Residential (Overnight) Camps
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp ®
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300 East Crystal Lake Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Name: Heidi Stansell
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,400 acre campus in Michigan's Manistee National Forest, offers fine arts education for all ages. Each summer, the principal camp program serves more than 5,400 gifted elementary, junior high, and high school students with diverse programs in music, art, dance, and drama while offering more than 175 performances during its Summer Arts Festival. Blue Lake also operates a widely acclaimed International Exchange Program and two public radio stations. Since its inception in 1966, Blue Lake has provided cultural enrichment to more than 300,000 gifted students and countless concert-goers.
Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Grades 9 - 12 (Central Camp)
Grades 7 - 8 (Camp Bernstein)
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Grades 9 - 12 (Central Camp)
Grades 7 - 8 (Camp Bernstein)
Session 3: July 29 - August 9
Grades 7 - 9 (Central Camp)
Grades 5 - 6 (Camp Bernstein)
Session 4: August 12 - August 23
Grades 7 - 9 (Central Camp)
Grades 5 - 6 (Camp Bernstein)
Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council
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137 S. Marketplace Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48917
Name: Bill Licht
Phone: (517) 816-7755
The Michigan Crossroads Council offers a wide variety of outdoor programs to meet the needs & interests of Scouts, Families, and the Community. From weekend activities, to day camps, to overnight summer camps- a wide variety of program opportunities are offered at our year-round camps across the great state of Michigan.
For more information about our camps and programs, go to http://michiganscouting.org/outdooradventures/
Courtesy of Camp Beechpoint
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3212 - 125th Ave
Allegan, MI 49010
Beechpoint is an action-oriented Christian camp for youth ages 8-14. Each camper will have a blast while they swim, tube, fish, zip-line, or wall-climb. They will enjoy the archery, riflery, crafts, go-carts and boating. The pinnacle benefit, however, is that they will be motivated, challenged, and changed through their relationships with their counselors and through what they learn about God's love for them. We are convinced that lives are changed at Camp! Our hope is that boys and girls from every background will have the opportunity to attend summer camp. To help to make this possible, scholarship assistance is available to qualifying families.
2015 Day Camp Schedule(Monday-Friday) Drop-off:8:00-8:30am Pick-up:4:00-4:30p
June 28- July 3
July 26- July 31
2015 Resident Camp Schedule
Week 1: June 14-19
Week 2: June 21-26
Week 3: June 28-July 3
Week 4: July 5-10
Week 5: July 12-17
Week 6: July 19-24
Week 7: July 26-July 31
Contact us with questions! 800.991.2267 or email@example.com
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Grand Rapids Office - 528 Bridge St NW, Suite 6 Grand Rapids, MI 49504; Camp Blodgett - 10451 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive, MI 49460
Name: Brian Paul, Camp Director
"Camp Blodgett has been helping kids enjoy their summer on the shores of Lake Michigan for more than 95 years! Camp Blodgett serves children in Kent and Ottawa Counties in West Michigan. Camp Blodgett is located 45 minutes west of Grand Rapids at 10451 Lakeshore Drive in West Olive.
At Camp Blodgett, you will enjoy:
- Biking to the scenic Kirk park
- Canoeing the inlets of Lake Michigan
- Swimming in the pool and Lake Michigan
- Target practice with archery
- Challenging your inner acrobat on the high rope courses and our NEW rock wall
- Team building and Tarzan swinging at the low ropes course
- Fun and challenging workshops, cabin activities and evening events
Financial Assistance: To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp, fees for summer camp at Camp Blodgett are determined using a sliding fee scale based on family income and household size. Transportation is also provided to and from the camp from Grand Rapids for all campers.
Camp Blodgett also offers a 4-week academic camp, the Camp Blodgett STEM Academy, designed to enhance academic growth in STEM subjects for youth who will be entering grades 6-8 in the school year following their camp experience. This program runs during the regular camp program and is for children who are looking for academic assistance in STEM subjects during the summer months.
The Camp Blodgett STEM Academy accepts youth who are below or approaching grade level in math and/ or science. To participate, youth must live in Kent County, apply and be accepted into the program during the winter months, commit to attending all 4 weeks of the program, agree to participate fully and cooperatively, and demonstrate economic need. Those interested are encouraged to apply by calling the camp office or emailing the STEM Coordinator at the address below. Acceptance into the program is limited to 40 youth.
