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Wilderness Orientation: Base Camp Adventure

  • August 7, 2016–August 12, 2016
  • Off Campus

Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya is a Christian camp located on Stony Lake in Shelby, Michigan. This trip is designed for students who want to experience adventure and meet new friends, but prefer staying at camp for the week. Students will take on the high ropes course, go tubing, swim, play a lot of recreational games and experience a sunrise service on the beach.

  • Available spots: 24
  • Cost: $325

Experience level

  • Wilderness experience

    Lowest level of wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Two out of five rating for water activity difficulty
  • Fitness intensity

    Two out of five rating for fitness intensity

What students are saying about this trip:

“Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya gave me a confidence in myself, taught me how to love the people I live with, and encouraged me to live wholeheartedly and for my God.”

“It gave me peace comfort and confidence about starting Calvin this fall.”

“Making campfire by the beach side. The view the breathtaking & our group was able to really bond through small discussions while viewing God's creation.”


Coming soon


August 7 – Trip Orientation at 6PM at Calvin College, depart 7pm
August 8 – Teambuilding, high ropes and waterfront
August 9 – Canoe Trip
August 10 – Silver Lake – dune buggies, archery
August 11 – Waterfront and solo beach day
August 12 – Sailing and horseback riding – return to Calvin 4:30pm


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  • Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya
  • 8401 W. Thomas Pike
  • Shelby, Michigan
  • 49455
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