YMCA Camp Nissokone

YMCA Camp Nissokone

  • Water Sport Schools
  • Water Sport Resorts


Where the sparkling waters of the majestic AuSable River meet the sandy shores of Lake Huron, Michigan's ‘Up North’ camp offers 170 acres of spectacular lakefront. Our overnight Camp Sessions boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Campers stay in single-gender cabins with our camp counselors. Our cabins are well maintained, with modern restrooms in each cabin. Most of the weekly schedule takes place with the cabin group – same gender, similar-aged groups that travel around camp together under the guidance of camp counselors trying different camp activities. The ‘specialty’ time in the afternoons are choice periods when campers choose which skill building clinic they want to focus on for the week. All of our activities are ‘Challenge by Choice;’ we create an environment to encourage campers to push themselves to try each activity, but we don’t make anyone try something they don’t want to do. Each week has a different theme at camp, but the themes don’t affect the activities available for your camper from week to week. Themes simply provide a backdrop or storyline throughout the week, the counselors will have different costumes or skits as the story progresses throughout the week. Great activities are an important part of camp, but the real benefits of summer camp are the strengthened values, being part of a positive community, the confidence that comes from learning new skills, and life-long friendships.

Specialty Camps are available every week as an add-on to traditional overnight camp, and allow your camper to enjoy unique experiences in an in-depth way. Our specialty activities include archery, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, theatre, yoga, outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, sports & games, fencing, paintball*, wakeboarding*, horseback riding*. *May require pre-registration and additional fee. For the wakeboarding specialty camp, campers spend each afternoon working with our wakeboarding instructors learning the basics of getting up on the board, moving left and right, and, for our advanced wakeboarders, jumping the wake, and learning basic tricks.

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Van Etten Lake
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Additional on-site activities, accommodations:
Voyager canoeing, teams course, kayaking, zipline, archery, paintball, horseback riding, arts & crafts, swimming, tent campout, tubing, climbing wall, nature hike, waterslide, and more!

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