Entering grades 1-8 for a 1 week session.
August 20-24, 2018
Day Camp offers an opportunity for rising 1st through 8th 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 evening activities. We invite all of our parents for dinner and our closing ceremony. Parents are welcome to join us at 5:00pm for games and a barbeque on Bryant Field. Dinner will start around 5:30 pm. At 6:30pm we will begin our closing ceremony where we will celebrate our week with songs and camper awards.
2018 Dates & Tuition
Entering grades 1-6
1 week: August 20 – 24 ($250)
Entering grades 7-8 (Junior Mentor)
1 week: August 20 – 24 ($155)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
If families have an urgent message, question or concern about their child, our directors are always willing to speak with parents on the phone.
“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