The Camp Carvela Family

Camp Carvela is part of a family of programs with Camp Lookout, and Crystalaire Adventures. All three programs, which are run by the same team, share the same philosophical foundation but differ slightly in their daily approach. All three organizations focus on experiential learning in supportive communities with an emphasis on creating positive connections. More can be found on our philosophy page

Camp Lookout (Frankfort, MI) 

Camp Lookout, Camp Carvela’s sister summer camp, is also a residential summer camp. Lookout is located on Lower Herring Lake in Frankfort, MI. It is nestled between Lower Herring Lake and Lake Michigan. 

Camp Lookout offers similarly great programming and experiences to Camp Carvela, and prides itself on being an organization that empowers young people through experiential learning. Striving to make a positive impact on each member of the camp community by building connections to self, others and the natural world, Camp Lookout shares their philosophy with Camp Carvela and Crystalaire adventures. 

Camp Lookout has been running as a residential summer camp since 1917, and today is run by Curtis McFall. To learn more about Camp Lookout, visit or call our office on 231-299-0005. 


Crystalaire Adventures

Crystalaire Adventures, Camp Lookout’s sister adventure program, is a wilderness-based trips and education program which runs not only in the summer, but year round. Crystalaire works with youth, youth organizations, families and schools to foster a relationship with the outdoors. We accomplish this through fun, inclusive, wild and meaningful experiences.

Crystalaire Adventures’s headquarters, known as Moose Hall, is located on the grounds of Camp Carvela. This space has all the right stuff to host a world-class wilderness trips program.  Crystalaire staff, when not prepping for or on a trip, can be seen playing games and running activities with the campers at Camp Carvela.

To register for a Crystalaire Adventure or to learn more about this program, please go to


The Carvela School (Traverse City)

The Carvela School is designed to enhance our students’ current academic programs. Our co-ed, residential, and inclusive community provides students with the freedom to explore their passions and build life-long friendships.