For more information, visit www.campblodgett.org/stem-academy.html
To learn more about our 2019 Summer Camp schedule head over to www.campblodgett.org/summer-camp.html
Camp Discovery at North Star Reach
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1200 University Camp Drive
Pinckey, MI 48169
Name: Pam Bird
Phone: 800.377.6226 x1204
Camp Discovery at North Star Reach is a unique overnight camping experience for children with epilepsy ages 7 - 15. With the support of 24-hour medical staffing, experienced counselors (many of whom have epilepsy), and fully accessible facilities, campers are able to freely enjoy five days and four nights of social, recreational, and educational activities. This includes swimming, boating, fishing, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, an "Ask the Neurologist" session, and much more. Teens with epilepsy, ages 16 - 17, can attend Solstice Camp, a four-day/three-night camp for teens with chronic health conditions. In addition to recreational activities, this camp provides growth opportunities to help empower teens as they transition to adulthood. North Star Reach is located on 105 acres of natural beauty in Pinckney, Michigan. Camp Discovery at North Star Reach takes place from July 22 - 26, 2018, and Solstice Camp takes place from June 28 - July 1, 2018.
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3995 Lakeshore Dr. N
Holland, MI 49424
GENEVA is located in Holland on the shores of Lake Michigan. The goal of each program at Geneva is place campers in relationship with counselors who are on fire for Christ and desire to share that faith with others.
GENEVA offers overnight camps for students in 3rd-12th grades each week of the summer. Each age group has programming specifically tailored to provide your child with fun, new experiences, and the challenge to take a step further in faith.
GENEVA Day Camp program introduces children to the excitement of Christian camping. Special weeks include a Thursday night overnight for 3rd and 4th grade campers. We also offer a Spanish Language and Culture week for children in Spanish Immersion programs at school or whose families are native Spanish speakers.
Retreats and Events:
Consider GENEVA for your next retreat or event destination. Our retreat ministry staff welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in your planning. We offer two unique sites to serve you - one on the shores of Lake Michigan (GENEVA Shores) and one nestled in a sea of pines (GENEVA Pines). We love to host groups of all kinds, including youth groups, schools, colleges, adults and teams.
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5575 Gordon Avenue
Newaygo, MI 49337
Located on Kimball Lake in Newaygo, Camp Henry sits on over 200 acres of forests, fields and wetlands. Providing the perfect environment for summer fun! We offer week long camps that include specialty programs such as Wakeboarding & Waterskiing, Soccer, Music, Climbing, and Horse Camps: Service, Adventure, and Leadership opportunities for teenagers from Service Crew to offsite trips around the country to an Assistant Counselor program: plus Day and Mini Camps for younger campers.
The majority of our campers come for "Regular" camp, our week long traditional overnight summer camping program where campers have the chance to experience all of the Camp Henry favorites like boating, archery, arts & crafts, and riding on our Big Banana and Magic Carpet as well as the opportunity to select their favorites from over a dozen land and water activities. We serve campers from ages 5 - 17, with many deciding to enroll in more than one session each summer.
Camp Henry has had the privilege of serving campers, families, and guests since 1937. We believe that a camping experience at Camp Henry has the capacity to transform lives in many ways. With such a concentrated amount of time, a beautiful natural environment, intentional camp programs and activities, opportunities to try something new, and campers being surrounded by positive Christian role models - the combination is perfect for enhancing and positively changing the lives of campers and guests who come to Camp Henry.
Camp Henry welcomes campers of all faiths as well as no faith at all. We don't require, assume, or expect that all campers are Christians or come from Christian families. Our hope is to simply be Christian toward everyone who comes to camp. Our staff members are truly awesome - energetic, encouraging, compassionate, fun-loving, dedicated, hard-working, and full of joy - and can hardly wait to welcome you to Camp Henry - please join us!
Year Round Retreat Opportunities
Camp Henry's intentional programs are designed to allow campers and guests to connect, refresh, learn, and grow. While many camps offer exceptional programs and activities, we take our services to the next level by providing you the opportunity to customize your experience to meet the needs of your group.
At Camp Henry you may rent cabins or lodges. You may opt to use any of our in-season recreational facilities or meeting spaces. You may also choose to have our excellent staff lead programming for your group. We can provide the flexibility your organization requires. Our trained staff are service-focused, attentive to details, and are looking forward to creating an excellent experience. Many leaders in the past have shown appreciation for the fact that all they needed to be concerned about during their time at camp was building relationships with the others in their group - we took care of the rest! Camp Henry is available from mid-August through early June for retreat and outdoor education programming. Limited programming is available from mid-June to mid-August. Please contact us for more information at 616-717-5571.
"This was the first time my daughter went to sleep over camp for a week. She went not knowing anyone. She made wonderful friends who she still communicates with and live all over the country. By far the best experience ever!" - 2016 Parent Summer Survey Response
"Camp Henry has had such a huge impact on making me the person I am today. I'm so grateful to have been able to spend my summers on the shores at Camp Henry with the amazing staff and campers. It is truly my second home and my favorite place on Earth." - Katie, Summer Camper
Camp Manitou-Lin, YMCA
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1095 Briggs Rd N.
