Parent Resources

Here at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, we recognize how important it is to provide a fun and educational summer opportunity for your child. We truly believe there is no substitute for the camping experience and for the meaningful friendships that we build.

Below are some resources/links we think you will find helpful before, after and during your child's camp experience. 

Accreditations & Partners 

The American Camp Association is the only nationwide accrediting organization for all types and designs of organized camps. ACA standards focus on health, safety, and risk management practices.


Michigan’s YMCA Camps has over 100 years of experience, and provides kids with a safe, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders.

Camp Corral has been transforming the lives of the children of wounded warriors to empower America's most vulnerable military children to live their best lives possible.

Tiered Pricing System

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 YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin experience no matter what they pay. For those families that can not 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 children receive, yet it offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s camp 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 can not 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- more closely accounts for the true costs of camp including wear and tear of building and grounds.



YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin takes prides in its quality of staff 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 that no child is ever left unattended and no staff member is ever alone with just one child. 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, positive praise, bullying prevention and core values recognition. Please give us a call at 888.909.2267 if you have questions or would like to dive deeper into the specifics of our staff training and how we are providing the best care for your child.