Camp Henry is accredited by the American Camp Association!
What does it mean to be ACA accredited? +
Being accredited by the American Camp Association indicates that Camp Henry meets or exceeds industry-accepted and government-recognized standards and best practices for our programs, facilities, and staff.
What are your Camper to Staff Ratios? +
We believe in low camper to staff ratios and all of our ratios meet or are below what are required by the State of Michigan and the American Camp Association. Day campers — 1 staff to 5 campers; Mini Week (3 nights) campers — 1 staff to 6 campers; Full Week campers — 1 staff to 8 campers.
What ages does Camp Henry serve during the summer? +
Camp Henry serves campers ages 5-17. Our Day Camp is for campers ages 5-8. Mini Week is for campers ages 7-11 and Full Week camps are for campers ages 8-17.
How does Camp Henry assign cabins? +
Campers are assigned to cabins by age and grade level. New campers are intentionally placed with a mix of other new campers and returning campers. Groups of more than five campers (requesting each other) are split into two groups and placed in two different cabins. Campers staying multiple sessions are often moved to a different cabin for their second session due to the likely shift in ages in the cabins.
Who are Camp Henry staff members? +
We hire a staff of fun-loving, servant-minded, and hard-working Christians. Each staff member has a strong desire to provide outstanding camper experiences and is committed to helping make the world a better place and changing lives. Our staff numbers during the summer comes close to 50. We welcome brand new faces each year – yet, many of our staff grew up along the Shores of Old Lake Kimball – looking at their own counselors and staff members with stars in their eyes. All of our staff are honored and thrilled to have the chance to work and serve at Camp Henry.
All counseling staff must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one year of college. They come from all over the United States. After being carefully screened and selected, all summer staff members take part in an extensive pre-camp training program.
What is the role of the Camp Health Center? +
Campers who are not feeling well have the opportunity to visit the Health Center at any time. The Health Center is staffed with our Health Director, who meets all State of Michigan and American Camp Association guidelines, as well as a volunteer RN – and a doctor is always on call. Health Center staff are on-site 24 hours a day. Calls are placed to parents when: 1) a camper has a health-related concern and requests a call home. 2) a camper has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. 3) a camper spends more than four hours in the health center. 4) a camper goes to the hospital. Cabin counselors check-in with campers daily and remind them of the importance of utilizing sunscreen and bug spray and are available to help campers with any health related concerns that might arise.
What if my camper has food allergies or dietary restrictions? +
We want everyone to be able to have a fantastic camp experience and that includes the dining portion of their time at Camp Henry. Food allergies and other special dietary needs should be indicated on the Camper Health Form. Please feel free to email any food allergies and/or dietary concerns to our Food Service Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-459-2267.
When is drop off and pick up? +
Opening Day: Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Please do not plan to arrive before 2:45 PM) Opening Day is an exciting time for everyone! When you arrive you will be greeted by a staff member in the parking lot. You will be directed to one of the registration tables where the check-in process will begin right at 3 pm.
Closing Day: Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM There will be a short closing program that begins at 10 am on Saturday morning. Campers will have had breakfast and will be packed and ready to go. When parents arrive they will be directed to the theater for the closing program. Following the all camp closing program in the theater, all campers and parents will head back to the villages for a brief cabin wrap up with their counselor. The whole closing program is approximately 45 minutes long
*Mini Camp – drop off/pick up is Sunday or Wednesday at 3:00 pm, and Wednesday or Saturday at 10:00 am.*Please refer to the Day Camp Guide for drop off and pick times and location.
Does Camp Henry offer financial assistance? +
Yes, Camp Henry has a scholarship program. To request a scholarship please complete the scholarships portion of the registration form using the Sliding Scale information. A minimum of $50 deposit is required at the time of registration. You must send in proof of income with your registration to qualify. Applications will not be processed until your proof of income and deposit are received. Examples of proof of income include pay stubs or your previous year tax return. Scholarships will be awarded as long as they are available. Actual awards will be applied to your account when your registration is processed and will be noted on the registration confirmation you receive in the mail. Scholarships are awarded for one camp only. Scholarships may be limited as summer camp approaches. You will be notified by phone if there are no funds available and your deposit can be refunded.
Do campers need to bring any money? +
We provide campers with the chance to make purchases at our camp store during the week. The camp store is open daily for campers. Sports drinks, healthy snack choices, chips, pretzels, and bottled water are options for campers and each cost $1. Campers are limited to one drink and one snack per visit. Campers can deposit money in advance or during opening day. Recommended deposit amounts are $20 for full week camps and $5 for mini-week camps. Camp clothing is available on opening and closing day. Any money remaining in a camper's account at the end of the week can be donated to the Camp Store scholarship fund. Store items range in price from 50 cents to $45.
When do I need to pay for my child's camp? +
The deposit required is $100 per camp week with 50% of the camp cost due by March 1. The balance of the cost of camp must be paid by June 1. If you have a question or concern about payment, please feel welcome to call us at 616.459.2267.
What is your cancellation policy? +
A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged if you cancel your registration on or before June 1. We will refund 50% of the cost of camp if you cancel after June 1. Unfortunately, cancellations within 48 hours of the start of camp and no-shows are not eligible for a refund.