Horseback Riding Camps

Camp Beechpoint

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3212 - 125th Ave
Allegan, MI 49010

Contact Information


Name: Sonya Wentzel - Registrat
Phone: 1.800.991.CAMP


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


Camp Henry

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5575 Gordon Avenue
Newaygo, MI 49337

Contact Information


Phone: 616.459.2267


We have had the privilege of serving campers, students, families, and guests at Camp Henry 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 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.

Our expectation is that everyone who comes to Camp Henry whether a summer camper in July or a student coming in the Fall with their school group will have the opportunity to have a life changing experience in a loving, caring, authentic, Christian environment. 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!

Full Week Camp Options:
Week 1: June 21-27, 2020
Week 2: June 28-July 4, 2020
Week 3: July 5-11, 2020
Week 4: July 12-18, 2020
Week 5: July 19-25, 2020
Week 6: July 26-August 1, 2020
Week 7: Aug 2-8, 2020
Week 8: Aug 9-15, 2020
*Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM
Regular - Ages 8-17
Frontier (Horses) - Ages 10-17
Wakeboarding - Ages 10-17
Climbing - Ages 10-17
Teen Adventure - Ages 13-17
Service Crew - Ages 13-17

Half Week Options/ Mini Camp (Ages 7-11):
Mini Regular I: June 14-17, 2020
Sunday 3:00 PM to Wednesday 10:00 AM
Mini Regular II: June 17-20, 2020
Wednesday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Day Camp Options (Ages 5-8):
Week 3: July 6-10, 2020
Week 4: July 13-17, 2020
Week 5: July 20-24, 2020
*Day Camp offers a transportation from Grand Rapids, MI


Camp Manitou-Lin, YMCA

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1095 Briggs Rd N.
Middleville, MI 49333

Contact Information


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.


Camp Miniwanca-American Youth Foundation

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8845 West Garfield Road
Shelby, MI 49455

Contact Information


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


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 Pendalouan, YMCA


    1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
    Montague, MI 49437

    Contact Information


    Name: Bruce Spoelman, Executive Director
    Phone: 231.894.4538


    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.

    Family Camp
    July 1-5

    Mom & Kids
    July 12-14

    Father & Son
    July 19-21"



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    14444 17 Mile Road
    Rodney, MI 49342

    Contact Information


    Name: Scott Barger
    Phone: 231.796.7669


    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.

    Overnight Camps:
    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 Camps:
    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.

    Other Opportunities:
    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

    Contact Information


    Name: Ryan Kriesch - Reservation Director/Program Director for President Ford Field Service Council
    Phone: 231-894-4928


    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 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
    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


    MDA Summer Camp

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    Sherman Lakes YMCA Camp, 225 N 39th St
    Augutsa, MI

    Contact Information


    Name: Jacquie Palka, Care & Clinical Services Specialist
    Phone: 5177060348


    Since 1955, MDA Summer Camp has offered young MDA community members an opportunity to attend a week-long, sleepover summer camp with other children that are just like them-often known as "the best week of the year." Offered to MDA campers at no cost to families, MDA Summer Camp allows kids the opportunity to experience the joy of just being a child. Campers range in age from 8-17, and participate in activities like swimming, sports, archery, canoeing, and even zip-lining. As they have fun and be themselves together, children make friends with people who are just like them, and gain confidence and support through each other. MDA Summer Camp and activities are designed to remove many of the obstacles young MDA community members may face in their day to day lives, and all camps are supported by round-the-clock medical staff and trained volunteer counselors.

    2019 Session June 16th-June 21st


    Pine Ridge Bible Camp

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    8415 17 Mile Rd.
    Cedar Springs, MI 49319

    Contact Information


    Name: Kevin Grifhorst
    Phone: 616.696.8675


    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.


    Remembrance Ranch

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    Cran Hill 14444 17 Mile Rd
    Rodney, MI 49342

    Contact Information


    Name: Danielle Sheridan
    Phone: 6168228153


    Remembrance Ranch is a faith-based, non-denominational, 12 month transformation experience for at-risk teenagers and their families taking pace in Northern Michigan. Our 12 month experience begins with a 9 day summer camp and includes a full year of in-home case management and in-school mentorship. There are limited spots offered annually to boys and girls, ages 11-13. Referrals are accepted in January and February and spots are filled by June 1st.

    Our summer camps take place in June and August each year. Our campers experience horsemanship, climbing wall, zip line, boating, swimming, archery, backpacking, and much more!


    Spring Hill Camps

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    PO Box 100
    Evart, MI 49631

    Contact Information


    Name: Registration
    Phone: 231.734.2616


    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.

    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.

    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!

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    185 Oakes St SW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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