Camp Pricing

Camp Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Overnight Camp $641 $691 $741
Horse Overnight Camp $743 $793 $843
Mini Camp $326 $376 $426
Leader-In-Training $706 $756 $806
Wrangler-In-Training $706 $756 $806
Counselor-In-Training $604 $654 $704
Horse-Instructor-In Training $604 $654 $704

Join the YMCA community to enjoy access to 7 branches in the Greater Grand Rapids area. YMCA Members also receive a 10% discount on overnight 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.

Stay Over Weekends

Turn one week of camp into two! Stay over weekends provide weekend care between overnight camp experiences. Campers will take the time to recharge and get ready for the next week of camp while making new friends and getting a more laid back camp experience. This is not a stand-alone program. A camp experience cannot begin with a stay over weekend.

Connecting Sessions Date Cost
1-2 June 20-21 $85
3-4 July 4-5 $85
5-6 July 18-19 $85
7-8 August 1-2 $85

Theme Weeks

Each week of Overnight 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

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin offers multiple healthy, nutritious options which include a full salad bar at lunch and dinner, as well as a full cereal and cold breakfast bar in the morning. For campers with special diet concerns, every meal includes a vegetarian, and gluten free option. The food we serve is also nut-free. For more specific information, contact the Camp Kitchen at 269-205-9014 or email


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

Free Bus Transportation:

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Free Bus Transportation

Free bus transportation to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI is available for overnight campers on weeks 4, 6 & 7.  The bus picks campers up from David D. Hunting YMCA in downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Campers will be dropped off at the end of the camp experience on Saturday at 12:00 PM. Please remember to select this option during registration.

Camp Activities: 

Our overnight camp activities offer your camper the opportunity to have fun in so many ways! All while gaining valuable life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, social interaction, and independence.

Overnight Camp Activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature Center
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Water Toys
  • All Camp Games
  • Camptivities
  • Traditional Farewell Fire
  • Choice Time
  • Zip-line*
  • High Ropes Course*
  • Sailing*
  • Tubing*

*Some activities vary by age group.


Only offered for our overnight campers, a camptivity is a special two hour period held each day that campers choose based on their interests. All camptivities are chosen at the time of registration. These are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Target Sports

Learn to aim for the bull’s eye in archery, rock throwing and slingshots.  Just for fun, you might also try your skills out in other target sports such as horseshoes, mountain golf, disc golf and more.

Water Sports

Build your water sports skills while making a splash on Barlow Lake from tubing to knee-boarding, skiing to wake-boarding, and more. 

Paddle Sports

This is for the camper that truly loves the water!  Spend time improving canoeing, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking techniques and more. Enjoy all kinds of water games all week long.

Horseback Riding

Centered on western riding skills, learn horse wellness, tack maintenance, and riding skills. 

High Adventure

Spend time among the treetops as you climb, conquer challenges, and face your fears while you gain experience in goal setting, belaying, ropes safety, teamwork, and exploring on our course. Activities take place on the low ropes, high ropes and zip-line.

Outdoor Living Skills

Love the outdoors? Than this is for you. Learn to take on any outdoor challenge as you spend time in activities such as, hiking, fire building, outdoor cooking, and survival skills

Arts and Crafts

For the imaginative and highly creative camper.  It is a great time to create more in-depth crafts that you get to take home! Crafts can include leather working, batik tye dying, jewelry making, and weaving.

Wildlife Discovery

Campers will have the opportunity to learn about animals, sustainability and predator/prey relationships. Campers will experience Willem’s Discovery Trail and center to explore each day.

Team Sports

For those who can’t get enough sports in their life, this is a perfect choice! The sports may include a mix of traditional and camp sports. Let your competitive spirit go wild.

Sample Schedules

Time Activity
7:00am Polar Bear
7:30am Wake Up
8:00am Breakfast
8:40am Cabin Clean Up
9:00am Village Duty
9:15am Camptivity Starts
11:15am Camptivity Ends 1
1:30pm Cabin Choice 1
2:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Siesta
2:00pm Free Swim
Time Activity
3:15-4:15pm Cabin/Choice Activity 1
4:30-5:50pm Cabin/Choice Activity 2
5:30pm Change for dinner
5:50pm Flag Lowering
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Program
8:15pm Chapel
8:45pm Vespers/Showers
10:00pm Lights Out
Time Activity
7:00 am Polar Bear
7:30 am Wake Up
7:50 am Flag Raising
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Cabin Clean Up
9:00 am Village Duty
9:15 am Equine Clinic
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Siesta
Time Activity
2:15 pm Free Swim
3:30 pm Camptivity
5:30 pm Change for Dinner
5:50 pm Flag Lowering
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Activity
8:15 pm Chapel
8:45 pm Vespers/Showers
10:00 pm Lights Out