Middleville, MI 49333
Name: Bill Hinton
Phone: 269-795-9163 ext 9227
At YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, we do summer right! Your child will leave with more than new friends and great memories- they'll also gain important life skills. We've got customized programs and activities to teach important lessons like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and cooperation. Our experience staff is dedicated to carrying out the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion in all that we do so your child has a safe, rewarding experience at camp.
Our first session begins June 16th. We offer Overnight Camp programs through August 17th. Summer Camp activities may include archery, crafts, boating, high ropes, zipline, horse back riding, outdoor living skills, swimming, tubing, mountain biking and team building.
Courtesy of Camp Michawana
5800 Head Lake Road
Hastings, MI 49058
Name: Terry Wendt, Executive Director
Camp Michawana, founded in 1938, is an educational facility located on 188 beautiful acres on Long Lake, 6 miles from Hastings. The Camp serves children, teens and families year around including summer week-long sessions, and Camp-planned weekend retreats. It also features guest group rentals facilities; a seasonal RV Family Campground (54 sites) with cabins/fishing/boating and lots of amenities; and school outdoor education opportunities. Though a non-denominational Christian Camp, all are welcome who will abide by a few simple guidelines. The staff is friendly and well-qualified providing instruction and supervision for waterfront, 3 high adventures, target shooting ranges, team building elements, and so much more. The Camp is fully licensed by the State of Michigan (for 175 children, ages 6-17), and is proud to display accreditation by the American Camping Association.
For kids summer camps, visit Camp Michawana's Website for more information.
Camp Miniwanca-American Youth Foundation
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8845 West Garfield Road
Shelby, MI 49455
Name: Liz Marshall and Adam Russell, Girls and Boys Camp Directors
The mission of the American Youth Foundation inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.
AYF programs seek to enhance not only a child's skills, but their confidence in themselves and their future, their character, and their connections to other people. Our outstanding staff work to create communities where youth feel supported and empowered to discover who they are and what they are capable of achieving.
As a leader in youth development, Miniwanca inspires people to be their best selves. We achieve this by creating a fun and safe environment where campers will learn new skills and make new friends-and we believe much more is possible! Campers 8-17 will find a progression of age appropriate adventures and opportunities waiting for them. Our philosophy of "Best Self", "Balanced Living" and "Healthy Friendships" is intentionally interwoven throughout the camp experiences.
Miniwanca campers will:
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5333 S. Centerline Road
Newaygo, MI 49337
Because every child should have a safe place to grow into their best self.
Since 1926 campers from around the country and throughout the world have enjoyed fun filled summers at camp Newaygo girl's resident camp. Our 101 acre camp rests along Pickerel Lake which is snuggled in the Manistee National Forest region, near the town of Newaygo, Michigan. If you like spending time in the outdoors, enjoying the sun, having fun on the water, and making lifelong friendships, camp Newaygo is the place for you. There is more to discover though than just a girls' resident camp, we also offer a women's programs, parent & me and family camps, leader in training program and co-ed day camps!
Our Mom and Me weekends in June are specifically designed for young children and their moms, grandmothers, aunts or another special female adult. The program offers an opportunity to introduce children (boys and girls) to the joys of camping. Singing around the campfire, canoeing on Lake Pickerel, catching their first fish, or doing crafts together are more fun together when all the planning and preparation are done for you. And, no cooking all weekend!
For woman who are looking for a weekend to themselves and relax, try our Girlfriends-Get-Away retreats. Spend the night in our campy chic dorms - which are heated and cooled - just a few steps away from our restrooms and showers. Sign up to be pampered with an on-site massage, manicure, or pedicure. Enjoy crafts, waterfront time, hikes, great food, and a beautiful facility with women from all over the country. Camp Newaygo is busy year round with retreats, and family events. Check out our website for our calendar of events!
2019 GIRLS ONLY RESIDENT CAMP SCHEDULE
Ages 7yrs - 11th grade unless otherwise noted
Session I: Mini Camp June 19-22 (Age 7yrs-7th Grade)
Session II: June 23-June 29
Session III: June 30- July 6
Session IV: July 7-20
Session IVA: July 7-13
Session IVB: July 14-20
Session V: July 21- August 3
Session VA: July 21-27 (Age 7yrs -7th Grade)
Session VB: July 28-August 3 (Age 7yrs -7th Grade)
*Weekend holdovers are available for campers staying more than 1 session between sessions 2 & 3, 3 & 4, and 4 & 5.
2019 Coed Day Camp
Grades finished Kindergarten- 7th grade
Week 1: June 17th-21st
Week 2: June 24th-28th
Week 3: July 1st-July 5th, No program July 4th
Week 4: July 8th-July 12th
Week 5: July 15th- July 19th
Week 6: July 22nd- July 26th
Week 7: July 29th- August 2nd
Week 8: August 5th - August 9th
Week 9: August 12th- August 16th
Be sure to check out our website at www.campnewaygo.org for all the up-to-date information including dates, rates and pictures showing the great time you can have at Camp Newaygo!
