Residential (Overnight) Camps

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp ®

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Address

300 East Crystal Lake Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457

Contact Information

Website: http://www.bluelake.org

Name: Heidi Stansell
Phone: 800.221.3796

Details

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.

2015 Calendar

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)

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Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council

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Address

137 S. Marketplace Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48917

Contact Information

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MichiganCrossroadsCouncil

Name: Bill Licht
Phone: (517) 816-7755

Details

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/

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Camp Beechpoint

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Address

3212 - 125th Ave
Allegan, MI 49010

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.beechpoint.com
http://www.facebook.com/beechpoint?ref=ts

Name: Sonya Wentzel - Registrat
Phone: 1.800.991.CAMP
Email:

Details

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 8-12
June 15-19
June 21-26
June 28- July 3
July 5-10
July 12-17
July 19-24
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 beechpoint@beechpoint.com

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Camp Blodgett

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Address

Grand Rapids Office - 1545 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.campblodgett.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Blodgett-Year-round-Programs-for-Kids/145397255523604?ref=ts
https://twitter.com/CampBlodgettCB
https://instagram.com/campblodgett/

Name: Andrea Robinson, Program Director
Phone: 616-940-9874
Email:

Details

Camp Blodgett has been helping kids enjoy their summer on the shores of Lake Michigan for 95 years! Camp Blodgett serves children in Kent and Ottawa Counties. Camp Blodgett is located 45 minutes outside 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
  • Team building and Tarzan swinging at the low ropes course
  • Fun and challenging workshops, cabin activities and evening events

2016 Summer Camp Dates:
Session One - ages 8-13 - June 13 to 17 - Happy 95th Birthday Camp Blodgett!
Session Two - ages 11-13 - June 20 to 24 - Camp B's Got Talent
Session Three - ages 8-11 - June 27 to July 1 - SuperHeroes Week
Session Four - ages 11-13 - July 11 to 15 - Weird Science
Session Five - ages 8-11 - July 18 to 22 - Disney Week
Session Six - ages 8-13 - July 25 to 29 - Summer Olympics

Camp Blodgett also offers a 4-week academic camp, the Camp Blodgett Summer Academy, designed to minimize summer learning loss for children who will be entering grades 5-8 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 or an academic challenge during the summer months. Youth must apply and be accepted into the program, live in Kent or Ottawa County, 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 during the winter months by calling the camp office or emailing the program director at the address below. Acceptance into the program is limited.

Financial Assistance: To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp, fees for attending 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.

For more information, visit www.campblodgett.org or email arobinson@campblodgett.org

Click here to watch a video of what Camp Blodgett is like from a child's perspective: Camp Blodgett.

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Camp Geneva

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Address

3995 Lakeshore Dr. N
Holland, MI 49424

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.campgeneva.org
http://www.facebook.com/campgeneva?ref=ts
https://twitter.com/#!/campgeneva

Name: Kevin VanderKlok
Phone: 616.399.3150
Email:

Details

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.

Overnight Camps:
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.

Day Camps:
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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Camp Henry

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Address

5575 Gordon Avenue
Newaygo, MI 49337

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.camphenry.org/
http://www.facebook.com/CampHenryMI
https://twitter.com/CampHenryMI
http://www.statigr.am/camphenry37
http://www.youtube.com/user/CampHenryMichigan

Phone: 616.459.2267
Email:

Details

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!

Summer Promo Video

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.

Year Round Activities

Testimonials
"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

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Camp Manitou-Lin, YMCA

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Address

1095 Briggs Rd N.
Middleville, MI 49333

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.grymca.org/camp
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YMCA-Camp-Manitou-lin/98133686539?ref=ts
https://twitter.com/grymca

Name: Bill Hinton
Phone: 269-795-9163 ext 9227
Email:

Details

OVERNIGHT CAMP: Ages 7-12
A week away at camp is a very special time and is remembered forever. Hidden among the awesome adventures of new friendships, outdoor water sports, horses, climbing walls, and campfires are enriching experiences that teach responsibility, confidence, and self-discipline.

