Gather your girlfriends for an all-inclusive weekend filled with relaxation and fun. Spend the night in our campy chic dorms – which are heated and cooled – just a few steps away from our restrooms and showers. Sign up to be pampered with an on-site massage, manicure, or pedicure. Enjoy crafts, waterfront time, hikes, great food, and beautiful facilities in a wooded setting with awesome women.
October 1- October 3, 2021
We know families need camp more than ever, which is why we are committed to reshaping our programs to address COVID-19, while allowing us to provide our mission of service to children and families.
Cost: $235 for all camp programs, meals, and lodging
Your registration includes everything you need to have a wonderful time at Girlfriends’ Getaway. During the weekend, we do offer some additional experiences and services for additional costs. A variety of pampering services is offered with past weekends featuring massages, facials, and salon care. We also offer our Zipline Canopy Tour to guests (weight limit 250 pounds) and have our camp store open to purchase swag throughout the weekend. Our hotel-style accommodations are also available for an additional fee. Add-on pricing for the weekend is provided via email to participants.
We are asking participants to partner with us to help mitigate as much risk as possible. At this point, we are planning to implement the following. There are four actions women need to take prior to camp arrival:
Camp Newaygo has a wide variety of lodging options for your weekend away. Choose anything from rustic cabins to private, hotel-style accommodations (for an additional cost). Because we are testing upon arrival, participants can be lodged in communal dorms and cabins, with participants you do not yet know. If your group is uncomfortable with this structure, please contact us, so that your cabin/dorm/unit space is private, just within your group. Participants select lodging choices upon registration.
A COVID-Careful Program
We are thrilled to say that Camp Newaygo had a successful Summer 2020 & 2021, operating overnight, day camp, and family programs with zero cases of COVID-19.
While protecting our community required some adjustments, we were inspired to see the joy camp provided to campers and counselors this summer. Camp was a much-needed reprieve from being stuck at home without normal activities and social connections. One parent said it best, “I can’t even describe the positive impact, joy, freedom, fun, and growth opportunities you provided this summer. These children deserved to get away from the problems of the world and just focus on being kids. The positive impacts are immeasurable, and from the bottom of our hearts we are grateful!”
WORKING WITH EXPERTS: We have been working directly with contacts at The State of Michigan, the CDC, and the American Camp Association. We will continue to gather the best information and adjust to the evolving situation in preparation for Girlfriend’s Get-A-Way
Camp leadership has been looking at every component of camp to maintain as much of the Camp Newaygo experience as possible. Overall, we will continue to offer as many outdoor activities as possible, and increase sanitization procedures. Participant will have activity choices – swimming, crafts, cooking, ropes course, hikes, fitness, and more!
Meals will be served cafeteria-style, by our Servsafe Certified kitchen staff.
If participants or staff feel more comfortable wearing masks when not required, they are welcome to make that choice.
|4:00-6:00pm||Arrival/Class Sign Up/Pampering Sign Up|
|5:00pm||Kick off Hike and Tour|
|8:00pm||Cider & Doughnut Pairing|
|12-8:00am||Courtesy Quiet Time in Dorms/Cabins|
|7:30am||Early Bird Hike|
|9:30am||Yarn Craft/Watercolor Painting/Yoga/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Giants Ladder/Fencing|
|10:45am||Yarn Craft/Watercolor Painting/Yoga/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Giants Ladder/Fencing|
|11:45am||Woodburn Bookmarks/Watercolor Painting/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Wetland Trail Hike|
|1:45-3:00pm||Open Waterfront – Enjoy canoeing , kayaking and paddleboarding, fishing|
|1:45pm||Cardio Workout/Bow Wreaths/Archery/Jewelry Making/Pickleball/Pontoon Cruise|
|3:00pm||Pound Fitness/Bow Wreaths/Archery/Jewelry Making/Pickleball/Pontoon Cruise|
|4:00pm||Decoupage Wine Bottles/Yoga/Power Pole/Bath Bombs/Nature Photography Hike|
|5:15pm||Decoupage Wine Bottles/Yoga/Power Pole/Bath Bombs/Nature Photography Hike|
|7:30||Luau Party & Juggling Show|
|12:00am-8:00am||Courtesy Quiet Time in Cabins/Dorms|
|7:30am||Early Bird Hike/Morning Yoga|
|9:45am||No Weight Workout/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Arm Knit Infinity Scarf/Pastel Drawing/Archery|
|10:45am||Yoga/Kayak to Lake Emerald/Arm Knit Infinity Scarf/Pastel Drawing/Archery|
|1:30||Hike Around Emerald Lake/Zipline Canopy Tour/Cooking with Chef Whitney|