Co-Ed Day Camp

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 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. Because you get to do it again TOMORROW! Sound perfect? It’s just another day at Camp Newaygo Day Camp.

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Our Co-ed Day Camp is for campers entering 1st – 7th  grade. Our camp offers unique, educational, and DSCN4034interactive programs where kids have the opportunity to grow into their best selves. Our days are full of laughter, fun, and high adventure based in the natural environment. Day campers will spend their mornings participating in activities centered on the weekly theme. In the afternoon, campers enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, hiking, team building games, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more. Campers will also have an opportunity to swim every day! (weather permitting). 

Summer 2018

BOOM & ZOOM! Join us for a heart pounding week of awesome explosions, rockin’ rockets, and electrifying gizmos and gadgets! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math are the ingredients for this thrilling week. Build your very own spaceship and catapult.  Buckle up and get ready to blast off. A Special Stargazing party at the Wessling Observatory is included with the overnight on Thursday

Dream it, Build it, Crash it! Get ready for a sensational week of discovery and wacky adventure with everyone’s favorite scientist Dr. Bob! Make liquid nitrogen ice cream, build and battle robotic bugs, set sail in DIY cardboard boats, and launch shoebox airplanes. Let your inner inventor run wild during our second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math week.

The force is powerful in this week…Join us for an unforgettable galactic Star Wars adventure! Complete your Jedi Trials and learn to use the force on your way to becoming a Jedi Knight . Experience epic lightsaber duels, Death Star archery, marshmallow blaster battles, and awesome Jedi crafts. Exercise your powers during Jedi yoga. This is the Day Camp you are looking for…(No program July 4th)

Fly, hop, and swim your way into a Safari Adventure! Experience the best that the wacky, wonderful world of animals has to offer. Meet animals from the farm, lake, woods, and wild. All campers will get a day trip to John Ball Zoo, with an optional overnight, where the campers have to zoo all to themselves! (This week is an additional $12 for the zoo trip)

Gear up for a week of exciting building challenges with everyone’s favorite colored bricks!  Build and program your very own Lego robot, make the castle of your dreams, create an epic maze, and race awesome Lego dune buggies. Perfect your creative problem-solving skills while stretching your imagination to the limit!

Are you ready for a heart pounding adrenaline filled week of Xtreme Adventure?  Fly high with a free ride in a REAL airplane at the Fremont Airport! (Available for Ages 7+) Exclusive access to our zipline, rockwall and high ropes elements are included. (Zipline this week is free!). Master your aim on our awesome slingshot range. Enjoy capture the flag battles, wilderness hikes, and much more!

Beat the heat with a wild aquatic adventure on beautiful Pickerel Lake! Fly down our massive slip and slide, get your splash on during epic sponge wars, and zoom down our rip-roaring water slide. Other activities include water balloon mayhem, swimming lessons, canoeing, massive sand castles, and boat rides. Wetter is better!

Your adventure starts here! Get your heart pumping on a wild river rafting trip. Dodge, climb, and crawl your way through our amazing 50 foot long floating obstacle course. Boost your aim with paintball archery, and paddle hard during our war canoes races. Exclusive access to our zipline, rockwall and high ropes elements are included. (Zipline this week is free!)

Can you hear it? The wild is calling! Channel your inner wilderness warrior and join us for a dose of exciting survivor adventures. Activities include tracking, outdoor cooking, fire safety, wilderness first aid, plant and animal identification, fishing, orienteering, and much more! Campers will develop confidence, resilience, and the skills to thrive in the great out of doors. A Ludington dune buggy trip is included this week!


Every Thursday night, Day Campers have the option to stay overnight at CaDSCN4548mp Newaygo. The campers will cook dinner over a fire, sleep in gender-separated tents, and enjoy a cook-out breakfast. Our Day Camp counselors do a phenomenal job of keeping the campers engaged until bedtime – teaching them astronomy, attempting to spot nocturnal animals, and helping campers to make a perfect s’more. You can sign up for the optional overnight in advance, or the week of.


Overnight Packing List

Day Camp Rates

Non-Newaygo county residents   Newaygo county residents Transportation from Truenorth / Nestle Gerber Optional overnight*
$189 $168 $35 $45

*Week Optional overnight to John Ball Zoo is additional

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Daily Schedule
7:45-8:00 Drop off at Truenorth
9 square7:45-8:00 Drop off at Gerber
7:45 – 8:15 Drop off at Camp Newaygo
8:30 – First Day Orientation
8:35 – 10:00 Start with specialist
10:05 – 11:35 second group with specialist
11:35 – Change into swimsuits
12:00 – Lunch
12:20 End Lunch
12:25 – 2:25 Waterfront Activities
2:25 – 3:05 Change out of swimsuits
3:05 – 3:20 Snack and Camp Store
3:25 – 3:45 Story Time
3:45 – 4:40 Adventure Activity Time
4:40 – 4:45 Adventure Journal/Reflection Time
4:45 – 5:15 Pick up at Camp Newaygo
4:30 – 5:00 Friday’s closing ceremony at main dining lodge
4:45 – 5:15 Parent Pickup at TrueNorth
5:00-5:15 Parent Pickup at Gerber/Nestle

Day Camp Packing List

Please remember to pack a lunch everyday for your child and that each week lasts Monday through Friday.