Family Camps

Camp Geneva

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3995 Lakeshore Dr. N
Holland, MI 49424

Contact Information


Name: Kevin VanderKlok
Phone: 616.399.3150


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.


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 Michawana

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5800 Head Lake Road
Hastings, MI 49058

Contact Information


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


Camp Michawana, founded in 1938, is an educational facility located on 188 beautiful acres on Long Lake, 6 miles from Hastings. The Camp serves children, teens and families year around including summer week-long sessions, and Camp-planned weekend retreats. It also features guest group rentals facilities; a seasonal RV Family Campground (54 sites) with cabins/fishing/boating and lots of amenities; and school outdoor education opportunities. Though a non-denominational Christian Camp, all are welcome who will abide by a few simple guidelines. The staff is friendly and well-qualified providing instruction and supervision for waterfront, 3 high adventures, target shooting ranges, team building elements, and so much more. The Camp is fully licensed by the State of Michigan (for 175 children, ages 6-17), and is proud to display accreditation by the American Camping Association.

For kids summer camps, visit Camp Michawana's Website for more information.


Camp Newaygo

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5333 S. Centerline Road
Newaygo, MI 49337

Contact Information


Name: Kori Swieter, Program Director
Phone: 231.652.1184


Because every child should have a safe place to grow into their best self.

Since 1926 campers from around the country and throughout the world have enjoyed fun filled summers at camp Newaygo girl's resident camp. Our 101 acre camp rests along Pickerel Lake which is snuggled in the Manistee National Forest region, near the town of Newaygo, Michigan. If you like spending time in the outdoors, enjoying the sun, having fun on the water, and making lifelong friendships, camp Newaygo is the place for you. There is more to discover though than just a girls' resident camp, we also offer a women's programs, parent & me and family camps, leader in training program and co-ed day camps!

Our Mom and Me weekends in June are specifically designed for young children and their moms, grandmothers, aunts or another special female adult. The program offers an opportunity to introduce children (boys and girls) to the joys of camping. Singing around the campfire, canoeing on Lake Pickerel, catching their first fish, or doing crafts together are more fun together when all the planning and preparation are done for you. And, no cooking all weekend!

For woman who are looking for a weekend to themselves and relax, try our Girlfriends-Get-Away retreats. Spend the night in our campy chic dorms - which are heated and cooled - just a few steps away from our restrooms and showers. Sign up to be pampered with an on-site massage, manicure, or pedicure. Enjoy crafts, waterfront time, hikes, great food, and a beautiful facility with women from all over the country. Camp Newaygo is busy year round with retreats, and family events. Check out our website for our calendar of events!

Ages 7- 11th grade unless otherwise noted
Session I: Mini Camp June 20-23 (Age 7-7th Grade)
Session II: June 24-June 30
Session III: July 1-7
Session IV: July 8-21
Session IVA: July 8-14
Session IVB: July 15-21
Session V: July 22- August 4
Session VA: July 22-28 (Age 7-7th Grade)
Session VB: July 29-August 4 (Age 7-7th Grade)

2018 Coed Day Camp
Grades finished Kindergarten- 7th grade
Week 1: STEAM 1, June 18th-22th
Week 2: STEAM 2, June 25th-29th
Week 3: Star Wars!, July 2nd-July 6th, No program July 4th
Week 4: Wild About Animals, July 9th-July 13th
Week 5: I love Lego, July 16th- July 20th
Week 6: Xtreame Adventures 1! July 23rd- July 27th
Week 7: splash! July 30th- August 3rd
Week 8: Xtreame Adventures 2!, August 6th - August 10th
Week 9: Child vs. Wild, August 13th- August 17th

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.

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.


Camp Tall Turf

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816 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Contact Information


Name: Kyle Lim
Phone: 616.452.7906


Camp Tall Turf
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


Circle Pines Center

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8650 Mullen Road
Delton, MI 49046

Contact Information


Name: Tom VanHammen
Phone: 269-623-5555


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.


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 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.


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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YMCA Camp Pinewood

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4230 Obenauf Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457

Contact Information


Name: Erik Bengston
Phone: 231.821.2421


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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185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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