Day Camp 

Our Day Camp program ran successfully in 2020, and we are excited to welcome those campers back for another summer of fun in 2021. This year’s Day Camp will look much the same as it did last year, and the guidelines mentioned above also apply to Day Camp. Despite the temporary changes to camp programming, YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin staff are excited to welcome campers back to the shores of Ol’ Lake Barlow. We are looking forward to a safe and fun summer, full of the traditions and togetherness that our campers know and love!

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

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 14-18 Super Hero
2 June 21-25 Mad Science
3 June 28 - July 2 Stars & Stripes
4 July 5-9 Disney
5 July 12-16 Harry Potter
6 July 19-23 Star Wars
7 July 26-30 Around the World
8 August 2-6 Holiday
9 August 9-13 Throwback
Respite

Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

Ages: 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.

Respite

Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs

Week Date Camp Theme
1 June 14-18 Super Hero
2 June 21-25 Mad Science
3 June 28 - July 2 Stars & Stripes
4 July 5-9 Disney
5 July 12-16 Harry Potter
6 July 19-23 Star Wars
7 July 26-30 Around the World
8 August 2-6 Holiday
9 August 9-13 Throwback
Horse Day Camp

Horse Day Camp

Ages: 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.

Horse Day Camp

Horse Day Camp

Week Date Camp Theme
1 June 14-18 Super Hero
2 June 21-25 Mad Science
3 June 28 - July 2 Stars & Stripes
4 July 5-9 Disney
5 July 12-16 Harry Potter
6 July 19-23 Star Wars
7 July 26-30 Around the World
8 August 2-6 Holiday
9 August 9-13 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 14-18 Super Hero
2 June 21-25 Mad Science
3 June 28 -July 2 Stars & Stripes
4 July 5-9 Disney
5 July12-16 Harry Potter
6 July 19-23 Star Wars
7 July 26-30 Around the World
8 August 2-6 Holiday
9 August 9-13 Throwback

What Parents Want to Know

  • What will my child do?
  • What food options are available?
  • Is transportation available to camp?
  • What about accreditation and safety?

Covid-19 FAQs  

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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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.