2024 Summer Camps Guide: Sort by Week or Activity to Make Planning a Breeze

Best Grand Rapids Summer Camps, Including Popular Day Camps

Heading off to summer camp is one of the rites of passage for a kid, and one of the most popular summer things to do in Grand Rapids.

Looking for summer camp for kindergarteners or big kids? Maybe your preschooler needs some enrichment this summer.

No matter their age, there’s every kind of summer camp for kids in West Michigan.

Find day camps, overnight camps, nearby camps and far-away camps. Animals, sports, art, STEAM, and just good old fashioned play – you can find the perfect camp for your kids below.

Many camps fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible.

Directory of Summer Camps Near Grand Rapids

Scroll around this camp guide, or filter with search tools to narrow the list. Click on listings to learn more about each camp.

We’ll be adding more wonderful day camps, theater camps, sports camps, STEM camps, etc, so check back as you make your plans.

Always check camp websites for current information – we are updating this as we get info, but summer camp registrations are always evolving!

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CranHill Summer Youth Camps Summer Camp in Rodney, MI

CranHill Summer Youth Camps

14444 17 Mile Road, Rodney, MI 49342
(231) 796-7669

CranHill offers unforgettable experience for kids 7-17yr old, through a variety of programs and activities, with top of the line facilities and qualified staff committed to the enjoyment and safety of all our campers.

CranHill has been a safe, caring, and exciting place to camp for over 54 years.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Animal Lover, Field Trips & Excursions, Religious, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight


 

   
   

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Summer Camp in Middleville, MI

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

1095 N. Briggs Road, Middleville, MI 49333
(269) 795-9163

“Camp Manitou-Lin has been such a wonderful experience for my kids and it’s so fun hearing about the things they do and seeing their faces light up talking about it.” - Becky

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin allows you to discover the wonders of the outdoors through our core values that emphasize caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion in everything we do. Come stay with us!

Visit grymcaml.org, give us a call at 269.795.9163 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

   
   

Grace Adventures Summer Camp in Mears, Michigan

Grace Adventures

2100 N Ridge Rd, Mears, Michigan 49436
(231) 873-3662

Grace Adventures, at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, has purposefully-designed programs to build off one another year-after-year.

Each week of traditional youth camp and ranch camp is tailored to meet them at an age-appropriate level to develop Christ-like character on a personal, relational, and spiritual level.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Animal Lover, Religious, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight


 

   
   

Grace Outside at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center Summer Camp in Dowling, MI

Grace Outside at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

1700 Clear Lake, Dowling, MI 49050
(269) 721-8291

Grace Outside invites you to step outside your day-to-day routine and grow into your best self.

You’ll be surrounded by friends and counselors who offer support, love and encouragement as you try new things, discover new skills, learn about God’s grace, and create your best summer memories.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Religious
Camp Type: Overnight, Family Programs


 

   
   

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Summer Camp in Cedar Springs, Michigan

Pine Ridge Bible Camp

8415 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319
(616) 696-8675

Pine Ridge provides Christian summer overnight and day camp experiences that are designed to create life impacting change.

Located just 25 minutes north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, on beautiful Pine Lake, Pine Ridge exists to share and model the message of Jesus in a safe, innovative, and relational setting.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Animal Lover, Field Trips & Excursions, Religious, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

   
   

Interlochen Arts Camp Summer Camp in Interlochen, MI

Interlochen Arts Camp

4000 J Maddy PKWY, Interlochen, MI 49643
(800) 681-5912

Interlochen Arts Camp is a world-renowned summer arts program where young artists hone their talents, grow as individuals, and flourish creatively.

Students ages 8-18 from 52 states/territories and 40 different countries convene at Interlochen to expand their skills in the arts.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Art, Design & Making, Dance, Music & Performing Arts
Camp Type: Overnight


 

   
   

Aquinas College Summer Camps (Jazz, Science, RolePlay Gaming and various Sports Camps) Summer Camp in Grand Rapids, MI

Aquinas College Summer Camps (Jazz, Science, RolePlay Gaming and various Sports Camps)

Aquinas College - 1700 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 632-2462

Unlock your potential and soar higher at Aquinas' Summer Camps!

Immerse yourself in a wide range of inclusive, fun, explorative and hands-on summer camps — from a dozen awesome athletic camps to Seriously Fun Jazz to Innovative Science Explorations and building your own Fantasy World in an Epic Roleplay Gaming!

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Academic, Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, Field Trips & Excursions, Music & Performing Arts, Sports Camps, STEM or STEAM, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

   
   

Paradise Ranch Summer Camp in Mears, Michigan

Paradise Ranch

8715 Juniper Beach Rd, Mears, Michigan 49436
(231) 873-3662

Paradise Ranch, at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, helps kids experience life-transforming horsemanship.

