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Special Events


Camp Dearborn is the ideal setting for the special occasions and celebrations of any family, company or community organization. We can accommodate groups of 25 to 5,000. Our facility offers open-air picnic shelters, wide open space for large corporate gatherings, and a warming chalet with a kitchenette and tables and chairs to seat up to 80 people for a more private, indoor event.

Each season we plan a few special events that visitors won't want to miss. In September, the Tin Can Tourists gather to celebrate classic trailers and motor coaches dating back to the 1930s. Restored trailers are open for viewing and draw a great deal of attention.

The Annual Fishing Derby is free of charge and open to children ages 3 to 18. Prizes will be awarded for catching the biggest fish and for catching the most fish in each age group. Participation in the event is free with a paid gate admission to Camp Dearborn. Participants should bring their own rod, bucket and bait.

The official camping season wraps up Labor Day Weekend with a live band for the open-air dance, the "Last Hurrah." Check with either of the Camp Dearborn Offices for availability, reservations, or for specific dates and times of all events. Families and friends will find ample space for picnic gatherings. Open air shelters are available for rent and perfect for family reunions or any group picnic. Each shelter is equipped with six picnic tables, electricity, a refrigerator/stove unit, a charcoal grill and convenient parking.

The Red, White and BBQ Festival is a weekend-long festival celebrating summer with mouthwatering BBQ, cold brews, family fun and great music! It features pig races, monster truck rides, kids' zone, specialty merchandise vendors, bounce houses and more.

Events Calendar

The large corporation will find plenty of space to plan a customized picnic. Open spaces allow for designing the perfect picnic for large groups up to 5,000.

Check with either of the Camp Dearborn Offices, located in Milford and Dearborn, for availability, reservations, or for specific dates and times of all events. (248) 684-6000.