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Join The Storer Camps Tradition

Founded in 1918, Storer Camps is one of the oldest & largest YMCA camps in the country. Share the experience of this special tradition with your child as they explore, achieve and make new friends in the Irish Hills near Jackson in Southeast Michigan.

*For campers 7 - 17 years of age

Explore camp registration options and pricing based on age of child, session dates and session themes.

Register Your Child Today. Space is limited and fills up quickly.

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Map showing YMCA Storer Camps is only 68 miles from Toledo, 35 miles from Ann Arbor and 77 miles from Detroit

Stony Lake Fun!

Two beautiful beaches on our scenic 240-acre Stony Lake with a fleet of sailboats, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.

For the daring – the inflatable “blob” that sends any camper into a state of airborne euphoria and a memorable splashdown into the lake. Don’t worry, parents… we always have a trained lifeguard staff on duty!

Photo collage of Stony Lake, kids diving, life guard and girl on a sailboat

Taking Fun to New Heights!

A sense of achievement awaits any child scaling our 35-foot rock wall. A unique view of the natural beauty rewards the kids completing our high-ropes course or climbing designated trees.

Photo collage of kids rock climbing on the rock wall at YMCA Storer Camps

Giddy Up!

With a herd of 50 horses, Storer offers a wide range of horse-riding activities, from entry-level pony rides to the advanced equine program called Ranch Rough Riders. Some campers learn how to care for the animals as well.

Photos of horse back riding, teens with horses

What Your Campers Can Expect

Living in cabins with others, creating skits for the campfire, learning how to canoe, climb and more helps children develop necessary life skills they can use for a lifetime. Research has shown that children who connect with nature and attend summer overnight camp grow in independence and enjoy stronger relationship-building skills. At camp – unplugged – they have quiet moments to reflect on who they are and who they want to become.

Adventure
    sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, high ropes course, climbing tower

Personal Growth
    confidence building, self-esteem, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving

Healthy Fun
    canoeing, arts and crafts, disc golf, nature hikes

New Friendships
    communication & teamwork skills

Lifelong Memories

Photos of kids playing basketball, a life guard at the dock, kids doing arts and crafts

The Right Meal For Every Child

Our amazing kitchen team serves meals in six locations around our 1,200-acre camp. We are happy to address any dietary concerns ahead of time and work with families to provide the best possible experience for every camper.

Picky eaters welcome, too!

Join Us On Our Preview Day

Every year, we invite potential campers and their families to visit us in Jackson for a FREE first-hand experience. Our Preview Day is a great way to determine if Storer is right for you. Camp staff will be on site to answer all of your questions. Tours and food will be provided for all visitors. All are welcome.

Note: If you can’t make it to our Preview Day, stay connected on our Facebook page to view periodic Facebook Live events in the comfort of your own home.

RSVP to Preview Day on Facebook

Saturday, May 5th
1 - 4pm
FREE

YMCA Storer Camps
6941 Stoney Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if you get a lot of rain?
We adjust and keep having fun. Activities like boating and high adventure happen a little less; activities like nature center and arts and crafts happen a little more.

How do you handle extreme summer heat?
Easy access to drinking water, encouragement from staff to drink, and more fun on the water. 

My child has limited experience in the water. How do you monitor such in your deep lake?
According to our camp license, every child must complete a swim test at the start of every week. Results of that test determine what swim band each camper gets, which, in turn, determine the activity area (and lake depth) where s/he will be in the water. There are three activity areas/lake depths; they are clearly marked and monitored by our lifeguards. 

What about mosquitos?
Your child should bring repellent; being diligent with applying it will address the issue.

How clean are your cabins?
After every group of campers leaves the cabins/lodges, our housekeeping crew gives them a thorough cleaning and sanitizing. That being said, throughout the week our campers are encouraged to keep their sleeping area tidy and clean up after themselves.

Can I talk to my child during the week?
You’re encouraged to write to your child and vice versa (our website makes this very easy to do). If any emergency arises, camp staff will contact you.

How are counselors trained and background checked?
All staff members at YMCA Storer camps are background checked. Our summer camp staff go through a week-long training prior to summer to ensure they’re qualified and prepared.

Will my child have free time?
There is opportunity to pick from a variety of activities in each age group. We call it ‘campers choice,’ and it happens at different times for different age groups.

What happens if my child gets sick while there?
We have a full-time health officer and other part-time health officers on property during the summer. We know how to handle the bumps and scrapes at camp. If our health team feels that you need to be aware of an incident, you will be called right away. In the event of an emergency, emergency response personnel are about three minutes away. 

My child has regular/daily prescription. How will you handle this?
Medication must come in its original packaging and must be prescribed to that camper. Our health officer holds all medication and administers it as prescribed. Please contact our health officer at camp to learn more.

What are the main items my child should pack and bring for camp?
See our What to Bring to Camp Checklist PDF

Can't Wait To See You This Summer!