Camp Newaygo

Camp Newaygo, a TrueNorth Community Service, sits on over 100 acres of land along a chain of lakes in the Manistee National Forest Region, just 40 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, near the town of Newaygo. Since 1926, Camp Newaygo has been a place of powerful, positive, life-changing experiences. Making lifelong friends, learning new skills and developing self-confidence are all just a part of this camping tradition. We also foster exploration, creativity and cooperation among individuals and communities in the natural environment. 

Browse below to find out more about Camp's mission, location, facilities, staff, accreditation, and programs. You can also visit for more information.

Resident Programs
Girl’s Resident Camp
Co-ed Day Programs
Family Camp Programs
Women’s Challenges & Adventure Programs
Science Camp for Girls

Environmental Education
G3 – Get Outside! Get Environmental! Go Green!
School Camp Programs
Nature’s Classroom
Wetlands Education

Asset Development
Youth Leadership Development
Speak Up! (8th Grade Philanthropy)
Team Building and Challenge Initiatives
Adventure-Based Programs

Registration Forms 
You can sign-up for Resident Camp, Day Camp, Mom & Me, Dad & Me and Girl Friends' Getaway online by clicking the Publications and Forms link on the left.

Camp Newaygo Mission
To foster exploration, creativity and cooperation among individuals and communities in the natural environment.
Top Notch Staff
Our counseling and teaching staff are mature young adults who genuinely care about children, believe in the camp mission, and have an enthusiasm for life. They are qualified in specialty program areas and able to teach skills and provide guidance. We even have international staff from around the globe. We maintain a 1:7 staff to camper ratio and all staff members begin the summer with a ten day intensive training. Each staff member has current certifications in CPR and first aid and all waterfront staff have lifeguard training.
Health and safety are two of our top priorities. A qualified health officer lives at Camp in our infirmary and is on-call 24 hours a day, and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital is only 12 miles from Camp.
In recognition of our high standards for the safety and welfare of our campers, Camp Newaygo is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). We are also inspected and licensed by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Division of Child Welfare.

The American Camp Association also has a website for parents. Visit them at for great information of the benefits of the camp experience.

Contact Information
Camp Newaygo
5333 Centerline Road
Newaygo, MI 49337
(231) 652-1184