YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin: Day Camp, Overnight Camp or Mini Overnights

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Discover Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI

Camp Manitou-Lin

1095 N. Briggs Rd., Middleville MI, 49333

Camp Manitou-Lin allows kids to discover the wonders of the outdoors through our core values that emphasize caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion in everything we do.

Camp Manitou-Lin is part of the 2022 West Michigan Summer Camps Guide.

Camp Manitou-Lin Details

Weeks Camp is Offered
June 13, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15 - 2022

This Summer Camp At-A-Glance
AGES: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight, Day Camp
CAMP CATEGORY: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Animal Lover, Art, Design & Making, Field Trips & Excursions, Water Sports

What to Expect at Camp Manitou-Lin

Camp Manitou Lin canoe

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin is located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, MI with 160 acres to explore and play year-round!

Join us this summer for Day-camp, Overnight Camp, Mini-overnight Camp, Leaders-in-training for teens, or Horse Camp.

Favorite camp activities include swimming, boating, high-ropes adventure course, archery, horseback riding, STEM activities, and more.

Camp Manitou Lin Ropes Course


Choose From Overnight, Day, Horse or Leaders-In-Training Camp


OVERNIGHT CAMP: Experience a week where the outdoors is the center of FUN and lasting friendships are made.

During our Overnight Camp, your camper will enjoy traditional camp activities, from the opening campfire to arts and crafts, boating, swimming, and our farewell fire on the closing night of camp.

Our dynamic programming curriculum allows each campers’ experience to grow every year. As campers get older, they are able to add new components to traditional activities and brand new opportunities to their YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin experience.

DAY CAMP: 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.

Activities may include swimming, archery, boating, nature exploration, STEM activities and more.

Day Camp is the perfect stepping stone for campers who want to prepare for the Overnight Camp experience.

Each week of Day Camp is uniquely themed to add some fun and excitement to the mix. The week will contain additional activities that correspond to the theme. Themes include Green Machine, Splash Week, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Thrillers and Chillers, Once Upon a Time and more!

Also explore our Kinder Day Camp options for ages 4-5 or our Day Camp for Individuals with Special Needs.

HORSE CAMP: If you are looking for a more in-depth riding experience, and love to spend time with horses, this camp is for you!

Get to know the horses, as well as how to care for and feed them.

Campers will be placed in groups according to their experience level – from beginner to advanced – and will participate in daily riding lessons.

Our lessons include learning and/or refining English and Western styles, with opportunities for trail rides, vaulting, round penning, roping, driving, and much more. Includes an equine-related trip or guest speaker.

Campers will also be able to participate in traditional camp activities.

LEADERS-IN-TRAINING: The LIT program allows high-school students to explore their leadership skills while developing good character qualities, participating in service learning and enjoying camp activities.

This two-week program focuses on developing leadership skills during the first week as a group.

The second week, the LITs will participate in a South Manitou Island backpacking trip. This program is a must to become a Counselor-in-Training or Junior Counselor.

Camp Manitou-Lin allows kids to discover the wonders of the outdoors through our core values that emphasize caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion in everything we do. Few environments are as special as camp!

Whether you attend our summer camp, outdoor education, seasonal camps and activities, or corporate and group retreats, there are plenty of fun and exciting opportunities for all at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

Camp Manitou Lin Horse Camp


YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has over 100 years of camping experience and 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 lifelong memories.

Safety Comes FIRST! 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.

SUMMER CAMP STAFF: What better way to spend your Summer than by positively impacting your community and soaking up sunshine at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.

Our traditional camp programs allow campers and participants to challenge themselves, build meaningful relationships, and achieve their goals. It is also a place for staff to do the same. Join our team today!

Camp Manitou Lin Fishing


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