Our purposefully-designed programs build off one another year-after-year.

Each week of ranch camp is tailored at an age-appropriate level to develop students on a personal, relational, and spiritual level.

Paradise Ranch is a ministry of Grace Adventures.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Animal Lover, Religious
Camp Type: Overnight


 

   
   

Camp Geneva Summer Camp in Holland, MI

Camp Geneva

3995 N Lakeshore Dr, Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-3150

Camp Geneva is a Christian Summer Camp located in Holland, MI.

We offer day camps and overnight camps for campers in 1st grade through 17 years.

Activities include swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding, all-camp games, a jumping pillow, s’mores and campfires, archery, sunsets on Lake Michigan, and so much more.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Religious
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

   
   

Camp Newaygo Summer Camp in Newaygo, MI

Camp Newaygo

5333 S Centerline Road, Newaygo, MI 49337
(231) 652-1184

Camp Newaygo has Family Camp Programs, Girls' Overnight Camp and Co-Ed Day Camp all summer long.

Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and sitting on 104 acres along a chain of 4 lakes, Camp Newaygo is the perfect place to discover a love of the outdoors together.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, Field Trips & Excursions, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp, Family Programs


 

   
   

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Summer Camp in Plainwell, MI

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

12584 Burchett Road, Plainwell, MI 49080
(800) 497-2688

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Camps offer the perfect experiences for all girls!

You don’t have to currently be a Girl Scout in order to join in on the fun and experience girl-led programming.

Girl Scouts provides experiences that build girls’ courage, confidence, and character.

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, STEM or STEAM, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp, Family Programs


 

Camp Tall Turf Summer Camp in Grand Rapids, MI

Camp Tall Turf

2010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 452-7906

Each Camp Tall Turf session offers youth fun, faith and fellowship in a safe and peaceful environment with opportunities for personal growth.

We have all kinds of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor sports, camping, campfires, and s'mores every night!

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Religious, STEM or STEAM, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight


 

YMCA Camp Pinewood Summer Camp in Twin Lake, MI

YMCA Camp Pinewood

4230 Obenauf Rd, Twin Lake, MI 49457
231-821-2421

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills
Camp Type: Overnight


 

Higher Ground at Lake Louise Summer Camp in Boyne Falls, MI

Higher Ground at Lake Louise

10750 Stafford Road, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
231-549-2889

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Religious, Sports Camps, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight


 

Cornerstone University Sports Camps Summer Camp in Grand Rapids, MI

Cornerstone University Sports Camps

1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-222-1412

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Religious, Sports Camps
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Eagles Sports Camps Summer Camp in Grand Rapids, MI

Eagles Sports Camps

2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-574-5819

Camp Best for: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Religious, Sports Camps
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Cedar Lodge Horse Riding Summer Camp in Lawrence, MI

Cedar Lodge Horse Riding

47000 52ND St, Lawrence, MI 49064
269-674-8072

Camp Best for: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Animal Lover
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Camp Henry Summer Camp in Newaygo, MI

Camp Henry

5575 S Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337
(616) 459-2267

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Religious
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

YMCA Camp Pendalouan Summer Camp in Montague, MI

YMCA Camp Pendalouan

1243 E Fruitvale Rd., Montague, MI 49437
(231) 894-4538 x301

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp Summer Camp in Augusta, MI

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

6225 North 39th Street, Augusta, MI 49012
(269) 731-3030

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Aviation Camp at WMU Summer Camp in Battle Creek, MI

Aviation Camp at WMU

237 North Helmer Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Camp Best for: High School Kids
Camp Focus: STEM or STEAM
Camp Type: Overnight


 

SpringHill Summer Camp in Evart, MI

SpringHill

7717 95th Ave, Evart, MI 49631
(231) 734-2616

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Religious
Camp Type: Overnight, Day Camp


 

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Summer Camp in Dowling, MI

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat

1700 Clear Lake, Dowling, MI 49050
(989) 534-6587

"Thank you so much for an amazing week. Your camp's inclusivity and love is what keeps bringing us back every year!" -- Lorah, 2022 Camper Parent on Facebook

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, Religious, Sports Camps
Camp Type: Overnight


 

Camp Greenwood Summer Camp in Gowen, MI

Camp Greenwood

13564 MacClain St, Gowen, MI 49326
(616) 754-7258

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, Field Trips & Excursions, Religious, STEM or STEAM, Water Sports
Camp Type: Overnight


 

Camp Brethren Heights Summer Camp in Rodney, MI

Camp Brethren Heights

9478 Brethren Heights Rd., Rodney, MI 49342
(231) 867-3618

Camp Best for: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
Camp Focus: Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Religious
Camp Type: Overnight


 

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