DAY CAMP: Kindergarten- Age 11
Our Day Camp program is the perfect way to fill your child's summer with nonstop activities like canoeing, swimming, nature hikes, climbing the tower, sports, horses, and adventure. Our caring professional counselors supervise kids from one jam-packed day of fun to another.

HORSE DAY & OVERNIGHT CAMPS: Ages 8-15
Horse camp allows campers to not only ride, but learn more about all aspects of horses. Campers learn about tacking, grooming, riding and the responsibilities related to horses. Each day campers will have a chance to try out a traditional camp activity.

FAMILY CAMPS:
Bring the whole family out for a wonderful bonding experience. We offer extended family camp over Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS: (Ages 7-18, 19-26)
Exciting camp activities are adapted from traditional camp and made accessible for those with special needs.

ADVENTURE TRIPS: (Ages 12-16)
Venture out and experience hiking, backpacking, and campfire cooking. Choose from rustic camping at Yankee Springs State Park, Pine River canoeing, or South Manitou Island.

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Camp Michawana

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Address

5800 Head Lake Road
Hastings, MI 49058

Contact Information

Website: http://www.michawanacamp.org

Name: Terry Wendt, Executive Director
Phone: 269-623-5168
Email:

Details

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.

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Camp Miniwanca-American Youth Foundation

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Address

8845 West Garfield Road
Shelby, MI 49455

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.ayf.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Youth-Foundation/375202990713
https://twitter.com/#!/Miniwanca

Name: Liz Marshall and Adam Russell, Girls and Boys Camp Directors
Phone: 231.861.2262
Email:

Details

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:

  • Leave with newly gained confidence in themselves

  • Be able to talk about who they are and what they are capable of achieving

  • Discover and develop their personal best

  • Act in ways consistent with their values

  • Help to create a community where trust, cooperation and respect are the foundation


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    Camp Newaygo

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    Address

    5333 S. Centerline Road PO Box 610
    Newaygo, MI 49337

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.campnewaygo.org
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/NCCS-Camp-Newaygo/46713818122?ref=ts

    Name: Jalisa Johnson, Program Director
    Phone: 231.652.1184 x103
    Email:

    Details

    Resident Camp
    Your home away from home - Camp Newaygo has a long history of traditions built on caring and excellence. Our foundation of providing exceptional programs in a rustic camp setting for girls, women and families dates back to 1926. Through cabin and unit living, resident campers learn to share and live cooperatively as a group. And at the center of it all is our newly renovated Lang Lodge, including new bathrooms with 16 private showers, and an expanded dining room. Being an all-girl's camp, our campers feel free to be themselves, and are celebrated for their personalities. You will never find a more genuine, compassionate, or caring environment for youth and staff. We pride ourselves on inclusion, and are always seeking adventures. If you are looking for the best summer of your life, congratulations, you've found it at Camp Newaygo.

    We feature a beautiful wetland trail, a high and low ropes challenge course, basketball and tennis courts, horseback riding, pottery, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking/canoeing, an archery range, a mile-long waterfront, and many other fun and adventurous activities!

    2015 GIRLS ONLY RESIDENT CAMP SCHEDULE
    Session I: Mini Camp June 23-26 (4 days, 3 nights) (Age 7-7th Grade)
    Session II: June 28-July 3 (6 days, 5 nights) (Age 7-11th Grade)
    Session IIIA: July 5-11 (7 days, 6 nights) (Age 7-11th Grade)
    Session IIIB: July 12-18 (7 days, 6 nights) (Age 7-11th Grade)
    Session III All: July 5-18 (14 days, 13 nights) (Age 7-11th Grade)
    Session IVA: July 19-25 (7 days, 6 nights) (Age 7-7th Grade)
    Session IVB: July 26-29 (4 days, 3 nights) (Age 7-7th Grade)
    Session IV All: July 19-Aug 1 (14 days, 13 nights) (Age 7-11th Grade)

