Y Family Camps

The YMCA Camp Timbers Family Camps are weekend camping opportunities for families (with children of all ages). These weekends offer families the opportunity to experience Camp Timbers’ beautiful 300 acres however you choose.  Relax on a lawn chair with a book by the lakeside or experience the adventure of coasting down our over 1,000 ft. Eagle’s Flight Zip Line.

Starting from the moment you arrive at YMCA Camp Timbers until you leave, you can choose from a variety of social to physically challenging activities that you and your family can do together.  All of our activities are safe, fun and enriching and are built to encourage character building and teamwork. 

Bring your own bedding, pillows and towels.  We’ll provide the meals and activities!


  • Swimming, boating and fishing in our private, spring-fed lake.
  • Climbing tower, high and low ropes course and zip line.  New in 2018:  40ft giant swing and tube slide has been replaced.
  • New in 2018:  Covered pavilion with lights, new bathhouses, 2 more beds in each cabin.
  • Nature hikes, archery, crafts, mountain biking, campfires, and more!
  • Sample Family Camp Schedule at the bottom of this page.

Rustic Cabins

As space allows, families will be able to have a cabin for  your family and friends. If needed, you may be placed in a cabin to share with another family. Each cabins sleeps up to 14 participants. Prices include family-style meals, snacks, lodging and all camp program activities.

2018 Family Camps:

Autism Family Camp – August 24-26, 2018

Memorial Day or Labor Day Family Camp 2018

Camp Timbers’ Family Weekends are alcohol-free events.

Open to Y Members and non-Y Members.

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More Help Registering Online for Family Camp Weekends Online?

You may also register for family camp:
by mail or by calling the YMCA (989) 753-7721 and pay with your credit card.

What If I Have More Questions?

The decision to attend camp with your family can be a big one, particularly for first-time families.  We’re here to help, because we believe in the impact of camp.

Feel free to click and contact us with your questions.


  Sample Family Camp Schedule – Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekends
6:00-7:30pm Arrival / Registration
6:00pm Optional Pizza Bar – pre-register
7:00pm Camp Activities
8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
8:30pm Board Games, Campfire and Snacks
9:30pm Optional ‘Night Owl’ Activities
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Camp Activities
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Camp Activities
4:30pm Waterfront Time
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Activity
8:30pm Snack
9:30pm Optional ‘Night Owl’ Activities
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Camp Activities
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Camp Activities
4:30pm Waterfront Time
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Activity and Eagles Flight Zipline open
8:30pm Snack
9:30pm Optional ‘Night’ Owl’ Activities
8:00am Morning Run – 1-Mile Lake Loop
9:00am Brunch
10:00 Closing Ceremony
10:30 Camp Activities
1:00pm Depart from Camp Timbers – and begin planning for your next camp visit!