Kellogg Hall

Kellogg Hall houses our main dining hall – the Great Hall – which will seat up to 240, our Conference Room which seats 75, a full-service kitchen, and the retreat and camping offices. 

The lower level includes our Nature Center and Art Studio which are used for camp activities as well as break out rooms for large group meetings.

Learn More about having your Michigan Business Conferences and Meetings at Sherman Lake YMCA.


Recreation Center

The Wellness Center is home to a

  • Six-lane pool/ natatorium with barrier free access and 2 diving boards
  • A gymnasium with indoor climbing wall and high ropes course
  • Male, female and family/special needs locker rooms
  • An Aerobics Studio for group fitness classes
  • A full Pilates Studio with specialized equipment for private sessions and mats
  • A complete Fitness Center with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, selectorized weight machines and free weights
  • An outdoor multipurpose court for basketball, tennis and roller-blade hockey.

Learn more about Membership Benefits and how to join the Sherman Lake YMCA.


The Park

The latest addition to Sherman Lake YMCA is The Park, a creative inclusive outdoor play space where anyone, especially youth, will find outside activity irresistible and accessible.

This space features:
– zero entry “splashpad”
– interactive play structures,
– pavilion and firepit gathering area
– multi-purpose court for basketball, wiffleball, pickle ball, tennis, roller hockey
– 1/6th mile track
– link to the trail head of 300 acres of nature trails.

Leadership Village and Village Cabins

Two villages feature 18 all-season cabins, staff housing, an open-air pavilion and a male and female wash house. Each cabin has its own restroom with sink, toilet and shower and is equipped with 6 bunkbeds to sleep 12 individuals.

The South Village will sleep 120 individuals and the North Village sleeps 96.

Each cabin in the village has its own restroom with sink, toilet and shower and is equipped with 6 bunk beds to sleep 12 individuals. Each village has a separate wash house for males and females that is equipped with individual showers, toilets and sinks. The large open-air pavilion located in each village is great for use in inclement weather, night-time activities and small group picnics.

Upjohn Mason Chapel

The Upjohn-Mason Chapel is situated on a scenic point that is surrounded on 3 sides by Sherman Lake. The Chapel has a seating capacity of approximately 240 and is encircled by trees. 

It is a gorgeous site for peaceful contemplation, a church service, wedding or other spiritual event.

Learn More about holding your Michigan Wedding or Wedding Reception at the Sherman Lake YMCA.


The Sherman Lake YMCA Waterfront area includes a

  • Roped-off beach area and dock for swimming and boating (kayaks)
  • A beautiful picnic shelter on the water
  • An outdoor amphitheatre, restroom with changing area
  • A sand volleyball pit
  • A playground structure/sand play area for smaller children.

Learn More about Michigan Summer Camps we offer at the Sherman Lake YMCA

Playing Fields

Almost 10 acres of playing fields are available for all kinds of outdoor activities. Soccer, kickball, capture the flag, relay races, softball games, kite flying, rocket launching are some of the many activities enjoyed in this area.

Adjacent to the fields is our 30-foot outdoor climbing tower, with 3 faces for varying degrees of challenge, and rappel wall.

Performance Shell

The Sherman Lake YMCA Performance Shell hosts all of our fun summer camp shows and performance events, including Rock Day, Lake Idol and our School of Rock concert!

Barn & Mawby Equestrian Center

The equestrian center houses 18 horses during the summer months. We have an exciting “Wrangler” program for those resident campers who desire an intensive horse experience.

The Wranglers prepare a “horse show” for their parents on the last day of camp which they present at the riding arena. Trail rides are given to our resident campers during their visit and are utilized by some of the weekend retreat groups that visit Sherman Lake.

Learn More about Michigan Retreats we offer at the Sherman Lake YMCA