Co-Ed Day Camp

Co-ed Day Camp is full of adventures everyday and something new to do every week!




Imagine the perfect day: You wake up, pack your lunch, grab your bathing suit and head out the door. Smiling counselors meet you at the front gate of Camp, ready to sing songs, play wacky sports, and laugh along with you all day long. We spend the morning digging for dinosaur bones or fighting off dragons. After lunch, we splash in the lake, paddle in our canoes, and cheer for our friends in archery. When you wave goodbye at the end of the day, you aren’t sad at all. That’s because you get to do it again TOMORROW! Sound perfect? It’s just another day at Camp Newaygo’s Day Camp.

We are excited to offer our Co-ed Day Camp to campers entering first through seventh grades. Our camp features unique, educational, and interactive programs where kids have the opportunity to grow into their best selves. Day campers spend their days participating in  activities like archery, wilderness hikes, team building challenges, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more! Every Thursday will be a planned adventure day ranging from a canoe trip to Camp’s own private island to top secret missions. Programming takes places among 104 acres of beautiful undeveloped oak forest, natural wetlands, and an expansive private waterfront. During the week your child will be cared for, encouraged, and mentored by our outstanding camp counselors. We look forward to providing your child with positive experiences that will last a lifetime!

Summer 2023 Weekly Adventures!

Get ready for a sensational week of discovery and wacky adventure. We’re taking equal parts Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, mixing it all together, and getting a whole lot of fun. Join us for a heart pounding week of awesome explosions, rockin’ rockets, and electrifying gizmos and gadgets!

Next stop: Turtle Island! Join us this week to unleash your inner explorer and learn what it takes to thrive on an island. Throughout the week, you will sharpen your skills around fishing, fire building, tent building, and canoeing. Then, we’ll put our new skills to the test at Camp Newaygo’s private island. Don’t forget to bring your positive mental attitude this week and be ready to build some resiliency along with that fire!

Wetty, set, go! Beat the July heat this week as we slip, slide, and splash our way around camp. We’ll be swimming, water balloon-ing, sand castle building, and zooming down our very own slip ‘n’ slide. You won’t want to forget your swimsuit and sunscreen this week to experience everything Pickerel Lake has to offer!

The sky is NOT the limit this week as we explore and enjoy the things that float, roll, and fly! Compete against your friends in paper airplane competitions, boat regattas, and race car speed contests. Test your boating skills on canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. Build race car tracks across camp. End the week with airplane rides at the local airport! *Campers must be over 8 years old for airplane rides*

Calling all builders, artists, and musicians! Whether your tool of choice is a paintbrush, a hammer, or a drumstick, join us this week as we explore all the different ways we can create! We will spend time creating in Camp’s state-of-the-art craft shop, try out string and percussion instruments, and even learn a bit about building things!

Get out of the ordinary and into the EXTREME! Fly through the trees on the zipline, test your strength on the Giant’s Ladder, and challenge yourself on the Power Pole. You’ll get the chance to compete in canoe races, an intense game of Capture the Flag, and much more! *Zipline is included this week at no additional cost*

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Find out this week as we learn survival skills and put them to the test! Some of the skills we will learn include water filtration, morse code, and building a fire without any matches. We’ll put all of our new skills to the test and build our very own survival base camp.

We’re going wild this week…wild about animals! Join us as we get to know animals from near and far and experience all that they have to offer. Meet the Camp Newaygo animals and see if you can catch a glance of any creatures in their natural habitats. You’ll also get to spend a day exploring the John Ball Zoo and seeing their newest hippo exhibit!

*Additional Cost*

Our Spanish Immersion Day Camp Program is a full  immersion language experience, meaning lead instructors speak in Spanish 100% of the day, every day – with the understanding that we nurture and support children, if needed, in their native language (English). Recommended for children who have already studied Spanish, this program will complement a continued experience at school. Find out more HERE

Day Camp Rates

Non-Newaygo county residents   Newaygo county residents
$210 $190





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Non-refundable deposit: $50 per session

Cancellation At Least 30 Days Before Session: Families can cancel a reservation at least one month (30 days) before a program start date for a full refund, minus the deposit. The $50 deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation At Least 2 Weeks Before Session: Families can cancel a reservation at least two weeks (14 days) before a program start date for a 50%refund, minus the deposit. The $50 deposit is non-refundable.

There will be no refunds within two weeks of the session start date




 If you have questions or concerns, and would like to speak with someone on the phone, we will have staff available Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time): (231) 652-1184