Few environments are as special as camp! Whether you attend our summer camp, outdoor education, seasonal camps and activities, or corporate and group retreats, there are plenty of fun and exciting opportunities for all at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has over 100 years of camping experience and is located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, Michigan. Our beautiful, natural setting provides an excellent opportunity for all who visit.  We are committed to providing a camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values, with a Christian emphasis, and allowing all who participate to gain 21st century skills, independence and life long memories.

Board Members

•    Kathryn Armstrong-Martin
•    Syd Baxter
•    Kathy Benoit
•    Abbie Groff-Blaszak

•    Paul Hacker
•    Cynthia Hooker
•    Rachel Humphreys
•    Mary Kerkorian

•    Jill Pilecki
•    Marjorie Schuchardt
•    Ross Smelker
•    Curt Weaver





What better way to spend your Summer than by positively impacting your community and soaking up sunshine at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.  Our traditional camp programs allow campers and participants to challenge themselves, build meaningful relationships, and achieve their goals. It is also a place for staff to do the same. Join our team today!




YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin positively impacts our community, driven by charismatic, caring, and hardworking staff members looking to make a difference in the lives of others. Whatever your talent or interest, join our team to practice your leadership skills including effective communication, creative problem solving, integrity, adaptability, and inclusivity. 

Kids to Y Camp

Whether it’s making new friends, learning new songs, gaining confidence and independence, telling stories by the campfire, YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has something for everyone.

YMCA Kids to Y Camp

There is no better way to get out kids outside and away from screens than through summer camp. According to the American Camping Association, just one week of summer camp increases self-confidence and communication skills, promotes positive relationship-building skills, reduces summer learning loss and cultivates an appreciation of the great outdoors.

The Y’s vision is to provide an inclusive YMCA camp experience and send 726 kids to camp through thanks to your support. At camp, children develop valuable life skills through disguised learning, free play, and interaction with youth of varying backgrounds, as well as build self-esteem.

Your gift the YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin provides the opportunity for kids in our community who cannot afford a camp experience to create lifelong memories. Donations from $300-$500 can support scholarships for one week of summer day camp while $600-$1,000 of support can make it possible for kids to attend overnight camp.

Donate Today! or text “GIVE’ to 616.236.2819



Contact Camp

Staff Members:

Luke Gerke

Luke Gerke

Camp Director
Susan Gerke

Susan Gerke

Katie Bean

Katie Bean

Program Director
Josh Wilson, Program Director at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

Josh Wilson

Program Director
Keri Koster, Lead Wrangler at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

Keri Koster

Lead Wrangler

Branch Board of Advisors

  • Kathryn Armstrong-Martin
    • VP of New Ventures, Sciences, & Systems, Amway
  • Syd Baxter
    • Retired
  • Kathy Benoit
    • Applications Designer, Self-Employed
  • Abbie Groff-Blaszak
    • Leadership Coach, The Leadership Academy
  • Jacob Hacker
    • Junior Camp Manitou-Lin Board Representative
  • Paul Hacker
    • Technician, Weed & Feed Lawn Care
  • Cynthia Hooker
    • Grand River Endoscopy

Branch Board of Advisors

  • Mary Kerkorian
    • Attorney, Cosmich Simmons & Brown PLLC
  • Corinne Keuning
    • Public School Support, Forrest Hills Public Schools
  • Jill Pilecki
    • MOCI Teacher, Thornapple Kellogg Schools
  • George Przygodski
    • Executive Director, Michigan Education Association
  • Marjorie Schuchardt
  • Ross Smelker
    • Executive VP/COO, Viastore Systems Inc.
  • Curtis Weaver, MD, Chair
    • Physician, Grand River Gastroenterology