Adventure Day Camp
New for 2018, our programs will be focused on activities that occur on site with one afternoon field trip and one optional overnight on Wednesday night. Campers will have the opportunity to make new friends, develop positive relationships with their counselors, and find a sense of achievement through a variety of in camp activities such as swimming, riding horses, archery, canoeing and team building. Light breakfast, hot lunch and a snack included in tuition.
We offer a safe, fun, affordable day camp for children in our local area. Our programs are based on healthy, hands on activities that help children grow in spirit, mind and body, as well as embrace the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
Ages: 6 – 10 years
Date: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm DAILY (breakfast & lunch provided)
OVERNIGHT: Day campers are invited to spend the night at Camp Algonquin each Wednesday
|Week 1||June 24th - 28th||Mad Scientist|
|Week 2||July 1st - 3rd (no camp July 4th & 5th)||Stars and Stripes Forever|
|Week 3||July 8th - 12th||Outer Space|
|Week 4||July 15th - 19th||Halloween|
|Week 5||July 22nd - 26th||Christmas in July
|Week 6||July 29th - Aug 2nd||Wild West|
|Week 7||August 5th - 9th||Getting Dirty
|Week 8||Aug 12th - 16th (Tiny Tots only)||Groovin' with Tye Dye|
Tiny Tots Day Camp
Ages: 4-5 years
Date: Monday – Friday
June 25th – 29th OR
August 13th – 17th
HALF DAY SESSIONS: 8:00-11:00 am OR 2:00-5:00 pm
A child’s first experience at Camp Algonquin can be the most important. Our counselors will guide the campers through age appropriate activities such as splash time, nature hikes, craft projects, field games. By keeping the campers engaged and safe, we know families will appreciate the values their child will experience for years to come. A snack will be provided each day.
Parents are encouraged to view or print our Parent Handbook, our informational packet including drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack and not to pack, 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.
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.