Because every child should have a safe place to grow into their best self.


R- Respect
yourself, others, natural world

I- Independence
self reliance, creativity, decision making

G- Grit
experience, resilience, growth

A Year-Round Independent Not-For-Profit Summer Camp

Camp Newaygo, a program of TrueNorth Community Services, sits on 104 acres of land along a chain of lakes in the Manistee National Forest Region of mid-western Michigan.

Camp Newaygo is a year-round program and retreat facility. Our All Girl’s Resident Camp was founded in 1926. We offer summer programs, year-round rentals, community events, and innovative family programs on our beautiful 104 acres.

Our facilities and programs are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and the State of Michigan.

To receive this accreditation, Camp Newaygo agrees to operate by meeting or exceeding more than 300 industry standards for summer camps. Camping professionals around the country have established these standards based on long standing best practices. As an ACA accredited camp, Camp Newaygo also undergoes a thorough, on-site review of its operations, health and safety practices, hiring procedures, and program design.

TrueNorth Community Services is the parent organization of Camp Newaygo. TrueNorth is a private, not-for-profit community-based human services agency, located in Fremont, Michigan. TrueNorth provides quality programs for youth and families. Visit their website www.truenorthservices.org.