Discover Yourself At Overnight Camp
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.
Program Descriptions and 2021 dates listed below. Registration is now open.
Traditional Overnight Camp
Ages: Entering 3rd-9th Grade
Our Traditional Overnight Camp is divided into three cabin groups (according to the grade the child is entering). By staging our activities and schedules appropriately, each group of campers will have a unique camp experience that is appropriate for their age each summer.
Junior Overnight Camp
Ages: Entering 1st-4th Grade
Junior Overnight Camp, for youth entering 1st-4th grades, offers the perfect introduction to camp for families looking for a shorter session. Helping youth have fun and build confidence away from home is the central focus. Campers will participate in many of the same activities as Traditional Overnight Camp; however, they may not complete them all due to the shorter time at camp.es and camp progression.
Teen Trip Adventure
Ages: Entering 8th-10th Grades
If you are entering 8th through 10th grades and are interested in outdoor excursions, this is the trip for you. Camp Algonquin is offering a trip this summer that consists of a day at camp for orientation, three days exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, and then a night back at Algonquin for closing fire with all of camp. Campers can expect to tent camp while enjoying short hikes, swimming in Lake Michigan, and cooking their own meals.
Counselor In Training Program
Ages: 15-17 years
This program develops leadership potential in 15-17 year olds. Our CIT program provides a fantastic leadership experience focused on self-discovery, group collaboration, and learning to work with youth. Daily interaction with peers, counselors, and campers helps create tomorrow’s leaders. This program requires a two-week commitment. The first week is spent with fellow CITs learning through training sessions, mentoring, and camp experiences. The second week is spent working directly in a cabin with YMCA Camp Algonquin counselors and campers.
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, the 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.