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3995 Lakeshore Dr. N
Holland, MI 49424
GENEVA is located in Holland on the shores of Lake Michigan. The goal of each program at Geneva is place campers in relationship with counselors who are on fire for Christ and desire to share that faith with others.
GENEVA offers overnight camps for students in 3rd-12th grades each week of the summer. Each age group has programming specifically tailored to provide your child with fun, new experiences, and the challenge to take a step further in faith.
GENEVA Day Camp program introduces children to the excitement of Christian camping. Special weeks include a Thursday night overnight for 3rd and 4th grade campers. We also offer a Spanish Language and Culture week for children in Spanish Immersion programs at school or whose families are native Spanish speakers.
Retreats and Events:
Consider GENEVA for your next retreat or event destination. Our retreat ministry staff welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in your planning. We offer two unique sites to serve you - one on the shores of Lake Michigan (GENEVA Shores) and one nestled in a sea of pines (GENEVA Pines). We love to host groups of all kinds, including youth groups, schools, colleges, adults and teams.
Camp Manitou-Lin, YMCA
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1095 Briggs Rd N.
Middleville, MI 49333
Name: Bill Hinton
Phone: 269-795-9163 ext 9227
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.
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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5800 Head Lake Road
Hastings, MI 49058
Name: Terry Wendt, Executive Director
Camp Michawana, founded in 1938, is an educational facility located on 188 beautiful acres on Long Lake, 6 miles from Hastings. The Camp serves children, teens and families year around including summer week-long sessions, and Camp-planned weekend retreats. It also features guest group rentals facilities; a seasonal RV Family Campground (54 sites) with cabins/fishing/boating and lots of amenities; and school outdoor education opportunities. Though a non-denominational Christian Camp, all are welcome who will abide by a few simple guidelines. The staff is friendly and well-qualified providing instruction and supervision for waterfront, 3 high adventures, target shooting ranges, team building elements, and so much more. The Camp is fully licensed by the State of Michigan (for 175 children, ages 6-17), and is proud to display accreditation by the American Camping Association.
For kids summer camps, visit Camp Michawana's Website for more information.
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5333 S. Centerline Road PO Box 610
Newaygo, MI 49337
Name: Jalisa Johnson, Program Director
Phone: 231.652.1184 x103
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
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!
Camp Pendalouan, YMCA
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1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
Montague, MI 49437
Name: Bruce Spoelman, Executive Director
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 26-July 1
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)
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.
Mom & Kids
Father & Son
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
Camp Tall Turf
Mission: Equipping youth for lives of reconciliation in God's world.
Vision: To pursue and advance God's vision of wholeness, unity, justice, peace and healing for today's increasingly diverse and urban world by rebuilding relationships that make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of youth.
Youth Camp (ages 8-13)
Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Campbell, Camp Tall Turf has been instilling the biblical message of reconciliation in our campers for over 40 years. Our youth camp sessions are specifically designed to teach our campers about the value of diversity. Campers who attend Tall Turf develop critical cross-cultural skills in a fun, safe and engaging environment. In recent years, over 80% of our campers left Camp Tall Turf saying that they befriended someone from a different background than their own. Many of our past campers say that their time at Tall Turf was one of the most transformative life experiences they have had!
Adventure Camp (ages 14-17)
Adventure Camp takes the fundamental principals of our youth camp sessions a step further. Designed for teens, Adventure camp focuses on the need for young leaders in the journey of reconciliation. Adventure Campers engage in various team building activities that are designed to break down existing barriers between groups and lays the foundation for relationships of trust and respect. Tall Turf's teen Leader's In Training serve as peer mentors and motivators in this five day session.
Family Camps (Ages 2 and up)
Camp Tall Turf offers two unique Family Camp opportunities created to engage the family unit in our mission and vision of reconciliation. All of our Family Camp sessions take place over a weekend to facilitate working families. Family Camp sessions are loosely organized around our curriculum of reconciliation, but also offer lots of time for families to hang out and interact. We believe that one of the best ways to break down barriers is to have fun together! Family Camp sessions are a great way to spend a weekend away with your family, neighbors and community.
Transportation: Free busing is provided for all summer camp sessions from Grand Rapids.
Translation Services: All registration materials are available in Spanish.