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7360 Thornapple Dales Dr. SE
Alto, MI 49302
Name: Blake de Jong, Camp Director
Phone: Office (Oct-April): 616.233.9370 ext 113 Camp (May-Sep): 616-871-6551
Camp O'Malley is owned and operated by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. Camp O'Malley is located just 25 minutes southeast of Grand Rapids on the beautiful banks of the Thornapple River. We are a residential summer camp that serves kids ages 6-14. We use a sliding fee scale to make the camp experience affordable for all families.
Campers enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, sports, canoeing, climbing wall, high ropes course, low ropes course, arts & crafts, nature exploration, kayaking, swimming, dance, campfires, gardening, singing songs, and much more!
2019 Overnight Camp Sessions:
June 24-28: Ages 7-13
July 1-3: Ages 6-9
July 8-12: Ages 8-13
July 15-19: Ages 11-14
July 22-26: Ages 8-13
July 29-August 2: Ages 8-13
August 5-9: Ages 8-13 (MLK Academy Students only)
Camp Pendalouan, YMCA
1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
Montague, MI 49437
The summer camps at Pendalouan are where imagination and adventure come alive. With over 90 years of creating great summer memories, Camp Pendalouan has the foundation to provide a safe and treasured summer camp experience. Our traditions build friendships that go beyond a canoe ride to Turtle Bay or sharing a bench and watching flickering stars above the campfire. At Pendalouan, we specialize in helping kids make life-long friends.
2019 Resident Camps (Ages 6-17)
June 16-21 - Overnight Camp Session 1
June 23-28 - Overnight Camp Session 2
July 7-12 - Overnight Camp Session 3
July 14-19 - Overnight Camp Session 4
July 21-26 - Overnight Camp Session 5
July 28-Aug 2 - Overnight Camp Session 6
Day Camp 2019 (Grades K-6)
Sign up for a mix of traditional camp activities and environmental learning, led by professional and well-trained staff. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Swimming, canoeing, rowboats, the climbing wall, archery, songs, crafts, hands-on science, and many other outdoor activities are available to Day campers at Pendalouan. Hiking to Turtle Bay or visiting our horses at the barn round out a full week curriculum that guarantees good memories and tired but happy kids at the end of each day.
Travel to and from Muskegon-( 560 Mart St, Muskegon, MI 49440) or the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (124 W Hanson St, Whitehall, MI 49461) is available for $30 per week. In addition, extended day (early drop-off or later pick-up) options can be arranged.
June 17-21 - Day Camp Session 1
June 24-28 - Day Camp Session 2
July 8-12 - Day Camp Session 3
July 15-19 - Day Camp Session 4
July 22-26 - Day Camp Session 5
July 29-Aug 2 - Day Camp Session 6
August 5-9 - Day Camp Session 7
August 12-16 - Day Camp Session 8
Family Camps (All Ages!)
From traditional Family Camp to specialty programs like Mom & Kids and Father & Son, Pendalouan's family programs are a unique way to unplug from distractions and connect with those that mean the most!
Enjoy relaxing on the banks of beautiful Big Blue Lake: paddle clear waters in a kayak or canoe; enjoy wooded paths on horseback; or nap with the sounds of nature in our hammocks and swings. Qualified staff runs fun and safe activities, including: crafts, target sports, high ropes course and zipline, hikes, campfires and outdoor cooking.
Mom & Kids
Father & Son
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8356 Belding Rd.
Rockford, MI 49341
Camp Roger's mission is to encounter and and celebrate God's love for his children through relationships and experiences in creation. Through Day Camp at Camp Scottie, Overnight Camp at Camp Roger, Outdoor Education, and Retreats & Rentals, thousands of students and adults visit our beautiful campuses each year.
2019 Sessions for Day Camp and Overnight Camp: www.camproger.org/summer-camp/sessions/
From day camp, to 4-day overnight camp, to 8-day overnight camp, to wilderness trips--Camp Roger is pleased to offer a wide range of camps and activities for children. To read descriptions of each camp style, go to www.camproger.org/summer-camp/
Our camps build in age group and independence, so that children can grow up through our programs. Sessions offer classic camp activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, braiding, leather crafts, etc. and then add in epic all-camp games, crazy skits, and silly songs. Chapel is held every day and our staff encourages children to develop their own personal relationship with God.
Camp Tall Turf
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816 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Camp Tall Turf
Mission: Equipping youth for lives of reconciliation in God's world.
Vision: To pursue and advance God's vision of wholeness, unity, justice, peace and healing for today's increasingly diverse and urban world by rebuilding relationships that make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of youth.
