KIMBALL CAMP YMCA

Kimball Camp YMCA can provide a variety of supplies to enhance your meeting, retreat, or conference. Items available upon request include: dry-erase boards, easels, overhead projector, projection screen, slide projector, TV/VCR, DVD player, flip-chart paper, laptop, LCD projector, and a portable PA system. Let us know how you’d like your meeting space arranged and the Kimball Camp staff will have everything ready before you arrive. We have numerous large outdoor meeting spaces capable of seating over 200 participants, each with electricity and within walking distance of the cabin areas. We also offer a selection of indoor meeting spaces for groups of all sizes: Small Groups (Up to 20) For our retreat groups that are smaller in number we offer a wide range of meeting areas. From the Nature Den, with its rustic setting and plant and animal displays to Katimivic, with its large windows and open area, we have a room that is right for you. For groups looking for a craft area that can get dirty, we also offer our arts and crafts building.

Groups with fewer than 10 people may choose to use the staff conference room in the kitchen for a more relaxed environment. Midsized Groups (21 to 99) For our retreat groups that are midsized, we offer one of the finest meeting rooms on the camp. The basement of the lodge offers comfortable surroundings, a professional work environment, and modern equipment. Tables and chairs can be arranged in any fashion desired to meet your specific needs. Large Groups (100 - 220) For our large groups, we proudly offer our main lodge and dining hall areas. With portable multimedia equipment, a discreet PA system, and unlimited possibilities for arranging tables and chairs, the lodge and dining hall are the place to be. For a more rustic atmosphere, a crackling fire can be built in the large, stone fireplace.


Our food service staff takes pride in preparing delicious, nutritious meals ranging from typical camp fare to our premium menu. Groups may arrange to have a vegetarian option available and we will work to customize a menu based on your special dietary needs. Homemade desserts as well as fresh fruits and vegetables complement the menu. Meals are served buffet style in our dining hall. Please call to make arrangements.


Recreation is an important part of any group experience at Kimball Camp YMCA. From campfires beside the lake to hiking trails, we have activities that are fun for all ages and abilities.  The Kimball Camp staff is available to lead a variety of different programs for your group depending on the time of year. A few of our program options include: campfires, nature hikes, and night hikes. We also offer a wide range of teambuilding programs, including a high ropes course and Goliath, our 40-ft climbing tower. Activities such as boating and swimming are offered May through September. In the winter, Kimball Camp YMCA offers a sledding hill and more. The beauty of the environment is ever present as you walk through Kimball Pointe, our nearby nature preserve, or experience the beauty of a fall color-walk. With over 100 acres to explore, the possibilities are endless.


​Other Activities


Archery• Arts and crafts • Basketball• Bonfire• Bouldering wall • Campfires w/ skits• Canoeing• Climbing tower• Fishing• Football field• Hayride• High ropes course• Initiatives and group games• Low ropes course• Nature center• Nature Hike• Night Hike• Pontoon Boat• Riflery• Row Boats• Sledding• Soccer Field• Storytelling• Swimming• Tubing• Volleyball


And so much more! Kimball Camp YMCA is located just minutes away from quality golf courses, fine restaurants, a large movie theater, bowling alleys, and more. Special Events and Holiday Parties Surrounded by natural beauty and a wide variety of rooms and recreational opportunities, Kimball Camp YMCA is an ideal place for your holiday party or special event. All of our meeting spaces are available for day use and our experienced food service staff is prepared to cater your party or event with our premium food service to provide the perfect experience for you ​

Retreats & Conferences


Retreats and conferences at Kimball Camp YMCA offer a unique time for each group to grow, whether a church group, non-profit organization, corporation, family, or special conference event. Annually, nearly 3,000 individual participants from churches, non-profit agencies, colleges, universities, families, and businesses enjoy spending time at Kimball Camp YMCA to learn, play, and build relationships.


Kimball Camp YMCA is ready to assist your organization in meeting your needs for educational events, recreational activities, or trainings. Combine the special atmosphere of a beautiful outdoor setting with modern, fully accessible facilities, and a friendly staff to maximize the success of your next program.

Located in south-central Michigan, Kimball Camp YMCA will provide you and your group with a great getaway. Imagine a challenging teambuilding weekend with your staff or a weekend where fun and learning go hand-in-hand. Don’t just imagine it, live it at Kimball Camp YMCA!


Kimball Camp YMCA is an ideal location to introduce students to the wonders of the natural world. Located in Reading, Michigan, just 15 minutes from the Indiana and Ohio borders, Kimball Camp YMCA is centrally located for all of the cities in south-central Michigan.
From dark, quiet pine forests to a magnificent Fall “color walk” under beech trees, Kimball Camp YMCA has it all. Our facility includes a designated nature preserve and offers guests the chance to see wildlife up close. While walking by the lake, across the field, or along the stream you might see a fox, red-tailed hawk, white-tailed deer, or even an owl. ​