    2015 Coed Day Camp
    Week 1: Survivor: Child vs. Wild, June 22-June 26
    Week 2: Math Camp/Pirates of Pickerel Lake, June 29-July 3
    Week 3: I love Lego, July 6- July 10
    Week 4: Magical Mayhem with Harry Potter, July 13-July 17
    Week 5: Explosions, Rockets and Roller Coasters, July 20-July 24
    Week 6: Super Hero Academy: To Infinity and Beyond! July 27- July 31
    Week 7: Wild About Animals, August 3-August 7
    Week 8: Frozen, August 10-August 14

    Family Programs
    Discovery family at Camp Newaygo! Our Mom & Me and Dad & Me Programs offer moms/dads, aunts/uncles, grandmothers/grandfathers or other special female/male adults a memorable opportunity to step away from their hectic life and spend a little quality with your son, daughter, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other special young person. Have a great time hitting the beach for swimming, boating, sandcastles and fishing, and follow with archery, arts and crafts, bog jumping, hiking, or nature to name a few options. Finish an active day around the campfire singing and roasting s'mores. Spend the night in camp's newly renovated Lang Lodge or in one of our quaint rustic cabins. Don't worry about your meals; we take care of all of that for you.

    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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    Camp O'Malley

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    Address

    7360 Thornapple Dales Dr. SE
    Alto, MI 49302

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.campomalley.org
    http://www.facebook.com/campomalley?ref=ts
    https://twitter.com/#!/CampOMalley

    Name: Tim Horton, Director
    Phone: 616-233-9370 x 106 or 616-871-6551
    Email:

    Details

    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 an educationally focused residential summer camp that serves kids ages 6-17. Scholarships are available based on a sliding fee scale which is located on the registration form. If a child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, their weekly rate will start at $40 per week.

    Campers enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, sports, canoeing, climbing wall, high ropes course, low ropes course, arts & crafts, nature exploration, kayaking, swimming, dance, camp fires, gardening, singing songs, and much more!

    Camp O'Malley Summer 2016 Schedule

    Session 1: June 20-23 | MLK Week (Ages 8-12)
    This special session is set aside just for Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy students. A thrilling week of adventure awaits those students who come to experience the best that Camp O' Malley has to offer. Swimming, biking, campres, rock climbing and more! Important: This session does not accept online registrations.

    Session 2: June 27-July 1 | Super Hero Week! (Ages 8-12)
    Grab your suitcase and your favorite super hero costume and fly (or drive) on out to Camp O' Malley. Super Heroes will have to work together and use their amazing creativity to counteract the villains and stop the spread of their negative influences.

    Session 3: July 6-8 | "Where the Wild Things Are" Week (Ages 6-8)
    Let the Wild Rumpus Start! We mean - calling all 6-8 year olds. Come on out to Camp O' Malley for 3 days of adventure and discovering truly what wild things exist at Camp. No need to grow a forest in your bedroom, because we have plenty of forest right here. So come on out and join the fun.

    Session 4: July 11-15 | Holiday Week (Ages 8-13)
    What's this - Christmas in the summer? That's right, Camp O' Malley will be committing a whole week to celebrating some of our favorite holidays along with the festivities and traditions that make these holidays truly special to us.

    Session 5: July 18-22 | "Mission Impossible" Week (Ages 12-14)
    Are you ready for Mission Impossible - not "Rogue Nation" - but Camp O' Malley? Join us as we embark on a variety of special missions with our fellow cabin mates and some pretty cool staff! Whether your mission is to try a zip line for the first time, scale the climbing wall, or just make new friends, our goal at Camp is to help make the Impossible, Possible.

    Session 6: July 25-29 | Survivor Week (Ages 10-13)
    Are you a survivor? Well, come find out for sure at Camp O' Malley's Survivor Week. Throughout the week you will get to complete in friendly competitions to see which cabin is once and for all - "The Sole Survivor"!

    Session 7: August 1-5 | Olympics Week (Ages 8-12)
    Think you have what it takes to compete in the Olympics? Well, perhaps you're not quite ready for the Olympics to take place this summer in Rio, but then there are always the Camp O' Malley Olympics. That's right, this summer the Olympics will be coming to Camp O' Malley and you are one of the featured athletes. Start training and get ready for all of the fun and fanfare that make the Olympics (and the athletes who participate) so special.

