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Camp Blue Canoe is

A note from the counselors:

what our camp is . . . and isn’t

Hello from Camp Blue Canoe, a beautiful and rustic vacation spot in Southwest Michigan. With seven cottages on a semi-private lake surrounded by woods, we are a destination for nature lovers, anglers, and anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. 

Why Camp Blue Canoe?

  • Breathtaking natural scenery
  • Cozy accommodations
  • Unpretentious, relaxing ambience 
  • Semi-private lake for fishing, no-wake boating, &  swimming
  • Abundant flora & fauna
  • Charming beachfront & dock
  • Expansive grounds & woods for exploring
  • Enchanting creek winding through property
  • Naturally socially distant 
  • Shopping & attractions nearby
  • Short drive from Chicago, Detroit, & Indianapolis

We come every year for the fishing and relaxing in the sun by the lake. Top it off with a campfire after dark . . . heaven!
—Tom J., Plymouth, MI

Explore Three Rivers

Camp Blue Canoe is in the town of Three Rivers, Michigan, just 20 miles South of Kalamazoo.  

Built in the 1870s, much of downtown Three Rivers is on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll find plenty of dining and recreation options in the town and surrounding area.

Our rustic resort is a perfect back-to-nature getaway.

What our camp is . . . and isn’t

If you love being immersed in nature—walking barefoot through bubbly creeks, turning your phone on do-not-disturb, eating hot dogs cooked over a campfire, and falling asleep to the sound of cicadas—you’ve come to the right place. Is fishing and hunting and hiking and boating and floating your thing? You’re speaking our language. If you’re the corn-hole champion, cannon ball legend, s’more chef extraordinaire, board game enthusiast, or top dog at ping pong, we’ve got ya covered. 

Camp Blue Canoe is a place for no frills, good old fashioned American summertime fun. But it’s not for everyone. Some of our cottages date back to the mid 1800’s. The property was once a horse ranch, after all. We’ve made improvements over the years—new water filtration systems, air conditioning (gotta love a window unit), some new appliances in the kitchens, and a constant replenishing of board games and decks of cards. Still, it’s the rustic vibe that gives our camp its character and charm. 

We’re a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful spot, nestled on 13 acres of rolling hills with a tiny creek meandering through the camp. Our private, no-motor lake is  perfect for “Marco Polo” and “King of the Raft”. Bring your kids, play flashlight tag, tell ghost stories around your camp fire, take a midday nap in a hammock, and get back to basics. Our camp celebrates simpler times. If you aren’t expecting The Ritz, and don’t mind the bugs and deer and swans and fish and butterflies and bald eagles, then come on over! We bet you’ll love it as much as we do.

—Mel, John, Sarah, & Joe, the owners of Camp Blue Canoe