Day Camps and Clinics

Get your daily dose of camp fun at Y Day Camps and Clinics. Make new friends, discover new passions, learn new skills, and have a blast along the way.

At Y day camp and clinics, we are here to make your kids feel welcome. To help them quickly realize this is a place where they belong and can be themselves, try new things, make new friends, and be a part of something great.

We are here to help kids grow by meeting them where they are and giving them opportunities to reach levels they never imagined.

Through Y Day Camp and Clinics we surround every child with support, guidance, and fantastic chances to discover and learn in a nurturing and inclusive environment. A chance to try until they succeed. A chance to explore new talents and interests.

Our trained, certified and passionate staff are here to show kids all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves while fostering each child’s individual growth and potential.

We are here to create experiences that immerse them in an atmosphere that inspires, guiding them to live healthy, help others and work together, making strong friendships that often last a lifetime.


Our day camp camp activities offer your camper so many ways to have fun! All while gaining valuable life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, social interaction, and independence.

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Day Camp Activities Include:
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding (ages 8+)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature Center
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Children’s Garden
Branch Day Camp Activities Include:
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Gym Time
  • Zumba
  • Special Games and Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Play
  • Disguised Learning Opportunities
  • Field Trips held throughout Summer Day Camp

*All Branch Day Camps are licensed by the State of Michigan. Activities may differ by location.




4+ years

Choose from a traditional day camp experience on Barlow Lake at Camp Manitou-Lin or one of our branch day camps and clinics offered at a location near you throughout the year including Summer Day Camps, Holiday Break Day Camps, and Sports Clinics


Get ready for upcoming seasons at the Y with our specialty clinics taught by experienced, trained instructors. Build and refine skills through games, drills, and activities in a fun and energizing atmosphere. Typical clinics are 3 hours in length, Monday through Thursday with a few specialty one day clinics available.