Camp Wakeshma of St. Joseph County, Inc.

About Camp Wakeshma of St. Joseph County, Inc.

Since 1925, Camp Wakeshma has earned the deserved reputation for conducting a balanced program of recreation and learning experiences. Our qualified and dedicated staff is committed to making the experience at Camp Wakeshma a significant contribution to each child’s personal growth. We are currently seeking individuals that believe in the possibilities and strengths of today’s youth. If you can serve as a role model, have lots of fun, work cohesively in a team/family environment, have sound judgment, enjoy being silly and goofy, and prioritize safety, you are invited to apply to join our community and make a difference in the life of a child!

Basic Facts about Camp Wakeshma:
Located on Corey Lake, 6 miles west of Three Rivers, MI in St. Joseph County.
We are entering our 92nd summer, so we have a long, proud history and many important traditions.
Most weeks have boys and girls ages 10-15.
Junior Campers Week has boys and girls ages 8-12.
We host 132 campers per week.
We are a fairly rustic camp and like to keep things simple. That means no fancy ropes courses or skateparks for us. Some of our activities include:
Arts and crafts
Air Rifle
Sailing (older campers)
Capture the flag
Skit night

Visit our website at to see many photos, read more information, and find employment information, including an employment application!

Email us at with any questions.

Waterfront Description:
“Big swim area”: 60 ft. x 90 ft. with 40 ft. long T-shaped dock with 2 ladders and a 10 ft. “high dive,” 8 ft. x 10ft. floating mat, depth: 2 ft. to 20 ft. deep
“Little swim area”: 30 ft. x 60 ft. with a 30 ft. dock on either side, depth: 1 to 3 feet deep
"Boating area" serves as a launch for our watercraft.

13 ft. Whaler
pontoon boat, 14 ft.
13 Sunfish sailboats
12 kayaks
5 canoes (14 ft.)
2 “war” canoes (24 ft.)
3 row boats


Waterfront Director

May 2021 - August 2021 Three Rivers, MI
“I liked working with children, constantly being outdoors, and not relying on technology during my work.”

Camp Counselor

June 2021 - August 2021 Three Rivers, MI
“This opportunity allowed me to grow as an individual and learn what it takes to build relationships that will last you a lifetime. ”
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