Great American Celebration (Ages 6-17): Get ready to have a blast during Mini Camp week as we celebrate the 4th of July!! Bring your red, white, and blue decorations for your cabin and red, white, and blue clothing to wear throughout the week. Help decorate the Kimball Camp pontoon boat for the boat parade and enjoy the fireworks on beautiful Long Lake. Campers will be able to enjoy swimming, climbing Goliath, riding the giant swing, along with all the other exciting activities that complete a memorable camp experience. Make this the best holiday week ever! Checkout will be Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Leaders In Training (LIT) (Ages 13-17): This special camp is designed to teach teens leadership skills. These skills include spiritual leadership, communication, trust, encouragement, and more. These camps will include team building, our challenge courses, and evening devotionals. LITs will also learn what it takes to be a counselor and assist with a few days of Day Camp. LITs will also enjoy an off-camp white water rafting trip in West Virginia. This program requires an additional application form available by selecting the camp forms tab above.
KIMBALL CAMP YMCA
1st Week: June 10 - 15 | 2nd Week: June 17 - 22
3rd Week: June 24 - 29 | 4th Week: July 1 - 6
LIT Week: July 8 - 18 | 5th Week: July 15 - 20
6th Week: August 12 - 17
Cheer and Dance (Ages 6-17): Come join the fun and learn from the best in Hillsdale County. Campers spend their mornings at the gym where they will be introduced to the proper techniques in stunts, tosses, pyramids, tumbling, and dance. Then they return to camp to enjoy all the traditional camp activities.
New Adventures (Ages 12-17): New Adventures is geared toward older campers. While on camp, campers will stay in the rustic shelters with their own nightly campfires and chapel discussions on topics to which they can relate. There will be time for building friendships and skills on our team building course, Goliath, swimming, and boating. Campers will also develop the specific skills needed for the overnight off-site canoe trips.
Horse Camp (Ages 8-17): In partnership with The Buffalo Ranch in Hanover, Michigan, campers will spend mornings learning the basic horsemanship skills, including saddling, walking, trotting, leading, and caring for horses. They will return for lunch and have the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy the many exciting adventures here at camp. This program requires an additional waiver form available by clicking the camp forms tab above.
The Kimball Camp YMCA resident summer camp programs offer a wide range of programs and challenges to choose from. We have programs for everyone, from first-time campers to those with experience in the out-of-doors. We also offer our "leadership track," designed to help today's teens to become tomorrow's leaders.
Kimball Camp YMCA Nature Center has an exciting, fun-filled summer awaiting you! Campers will have the opportunity to climb to new heights on Goliath, our 40-ft climbing tower or enjoy the cool waterfront with our trampoline and our iceberg!
Rich camp traditions influence current programming at Kimball Camp YMCA Nature Center. Once campers arrive, they begin to realize they are part of a community linked together by common experiences. Through exciting summer programs emphasizing the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, Kimball Camp YMCA strives to help your child grow spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Making new friends and revitalizing old friendships are high points of the camping experience. Kimball Camp offers a wide variety of activities that build confidence and cooperation. Each camping session is divided into units for different age levels. Younger campers are guided through a variety of enjoyable experiences, older campers choose between specialized, progressive challenges.
Resident Camp Check-in: Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Resident Camp Closing Program: Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Resident Camp Check-out will be immediately after the campfire.
Summer Camp Kick Off (Ages 6 - 17)
Join us for an exciting way to kick-off your summer! Spend your days swimming in Long Lake, climbing Goliath, our 40ft climbing tower, flying high on the Giant Swing, making s'mores, friends, and memories! What a great start to your summer!
Adventure Camp (Ages 6-12): Kimball Camp’s most popular program is still the highlight for hundreds of campers. Activities include archery, arts and crafts, basketball, campfires, canoeing, chapel, climbing our 40-ft tower, nature hikes, swimming, making friends, and great food! Campers get to choose three activity periods, giving them a chance to try the different opportunities and build skills and self-confidence.