Camp Scottie

8181 Newcosta Avenue, Howard City, Michigan

Camp Scottie’s beautiful, wooded setting in Howard City may be the perfect rental space for an overnight or day trip for your
smaller group, women’s retreat, family reunion, or school group.
The campus is available to rent from mid-August through Memorial Day. Summer weekends are also available.
Camp Scottie is home to our day camp program every June through August.

One recent facility renter says this, '"Camp Scottie is a pretty ideal place to spend a snowy weekend." Book a winter weekend today!

Get a Glimpse of Our Rental Facilities

Tamarack Lodge

  • Built in the shape of a cross with four distinct areas: a dining room with a commercial kitchen, a multipurpose lounge, and two bunkrooms divided by a central round fireplace
  • Restrooms (include showers) on two sides plus ADA-accessible restroom

Tamarack Lodge Commercial Kitchen

  • Double-wide refrigerator, free-standing refrigerator, commercial freezer
  • Griddle (36"), ovens (2), four-burner stove, coffee maker
  • Plates, cups, silverware, serving utensils, bowls/trays, bakeware
  • Groups should make their own food or order it to be delivered

Tamarack Lodge Multipurpose Space

Capacity 80
  • WIFI
  • Round tables (12), and chairs (80)
  • Couch seating area, ping pong table
  • Projection screen, projector
  • Folding tables (2), folding picnic table (2), and foosball table

Tamarack Lodge Bunkrooms

Capacity 20 in each bunkroom
  • WIFI
  • Two bunkrooms on each side of the building (capacity of 20 in each bunkroom on ten bunk beds)
  • Two sets of restrooms/showers adjacent to each bunkroom

Creekside Center

Capacity 40
  • Beautiful wooden walls, a stone fireplace, and windows on every side create a unique meeting space or multipurpose space
  • One room building is 30′ x 40′ 
  • WIFI
  • Tables (4), and chairs (30)
  • Two restrooms are available within the building
  • This building cannot be used for sleeping in

Outdoor Chapel

Capacity 144
  • Located deep within the woods, our flat, open-air chapel has wooden benches divided by a central aisle
  • Bench seating
  • Front area with a podium
  • This beautiful space is a gorgeous location for your event or wedding


  • Lake Gordon access with a small, private beach, T dock, and swimming area
  • Life jackets available
  • Must provide your own lifeguards


  • New in 2023 - regulation full-size basketball court, 1/2 basketball courts, 3 pickleball courts
  • Regulation-size, grass athletic field
  • Volleyball court
  • Mole Ball
  • Gaga Ball court
  • Frisbee golf course
  • Target sports area


  • 50' x 80' covered pavilion
  • 8 picnic tables
  • Concrete floor
  • No electricity

Outdoor Spaces

  • Small area for gatherings, similar to the outdoor chapel area - includes backdrop and bench seating 
  • Hiking trails on 85 beautiful areas of Camp Scottie
  • Tamarack Creek borders our property
  • Campsites (4) with full water and electrical hook-up

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