Youth Camp (ages 8-13)
Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Campbell, Camp Tall Turf has been instilling the biblical message of reconciliation in our campers for over 40 years. Our youth camp sessions are specifically designed to teach our campers about the value of diversity. Campers who attend Tall Turf develop critical cross-cultural skills in a fun, safe and engaging environment. In recent years, over 80% of our campers left Camp Tall Turf saying that they befriended someone from a different background than their own. Many of our past campers say that their time at Tall Turf was one of the most transformative life experiences they have had!
Adventure Camp (ages 14-17)
Adventure Camp takes the fundamental principals of our youth camp sessions a step further. Designed for teens, Adventure camp focuses on the need for young leaders in the journey of reconciliation. Adventure Campers engage in various team building activities that are designed to break down existing barriers between groups and lays the foundation for relationships of trust and respect. Tall Turf's teen Leader's In Training serve as peer mentors and motivators in this five day session.
Family Camps (Ages 2 and up)
Camp Tall Turf offers two unique Family Camp opportunities created to engage the family unit in our mission and vision of reconciliation. All of our Family Camp sessions take place over a weekend to facilitate working families. Family Camp sessions are loosely organized around our curriculum of reconciliation, but also offer lots of time for families to hang out and interact. We believe that one of the best ways to break down barriers is to have fun together! Family Camp sessions are a great way to spend a weekend away with your family, neighbors and community.
Transportation: Free busing is provided for all summer camp sessions from Grand Rapids.
Translation Services: All registration materials are available in Spanish.
Individuals fluent in Spanish are available to assist with registration and answering questions.
To find more information or register for Camp Tall Turf visit www.tallturf.org
Circle Pines Center
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8650 Mullen Road
Delton, MI 49046
Name: Tom VanHammen
Circle Pines Center is located about 35 miles southeast Grand Rapids in beautiful Barry County, near the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Our co-ed residential camp program, open to youth ages 7-17, combines elements of a traditional summer camp (swimming, sports, campfires, hikes, theater, dance, arts and crafts) with cooperative work projects (construction, organic gardening, trail maintenance and cleaning). In addition, educational activities focus on topics like climate change, food politics, social justice, ecosystems and the importance of critical thinking. Our focus on cooperation as an interpersonal strategy and viable economic alternative is embodied in our daily chores, work projects, decision making, camp store and other activities. We also offer several weekend programs for families thoughout the year, such as Maple Syrup Weekends, Apple Cider Weekends, Spanish Immersion Weekends, and the Buttermilk Jamboree music festival.
Circle Pines is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and the slow food movement. Kitchen staff members work hard to provide delicious and nutritious meals from scratch using primarily local and organic ingredients. We source camp food from over 15 local farm families in Southwest Michigan. Meat dishes are prepared using pasture fed and humanely raised animals. Given advance notice, CPC can accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies. Vegetarian alternatives are always available.
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14444 17 Mile Road
Rodney, MI 49342
CranHill is carved out of a pine forest one hour north of Grand Rapids. Aimed at Transforming Lives into the Image of Christ, CranHill has a variety of options for youth ages 6-17.
For kids ages 7-17, CranHill offers a variety of camp options all Summer long. When you are at CranHill, you can expect big games, awesome adventure activities in the woods, in the air, and on the lake! Each day includes times of worship, engaging, age-appropriate teaching with our weekly chaplain, and bible study in cabin groups. We take full advantage of the uniqueness of our campus to show each camper how much God truly loves them. We have crafted our Summer Camps to provide a safe, uplifting, and authentic experience for each camper that sets foot here.
Day Camp is an amazing week built to help your child(ren) have an amazing experience and prepare them for what lies ahead for them in CranHill overnight camps. These weeks are crafted specifically for your active adventurers ages 6-8. These young campers are supervised by CranHill staff throughout the day and will participate in exciting activities like riding ponies, going to the beach, face painting, making crafts, Bible stories, and more. It is a full day which gives you the opportunity to hear all the amazing stories from your camper around the dinner table each night. Day Camp is a great way to begin your story at CranHill.
Looking for a memorable experience with your family? CranHill has over 120 RV campsites. Come and enjoy peaceful Hillview lake, or participate in all of the exciting activities that the Summer program does! Ala Carte-style activities are offered to our family campground throughout the week, and range from target sports and horseback riding to tie dye t-shirts, pancake breakfasts, and devotionals with our weekly family campground chaplain. Check out our website for more information.
Gerber Scout Reservation
Name: Ryan Kriesch - Reservation Director/Program Director for President Ford Field Service Council
Gerber offers many different year-round programs and are currently developing even more. We rent a large variety of our building out for your scouting events. More information are detailed below in the Year Round Programs and Services. If their is a program you would like to see offered reach out to the Reservation Director; we are always welcome to new ideas.
In recent years, Gerber Scout Reservation attendance has swelled from 900 in 1997 to over 2,500 in 2012. Much of this increase can be attributed to the 1998 initiation of the Betty Ford Cub Scout and Webelos Adventureland, a section of the camp dedicated to Cub Scouts. Gerber currently has the capacity to accommodate 425 Boy Scouts, 200 Cub Scouts each week or session.
