YMCA Camp Timbers

School Programs

School Field Trips at Camp

YMCA Camp Timbers is a seasonal facility – and is currently closed for the cold-weather season until May 2023.  School outdoor education programs are currently available for May 2023.

  • 300-acre CAMP and RETREAT facility near West Branch, Michigan
  • Package rates include MEALS, LODGING, and FACILITATED ACTIVITIES

Courses and Activities for All Ages


Design a custom experience specifically for your students, with grade-level courses available to fit several themes.  Select the following number of activities based on length of stay:

ONE DAY – up to 3 activities

TWO DAY – up to 7 activities

THREE DAY – up to 9 activities

School Field Trips at Camp

Serving over 850 students each year, YMCA Camp Timbers School and Outdoor Education programs seek to promote individual participants unique abilities and strengths through a group-work philosophy. Ranging from 1-day trips to 3-day (2-night) programs, YMCA Camp Timbers provides enriching experiences through our education curriculum, adventure challenge, and team building focused learning opportunities.

Working closely with local teachers, Camp Timbers seeks to have a curriculum that supports Michigan education standards. To see a list of our classes offered, please take a look at pages 7-10 in our Group Planning Guide.

1-Day Program

  • 9:00am Arrive at YMCA Camp Timbers
  • 9:30am Skill Period 1
  • 10:45am Skill Period 2
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Skill Period 3
  • 2:15pm Skill Period 4
  • 3:30pm Load Buses and Depart from YMCA Camp Timbers

3-Day, 2-Night Program

Day 1

  • 10:30am Arrive at YMCA Camp Timbers – Move into Cabins
  • 11:00am Large Group Icebreakers
  • 11:45am Goals and Expectations
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Skills Period 1
  • 3:00pm Skills Period 2
  • 4:30pm Open Recreation Time
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening Activity
  • 8:00pm Snacks and Twilight Activity

Day 2

  • 8:15am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Skill Period 3
  • 10:30am Skill Period 4
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Skill Period 5
  • 2:30pm Skill Period 6
  • 4:00pm Open Recreation Time
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening Activity
  • 8:00pm Snack and Twilight Activity

Day 3

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Skill Period 7
  • 10:30am Group Photo
  • 11:00am Lunch
  • 12:00pm Load Buses and Depart from YMCA Camp Timbers



See and experience YMCA Camp Timbers for yourself! You can learn a lot about camp by digging deeper into our website, but it isn’t quite the same as meeting a member of our staff face-to-face and enjoying a walk through the property. Let us show you why we love Camp Timbers and answer all of your questions.

Schedule a Private Tour

To schedule a private tour of camp, please contact us at:
(989) 345-2630

Directions to Camp


Virtual Tour of Facilities

Want to see our camp’s facilities?
Check out our 360 Facilities Tour.


Interested in learning more or checking availability?  Please fill out our Group Inquiry Form below. There is no obligation with filling out the inquiry form. The form will be used for the purpose of price quotes and to check availability.