Camp Sweyolakan on Lake Coeur d’Alene helps kids build strong character, values and life skills. We’re a friendly, inclusive and diverse community of campers and staff who share a love of the outdoors. Camp Sweyolakan is dedicated to making this summer a truly unique adventure!
Camp Sweyolakan’s camp programs are geared for kids ages 5-18. Our youngest campers must be entering 1st grade in the fall. Kids are placed in small groups by age and are given appropriate activities. Camp Sweyolakan has something for everyone. There are six week-long sessions to choose from and two two-week long sessions for those who want to stay longer. First time campers can attend a shorter session of a 4-night overnight camp or a 5-day Outbackers Day Camp session. High school Juniors and Seniors looking to make life-long friends, gain leadership skills and gather team building experience can try out our Youth Leadership Programs. Families who are looking to camp together with all of Camp Sweyolakan’s amenities have a choice of two You and Me Kid sessions (all ages).
Camp Sweyolakan is a rustic 300 acre camp on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Mica Bay. Camper activities include hiking, boating, swimming, archery, science projects, fishing, forestry, outdoor skills and challenge courses.
One important aspect of Camp Sweyolakan is to value family traditions and foster a family feel. Each of camper group is set at the beginning of the week and a counselor stays with that group for the entire week. Groups move around to activities together, make plans together, sleep together and thrive together, oftentimes bonding to create lifelong friendships. Most of meals are served family style, meaning the entire camp comes together at the same time and sits down in mixed company to eat together, following rules of etiquette.
After you’ve registered, find out what you’ll need to pack, how to send mail, accessing your registration account, making changes, and more in our Parent Corner
Camp Sweyolakan is accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting high standards in health, safety, and program quality.
Camp Sweyolakan is located on 300 acres of forest on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. It is only accessible by boat. Camp Fire Inland Northwest provides a variety of ways for campers to arrive at and depart from Camp Sweyolakan to and from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas.
Join us for an Open House in July to see Camp Sweyolakan in action. Ride on the boat to meet the staff, check it out and try out camp activities!
Each year Camp Sweyolakan builds a team of more than 75 counselors, activity specialists, support roles, and supervisors to create the best possible summer for our campers. Summer Camp Job Listings
In addition to staff, Camp Sweyolakan depends on volunteers, including nurses, cooks and other supportive roles. Children of volunteers may be enrolled in summer camp for free! Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities