|Camp||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Horse Overnight Camp||$765||$815||$865|
|Counselor-In-Training (includes Horse-Instructor-In Training)||$623||$673||$723|
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.|
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Free bus transportation to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI is available for overnight campers on weeks 3, 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.
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:
- Horseback Riding
- Rock Climbing
- Arts and Crafts
- Nature Center
- Outdoor Living Skills
- Water Toys
- All Camp Games
- Traditional Farewell Fire
- Choice Time
- High Ropes Course*
*Some activities vary by age group.
|8:40am||Cabin Clean Up|
|9:15am||Cabin Activity Starts|
|11:15am||Cabin Activity Ends 1|
|1:30pm||Cabin Choice 1|
|3:15-4:15pm||Cabin/Choice Activity 1|
|4:30-5:50pm||Cabin/Choice Activity 2|
|5:30pm||Change for dinner|
|7:00 am||Polar Bear|
|7:30 am||Wake Up|
|7:50 am||Flag Raising|
|8:45 am||Cabin Clean Up|
|9:00 am||Village Duty|
|9:15 am||Equine Clinic|
|2:15 pm||Free Swim|
|5:30 pm||Change for Dinner|
|5:50 pm||Flag Lowering|
|7:00 pm||Evening Activity|
|10:00 pm||Lights Out|