Summer Camps

Day Camp

Day Camp is the perfect way to get a taste of Camp Henry while still sleeping at home. Each day has a theme and new adventures await! Day Camp is for ages 5-8 and lunch is provided.
Located in the Nicely Center, Day Camp will be offered for three weeks this summer. Each session runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Add transportation from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids for an additional $35.
 

Ages 5-8, M-F
Cost: $235, Transportation from Grand Rapids $35

Week 3: July 10-14, 2017
Week 4: July 17-21, 2017
Week 5: July 24-28, 2017

Mini-Camp

Mini Regular Camp

Mini Regular Camp is the perfect fit for younger campers. You will experience all the fun of camp condensed into a half week experience. You will have a blast trying many new things in a safe, structured, and fun-loving environment.

 

Ages 7-11
Cost: $310

Mini Regular I: June 18-21, 2017 Sunday 3:00 PM to Wednesday 10:00 AM

Mini Regular II: June 21-24, 2017 Wednesday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Mini Water Bugs

Come ride the waves! You’ll spend either the morning or afternoon learning the basics of kneeboarding or wakeboarding, being pulled around the lake on our giant Big Banana, and playing in the water in lots of different ways. During the rest of the day you’ll enjoy our traditional camp activities and awesome evening programs. 

Ages 7-11
Cost: $335

Mini Water Bugs I: June 18-21, 2017 Sunday 3:00 PM to Wednesday 10:00 AM

Mini Water Bugs II: June 21-24, 2017 Wednesday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Mini Frontier Camp

Giddy up! As a Mini Frontier camper, you’ll get to spend part of your day with the horses. Activities include basic riding lessons, caring for your horse, and scenic trail rides. After horsing around, the rest of your day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities and awesome evening programs.

Ages 7-11
Cost: $335

Mini Frontier I: June 18-21, 2017 Sunday 3:00 PM to Wednesday 10:00 AM

Mini Frontier II: June 21-24, 2017 Wednesday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Regular Camp

Regular Camp at Camp Henry is awesome and has been the core summer camp program at Camp Henry since 1937! You will have the chance to take part with your cabin mates in all of our classic Camp Henry programs, including Arts & Crafts, Archery, Boating, and Outdoor Cooking. In addition, you will have the chance to participate in your favorite activities, selecting from over a dozen land and water programs. The mornings and afternoons will be full of fun-loving, high quality programs and activities. After dinner you will take part in camp games like Capture the Flag, and evening programs, like Flashlight Tag, PJ Sings, and Campfires.
 

Ages 8-17
Cost: $520

Week 1: June 25-July 1, 2017
Week 3: July 9-15, 2017
Week 4: July 16-22, 2017
Week 5: July 23-29, 2017
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017
Week 7: Aug6-12, 2017
Week 8: Aug 13-19, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Frontier Camp

Embrace the great outdoors with the Camp Henry horses and stay in our brand new western frontier village near the corral. You will spend most of your day with our amazing wranglers who will help you learn the ropes of caring for your horse and will lead arena lessons and trail rides. You will get to experience some traditional camp activities as well and will join in for our awesome all-camp evening programs.


Open to campers 10-17; enrollment limited to ensure maximum horse time and optimum staff to rider ratio.

Ages 10-17
Cost: $595

Week 1: June 25-July 1, 2017
Week 3: July 9-15, 2017
Week 4: July 16-22, 2017
Week 5: July 23-29, 2017
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017
Week 7: Aug 6-12, 2017
Week 8: Aug 13-19, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM
Enrollment is limited - register early!

WakeBoarding Camp

You will spend part of your day riding the waves of Lake Kimball, wakeboarding in addition to being pulled around the lake on our Big Banana and Magic Carpet.

 

Ages 10-17
Cost: $595

Week 1: June 25-July 1, 2017
Week 3: July 9-15, 2017
Week 4: July 16-22, 2017
Week 5: July 23-29, 2017
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017
Week 7: Aug 6-12, 2017
Week 8: Aug 13-19, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Enrollment is limited - register early!

Music Camp

Love to sing? Want to be in the musical? Then this is the camp for you! Not only will you perform a musical by the end of the week, you’ll enjoy all of the regular camp activities too! Days will be a mix of traditional camp activities, rehearsing, and making your own sets, props, and costumes!
 
Led by Heidi Hertel, Director of Youth Choirs at Mayflower Congregational Church, this camp is guaranteed to be a ton of fun!
 

Ages 8-17
Cost: $540

Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Climbing Camp

Love to be on the top bunk or climb high in the trees? Join the adventure and experience many of the climbing features at Camp Henry. From the Rock Wall and Cargo Net to the High Ropes Course, Leap of Faith, and Giant Swing, you will spend your mornings climbing, learning knots, and simply enjoying the best views of camp.

Ages 10-17
Cost: $595

Week 3: July 9-15, 2017
Week 4: July 16-22, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Soccer Camp

We love soccer at Camp Henry! We have a beautiful full size soccer field and soccer coaches that know and love soccer and have a blast working with campers. Spend your morning on the field developing your skills and competing with other campers - then spend the remainder of your day enjoying traditional camp activities. 

Ages: 8-17
Cost: $540

Week 4: July 16-22, 2017
Week 5: July 23-29, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Teen Adventures

Teen Adventures provide you with the chance to develop outdoor skills, forge new relationships with others, enjoy wild landscapes, and strengthen your self-reliance in outdoor settings. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor leader or have never slept a night in a tent before, each of these trips is designed to accommodate different levels of experience. 
All trips start and end at Camp Henry. Gear that is specific to each trip will be provided.
 

