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Day Camp

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.

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Day Camp

- $284

Ages: Completed K-6th Grades • Co-Ed

At our Traditional Day Camp, your camper will build friendships, learn valuable life lessons, and make memories through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Day Camp is the perfect stepping stone for campers who want to prepare for the Overnight Camp experience.

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Day Camp

- $284

Ages: Completed K-6th Grades • Co-Ed
WeekDateCamp Theme
1June 13-17Adventureland
2June 20-24Green Machine
3June 27-July 1Splash Week
4July 4-8All-American Road Trip
5July 11-15Harry Potter
6July 18-22Star Wars
7July 25-29Thrillers & Chillers
8August 1-5Barlowfest
9August 8-12Once Upon a Time
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Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

- $284

Ages: Completed 2nd-12th grades • Co-Ed

An Accredited Recreational Program by the National Inclusion Project, this camp is designed to welcome campers with differing abilities and needs. Campers participate in Traditional Day Camp activities through an adapted schedule to ensure they have a meaningful camp experience. All Special Needs Day Campers must apply for this program by emailing camp@grymca.org or calling 888.909.2267.

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Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

- $284

Ages: Completed 2nd-12th grades • Co-Ed
WeekDateCamp Theme
1June 13-17Adventureland
2June 20-24Green Machine
3June 27-July 1Splash Week
4July 4-8All-American Road Trip
5July 11-15Harry Potter
6July 18-22Star Wars
7July 25-29Thrillers & Chillers
8August 1-5Barlowfest
9August 8-12Once Upon a Time
Kinder Day Camp

Kinder Day Camp

- $285

Ages: Ages 4-5 Years • Co-Ed

Kinder Campers participate in Traditional Day Camp activities adapted to be age appropriate for our youngest campers. This program is designed to be an introduction to day camp programming for preschool-aged campers.

Kinder Day Camp

Kinder Day Camp

- $285

Ages: Ages 4-5 Years • Co-Ed
WeekDateCamp Theme
1June 13-17Adventureland
2June 20-24Green Machine
3June 27-July 1Splash Week
4July 4-8All-American Road Trip
5July 11-15Harry Potter
6July 18-22Star Wars
7July 25-29Thrillers & Chillers
8August 1-5Barlowfest
9August 8-12Once Upon a Time

Theme Weeks

Each week of Day Camp is uniquely themed to add some fun and excitement to the mix. The week will contain additional activities that correspond to the theme.

Adventureland

Take a step into a world of adventure with cowboys, bandits, and jungle explorers. Grab your cowboy hats and get ready to have a week filled with double the adventure!

Green Machine

Do you have a love of nature? Do you want to learn how to compost and recycle? Spend a week in the great outdoors of Camp Manitou-Lin learning more about our ecosystem and everything that lives in it.

Splash Week

Ahoy matey! Campers will experience a week of pirates, mermaids, and other sea creatures. This week we will explore all things under the sea and create a splash of fun!

Harry Potter

Your acceptance letter has arrived! Hop on Platform 9 & 3/4 to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. No matter which house you belong to, each little wizard will have an enchanting good time making wands, learning spells, and learning the secrets of an amazing experience at camp!

Star Wars

A long time ago in a camp NOT so far away… It’s time to blast off into the galaxy and bring your droids and light sabers with you! It’s the Return of Star Wars week at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. Fly your Millennium Falcon down to camp and prepare to have an amazing time. The force is strong with your camper during this fun week.

Thrillers & Chillers

Does Old Man Barlow have something up his sleeve? Grab your magnifying glass and detective coat so you can get ready to solve the biggest mystery that Camp Manitou-Lin has ever seen. Mystery Incorporated has nothing on you!

All American Road Trip

Join us as we experience the best thing since sliced bread: a road trip! This week will be filled with learning about our national parks, Route 66, and other American landmarks. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Barlowfest

Peace, love and slushies! Camp is bringing the excitement of the 60s through the power of music and flowers! We will end the week with the biggest tie-dye festival Camp Manitou-Lin has ever seen!

Once Upon a Time

... there lived a group of campers who slayed dragons, lived in castles, and hunted ogres! Bring your best costume and get excited as we celebrate your favorite classic fairytale characters.

Sample Schedules

TimeActivity
7:00amEarly Care
8:30amBus Arrival
8:45amFlag Raising and Announcements
9:00amChapel
9:30amActivity #1
10:30amActivity #2
11:30amLunch
12:15pmActivity #3
1:15pmActivity #4
2:15pmActivity #5
3:30pmSnack
3:40pmBig Group Game
4:20pmFlag Lowering
4:30pmBus Depart
6:00pmAfter Care Ends