One of the Best Summer Camps in Michigan

As the newest YMCA Camp in the state of Michigan, our camp began in 1995. Our facilities were designed with today's children in mind. We tie together the spirit of camps of the past, with the innovations of today to make Sherman Lake one of the best summer camps in Michigan, and we believe, the country. We have 365 acres of woodlands, prairie, and pristine lakefront on Sherman Lake. Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center offers unsurpassed natural beauty and an array of traditional and non-traditional camp programs. Schedule a tour today and see what our many programs and facilities have to offer.

At Sherman Lake YMCA, campers experience the power of living through HCRR (Hick-er). The Y's four core principles - Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility - are emphasized in each camp program. Through discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships, campers leave with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and courage to try new things.

The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center is an inclusive organization that welcomes all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion or disability. Our Mission is - The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center puts honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Sherman Lake YMCA is more than a location; it’s a place where lives are changed every day. Call us today to schedule a tour of any of our beautiful facilities at 269-731-3000 or click here to send us an email.

Ages 4-13

Ages 4-13

Day Camp

Looking for a day only program for your child age 4-13? Look no further than our Day Camp program. Campers will paddle a canoe, learn archery, and so much more. Click below to learn more or register now!

Ages 6-17

Ages 6-17

Overnight Camp

There is nothing like a magical week of overnight camp for the development of a child. Campers will learn new skills, build strong relationships, and find a sense of belonging here at Sherman Lake. Learn more or register now to secure your child's space.

Ages 14-17

Ages 14-17

Leadership Camps

Developing future leaders is what our Leadership Development Program (LDP) is all about. Leaders of camp as well as leaders of the world. Your high school student will grow in independence and self-confidence. Apply soon as spots are limited.