Overnight Camp begins on Sunday at 2:00 pm and concludes Friday at 6:00 pm. 

High School Leadership (2-week programs) begin on Sunday at 1:00 pm and conclude at 5:00 pm on Friday.



Overnight campers will choose several 'SAGA' activities each week where they will receive coaching and support while they explore and master new skills. Establishing goals, acquiring new skills, building confidence and strengthening friendships are some of the best components Sherman Lake SAGAs have to offer. Please click on the picture for a full description of the activity:


Campers will also have the opportunity to experience other activities during "Choice" time each day. Activities will include (but are definitely not limited to!) Gaga, Chomp 14, creating beautiful tie-dye in Art and many more. Campers will have the independence to flow between these activities at their own pace and leisure.

Camper choices at the Waterfront

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming 
  • Key Log Rolling
  • GaGa
  • Bracelet Making
  • Card & Board Games
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Counselor Inspired Activity

Camper choices at the Bowl & Field:

  • Archery
  • Tie Dye
  • Camp Store
  • Mineshaft
  • GaGa
  • Field Games
  • Firebuilding
  • Counselor Inspired Activity
  • Climbing Tower
  • Chomp 14
  • Bracelet Making
  • Splash Pad
  • Hammock Village
  • Chalk

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Safety is our #1 priority. Camp staff are carefully screened during a character-based hiring process and are selected for their skills and concern for the well-being of children. Professional program staff work directly with counselors to provide guidance and support. Staff are certified in first aid and CPR and have been screened through the highest standards of child safety practices, including background checks. The Sherman Lake YMCA is accredited by the American Camp Association.


It is our belief that no child shall be turned away due to an inability to pay.  Each year, we raise funds to help parents send their kids to camp.  If the camp fees are just not possible for you right now, we urge you to apply for a camp scholarship.  Please feel free to call our camp office at 269.731.3030 or click here for more information.