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.

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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Once your child is registered this is where you will find packing lists, required forms, and choose Camptivities.

Types of Camps

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Day Camp

Ages: Completed K-4th 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

Week Date Camp Theme
1 June 15-19 Super Hero
2 June 22-26 Mad Science
3 June 29 - July 3 Stars & Stripes
4 July 6-10 Disney
5 July 13-17 Harry Potter
6 July 20-24 Star Wars
7 July 27-31 Around the World
8 August 3-7 Holiday
9 August 10-14 Throwback
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Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

Ages: Completed Grades 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

Week Date Camp Theme
1 June 15-19 Therapeutic Riding Camp
2 June 22-26 Mad Science
3 June 29 - July 3 Stars & Stripes
4 July 6-10 Disney
5 July 13-17 Harry Potter
6 July 20-24 Star Wars
7 July 27-31 Around the World
8 August 3-7 Holiday
9 August 10-14 (Young Adults Ages 19-26) Throwback
Kinder Day Camp at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

Kinder Day Camp

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 at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

Kinder Day Camp

Week Date Camp Theme
1 June 15-19 Super Hero
2 June 22-26 Mad Science
3 June 29 - July 3 Stars & Stripes
4 July 6-10 Disney
5 July 13-17 Harry Potter
6 July 20-24 Star Wars
7 July 27-31 Around the World
8 August 3-7 Holiday
9 August 10-14 Throwback

Day Camp Bus Routes

We understand that driving your camper to camp each day may not be convenient for your schedule.

That is why we offer free bus transportation to and from camp each day. Bus routes for day camp are available at 6 different locations across the Greater Grand Rapids Area.
 

Day Camp Activities

Our day 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. Campers will have the opportunity to swim, canoe or kayak in Barlow Lake. They will also spend their time rock climbing, playing games and learning archery. With countless activities your camper will come home filled with stories of adventures and fun.
 

Theme weeks

Each week of Day Camp is uniquely themed to add some fun and excitement to the mix.

Each week will contain additional activities that correspond to the theme of the week. Some themes include Super Heroes, Around The World, Harry Potter and more.

What Parents Want to Know

  • What will my child do?
  • Is lunch provided?
  • Is transportation available to camp?
  • What about accreditation and safety?

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Camp Pricing

It is our goal to make camp affordable for everyone. Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has instituted a voluntary three-tier fee program.  You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family.

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Summer Camp Open House

March 22, April 19, and May 3 | 2-5 PM

Join us at our Summer Camp Open House to enjoy a variety of camp activities, tour the property and facilities and learn more about programs offered at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. No need to register, just join us for a fun afternoon.