    Session 8: August 8-12 | Adventure Week (Ages 8-12)
    Pack your bags and get ready for one of the greatest adventures of your life! Camp O' Malley will be punctuating the end of its summer season with a week full of fun, adventure, and making memories. Help us end the 2016 Camp season in style by signing up today and joining us for an "adventure of a lifetime".

    Registration begins each year in February. You can register online, or request a paper form from our office. Please visit www.campomalley.org for more information.

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    Camp Pendalouan, YMCA

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    Address

    1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
    Montague, MI 49437

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.pendalouan.org
    https://www.facebook.com/camppendalouan
    https://twitter.com/#!/CAMP_PENDALOUAN
    http://pendalouan.blogspot.com/

    Name: Bruce Spoelman, Executive Director
    Phone: 231.894.4538
    Email:

    Details

    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.

    2017 Resident Camps (Ages 7-15)
    June 18-23 - Overnight Camp Session 1
    June 25-30 - Overnight Camp Session 2
    July 9-14 - Overnight Camp Session 3
    July 16-21 - Overnight Camp Session 4
    July 23-28 - Overnight Camp Session 5
    July 30-Aug 4 - Overnight Camp Session 6
    July 9-11 - Bugs 'N Bunks Session 1 (ages 6-8)
    July 12-14 - Bugs 'N Bunks Session 1 (ages 6-8)

    Day Camp 2017 (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 19-23 - Day Camp Session 1
    June 26-30 - Day Camp Session 2
    July 10-14 - Day Camp Session 3
    July 17-21 - Day Camp Session 4
    July 24-28 - Day Camp Session 5
    July 31-Aug 4 - Day Camp Session 6
    August 7-11 - Day Camp Session 7
    August 14-18 - 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.

    Family Camp
    July 2-5
    July 5-8

    Mom & Kids
    July 14-16

    Father & Son
    July 21-23

    To get a better sense of who we are, please take a look at our Facebook Page, Website, and Camp Blog. We think they will give you a great idea of what kind of experience your child will have at YMCA Camp Pendalouan.

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    Camp Roger

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    Address

    8356 Belding Rd.
    Rockford, MI 49341

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.camproger.org
    https://www.facebook.com/camproger/
    https://twitter.com/CampRoger

    Name: Deb Medendorp
    Phone: 616.874.7286
    Email:

    Details

    At Camp Roger, our mission is to encounter and celebrate God's love for God's children through relationships and experiences in Creation.
    Camp Roger has a rich heritage that we would love to share with you. Explore our history and see what shaped us to become the camp we are today. Go on a virtual tour of our grounds or get to know our staff. We are excited to share what God is doing on the Shores of Little Bostwick!

    Contrary to what many people may guess, Camp Roger is busy all year long. Summer Camp is not the only thing that we do. Throughout the year we serve over 10,000 students in our outdoor education program, rent out our facilities, and hold special events. We would love for you to stay connected to our ministry throughout the year.

    What makes Camp Roger so special:


    • Kids meet God at camp: In a setting away from home, a young person can see God with new eyes. We take every opportunity we can to make Camp Roger a place where kids grow in their faith.

    • At Camp Roger, nature is integral. We don't strive to turn up the volume on your child's life. We believe that the simplicity of a game of Capture the Flag or a mucking adventure in Pickerel Lake helps slow kids down. They are then free to just have fun and be ready to be filled up with the wonder of God's creation.

    • Our counselors are impressive young people who know how to mentor kids in their faith while sitting around a campfire, hiking to the bog, or learning to braid. Whether being away from home for the first time or spreading his or her wings on a Pioneer trip, we want each child to finish camp feeling confident and closer to God. That's why we're here.

    • We take our responsibility to keep your child physically and emotionally safe very seriously. Safety and health practices at the waterfront, on camping trips, in the dining hall and throughout camp comply with or exceed state licensing and industry standards. Camp Roger is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally-recognized program focuses on program quality and health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation.

