Camp Newaygo’s co-ed summer day camp runs June 18th – August 17th. For children entering 1st – 7th grade – that’s NINE WEEKS of summer adventure. Many families take advantage of this program as summer childcare.
In fact, our summer Day Camp can be a tax deduction with the the Child and Dependent Care Credit. As a licensed child care facility, you could qualify for you may qualify for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of qualifying expenses of $3,000 for one child or dependent, or up to $6,000 for two or more children or dependents.
Day camp runs from 7:45-5:15 Monday – Friday, offering families a full day of program. And this is not day care. It’s Day Camp. Each week is filled with swimming in the lake, fishing, ziplining, arts and crafts, archery, boating, and weekly themed fun.
We work to keep this high quality program affordable.
$175 per week for Newaygo County Residents
$195 per week for non-Newaygo County Residents
Through funds from the Fremont Area Community Foundation, the Gerber Foundation, and private donors, we offer scholarships to Day Camp.
NEW DISCOUNT THIS YEAR: Come all nine weeks, and get the last week free!
What Parents are saying: “Brody comes the whole summer to day camp. I drop him off at 8am with his backpack and lunch and pick him up at 5pm with a smile on his face and stories to tell, and maybe a few bug bites. Some of my friends have commented about how expensive this must be, but honestly, it is the same cost as daycare in Newaygo County. Who wouldn’t pick camp over daycare?” – Shannon, Proud Day Camp Mom
WEEK 1: STEAM 1 JUNE 18TH-22ND
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
WEEK 2: STEAM 2!, JUNE 25TH-29TH
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.
WEEK 3: STAR WARS!, JULY 2ND-JULY 6TH, NO PROGRAM JULY 4TH
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)
WEEK 4: WILD ABOUT ANIMALS, JULY 9TH-JULY 13TH
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)
WEEK 5: I LOVE LEGO, JULY 16TH- JULY 20TH
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!
WEEK 6: XTREME ADVENTURES 1 JULY 23RD- JULY 27TH
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!
WEEK 7: SPLASH!, JULY 30TH- AUGUST 3RD
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!
WEEK 8: XTREME ADVENTURES 2, AUGUST 6TH – AUGUST 10TH
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!)
WEEK 9: CHILD VS. WILD, AUGUST 13TH- AUGUST 17TH
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!