Guide to Summer Camps In + Around Mid-Michigan

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Summer is on the horizon, and many camps and programs are SAFELY in session! So, put away those snow boots and dust off your sandals {almost}!

We are so pleased to bring you our 2021 Mid-Michigan Guide to Summer Camps! This is a wonderful guide to camps in + around our area.

Below you will find information on the variety of summer camps: from traditional overnight camps and museums to language camps and more.

We know that planning activities during the summer months can be frustrating and stressful.  We hope that this guide to summer camps provides the insight that you need to create the best summer yet!

Camp Copneconic

Please note that all images below are from previous years’ camp experiences. Camp Copneconic has updated safety protocols that are listed below, and that may be found on their website.

Since 1915, YMCA Camp Copneconic has been a staple of excellence in the region. Their focus continues to be on creating and strengthening lasting friendships, developing skills, providing genuine and high-quality programs, and building character.

Camp Copneconic is nestled on 125-acre Lake Copneconic, which serves as the perfect backdrop for a long list of amazing adventures including the high ropes course, zip lines, horseback riding, waterfront activities and more. As a year-round camp and retreat center, YMCA Camp Copneconic offers the best variety of programs tailored to groups of many sizes and purposes. They employ only the most enthusiastic and caring team members that have received extensive training in camper well-being, activity leadership, emergency response, and much more.

2021 Safety Information From Camp Copneconic:

YOUTH AND FAMILIES CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE KNOWING THAT THEY CAN STILL HAVE SUMMER FUN WHILE IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. SUMMER CAMP SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE DEVELOPED FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GENESEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN DHHS, MICHIGAN CAMP LICENSING, THE YMCA OF THE USA, AND THE AMERICAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION.

Campers will be placed in smaller groups that will remain appropriately separated from other camper groups. Additional protocols will include health and temperature screenings, physical distancing, mask-wearing, and increased cleaning and sanitation of common areas and shared equipment. Program changes have been made to accommodate these, including the changes to activities that bring multiple groups of campers together {camper’s choice, free swim}. Meals have moved to grab-and-go, rather than buffet-style, to create socially distanced mealtimes. While campers will be physically distanced, they’ll remain socially connected through intentional programming.

Camp Dates: June 21st – August 20th, 2021

Say & Play Summer Camps
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The annual Say and Play programming at the Speech Language Learning Center is back in session for 2021!

Summer programs provide Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy in small group settings using theme-based activities. The group is facilitated by a Certified and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist. 

This year’s Say and Play will feature a NEW sensory gym!

Programs will run for 7 sessions, starting the week of July 6, 2021, and ending the week of August 7, 2021. 

YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha

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Located near Traverse City, YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps offer a dynamic combination of wilderness experiences and on-site activities at separate boy’s and girl’s camps. Each camp offers challenging wilderness adventure programs at each age level.

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

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YMCA Camp Ohiyesa is located on the shores of Fish Lake in Holly, Michigan. Now in its 103rd year, Camp Ohiyesa offers day and overnight camps for children ages 4-16. Summer camp sessions run from June through August.

Michigan Christian Youth Camp

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MCYC’s summer camp is a place where kids can come experience a place that is not typical. Where they can put that daily routine behind them and just be themselves. They will meet some of the craziest people that are in love with Jesus. The Camp team helps connect each camper with Jesus and strengthen their relationship with God while letting the Holy Spirit work through them each day. 

Longway Planetarium

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Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences. Choose from 40 camps and workshops for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Capacity is limited to ensure social distancing and mask-wearing is required to attend. 

Oakland Yard – Waterford, MI

Portage Lake – Onekama Township, MI

4-H Camp Kidwell – Bloomingdale, MI

Lake Ann Camp – Lake Ann, MI

Camp Newaygo – Fremont, MI

Cedarcrest Academy – Clarkston, MI

Independence Township Parks and Recrecreation – Independence, MI

Seven Ponds Nature Center – Dryden, MI

Camp Boomerang – Flushing, MI

Camp Lael – Lapeer, MI

Ready to be part of our Mid-Michigan Guide to Summer Camps?

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