Family Camp Weekends

Camp Newaygo is the perfect place for your family to get away and enjoy the outdoors all year-round!

*At this time, we are still accepting interest in Family Camp Weekends with the understanding that our ability to host your group will depend on current health and safety recommendations*

Finding places to get away that still feel safe during COVID-19 can be a challenge and our team is committed to providing a COVID careful program for your family. Spend a long weekend at Camp Newaygo! Book the style of accommodations that work best for your family, enjoy meals from our executive chef, and choose from a variety of activity excursions to create your perfect weekend away. *All family types, structures, and definitions welcome*

Booking must be complete 7 days prior to arrival. Please indicate preferred weekends on your pre-registration and our staff will check your dates for availability.

Weekend check-in begins at 6pm on Friday and ends with check out at 1pm on Sunday. Meals are provided throughout the weekend including breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. Each family can also select three activity excursions to enjoy throughout the weekend!

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HOW TO REGISTER

Our program team is ready to help you design your perfect getaway weekend! We  can help you select the overnight accommodations and activity excursions that are perfect for your family.

Rates start at just $50 for children under 5,
$100 for children ages 5-17,
and $150 for adults 18 and older plus the cost of your lodging preference.

Please indicate the weekend or weekends that would work for you and we will be in contact with you shortly regarding availability!

Pre-Registration Here

Feel free to call us at 231-652-1184 or email slakin@campnewaygo.org too!


Pre-Weekend Requirements

We are asking families to partner with us to help mitigate as much risk as possible. There are four actions families need to take prior to camp arrival:

1. Complete Pre-Camp Screening Document – Please download, print, and complete THIS FORM daily for 1 week (7 days) prior to your arrival at camp. This form will be required at check-in.
2. One Week (7 days) prior to camp arrival, we ask that participants limit interactions outside of the immediate household. And please Please follow all Michigan State Guidelines regarding COVID-19.
3. Please be prepared for program components designed to mitigate risk, including a temperature screening, and masks for all participants whenever in indoor common spaces (when not eating) and whenever unable to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from someone outside of your family group.

Lodging Options

Pricing is listed per night for the entire lodging space with the capacity of each also listed. Families will have their own private lodging spaces while at camp. Many of our accommodations have their own outdoor space and fire pit.  *For late fall and winter dates, our private rooms and dorms are available*

Private HALL Rooms, 11, Sleep 2-4, $125-$200 per night

Private HALL bathrooms

Dormitories, 4, Sleep between 13-24, power, has outlets, across from bathrooms, $250-$450 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Cabins, 1-9, sleep 12 each, $175 per night 

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Cabins, interior -power, no outlets, walk to Lang Lodge bathrooms

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Rangers Station, sleeps 12, private outdoor space and fire pit, $300 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Rangers Station interior – no power, shared outhouse, water

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Rangers Outpost, sleeps 15, private outdoor space and fire pit, $300 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Rangers Outpost interior – no power, shared outhouse, water

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Tinuwen Huts, Sleeps up to 28, private outdoor space and firepit, $300 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Tinuwen interior – no power, private outhouse, water

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Wakonda Tents, Sleeps up to 14, private outdoor space and fire pit, $300 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Wakonda interior – no power, private outhouse, water

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Pioneer Tents, Sleeps up to 30, private outdoor space and fire pit, $300 per night

*FALL AND SPRING ONLY* Pioneer interior – no power, private outhouse, water


A COVID-Careful Program

Our Family Weekend programs will provide families with program excursions designed to keep family groups together, and socially distant from other family groups. Families will have the ability to pre-register for their excursions.

Meals will be served cafeteria-style, by our Servsafe Certified kitchen staff. Seating will be assigned by family units across four large dining areas, exceeding requirements set by the CDC and the American Camp Association. 

Please bring a mask with you for every adult. Adults will need to wear a mask whenever indoors (when not eating) and whenever unable to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from someone outside of your family group. Children will not be required to mask at camp, but can choose to.

Upon arrival at camp, please stay in your vehicle until you complete a temperature check. If anyone in the vehicle has a temperature over 99.4, participants will be asked to leave, with the possibility of transferring their registration to a later open weekend, or a refund for the session, minus the deposit.
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We are confident that the systems we have built for a successful resident camp season will help us continue to provide a COVID-conscious program for families.

Typical Weekend Schedule

Friday

Time Activity
6pm-8pm Check in, Registration, and place morning breakfast orders
7pm-Midnight Enjoy your campsite, have a campfire, and explore the trails around Camp Newaygo
Midnight-6am Quiet Hours-to respect all families visiting camp

Saturday

Time Activity
8am-8:30am Morning Breakfast Delivery-Right to your living space!
9am-11am First Excursion
12pm-2pm Drop-In Lunch Cantina at the Main Lodge
3pm-5pm Second Activity Excursion
6pm-7pm Dinner in the Main Lodge
7pm-Midnight Enjoy your Family campsite
Midnight-6am Quiet Hours-to respect all families visiting camp

Sunday

Time Activity
9:30-10:30am Brunch in the Main Lodge
11am Third Excursion
1pm Check Out, Snack for the Road, and Departure

WHAT TO PACK


Camp Newaygo Family Excursions

Experienced Camp Newaygo staff will lead you on three adventure excursions during your fall weekend getaway. Check out all of the options and make your three selections in the registration process. *Note-some excursions might not be available every weekend*

Year-Round Activities

 

Intensive Crafting Class-enjoy the relaxing setting of our beautiful craft shop as you create a custom piece of pottery, learn basket weaving, or explore a Pinterest-inspired craft project.

Immersive Cooking Class-under the guidance of our chef learn techniques for preparing a great meal indoors or out! All ages can be part of this fun experience

Serenity Wetland Hike-lace up your hiking boots for a low-impact hike on Camp’s boardwalk through a sphagnum bog. Your guide will lead you through yoga, guided meditation, or teach you about the ecology of the bog.

 

High Flying Adventure- Race through the trees with our zip line canopy tour & climb to new heights on our 30 foot high giant’s ladder, and power pole challenges. *must be between 50-275 pounds*

Survival Challenge-hike into the back county of Camp Newaygo  sharpen your survival skills. Learn how to build shelters, start a one match fire, and take aim at the slingshot range.

Winter Activities (snow dependent of course)-Camp is a perfect place for all sorts of winter fun. Depending on the weather, you can snow shoe, cross county ski, and even ice fish.

Warm Weather Activities

 

Lake Pickerel Pontoon Cruise- load the whole family onto one of our pontoon boats for a ride around the lake with music, snacks, and optional fishing.

Paddle to Turtle Island-with a lifeguard instructor, your entire family can kayak or canoe over to Camp’s private island on Lake Sylvan through beautiful Penoyer Creek and Lake Emerald.

Speedboat Tubing Rides-race around the lake and hold on tight! After a few fast-paced rounds of tubing, enjoy a sandbar snack in the middle of the lake