Day Camp


Entering grades 1-6 for a 1 week session.

July 20-24, 2020


Day Camp offers an opportunity for rising 1st through 6th graders to experience many of the great things Miniwanca has to offer. Campers will spend days with their action teams playing together and challenging themselves in a positive, friendly atmosphere. Whether on the sand dunes or the shores of Stony Lake, fun is just around the corner!

The day begins with the entire camp community gathering for assembly, where action teams are launched into activities. In the morning, campers will tube down Stony Creek, challenge themselves on the climbing wall, and hike Miniwanca’s signature sand dune, Old Baldy. Afternoons are filled with time at the beach, craft projects, and a variety of additional activities that campers will be able to choose. Lunch is provided, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.

The final Friday at Day Camp is a special extended day. Campers will take a short hike to the south end of the property to spend the day swimming and playing on Lake Michigan. After a fun-filled day at the lake, they head back to the main site for a final pick up.

Learn more through our FAQs or meet our staff.

A Day in the Life

2020 Dates and Rates

Entering grades 1-6

1 week: July 20 – 24 $210


Frequently Asked Questions

What are drop-off and pick-up times for Day Camp?

Families are responsible for dropping off and picking up their campers each day. Drop-off is between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Pick-up is 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00pm on Friday.

What safety measures does Miniwanca take?

Miniwanca is fully accredited by the American Camp Association and meet or exceed state health requirements and industry safety standards in both our in-camp and adventure trip programs. American Red Cross standards guide our waterfront activities. We have a team of committed, on-site health professionals, staffing multiple fully equipped health centers, with the nearest hospital just 12 miles away. Miniwanca campers are supervised throughout the day and maintain a 1:6 staff to camper ratio so that we can provide a fun, safe summer for our campers.

Will my child feel included at camp?

We enthusiastically welcome children with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. We value each camper’s right to fully experience Miniwanca free from prejudice and harassment. All of our staff members are trained to supervise children and to prevent and address incidents of conflict or bullying based on any aspect of a person’s identity, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

What qualifications do staff members have?

Staff members strive to be excellent role models by adhering to the camp motto, My own self, At my very best, All the time. Our senior staff members are caring professionals who work with children year-round in camp, school programs and conferences.

Our cabin leaders have completed at least one year of college, are certified in first aid and CPR, and go through two weeks of extensive training at camp prior to the arrival of campers.

How do parents communicate with their children during camp?

If families have an urgent message, question or concern about their child, our directors are always willing to speak with parents on the phone.

What kind of food does Miniwanca serve?

Following our Food Program guiding principles, we aim to serve a variety of healthy options, including a balance of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables incorporated into a child-friendly menu.

“My daughter continues to be more thoughtful about her actions. She is honest about her feelings even if they are not in the majority which shows self-confidence. She is more kind and helpful.”

– Miniwanca Camper Parent