Religious Based Camps
Courtesy of Camp Beechpoint
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3212 - 125th Ave
Allegan, MI 49010
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 28- July 3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy of Camp Geneva
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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.
Courtesy of Camp Henry
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5575 Gordon Avenue
Newaygo, MI 49337
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!
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.
"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
Courtesy of Camp Michawana
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.
Courtesy of Camp Roger
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8356 Belding Rd.
Rockford, MI 49341
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
Courtesy of Camp Scottie
8181 Newcosta Ave
Howard City, MI 49329
Name: Matt Zwiep
o Situated on a beautifully diverse parcel of land in Howard City, Camp Roger's Summer Camp - Camp Scottie, builds teamwork, leadership skills and friendships in a fun and safe environment. The lessons learned at camp - independence, friendship, problem solving, good judgment, and more - help children grow and thrive.
o Day Camp at Camp Scottie is the newest camp program designed for children who are ready to join camp without the overnight experience. Each age-appropriate adventure has been developed by educators and field experts with a passion for helping children learn through problem-solving and critical thinking. Campers will be given an unforgettable experience that includes hiking, swimming, playing team games and exploring.
o Details - Coed, K-5th grade in the fall
o Located at Camp Scottie in Howard City - just 35 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids
o Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm
o Transportation available for additional fee
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
Courtesy of Cran-Hill Ranch
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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.
Courtesy of Lincoln Lake
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15113 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
Gowen, MI 49326
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
The Salvation Army Little Pine Island Camp
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6889 Pine Island Dr. NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Name: Les Chase
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!
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!