"Your camp is awesome. I liked the zip line in the summer. You have nice leaders.
I think it is the best camp I have ever been to!"

Summer Camps for Disadvantaged Youth

A week at camp can have a powerful impact in the life of a child! That's why we're excited to offer free summer camps for disadvantaged children between the ages of 8 and 13. We know many children would never have a chance to go to summer camp if they had to pay for their stay. Some are living in low income or single parent homes, while others are in foster care or living with relatives. Perhaps they are victims of abuse or neglect, or have experienced some kind of tragic loss in their lives. Our desire is to provide a safe, loving environment for these kids, where they can leave their day-to-day struggles behind and have fun with other kids their age, who understand their circumstances. Our staff are like big brothers and big sisters - positive role models they can turn to and depend on. And they'll learn that the God who created the universe loves them and has a special plan for their lives!

Most of our summer camps are Monday through Friday, and every day is packed with fun activities! The children participate in camp activities as a team of 5-7 kids, an adult team leader, and a teen volunteer. They sleep in comfortable dorms with bunk beds, and all linens are provided. They eat their fill of delicious food, prepared and served with a smile by our fabulous chef - who has also been known to bake up a treat or two throughout the week.

Youth Summer Camp Activities

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  • Bouldering Wall
  • Bikes
  • Chapel
  • Covered Wagons
  • Crafts
  • Gaga Ball
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Maze
  • Petting Farm
  • Playground
  • Sports
  • Story Time
  • Swimming!
  • Waterslide
  • Zipline (Currently Michigan Only)

Sound like fun? It is! You can see more pictures of our exciting summer camp activities by clicking this link.

How to Schedule a Child for Summer Camp:

If you are a parent/guardian, please click here.

If you are an agency worker/counselor, please click here.

Help Provide Camp Scholarships

Youth Haven is not underwritten by any churches or corporations, nor do we receive state or federal funding. Thanks to the generous donations of caring people like you, we are able to provide camp scholarships so all disadvantaged children can attend summer camp free of charge. Your gift could change a life!

To help provide camp scholarships, please click here.