Girls Camp is located on Arbutus Lake, and will celebrate 100 years of camping in 2014. Boys Camp is located on 600 acres on the shores of beautiful Torch Lake, and has 110 years of tradition. Both camps will offer campers adventure and fun in beautiful surroundings while developing lifelong friendships and memories.
Activities at both camps include sailing, riflery, archery, crafts, canoeing, swimming, climbing, ropes course and drama as well as other sports, campfires, skits and singing. In addition, a horse riding program is offered at Girls Camp and SCUBA is offered at the Boys’ Camp. Out of camp experiences available at both camps include canoeing, backpacking, cycling and sailing in areas of Northern Michigan and Canada.
Our camp motto, Each for All...All for Each is evident in all we do. The cabin group is the essence of the camping experience. Campers will work together, to support each other and to respect what each member of the cabin has to offer. The wonderful variety of camp trips reinforce the value of teamwork. We emphasize Judeo-Christian values in our daily living and follow the four core values of the YMCA of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in all that we do.
The staffs are mature, dedicated young men and women, many of whom were campers at the camps. Campers are assigned to a cabin of 6-8 campers with two leaders (one of whom is an international staff member). This allows for a favorable staff to camper ration resulting in maximum individual attention to campers.