Activities offered at the camp include the Waterfront, Climbing Tower/COPE, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, Environmental Resource Center, Archery, and Shooting Sports, and much more. The new facility on camp is our dining hall, named the Frank K. Merrill Centennial Dining Hall. Centennial Dining Lodge boasts state of the art facilities, a capacity of over 700, and a safe place to take shelter.
"Cub Scout Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 2nd and 3rd graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Cub Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent. com/272-gcrc19 Session #1 July 4 - 6, 2019; Session #2 July 25 - 27, 2019; Session #3 July 28 - 30, 2019; Session #4 July 31 - August 2, 2019; Session #5 August 4 -6, 2019; Session #6 August 7 - 9, 2019
Webelos Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 4th and 5th graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Webelos Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent.com/272- gwrc19 Session #1 June 23 - 26, 2019; Session #2 June 26 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 3, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 10, 2019; Session #5 July 10 - 13, 2019; Session #6 July 14 - 17, 2019; Session #7 July 17 - 20, 2019; Session #8 July 21 - 24, 2019
Gerber Scout Camp Set near Twin Lake, Michigan inside the Manistee Forest, Gerber Scout Reservation boasts an amazing amount of opportunities for Scouts. When you arrive at Gerber Scout Reservation, you can expect a fantastic week of Scout's learning not only Scout skills but, life-long skills in communication, sportsmanship, high self-esteem and leadership.
Programs are offered for both the first-year camper and the more experienced Scouts. From our highly visited Handicraft area to our Power Cut program where Scouts will mountain board and cycle, Gerber has something for every Scout.
Have first-year and even second-year Scouts that are looking to earn their first advancements towards Eagle Scout? Our Eagle Quest program is the headquarters specifically designed just for these Scouts. Maybe you are looking for something a bit more hands on? Gerber's welding, and metalworking Merit Badges are some of the many examples of the advancement being taught in the Skilled Trades Center.
And we haven't even mentioned the aquatics area yet. Gerber's Big Britton Lake hosts a huge variety of Merit Badges that may be difficult to earn anywhere else. From canoeing, rowing, small boat sailing, kayaking, and swimming our waterfront staff is excited to help your Scouts succeed. It doesn't matter if you're a first-year Scout or a Scout leader, all are welcome to come and test their skills at the waterfront.
Make Gerber Scout Reservation part of a Scout's summer fun!
Boy Scout Resident Camp 2019
Dates To register for Boy Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent.com/272-brcgsr19
Session #1 June 16 - 22, 2019; Session #2 June 23 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 6, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 13, 2019; Session #5 July 14 - 20, 2019; Session #6 July 21 - 27, 2019; Session #7 July 29 - August 3, 2019
Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Camp Anna Behrens
Courtesy of Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Camp Anna Behrens
9841 Colby Rd
Greenville, MI 48838
Name: Demitria Gavit
Phone: 616.748.3341 ext 133
Scholarships are available to attend this camp.
Girls do not have to belong to a scout troop to attend Camp Anna Behrens. A $15 fee is added to the registration fee when girls who are not scouts sign up.
Our office is located at:
3275 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services
Courtesy of Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services
O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Our Mission here at Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services is to provide individuals with disabilities an enriched life experience through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships.
Indian Trails is a remarkable facility that brings adaptive recreation to the lives of each camper. It is simple in theory, but daunting in task. Indian Trails offers a barrier-free camp setting in which those with disabilities can participate in all manner of activities the outside world is ill-equipped to provide. It is a place filled with fun, recreation and friendship. Campers learn perseverance, team-work and self-reliance. They leave for home loaded with love, respect, and memories.
Indian Trails Camp brings adaptive recreation to campers in a safe, barrier-free environment. Campers participate in a wide range of activities while learning perseverance, teamwork, and self-reliance and experiencing empowering fun and friendship. At the same time, their families and caregivers are afforded some much-needed rest. What's not to love?
Summer Camp Dates 2017:
June 4-10 Travel Through Time: From dinosaurs to futuristic fun, journey through the decades with us at camp.
June 11-17 Color Wars: Embrace your ITC spirit in a friendly week-long competition between other cabins. This week also features the Big Dance.
June 18-24 Passport to Fun: Experience all the world has to offer, right here at ITC! Get your passport stamped as you take a safari through the rainforest, cook international foods, and cruise to new adventures!
June 25-July 1 Party in the USA: Join us for some Texas line dancing, a Hawaiian luau, a New York fashion show, and lots of other American fun.
July 9-15 Show Biz: ITC's got talent! Star in a music video, help your cabin compose an award-winning song, and perform on-stage during this week of show biz. This week also features the Big Dance.
