Mushroom Camp

Spend the weekend on Michigan’s beautiful Drummond Island, immersing yourself in mushroom knowledge.

This camp is designed to be a “mushroom intensive” experience. We will start with an introduction to the basic anatomy, physiology, and ecology of mushrooms. Then we will discuss the major groups of fungi and show you the characteristics used to classify and identify some of the more common groups of mushrooms in our area, with a focus on those that are edible. You will learn about growing mushrooms, and start your own mushroom garden box to take home. You will also get to sample wild mushroom dishes, and see how they are prepared, for lunch and dinner on Saturday. And, of course, we will spend plenty of time searching for and studying mushrooms in the woods.

Date: 5/25-5/27

We will meet on Friday evening (6-9pm), all day Saturday (9am-9pm), and Sunday morning (9am-noon)

Loction: Drummond Island

Cost: Register here

$150 individual, $250 couple
Includes all books, materials, rustic tent/hammock camping, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. (Smaller campers/RVs can be accomodated at the campground, we simply ask that you pay the few extra dollars for the site fee when we get there. Students who prefer modern ammenities should book accomodations on the island.)