Howell Conference & Nature Center
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Howell Conference & Nature Center is a multi-faceted non-profit organization owned by the Presbytery of Detroit. HCNC's services can be separated into two basic
areas: wildlife rehabilitation and camps/conferences. Our wildlife rehabilitation program is the largest in Michigan, caring for more than
2,300 injured and orphaned animals every year. Although it is not a government agency and as such does not receive state or federal funding, it is permitted through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. There is never a charge to the good samaritans that bring animals to our facility, and we are not reimbursed for the animals'
Our camps and conferences are very diverse and range from formal programs like day, resident, and school camps to informal opportunities like the NatureScape play area, the Nature Zone hands-on exhibits, and self-guided tours of our Wild Wonders Park and its 63 animals. Our 270-acre facility features six lodges, a 500-foot zip line, Michigan’s tallest outdoor climbing tower, two high ropes courses, an archery range, and much more.