July 16-22 Superheroes: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman and more at ITC!
July 23-29 World of Wizardry: Cast charms, brew potions, and fight dragons; witches and wizards welcome at this magical week of camp!
July 30-August 5 There's No Place Like Camp: Follow the yellow brick road to ITC!
Indian Trails accepts campers with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida. Inclusion and mainstreaming play key roles in making campers feel a part of things. With a capacity of up to 84 coed participants per session and serving over 700 people per year, ITC welcomes campers aged 5 to 70 and beyond.
Program opportunities at Indian Trails Camp include organized activities in the areas of:
* Ropes Challenge
* Arts and Crafts
* Music and Drama
Additional components of the camp program include:
* Hay Rides
* Talent Shows
* Nature Studies
While summer camp is the main focus, Indian Trails also provides respite opportunities during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Respite weekends offer similar programs to those in the summer but with a seasonal emphasis. In addition, ITC offers Holiday Camp over the New Year holiday. This week-long program provides campers the opportunity to enjoy activities in great contrast to the summer sessions. Each session of camp is not only an opportunity for campers to partake in fun but also afford families and caregivers a much needed rest and vacation.
"Camp gives me a chance to explore new things... Camp does not hold me back from being me."
-- Joe M., Camper
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15113 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
Gowen, MI 49326
Lincoln Lake hosts summer camps and year-round activities for children, youth, and adults. Our purpose is to provide an experience that will allow people to grow in knowledge of, obedience to, and love for God. Lincoln Lake is a clean, safe environment for children and youth to discover, learn, and grow together. Our guests enjoy over 40 acres of playgrounds, athletic fields, woods, natural wetlands, and open views onto Lincoln Lake. Each age group experiences activities that are uniquely crafted for their age group. "Lincoln Lake exists as an outreach of the local church, using the unique atmosphere of camping to evangelize and disciple individuals through the Word of God."
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind (OUB Camps)
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10324 Lovers Lane NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Name: Gwen Botting
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind offers summer camps for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission: building life skills, self-confidence and independence for children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. At OUB Camps, campers learn life-skills that teachers and parents may not have time or skills to teach. Many OUB staff members are also blind or have low vision - they "walk the walk" every day and are the best teachers for our students. Our 1.5:1 staff to camper ratio for most camps ensures a great experience!
We operate at Camp Optimist, with a teaching kitchen, garden and lodge and over 100 acres of woods and wetlands to explore. We also participate in activities at Indian Trails Camp, only a few miles away.
OUB Camp Schedule 2017
June 18-23 Service Leadership Camp, ages 12 - 19
This camp is designed to help our teenagers learn important skills of leadership and giving back to the community. Our kids are often passed up for opportunities to be officers in school clubs or leaders on team projects because of their vision issues and/or social skills. Also, for many of our kids, adults and sometimes other kids are constantly giving them directions, tips, ideas, trying to correct what appears to be missteps, and things that they think will help them. But our kids rarely get the opportunity to help others, and helping others is a critical component of feelings of confidence and competence. Service Leadership Camp will address the key components of leadership and service and why it is important that our kids become leaders and community servants. Also includes the usual camp fun of campfires, swimming, boating and more!
June 25-30 Cookin' and Jammin' Camp, ages 7-14
By far our most popular camp for several years running, Cookin' and Jammin' Camp (cooking and music!) gives our campers a more extensive experience in the world of food, and tons of fun listening to, playing and creating music. A wide range of culinary and musical genre's will be explored, and also all the usual fun of swimming, boating, hiking and much more! Camp is full - taking names for waiting list.
July 5-9 Elementary Camp, ages 7-12
This camp, beginning on the Wednesday following July 4th and ending on Sunday afternoon, is great for the younger camper or anyone who has not been away from home before. There will be plenty of fun to go around and lots of skill building, field trips, and other exciting opportunities! Camp is full - taking names for waiting list.
July 13-21 Adventure Trip, ages 14-19
While less rugged than our 2016 rustic canoe trip, this is the Adventure Trip for the Adventurous! We will be visiting three places: Turkey Run State Park in Indiana, famous for great hiking trails and unusual sandstone formations; Berea, Kentucky, home to artist colonies dedicated to producing American handcrafts such as pottery, weaving, leatherwork, woodwork and more, and then on to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to explore the wonders of the underground! Some younger campers may be accepted by permission of the Camp Director. It's going to be AMAZING! Don't miss it!
Pine Ridge Bible Camp
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8415 17 Mile Rd.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Pine Ridge is a nonprofit inter-denominational Christian Camp with over 70 years of experience serving children, youth and special needs campers. Pine Ridge offers a variety of overnight and day camp programs through the summer weeks as well as year-round private group rentals. Activities are crafted and prepared to offer every age group a variety of appropriate options. Activities at camp include go-carts, laser tag, airsoft, paintball, rock climbing, swimming, horsemanship, petting farm, water sports, arts & crafts, water slide, basketball, soccer, target sports, playground, and so much more.