Individuals fluent in Spanish are available to assist with registration and answering questions.
To find more information or register for Camp Tall Turf visit www.tallturf.org
Circle Pines Center
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8650 Mullen Road
Delton, MI 49046
Name: Tom VanHammen
Circle Pines Center is located about 35 miles southeast Grand Rapids in beautiful Barry County, near the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Our co-ed residential camp program, open to youth ages 7-17, combines elements of a traditional summer camp (swimming, sports, campfires, hikes, theater, dance, arts and crafts) with cooperative work projects (construction, organic gardening, trail maintenance and cleaning). In addition, educational activities focus on topics like climate change, food politics, social justice, ecosystems and the importance of critical thinking. Our focus on cooperation as an interpersonal strategy and viable economic alternative is embodied in our daily chores, work projects, decision making, camp store and other activities. We also offer several weekend programs for families thoughout the year, such as Maple Syrup Weekends, Apple Cider Weekends, Spanish Immersion Weekends, and the Buttermilk Jamboree music festival.
Circle Pines is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and the slow food movement. Kitchen staff members work hard to provide delicious and nutritious meals from scratch using primarily local and organic ingredients. We source camp food from over 15 local farm families in Southwest Michigan. Meat dishes are prepared using pasture fed and humanely raised animals. Given advance notice, CPC can accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies. Vegetarian alternatives are always available.
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14444 17 Mile Road
Rodney, MI 49342
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
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.
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.
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.
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
SpringHill Camps is a nonprofit inter-denominational Christian camp with more than 40 years of experience reaching and serving children. All of our programs reach kids through a very specific ministry model, the SpringHill Experience. The SpringHill Experience consists of being God-immersed, embracing, innovative, integrating, professional, and community focused. We possess a passionate commitment to reaching the lost and being relevant as we share Jesus' message of grace, hope and love. Currently, we reach kids through overnight camp property in Michigan and Indiana. We also provide SpringHill Day Camps hosted at local churches and schools in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
To create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Overnight Camp: Grades 1st-12th
At SpringHill we focus on bringing the message of Christ to our youth while offering a cutting-edge ministry. With unique programming, activities and housing, your child is sure to try new things, meet great friends and grow in their relationship with God.
Day Camps: Grades Kindergarten-4th
At SpringHill's Summer Day Camp kids have five full days of SpringHill fun right in their hometown. This is one week out of the summer they will never forget. From the Climbing Wall and Flying Squirrel to Six Square, wild water games and stretching their creativity through cool crafts - they will have more fun than they can imagine while meeting new friends and learning more about Jesus.
At SpringHill, we've made it easy for you to build unity, have fun and experience God as a family! At our family camp you'll spend quality time with each other, have interactive sessions and learn how to strengthen your relationships as a family with Christ at the center.
-Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-28, 2012
-Summer Family Camp: July 13-15, 2012
-Labor Day Weekend: August 31 - September 3, 2012
All young people are made in the imagine and likeness of Christ and deserve to feel complete worth regardless of where they are spiritually, physically, emotionally, or socio-economically. Our value of embracing all kids is something that constantly shows Christ's love throughout their experience at SpringHill.
We understand the economy is uncertain. With discounts, friends for $50, scholarships and payment plans - we want to come alongside your family to help your kids experience camp this summer.
Retreats and Events:
SpringHill not only offers weeks of summer camp, but also short weekend retreats with that same SpringHill Experience condensed for groups and families.
Rent us! Have you ever considered bringing your Girl Scout troop or sports team to camp? Let us design an amazing retreat for you that will create a memorable experience for everyone. We have had several groups, churches and schools come to camp over the last few months that have had an amazing time!
YMCA Camp Pinewood
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4230 Obenauf Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Camp Pinewood is a YMCA camp located in northeastern Muskegon County. Since 1925 Camp Pinewood has served the children of Michigan through summer, youth group, school, and retreat programs. Our summer programming provides a wonderfully diverse setting for children to develop relationships with their peers from across the world. Camp Pinewood provides both one and two weeks sessions for campers ages 5-17. We teach dozens of outdoor classes utilizing our beautiful 200 acre property and 45 acre lake.
Transportation from Grand Rapids may be available upon request. We never turn away campers for a lack of funding - please see our Financial Aid application on our website!