had an organ transplant. Campers spend six days each summer participating in a variety of activities and have the opportunity to develop life skills in a fun residential camp setting. Transplant nurses, physicians, social workers and other community volunteers work with professional camp staff to provide a "normal" and medically supervised camping experience. Children are divided by age and gender and assigned into cabin groups for the week. Camp Michitanki's home is at North Star Reach on beautiful Patterson Lake near Pinckney, Michigan.

In 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Michitanki was brought to our transplant campers in their homes via Zoom and other at-home activities. North Star Reach sent the campers care packages in advance of the camp with everything they would need to participate in four days of scheduled activities. Camp sing-a-longs and more took place via Zoom. The campers had a great time and connected with each other, their favorite camp staff and volunteers. 

Check out this behind the scenes video on our Facebook page of how it all came together.

North Star Reach posted this great video on YouTube to explain exactly how an enriching at-home camp experience is achieved.

The global pandemic has led to the decision to make Camp Michitanki virtual again this year. Whether in person or online, the amazing staff and campers know that they can look forward to a week of amazing experiences together. 

Thank you for your support of Camp Michitanki!

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