    For more information, visit Camp Roger's website

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    Camp Tall Turf

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    Address

    816 Madison Ave. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.tallturf.org
    http://www.facebook.com/tallturf?ref=ts
    https://twitter.com/#!/tallturf

    Name: Kyle Lim
    Phone: 616.452.7906
    Email:

    Details

    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

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    Circle Pines Center

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    Address

    8650 Mullen Road
    Delton, MI 49046

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.circlepinescenter.org
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Circle-Pines-Center/55714088725

    Name: Tom VanHammen
    Phone: 269-623-5555
    Email:

    Details

    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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    Cran-Hill Ranch

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    Address

    14444 17 Mile Road
    Rodney, MI 49342

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.cranhillranch.com
    http://www.facebook.com/CranHillRanch?ref=ts
    https://twitter.com/#!/cranhillranch

    Name: Scott Barger
    Phone: 231.796.7669
    Email:

    Details

    Cran-Hill Ranch has a variety of ministries for all ages and is devoted to being a ministry through which God transforms lives into the image of Christ through Youth Camps, Family Camping, Retreats, and Adventure Experiences. It is located one hour north of Grand Rapids. Discover 8 unique weeks of summer camp, over 120 RV sites, horseback riding, climbing tower, swimming, and much more! Cran-Hill Ranch is a member of Woodall's, Christian Camp & Conference Association, The Christian Hospitality Network, Christian Horsemanship Association.

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    Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Camp Anna Behrens

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    Address

    9841 Colby Rd
    Greenville, MI 48838

    Contact Information

    Website: http://www.gsmists.org/

    Name: Demitria Gavit
    Phone: 616.748.3341 ext 133
    Email:

    Details

    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

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    Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services

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    Address

    O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://ikuslife.org/
    http://www.facebook.com/ILoveITC
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/indiantrailscamp/

    Name: Tim Hileman, Executive Director
    Phone: 616.677.5251
    Email:

    Details

    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:

    * Recreation
    * Ropes Challenge
    * Arts and Crafts
    * Swimming
    * Canoeing
    * Archery
    * Music and Drama

    Additional components of the camp program include:

    * Campouts
    * Concerts
    * Dances
    * Hiking
    * Hay Rides
    * Talent Shows
    * Carnivals
    * 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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    Lincoln Lake

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    Address

    15113 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
    Gowen, MI 49326

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.lincolnlake.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/lincolnlake

    Name: Jim Lockwood, Executive Director
    Phone: 616.984.2125
    Email:

    Details

    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."

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    Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind (OUB Camps)

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    Address

    10324 Lovers Lane NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Contact Information

    Website: http://www.oubmichigan.org

    Name: Gwen Botting
    Phone: 989.855.2430
    Email:

    Details

    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!

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    Pine Ridge Bible Camp

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    Address

    8415 17 Mile Rd.
    Cedar Springs, MI 49319

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.pineridgecamp.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pineridgecamp?ref=ts

    Name: Kevin Grifhorst
    Phone: 616.696.8675
    Email:

    Details

    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.

    Our Mission
    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.

    Special Needs:
    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.

    Financial Assistance:
    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.

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    Spring Hill Camps

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    Address

    PO Box 100
    Evart, MI 49631

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.springhillcamps.com
    http://www.facebook.com/springhillcamps?ref=ts
    https://twitter.com/#!/springhillcamps

    Name: Registration
    Phone: 231.734.2616
    Email:

    Details

    SpringHill Camps
    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.

    Mission
    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.

    Family Camps:
    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

    Special Needs:
    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.

    Scholarships:
    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.

    Guest Groups:
    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!

    Check us out on Facebook!
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    The Salvation Army Little Pine Island Camp

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    Address

    6889 Pine Island Dr. NE
    Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Contact Information

    Website: http://www.lpicamp.org/

    Name: Les Chase
    Phone: 616.784.1404
    Email:

    Details

    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!

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    YMCA Camp Pinewood

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    Address

    4230 Obenauf Rd.
    Twin Lake, MI 49457

    Contact Information

    Websites: http://www.facebook.com/YMCACampPinewood?ref=ts
    http://www.camppinewood.com

    Name: Erik Bengston
    Phone: 231.821.2421
    Email:

    Details

    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!

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    Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    185 Oakes St SW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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