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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Day Camp

Completed K-4th grades • Co-Ed

At our traditional Day Camp, your camper will forge friendships, learn valuable life lessons, and make memories through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Day Camp is a great preview and trial run of what your camper would experience at Overnight Camp.

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Kinder Camp

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.

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Horse Camp

Completed 2nd-4th grades • Co-Ed

This day camp program is a great introduction to our horse programs. This introductory program will teach the basics of riding, horse care and feeding and grooming. This program is for campers finishing grades 2-4th grade and fairly new to the equestrian world. The campers will spend time each day with the horses in addition to participating in more traditional day camp activities. This is a great stepping stone to our Horse Overnight Camp program.

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Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

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 Bus Routes

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

That is why we offer bus transportation to and from camp each day for $10 week. 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.