Hiram College

A classroom unlike any other!

So you think you’ve seen everything Hiram has to offer? Not quite…we’re full of surprises! Hiram has an incredible rustic camp, called Northwoods Field Station, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was built by a fantastic group of Hiram students and faculty in the 1970s, and is in the Hiawatha National Forest, just minutes from Lake Superior.

A real-life experience is awaiting you

Cultivate a strong sense of community and interdependence at Northwoods Field Station – qualities essential in any aspect of life. The camp is a unique place to live and learn!

Northwoods Lodge

Location: The camp is on the shore of Cherry Lake and surrounded by 100,000 acres of National Forest wilderness, meadows, bogs, rivers and more than a dozen other undeveloped lakes, all within a two-mile hike.

Facilities: At Northwoods, the emphasis is on living in harmony with nature and a low-consumption lifestyle. Water is supplied by hand pumping from a well. The camp has a beautiful lodge with a full kitchen, meeting space, bathroom and shower. There are six comfortable sleeping cabins and composting outhouses.


Michael Benedict Headshot

Michael Benedict, Ph.D.

Conservation Director and Interim Director of the James H. Barrow Field Station and Northwoods Field Station
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Are you interested in reserving the Northwoods Field Station?

Contact Libby Jacobs at: northwoodsreservations@hiram.edu