Day Camp Pricing


Camp Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Traditional Day Camp/Kinder Camp $227 $259 $284
Horse Day Camp $337 $387 $437

Join the YMCA community to enjoy access to 7 branches in the Greater Grand Rapids area. YMCA Members also receive a 5% discount on day camps at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

What is Tier Pricing?

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; it is really an honor system. 

All campers receive the same experience no matter what they pay.  For those families that cannot afford Tier 1, additional financial assistance is available to ensure that all children have this wonderful opportunity to attend camp.

This program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience campers receive, yet it offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their campers’ experience.

Tier 1 is our historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs.
Tier 2 is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the actual cost of camp.
Tier 3 more closely accounts for the true costs of camp including wear and tear of building and grounds.
Financial Assistance A financial aid scholarship application is available to download or call 888.909.2267. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please select Tier 4 during registration.

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.

Day Camp Activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Animal Farm
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature Center
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Children’s Garden

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.

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!

Stars & Stripes

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!


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.

Harry Potter

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.

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.

Around the World

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.


Christmas in August! 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 give thanks for all the great friends and memories that we make!

Super Hero

Join us as we celebrate heroes at YMCA 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!


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!


YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Dining Room

 Lunch is not provided to day campers. Please plan on packing a nut-free lunch. Afternoon snacks will be provided.


YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin takes pride in its quality of staff, volunteers, 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 campers are never unattended and no staff member is ever alone with just one camper. 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 prevention, positive praise, bullying prevention and core values recognition. 

Accreditations & Partners

Bus Transportation

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Free Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI is available for day campers each week at a rate of $10. Both bus routes will be offered each week. Please remember to complete the day travel form on the Camp In Touch page.

Caring Bus Routes

AM Pick-Up Times Pick-Up Location PM Drop-off TIMES
7:15 AM David D. Hunting YMCA 5:45 PM
7:40 AM SpartanNash YMCA 5:20 PM
7:55 AM Meijer Gaines Twp 5:00 PM

Honesty Bus Routes

AM Pick-Up Times Pick-Up Location PM Drop-Off Times
7:20 AM Meijer Knapp Corner 5:50 PM
7:40 AM EGR Breton Downs Elementary 5:30 PM
8:00 AM Mary Free Bed YMCA 5:05 PM

Sample Schedules

Time Activity
7:00am Early Care
8:30am Bus Arrival
8:45am Flag Raising and Announcements
9:00am Chapel
9:30am Activity #1
10:30am Activity #2
11:30am Lunch (Lunch brought from home)
12:15pm Activity #3
Time Activity
1:15pm Activity #4
2:15pm Activity#5
3:30pm Back Across the Road for Snack
3:40pm Big Group Game
4:20pm Flag Lowering and Announcements
4:30pm Bus Depart
6:00pm After Care Ends