Overnight Camp experiences allow campers to grow through activities that allow for creativity while strengthening character values. Overnight camps are full of outdoor activities like campfires, hikes, skits, songs, and a chance to have a campout after cooking their own dinner over an open fire. through Friday.
Program Descriptions and 2021 dates listed below. Registration is now open.
Adventure Day Camp
Youth ages 6-9 years old can spend the day at Camp Algonquin with a special trip to Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center on Tuesdays to experience outdoor education that may include farm animals, HOV programs, and pioneer learning. Due to COVID-19, the OEC may even bring these programs to us at Algonquin. Days at Algonquin are full of a variety of outdoor activities, including time at the waterfront, team building, and playing age-appropriate games. A highlight is the optional Wednesday overnight at Algonquin. This program includes a hot breakfast and lunch each day as well as dinner for the overnight. ell as dinner for the overnight.
Tween and Teen Day camp is offered once over the summer. While very similar to Adventure Day Camp, programs are designed for the older age groups.
Tiny Tots Day Camp
Youth 4-5 years of age can spend just 3 hours at Camp Algonquin a day to begin exploring the outdoors with their peers. Each day includes time to splash in the shallow water, a snack, and an age-appropriate activity such as a nature hike, craft time, or a game.
|Week 1-Adventure Day Camp||June 21-25||Ages 6-9 years||Wonderful World of Algonquin||$180|
|Week 2-NO DAY CAMP||NO DAY CAMP|
|Week 3-Adventure Day Camp||July 6-9 (4 days)||Ages 6-9 years||Color Wars||$145|
|Week 3-Tween Day Camp||July 6-9 (4 days)||Ages 10-11 years||Color Wars||$145|
|Week 3-Teen Day Camp||July 6-9 (4 days)||Ages 12-14 years||Color Wars||$145|
|Week 4-Adventure Day Camp||July 12-16||Ages 6-9 years||Fantastic Beasts||$180|
|Week 5-Adventure Day Camp||July 19-23||Ages 6-9 years||Anime||$180|
|Week 6-Adventure Day Camp||July 26-30||Ages 6-9 years||Out of This World||$180|
|Week 7-Adventure Day Camp||August 2-6||Ages 6-9 years||Getting Dirty||$180|
|Week 8-Tiny Tots Day Camp||August 9-13, AM Session 8-11 am||Ages 4-5 years||Candy Land||$80|
|Week 8-Tiny Tots Day Camp||August 9-13, PM Session 2-5 pm||Ages 4-5 years||Candy Land||$80|
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!
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.
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.