Camp Sweyolakan Overnight Camp Campers sitting in front of a colorful mural illustrating Camp Sweyolakan

Camp Sweyolakan is a magical place!

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!

Find a Camp Program!

Camp Sweyolakan’s camp programs are geared for kids ages 5-18. 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 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.

A climber on the high-ropes courseCamp 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. 

Explore our Camp Programs

For day camp, see Camp Dart-Lo.

For You Bet I Can (YBIC) Special Needs Camp, see our YBIC Page


2016 Camp Sweyolakan Overnight Camp Registration Schedule

OVERNIGHT Session 1: July 11 - 16 [Monday - Saturday] $475
OVERNIGHT Session 2: July 18 - 23 [Monday - Saturday] $475
OVERNIGHT DOUBLE SESSION A: July 11 - July 23 [13 days] $1000
OVERNIGHT Session 3: July 25 - 29 [Monday - Friday] $400
OVERNIGHT Session 4: August 1 - 6 [Monday - Saturday] $475
OVERNIGHT Session 5: August 8 - 13 [Monday - Saturday] $475
OVERNIGHT Session 6: August 15 - 21 [Monday - Sunday] $525
OVERNIGHT DOUBLE SESSION B: August 8 - 21 [14 days] $1050

YBIC = You Bet I CAN! sessions for campers with special needs who need one-on-one assistance.
YBIC - OVERNIGHT Session 3: July 25 - 29 [Monday - Friday] $400
YBIC - OVERNIGHT Session 4: August 1 - 6 [Monday - Saturday] $475

Not too sure about staying overnight? Try our Outbacker Day Camp Session!
DAY CAMP Outbackers Session 1 - July 18 - 22 [One week only] $225
DAY CAMP Outbackers Session 2 - August 8 - 12 [One week only] $225

Looking for a place your whole family can go? Enjoy Meals cooked for you, archery, swimming, giant swing, as well as both the high and low challenge course, hiking, boating, and quality time with your family. Take part in the beach BBQ and sleep under the stars!
Family Camp - You and Me Kid: July 29 - 31 [Friday - Sunday] $80 Adults / $45 Youth / Children Under 3 Free


ACA Accredited

Camp Sweyolakan is accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting high standards in health, safety, and program quality.

Location & Transportation

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

Visit Camp

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!

After You Register

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.

Join Our Staff!

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 Jobs


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