North Manitou Island

From camp, you’ll travel to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then take the ferry over to North Manitou Island. The island offers exceptional beauty and amazing opportunities for adventure. Campers will backpack throughout the island, explore ghost towns, search for inland lakes, hike the dunes, splash in the turquoise water, and string up hammocks to camp under the stars.

Ages 13-17
Cost: $595

Week 4: July 16-22, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

 

White Mountains Expedition

Get ready for a thrilling adventure through rugged New Hampshire! From camp you will head to the Northeast where you will explore the striking White Mountains as you hike one of the many beautiful peaks. You will also adventure through the trees on a zipline, stay at rustic campsites, and be surrounded by gorgeous views on this active and exciting Northeast expedition.

Ages 13-17
Cost: $595

Week 4: July 16-22, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

 

UP North Adventure

Spend your week exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and experiencing all it has to offer. From hiking in Tahquamenon Falls, kayaking at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and exploring some of the 90+ waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains, there will be plenty of opportunity to take in the U.P.’s natural beauty. Come ready to make memories of a lifetime, enjoy a lot of scenic hiking, and camp at semi-rustic to rustic sites.

Ages 13-17
Cost: $595

Week 5: July 23-29, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

 

Appalachian Adventure

Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina on this weeklong expedition. Spend a day at the Nantahala Outdoor Center whitewater rafting the Nantahala River Gorge and navigating the treetops on their high ropes adventure course. Follow that up with time spent hiking trails among scenic mountainscapes and experiencing some of Western Carolina’s beautiful waterfalls, including a trip to Sliding Rock. You will have the opportunity to escape the heat with a tubing trip down Deep Creek.

Ages 13-17
Cost: $595

Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

 

River Canoe Adventure

Get ready to head out and spend three days and two nights canoeing down Michigan’s White River. You will hone your canoeing skills at camp and then head out to paddle on this beautiful and scenic river. This trip is sure to be full of adventure and exploration and you will feel like accomplished paddlers after three days on the wonderful White River.

Ages 13-17
Cost: $595

Week 7: Aug 6-12, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Service Crew

Come give your time and energy, get your hands dirty, work hard, and get a glimpse into behind-the-scenes projects at camp. As a part of the crew, you will experience what it means to have a servant’s heart and what it means to lead by example. Part of your day will be spent with your cabin enjoying the traditional camp activities and a few hours each day will be directed towards serving camp. You may spend time splitting wood, clearing trails, gardening and landscaping, taking care of animals, helping camp programs run smoothly, and so much more! You can also earn community service hours for your participation in the program. Prepare yourself to be challenged as well as changed as you serve those around you.
 

Ages: 13-17
Cost: $390

Week 1: June 25-July 1, 2017
Week 3: July 9-15, 2017
Week 4: July 16-22, 2017
Week 5: July 23-29, 2017
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5, 2017
Week 7: Aug 6-12, 2017
Week 8: Aug 13-19, 2017

Sunday 3:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 AM

Teen Opportunities

For teens that have completed their Junior or Senior year in High School, Camp Henry offers several different opportunities for teens to get plugged in at camp and to have positive and life changing experiences beyond the camper experience. See here or continue reading.

Assistant Counselors
Assistant Counselors are teens that are 16, 17, or 18 and have completed 11th or 12th grade. Assistant Counselors will be given the opportunity to serve alongside a counselor and to gain valuable hands-on experience working with and serving campers. Assistant Counselors will be required to register for a Leadership Training session and can plan to get plugged in to help during the summer, volunteering and serving our younger campers.

Junior Staff
Junior Staff members are teens that are at least 18 and have graduated from high school. During the summer Junior Staff member duties could include leading activities, working with our horses and the Frontier program, or jumping in to help with facilities, housekeeping, or food service. Our desire is to match the skills and abilities of each participant with an area of camp where they can help serve and meet some of Camp Henry’s needs.
Junior Staff members will have the chance to earn $125 per week while serving at camp. It is anticipated that Junior Staff members will serve for multiple weeks during the summer. Junior Staff members will be required to attend a Leadership Training session.
Download the Junior Staff member application below or call 616 717-5562.

Ages: must have completed 11th or 12th grade

The cost to attend a Training Session is $95. The sessions begin on Friday at 7 pm and run through Sunday at Noon.

Leadership Training Dates:
Session I: May 19 - 21
Session II: June 2 - 4
Session III: July 7 - 9

Residential Food Service
Camp Henry relies on many teens to serve during the summer as Residential Food Service members. These staff members need to be at least 17 years old – and will serve for a three-week session during the summer. Residential Food Service members will live at camp along with other Camp Henry program staff members and will spend the bulk of their time working and serving in the kitchen. Yet, each day Residential Food Service members will also have opportunities to connect and be involved with campers, programs, and activities at camp.
Residential Food Service members will earn $500 for working and serving for their three-week session. These staff members will attend an orientation and training session – to be scheduled with the Food Service Director – prior to serving during their assigned session. Interested teens can download the 2017 Staff Application here or call 616 717-5562.
 
Residential Food Service Sessions:
Session I: Staff Training – Week One (June 10th – July 1st)
Session II: Week 3 – 5 (July 9th – July 29th)
Session III: Week 6 – 8 (July 30th – August 19th)
 
Next Steps:
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Carryover

One week not enough?

Then stay for two or three! You can stay for consecutive weeks without leaving camp for just $99 each weekend. Carryover fees will cover activities, meals, and laundry. Plus, if you register for more than one week you will get $20 off each additional week.
 
Carryovers will be available the following weekends during 2017:
 
Weeks 3-4: July 15-16, 2017
Weeks 4-5: July 22-23, 2017
Weeks 5-6: July 29-30, 2017
Weeks 6-7: Aug 5-6, 2017
Weeks 7-8: Aug 12-13, 2017