Day Camps and Clinics

Summer at the Y is time for EXPLORATION! From field trips to fostering creativity, to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.

Each day is filled with new experiences where each child explores new talents and interests while developing and strengthening friendships along the way. But most of all, summer day camps at the Y offer an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long.



Our day camp activities offer your child so many ways to have fun! All while gaining valuable life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, social interaction, and independence. Starting summer 2018, each branch day camp will be offering a special week where your kids will be transported each day to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin and getting the full camp experience!

Branch Day Camp Activities Include:
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Gym Time
  • Zumba
  • Special Games and Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Play
  • Disguised Learning Opportunities
  • Field Trips held throughout Summer Day Camp

*All Branch Day Camps are licensed by the State of Michigan. Activities may differ by location.

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Day Camp Activities Include:
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature Center
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Children’s Garden




Branch Day Camps: 5+ years

Camp Manitou-Lin Day Camp: 4-10 years

Choose from a traditional day camp experience on Barlow Lake at Camp Manitou-Lin or one of our branch day camps and clinics offered at a location near you throughout the year including Summer Day Camps, Holiday Break Day Camps, and Sports Clinics.


Get ready for upcoming seasons at the Y with our specialty clinics taught by experienced, trained instructors. Build and refine skills through games, drills, and activities in a fun and energizing atmosphere. Typical clinics are 3 hours in length, Monday through Thursday with a few specialty one day clinics available.