To share and model the message of Jesus in a safe, innovative, and relational setting.
Retreats and Guest Groups:
Pine Ridge has a beautiful Retreat Center overlooking Pine Lake housing up to 72 guests. Dining Hall, meeting spaces, and game room are also housed in the Retreat Center to conveniently host retreats for churches, schools, and other organizations all from the comfort of one building. A Virtual tour is available on our website. Please feel free to contact us about retreat pricing.
Overnight Camp: Grades 1st-12th (entering in the fall)
Pine Ridge offers age specific programs for all grades. Mini-camps are offered for young children and several camp weeks for teens offer unique activity options and challenging off-site trips.
Day Camps: Grades 1st-4th
Day Camps give children an opportunity to be introduced to camp and explore our beginner programs. Lunch is provided by Pine Ridge for all Day Camp options.
Pine Ridge offers two camp sessions each summer for youth and adults with special needs. These campers enjoy specifically designed activities to allow them to enjoy everything we offer. Each camper needs to be interviewed by Pine Ridge for acceptance into the program.
With sibling discounts, Fetchin' Friends incentives, food sale programs, scholarships and payment plans - we believe every child should have the opportunity to come to Pine Ridge.
Spring Hill Camps
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PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631
SpringHill Camps is a nonprofit inter-denominational Christian camp with more than 40 years of experience reaching and serving children. All of our programs reach kids through a very specific ministry model, the SpringHill Experience. The SpringHill Experience consists of being God-immersed, embracing, innovative, integrating, professional, and community focused. We possess a passionate commitment to reaching the lost and being relevant as we share Jesus' message of grace, hope and love. Currently, we reach kids through overnight camp property in Michigan and Indiana. We also provide SpringHill Day Camps hosted at local churches and schools in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
To create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Overnight Camp: Grades 1st-12th
At SpringHill we focus on bringing the message of Christ to our youth while offering a cutting-edge ministry. With unique programming, activities and housing, your child is sure to try new things, meet great friends and grow in their relationship with God.
Day Camps: Grades Kindergarten-4th
At SpringHill's Summer Day Camp kids have five full days of SpringHill fun right in their hometown. This is one week out of the summer they will never forget. From the Climbing Wall and Flying Squirrel to Six Square, wild water games and stretching their creativity through cool crafts - they will have more fun than they can imagine while meeting new friends and learning more about Jesus.
At SpringHill, we've made it easy for you to build unity, have fun and experience God as a family! At our family camp you'll spend quality time with each other, have interactive sessions and learn how to strengthen your relationships as a family with Christ at the center.
-Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-28, 2012
-Summer Family Camp: July 13-15, 2012
-Labor Day Weekend: August 31 - September 3, 2012
All young people are made in the imagine and likeness of Christ and deserve to feel complete worth regardless of where they are spiritually, physically, emotionally, or socio-economically. Our value of embracing all kids is something that constantly shows Christ's love throughout their experience at SpringHill.
We understand the economy is uncertain. With discounts, friends for $50, scholarships and payment plans - we want to come alongside your family to help your kids experience camp this summer.
Retreats and Events:
SpringHill not only offers weeks of summer camp, but also short weekend retreats with that same SpringHill Experience condensed for groups and families.
Rent us! Have you ever considered bringing your Girl Scout troop or sports team to camp? Let us design an amazing retreat for you that will create a memorable experience for everyone. We have had several groups, churches and schools come to camp over the last few months that have had an amazing time!
The Salvation Army Little Pine Island Camp
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6889 Pine Island Dr. NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Name: Les Chase
EVERY. CAMPER. SHOULD.
- Cook over a fire
- Canoe or paddle boat on the lake
- Attend a campfire meeting
- Take a boat ride
- Catch a fish
- Learn to shoot a .22 rifle
- Watch the sun rise and set
- Go stargazing
- Take a hike
- Triumph the high ropes course
- Explore with a GPS
- Participate in a conservation Project
- Use a compass
- Learn to shoot a bow and arrow
- Finish the challenge course
- Swim in the lake
- Be a good citizen
ENJOY GOD'S CREATION!
YMCA Camp Pinewood
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4230 Obenauf Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Camp Pinewood is a YMCA camp located in northeastern Muskegon County. Since 1925 Camp Pinewood has served the children of Michigan through summer, youth group, school, and retreat programs. Our summer programming provides a wonderfully diverse setting for children to develop relationships with their peers from across the world. Camp Pinewood provides both one and two weeks sessions for campers ages 5-17. We teach dozens of outdoor classes utilizing our beautiful 200 acre property and 45 acre lake.
Transportation from Grand Rapids may be available upon request. We never turn away campers for a lack of funding - please see our Financial Aid application on our website!