Welcome to Camp Algonquin! You will love being a part of a small camp community where everyone knows your name. Camp Algonquin incorporates the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as a part of each day and activity. In today’s challenging world we feel it is important that campers learn to place other’s needs ahead of their own priorities. The learning experiences at Camp Algonquin will help build self-confidence, teach new skills, and enhance relationships with fellow campers and counselors.
Camp Algonquin has over 70 years of tradition since its founding in 1946. Campers from early years now send their children and grandchildren to camp so they may develop the same values and hold on to the wonderful memories Camp Algonquin instills in each camper. Our camp structure is designed to provide many options when choosing the right experience for you and your camper.
Learn more about our summer camp options by clicking on an heading below. From day camp to overnight camp, we have several options to fit your family.
- Summer Overnight Camp (Pathfinders, Trekker, CIT)
- Summer Day Camp (Adventure, Tiny Tot)
- Family Camp
- Camp Alumni
Go to https://ymcaofbarrycounty.campbrainregistration.com/ to sign in.
If you are not able to register online please contact the YMCA at 269-945-4574 and we will be happy to assist you.
Parents are encouraged to view or print our Parent Handbook. The Parent Handbook is full of vital information for campers and parents including drop-off and pick-up times, what to bring to camp and what not to bring to camp, etc. Parents, please make sure your camper has a completed Health History Form and Child Information Form completed online. Log into your account to update information and make additional payments.
For TREKKER Camp only – Please also fill out the Scuba Release Form or the Paintball Release Form, depending on which activity your camper will participate in.
The following forms can be filled out online by logging back into your account.
If your child is attending any of our Resident Camps or Trekker Camp, campers and counselors will be dressing up for dinner on Wednesday evenings. Theme information is available online on our Resources page.
YMCA Camp Algonquin is an amazing place for campers. Seven modern cabins serve as a base for each group and our all seasons lodge, with a health office, provides dining comforts as well as shower accommodations. How many times does a child have the opportunity to explore an island? Camp Algonquin features a five acre island where campers can explore, play and learn. In addition, all resident campers spend a night sleeping in tents. Camp Algonquin features 40 acres of trails, allowing campers to learn about their environment and see wildlife. Parents are encouraged to visit Camp Algonquin at any time prior to the child’s camp session for a tour.
Counselors and Staff
The success of Camp Algonquin is our quality staff. Our director and counselors are carefully selected for their maturity and desire to be excellent role models. They possess enthusiasm, leadership, patience, sound judgment, and decision making skills, which are crucial to every child’s healthy development. Each staff member receives a minimum of 144 hours of training before the season begins.
The health and safety of our campers is our number one priority. All of our staff is trained in first aid and CPR. Trained lifeguards are on duty during all waterfront activities. Camp also has a certified health officer on site and works under the direction of the local pediatrician. Camp Algonquin meets all of the licensing requirements of the State of Michigan.