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.
Registration for Summer 2019 opens February 15, 2019
Please remember to pack a daily lunch for your child; most weeks are Monday through Friday.
|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. Our days are full of laughter, fun, and high adventures based in the natural environment.|
Day campers spend their mornings participating in activities centered around the weekly theme. In the afternoon, they enjoy awesome activities like archery, wilderness hikes, team building challenges, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more! 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 2019 Weekly Themes
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 (STEAM) 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 Stephen F. 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 do-it-yourself cardboard boats, and launch shoebox airplanes. Let your inner inventor run wild during our second science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) week.
Become a Pokémon master. Make your own Pokéball, design your own Pokemon characters, learn about real-life Pokémon, and make Pickachu masks. Learn about the metamorphoses of these pocket monsters and have a blast. Don’t miss your opportunity to “catch them all!”
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
in Grand Rapids, with an optional overnight where the campers have to zoo all to themselves.
Are you ready for a heart pounding adrenaline filled week of Xtreme Adventure? Fly high with a free ride in an airplane at the Fremont Municipal Airport
. The adventure is available for ages 7 and older. Gain exclusive access to our zipline, rockwall and high ropes elements. 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!
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.
Your adventure starts here! Get your heart pumping on a wild West Michigan 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. 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.
Day Camp Rates
|Non-Newaygo county residents ||Newaygo county residents||Transportation from Fremont: TrueNorth Community Services / Gerber Products Nestlé Nutrition||Optional overnight*|
*Week 4 optional overnight to John Ball Zoo is additional
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