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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


Name: Jennifer Robelli
Phone: 616.459.2267


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!

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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

"The cabin counselors that my son had the past two years were exactly the young me he needed in this life at that time. I don't know how Camp Henry does it, but they have the best staff that tirelessly bring out the best in others and the campers. Thank you!" - 2015 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

Contact Information


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


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 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.

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.

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.


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 Newaygo

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

    Contact Information


    Name: Jalisa Johnson, Program Director
    Phone: 231.652.1184 x103


    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!

    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 for all the up-to-date information including dates, rates and pictures showing the great time you can have at Camp Newaygo!


    Camp Pendalouan, YMCA

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    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.

    2016 Resident Camps (Ages 7-15)
    June 19-24
    June 26-July 1
    July 10-15
    July 17-22
    July 24-29
    July 31-August 6

    Specialty Camp Options 2016
    June 19-24- Ropers & Wranglers Ages 10-15
    June 19-24- The Quest Ages 10-15
    June 26-July 1- Ropers & Wranglers Ages 10-15
    June 26-July 1- Wilderness Warriors Ages 10-15
    July 10-15 - Ropers and Wranglers Ages 10 - 15
    July 17-22 - Ropers and Wranglers Ages 10 - 15
    July 17-22 - Trailblazers (formerly LITs) Ages 14 - 15
    July 24-29 - Ropers and Wranglers Ages 10 - 15
    July 24-29 - Aquatics Ages 10 - 15
    July 31-August 6 - Ropers and Wranglers Ages 10 - 15
    July 31-August 6 - Pendalouan Players Theater Camp Ages 10 - 15

    Bugs 'N Bunks 2015 (Ages 6-8)
    June 10-12
    July 13-15

    Day Camp 2016 (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.

    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 3-6
    July 6-9

    Mom & Kids
    July 15-17

    Father & Son
    July 22-24

    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.


    Cran-Hill Ranch

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    14444 17 Mile Road
    Rodney, MI 49342

    Contact Information


    Name: Scott Barger
    Phone: 231.796.7669


    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.


    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 nearly 70 years of experience serving children, youth and special needs campers. Pine Ridge offers overnight and day camp programs through the summer weeks with activities including go-carts, rock climbing, swimming, horsemanship, petting farm, water sports, arts & crafts, water slide, basketball, target sports, frisbee golf, playground, BMX bikes, and so much more.

    Our Mission
    To share and model the message of Jesus in a safe, innovative, and relational setting.

    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 youth offer unique and challenging off-site trips.

    Day Camps: Grades 1st-4th
    Day Camps give children an opportunity to explore all the fun and learning activities at Pine Ridge. Lunch is provided by Pine Ridge.

    Special Needs:
    Pine Ridge offers two sessions of camp each summer for youth and adults with special needs. 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.

    Retreats and Guest Groups:
    Pine Ridge has a beautiful new Retreat Center with 72 bed spaces to accommodate and host retreats for churches, schools, Girl Scouts, and other organizations.


    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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