• Our Philosophy

    We are a non-religious camp, focused on values, being unplugged, friendship and learning what it means to be a worthwhile man through community-building and mentorship.

  • Staff

    We say we grow our own at Highlands. For the last decade, only 1-2% of our counseling staff is new to Highlands – 98-99% of our staff is returning! That means that we can focus on giving your son the very best experience possible. Our intergenerational staff includes not only 18-year-old Assistant Counselors (ACs) with…

  • What They Said

    Parents “Our son has had an amazing year at school, due in part to the ego-building summer at Highlands which set him in the mindset to have a successful year.” – parent from Bainbridge Island, WA
 “I’ve joked before that every single day someone in our house is wearing something with the camp logo…today was…

  • Directors

    Third-generation know-how Andy Bachmann is a third-generation Highlands director and has been working with kids and their families his entire adult life. Andy runs our summer program, coordinates hiring, and is proud to help usher the next generation of leaders through his leadership training program for our staff. Creating, safe, fun and challenging opportunities for…

  • Alumni

    Generations of Highlands men are connected by the common bond of camp. Alumni include teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, actors, coaches, musicians and beyond. And, you’ll find them located in nearly every corner of the world.

  • Mike Bachmann Scholarship

    Under Mike Bachmann’s leadership, Camp Highlands became a premier midwest residential camp, teaching young men the characteristics of perseverance, initiative and pep (just to name a few) and that “if you will, you can.” Find out about how you can make camp possible for another boy or apply for a scholarship.