Day Camp

Day Camp at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin offers more than a camp adventure.

It provides campers a place to try something new until they succeed, and explore new talents and interests in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Seize your summer at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

Day Camps


Get your daily dose of camp fun! Make new friends, discover new passions, learn new skills, and have a blast along the way.


Day Camps for individuals with Special Needs


Exciting camp activities are adapted from our traditional camp and made accessible for those with special needs.


Week 1: June 16-22 – Super Heroes Week

Join us as we celebrate heroes at Camp Manitou-Lin! We will enjoy a week at camp doing fun activities and great games. We will be celebrating ALL HEROES from comic book heroes to our real life heroes! Come and help us save the world!

Week 2: June 23-29 – Mad Science

This week will be filled with exciting camp-style experiments and exploration. Learning this week may be messy and wild but guaranteed to be fun!

Week 3: June 30- July 6 – America Week

Join us as we celebrate our amazing country! We will have the best birthday party this week for the U.S.A. There is no better place to spend July 4th than at Manitou-Lin!

Week 4: July 7-13 - Disney Week

Come enjoy the Magic Kingdom at camp! We are celebrating movies like Frozen but also classics like Snow White make sure to bring your favorite costumes for evening programs.

Week 5: July 14-20 – Harry Potter Week

It’s time to get your acceptance letter to The CAMP of Witchcraft and Wizardry! We will be hosting Hogwarts at 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.

Week 6: July 21-27 – Star Wars Week

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.

Week 7: July 28-August 3 – Around the World Week

Take a stroll through the past and enjoy the golden years of camp! Campers will experience the throwback of fun camp games as well as all of our amazing 20th century activities like rock climbing.

Week 8: August 4-10 – Holiday Week

Christmas in July! 4th of July? Halloween in the summer… You may have to come to Camp and find out about all of our summer celebrations. Camp will provide the fun and you bring the energy and we will all have an amazing week of holiday cheer. We will definitely give thanks for all the great friends and memories that we make!

Week 9: August 11-17 – Throwback Week

Have you ever wondered what it was like in the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s? Come to camp and see into the past. What games did people play? How did they dress? Was the music different? You have to be here to experience the throwback while we enjoy a touch of modern life and fun!

Our day camp camp activities offer your camper so many ways to have fun! All while gaining valuable life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, social interaction, and independence.

Day Camp Activities Include:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding (ages 8+)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature Center
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Children’s Garden

Day Camp Bus Route information is available here.


Join us at a summer camp open house to enjoy camp activities, tour camp, and learn more about YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. It’s a free day of family fun for everyone!

Day Camp Sample Schedule

  • 7:00 am - Early Care
  • 8:30 am - Bus Arrival
  • 8:45 am - Flag Raising and Announcements
  • 9:00 am - Chapel
  • 9:30 am - Activity #1
  • 10:30 am - Activity #2
  • 11:30 am - Lunch (Lunch brought from home) 1
  • 2:15 pm - Activity #3
  • 1:15 pm - Activity #4
  • 2:15 pm - Activity #5
  • 3:30 pm - Back Across the Road for Snack
  • 3:40 pm - Big Group Game
  • 4:20 pm - Flag Lowering and Announcements
  • 4:30 pm - Bus Depart
  • 6:00pm - After Care Ends

Before and After-Care: 7:00-8:30 am and 4:30-6:00pm