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 8-15 years of age who have had an organ transplant. Campers spend several days at camp 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 has been hosted at several camps through the years. In 2023, University of Michigan transplant recipient children ages 8-15 will have the opportunity to attend camp at Flying Horse Farms in Ohio in late June. More information is available from UM pediatric transplant nurses and will be distributed to patients and families in March and April.
Camp Michitanki is a special week away at camp for children who have received liver, heart or kidney transplants. Heralded as the "best week of my life" by our campers, this incredible camp experience is staffed by dedicated volunteers and professional staff. Camp Michitanki is funded entirely by donations and the success of events like the annual UM Transplant Center Vita Redita.
Camp Michitanki 2023 will be at a new location in Ohio. Flying Horse Farms camp is a Serious Fun Network camp similar to North Star Reach in Michigan. North Star Reach is taking a sabbatical in 2023 due to financial concerns and aiming to start operations again in 2024. We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to bring up to 35 Camp Michitanki campers to Flying Horse Farms this June. More details will be available soon.
Links to apply as a camper as well as to apply as a staff volunteer will be available on this page by April 1, 2023.