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 trampolines, teeter totter, and blob!
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: 3:00 pm Sundays except for Monday July 5th, check in is at 9:00 am
Resident Camp Friday Check out is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
New Adventures (Ages 12-17)
June 20 - 25, August 1 - 6, August 15 - 20
Cost: $345.00 per week
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)
June 20 - 25, July 18 - 23 (Limited Availability)
Cost: $515.00 per week
In partnership with Premiere Equestrian Center in Hudson, MI 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.
Leaders In Training (LIT) (Ages 13-17)
July 5 - 14 (Limited Availability)
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 waiver form available by selecting the camp forms tab above.
Summer Celebration (Ages 10 - 17 Must be a minimum of 48" tall)
August 8 - 13
Join us for an amazing week of camp adventure filled with exciting activities including a fun-filled day at Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world! You will have fun making friends, climbing Goliath, our 40ft. climbing wall, swimming in Long Lake and much more.
KIMBALL CAMP YMCA
1st Week: June 20 - 25 (Adventure, New Adventure, Horse Camp)
2nd week: June 27 - July 2 (Adventure, Gymnastics and Cheer)
3rd Week: July 5 - 9 (Adventure Camp with a 9:00 am check in.
LIT Camp: July 5 - 14(with a 9:00 am check in on Monday and a 10:00 am check out on Wednesday the 14th)
4th Week: July 18 - 23 (Adventure and Horse Camp)
5th week: August 1 - 6 (Adventure and New Adventure)
6th week: August 8 - 13 (Adventure, Summer Celebration)
7th week: August 15 - 20 (Adventure, New Adventure)
Gymnastics and Cheer Camp (Ages 6-17)
June 27 - July 2
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.
Adventure Camp (Ages 6-12):
June 20 - 25, June 27 - July 2, July 5 - 9, July 18 - 23, August 1 - 6, August 8 - 13, August 15 - 20
Cost: $299.00 per week
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.