Sleepover Camps for West Michigan Kids

Sleepover summer camp is one of those things that every kid should get to do at least once. For some kids, it’s a bit daunting to stay away from home-possibly for the first time-but even the more timid kids usually have the TIME OF THEIR LIFE at overnight camp!

I loved going to overnight camp as a kid. I loved everything about it: the camp songs, fun activities, swimming, arts and crafts, sitting around the camp fire and making new friends.

Overnight camp is a great opportunity for your child to learn new things, have a blast and gain a healthy dose of independence.

Are you researching where to send your child to sleepover camp this summer? Look no further! Check out our reader-recommended West Michigan summer camps below.

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Popular Overnight Camps for Kids in West Michigan

We did our best to list our readers’ favorite overnight summer camps, but we are certain there are still more out there. Tell us about your favorite sleepover camp in the comments below!

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Camps North of Grand Rapids

Camp Ao Wa Kiya, Shelby

Camp CoBeAc, Houghton Lake

  • “It’s a week long and they have various camps all summer. My kids LOVED it!!! It’s a great camp. They have swimming, shooting, basketball, archery, crafts, zip cord, the “black hole”, the “blob” and so much more! My kids did not complain!” – Tammy

Camp Concordia, Gowen

  • “It’s small, affordable, and the staff there is unparalleled.”
  • “They have horse back riding, swimming, bon fires, games, I think my daughter said that they have simming lessons. You can google them. She loves that camp!” – Heather

Camp Greenwood, Greenville

  • “Camp Greenwood just north of Greenville is awesome! On a chain of five lakes they can canoe from main camp to the rustic camp. During Wacky Water week they had a floating campfire! Extraordinary staff that really cares about the kids. Life changing fun. My daughter came back so much more self assured and confident in herself, it was wonderful.” – Karen

Camp Henry, Newaygo

  • “My kids have been going there for 5 years, and they LOVE it!” – Kate

Camp Newaygo, Newaygo

  • “‪I chose this camp because it’s an all girls resident camp. They also have lots of other options; mini camps, day camps, family, ect… they start around age 7 or grade 1 depending on what you do. My daughter loved it her first mini week and is going back.” – Donna
  • “All girls resident camp. So great. Ages about 8-16 yrs. Also a day camp and shorter options. I’m doing their mom and me camp with my son too!” – Amanda
  • “There is a mom and me camp I went to with my 3 year old. It was the funnest weekend camping!!! We are going again this year!! I would encourage all the moms to take their kiddos while they’re young and then when they turn 7 they can camp by themselves, in a familiar environment with great counselors they may already know!” – Cory

YMCA Camp Pandalouan, Montague

  • “My daughter will be going for her 8th summer this year. YMCA Camp Pendalouan is a super camp. They have just about every activity that kids might enjoy.” – Andrea

Camp Roger, Rockford

  • “Camp Roger in Belding was my favorite place as a kid.” – Kim
  • “Last year, my twin girls went for 3d/2 night. They have been talking about it ALL year and can’t wait for 5 day camp this year!” – Miriam
  • “Tons of outdoor activities. Great programs. Great counselors.” – Faith

Camp Westminster, Higgins Lake

Cran-Hill Ranch, Rodney

Grace Adventures, Silver Lake

  • “My husband and I both went there growing up and both worked on staff previously. Our kids will definitely be going when they are old enough.” – Jill
  • “Our daughter goes to their Paradise Ranch horse camp, which starts at age 8. Our son goes to their regular camp, which starts at age 7. They absolutely love it there and we have been very pleased with their program.” – Michelle
  • “Lots of outdoor activities to do and they also have horse camps too!” – Jennifer

Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp, Gowen

Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Cedar Springs

Portage Lake Bible Camp, Onekama

  • “We are big fans of ‪Portage Lake Bible Camp. They offer Pathfinders, a weekend program for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade; Trailblazers, a week-long program for kids entering 4th-6th grade; Junior High, a week-long program for kids entering 7th-9th grade; and Senior High, a week-long program for kids entering 9-12th grade. We have found PLCBC to be a great experience for our kids, as well as pretty economical compared to other camps.” – Melissa

SpringHill Christian Summer Camp, Evart

  • “Great for kids with disabilities too. Completed 1st grade though 12th. I think you can start as young as 6 and go through high school, maybe even college too!” – Karen

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Camps South of Grand Rapids

Bair Lake Bible, Jones

Camp Beechpoint, Allegan

  • “Beautiful and clean camp with a very kind staff.” -Elizabeth
  • “Camp Beechpoint is an awesome place! It gives kids an opportunity to experience the world outside of their neighborhood, make new friends, experience new things but most importantly they learn what it means to follow Jesus. ” – Angelica

Camp Mishawana, Hastings

Camp Wakeshma, Three Rivers

  • “Grew up going there & send my kids there, too. Run by great people. (age range: 8-12 & 10-15)”

SON-Life Camp, Wayland

  • “My child is too young, but we will definitely be sending him when he is a bit older. We love it because it is a smaller camp and teaches children so much about following Jesus.” – Kelly

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, Barlow Lake

  • “I was 12-14 when I went to YMCA Camp Manitoulin. It’s not too far away which is nice. I loved the songs, the early morning polar swims, kayaking, the rock climb, the challenge courses, the group activities, bon fires every night. They have horse back riding too but it is a separate fee and you focus just on horse back riding. I also loved that our parents could send e-mail or mail to us while we were there and we would receive it at breakfast every morning. The staff and counselors were really nice and a lot of fun. The cabins were clean and comfortable to stay in too.” – Elizabeth

Camps East of Grand Rapids

Camp O’Malley, Alto

  • “I grew up going to ‪Camp O’Malley! I loved it!”
  • “They give income-based discounts so every child has an opportunity to go to summer camp.” – Erica

Camps West of Grand Rapids

Camp Geneva, Holland

  • “My girls loved making friends the most!” – Amy

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  1. Brian VT June 18, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Grace Adventures, http://www.graceadventures.org , is an awesome place to take your child for summer camp. They have traditional summer camps and horse camps for kids. Grace also has multiple camps for different age groups happening at once so you can send all your kids to the same week.

  2. Karen June 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Camp Greenwood just north of Greenville is awesome! On a chain of five lakes they can canoe from main camp to the rustic camp. During Wacky Water week they had a floating campfire! Extraordinary staff that really cares about the kids. Life changing fun. My daughter came back so much more self assured and confident in herself, it was wonderful.

  3. Amy H June 14, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    My kids love Ao-Wa-Kiya! They went to 3 day camp last year and have been counting down the days until the full week long camp this year. Great fun, caring staff and lots of growth in that short time.

  4. sheri woolery May 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Camp michawana in Hastings!

  5. Mary LeBlanc via Facebook May 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    The best of all! Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake.

  6. Camp Manitou-Lin is in Middleville on Barlow Lake (not Gun Lake). My oldest is so looking forward to his first week of overnight camp this summer.

  7. Camp Manitou-Lin is in Middleville on Barlow Lake (not Gun Lake). My oldest is so looking forward to his first week of overnight camp this summer.

  8. Kevin Grifhorst May 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Pine Ridge Bible Camp – http://www.pineridgecamp.com – Overnight and day camps just 25 min. north of GR.

  9. Kevin Grifhorst via Facebook May 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Pine Ridge Bible Camp

  10. Manitolin

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