YMCA of Barry County

Summer Day Camp

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Day Camp

Children aged 6-9 years can spend their days at Algonquin participating in a variety of outdoor activities such as team building, playing age-appropriate games, and spending time at the waterfront. They will be provided with meals and can opt for an extended evening until 8 pm every Wednesday.

For children aged 4-5 years, Camp Algonquin offers a 3.5-hour program that introduces them to outdoor exploration with their peers. Each day includes a shallow water activity, a snack, and an age-appropriate activity such as a nature hike, craft time, or a game.

WeekDateAgesThemeFee
Week 1-Day Camp June 23-28Ages 6-9 yearsTo Infinity and Beyond!$180/week
Week 2-Mini Overnight Camp ONLYJune 30-July3Grades 1-6thSplashtachular$200/week
Week 3-Day CampJuly 7-12Ages 6-9 yearsSports of All Sorts$180/week
Week 4- Day Camp July 15-19Ages 6-14 yearsOld MacDonald had a Camp$180/week
Week 5- Day Camp July 21-26Ages 6-9 yearsMission Impossible$180/week
Week 6- Day CampJuly 28-August 2Ages 6-9 yearsGo for the Gold$180/week
Week 7-Day CampAugust 4-9Ages 6-9 yearsSuperheroes vs. Villains$180/week
Week 8-Tiny Tots Day CampAugust 12-16
AM Session
Ages 4-5 yearsMad Scientist$80/week
Week 8-Tiny Tots Day CampAugust 12-16
PM Session
Ages 4-5 yearsMad Scientist$80/week

Day Camp Fee

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
$180/week
Pick up and Drop Off will be at Y Building: 2350 Irquois Trail

Tiny Tot Day Camp Fee

Half Day Camp AM: Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Half Day Camp PM: Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:30 PM
$80/week
Pick up and Drop Off will be at Camp Algonquin: 2055 Irquois Trail

Summer Themes

Week 1: Infinity and Beyond (Space)

Blast off for a spacetacular week! Explore new planets, hunt for aliens, and perfect your moonwalk. This week of camp is going to be out of this world.

Week 2: Splashtacular (Water Week)

Pack your goggles because this week is all about water! From slip and slides to water balloon relay races this week is going to be splashtacular!

Week 3: Sports of All Sorts

Take a break from the classic team sports we all know and join us for some obscure sports. Work with your group to create a new sport and try it out this week!

Week 4: Old MacDonald had a Camp (Farm Week)

Camp is getting a barnyard twist this week! This day camp only week will be E-I-E-I-O-So totally awesome.

Week 5: Mission Impossible (Spy Week)

What was that? Did you see what happened? Come help us solve a mystery at camp this week as we put on our detective hats and look for clues. If you are a puzzle or riddle lover, this week is for you!

Week 6: Go for the Gold (Olympics)

Compete with your cabin as a country through various sporting events with a camp twist. Shoot a bullseye, climb the tower the fastest, and swim your heart out for the chance to win gold for your cabin!

Week 7: Super Heroes vs Villains

Spend the first week of camp as a superhero, ready to fight the villains. Wear your cape, bring your “Spidey Sense” and be prepared to save the day at YMCA Camp Algonquin.

Week 8: Tiny Tots (Mad Scientist)

Sand volcanoes, elephant toothpaste and more! Embrace your inner scientist this week at camp by conducting experiments and discover the science behind camp.

Week 8: Family Camp (Family Olympics)

What family will win the gold? By representing various countries, families will compete in classic camp activities and olympic sports (with a twist) to determine who will stand on the podium.

Family Camp

The whole family can experience camping on Algonquin Lake together. A variety of activities are planned, and you get to choose which to participate in to create that all-important family time. There are also a few opportunities for the kids to spend some time with the summer staff while the adults have some free time. All the family fun without the hassle of cooking and cleaning!

2024 Pricing
  • FAMILY CABIN (private) $400 for up to 4 people, $40 for each additional person
  • SHARED CABIN: $300 for up to 4 people, $30 for each additional person

Online Registration

If you are not able to register online, please contact the YMCA at 269-945-4574 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Financial Assistance

Apply one time annually for your entire family.

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Family Handbook

Parents are encouraged to view or print our Family Handbook, our informational packet including drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack and not to pack, etc. Log into your account to update information and make additional payments.

day Camp Family Handbook

Facilities

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.

Safety

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.

Learn more about our summer camp options

From day camp to overnight camp, we have several options to fit your family.

Overnight Camp

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Camp Employment

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