About Us

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.
 

SUMMER CAMP STAFF

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!

Kids to Y Camp

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.

Safety Comes FIRST!

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin takes prides in its quality of staff and counselors. For our campers’ safety, every staff member has their background checked through multiple agencies that are required and recommended by our Michigan Youth Camp License and American Camp Association.

Supervision is a key component to a great camp experience, so we ensure that no child is ever left unattended and no staff member is ever alone with just one child. Every member of our team goes through an intense two-week staff training that includes basic first aid and CPR as well as conflict resolution, emergency procedures, homesickness, positive praise, bullying prevention and core values recognition.

If you have questions please give us a call at 888.909.2267.

Staff Members:

Camp Board of Directors

Curt Weaver 2022 PRINT

Curtis Weaver, MD Chair

Physician, Grand River Gastroenterology

  • 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
  • Jason Jakubowski
    • Criminal Justice Teacher, Montcalm Area ISD
  • 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.