Day Camps

Day Camps

Day Camp is a chance to spend the days making new friends, learning new skills, experiencing new things, and having fun. With a variety of outdoor activities to choose from, such as kayaking, arts and crafts, swimming, and rock climbing, your child is sure to find something they will enjoy. Day Camps are the perfect stepping stone for campers who want to prepare for the Overnight Camp experience.

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Waterfront Activities

Waterfront Activities

It’s summer time. Time to get outside and in the water. At YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, we have a variety of fun and engaging lakeside activities that are sure to bring smiles and unite the campers in the pursuit of fun. Learn to waterski, go kayaking, practice your dives, or just splash around for enjoyment. The possibilities are abundant.

Overnight Camps

Overnight Camps

Overnight Camp is a special place where fun and engaging outdoor camp activities provide the platform for teaching important life skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and cooperation. Your child will have a blast making new friends and sharing new experiences at Camp. And you can trust they’ll be in good hands, as our dedicated staff is trained to carry out the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion.

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Facilities

Top-notch facilities are one of the things that make Camp Manitou-Lin so special. We have housing for up to 220 campers, nature cabin, archery ranges, basketball court, football-sized field, Gates Chapel with seating for 200+, Spirit Farms Riding Center and a number of other entertaining and educational amenities. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, we have something for everyone to enjoy.
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Horse Camps

Horse Camps

Love horses? This is a horse lover’s dream. At Camp Manitou-Lin we offer a premier equestrian experience that all are sure to enjoy. Our facilities offer 36 horses, large barn, multiple riding arenas and acres of open fields leading to miles of trail rides. Designed for all who have a passion for horses, we offer overnight and day camps, special weekend camps, events, and activities and of course, riding at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Our specialty camps provide a one-of-a-kind experience for your campers. They can choose between a number of different options from Horse Camp to Soccer Camp to Skateboard Camp. And we offer special camps to accommodate your child’s specific needs, such as Kids Burn Camp and Gluten Free Camp. So no matter what their interests or needs are, they will find something to love at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

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Seasonal Activities

Seasonal Activities

Experience camp year-round and make YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin part of your Fall, Winter, and Spring plans.

Our year-round programs and activities are designed for campers – of all ages – as the perfect getaway to focus on a particular skill, interest, or to try something new during a weekend or holiday. Located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, Michigan, we have 160 acres to explore and play. Activities such as SPIRIT Farms Riding Center, rock climbing, team building, and archery ranges allow campers to experience it all! During the fall, winter, and spring we offer many options for campers and adults including: School Break Programs – offered when schools have vacations or breaks in their schedule, Holiday Camps, Equestrian Opportunities – horse camps, clinics, trail rides, riding lessons, horse club, Respite Weekends, and so much more!

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Financial Assistance

We want to share our unique camp experience with everyone, regardless of financial situation. It is camp policy to provide our services to all who want to experience them. Those in need of financial assistance may be awarded scholarship funds to help pay for camp. Scholarships are awarded on a seasonal basis. Financial strain shouldn’t keep your child from experiencing a potentially life-changing week at camp. Confidential financial assistance applications are available at camp or at any YMCA location, or click on the link below. All campers receive the same camp experience and benefits, regardless of assistance.

Camp Manitou-Lin Financial Assistance Application

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Camp is a lot more than just having fun. Children at camp learn a number of valuable social skills that will stick with them long after they leave to go home. Your child will make new friends, try new things, gain confidence, work on problem solving, develop leadership skills, and understand the importance of teamwork. A week at Camp Manitou-Lin is truly a rewarding experience.