This giveaway brought to you by Sherman Lake YMCA.

6225 North 39th Street, Augusta, MI


This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Callie!

Camp Creates a Lifetime of Memories

When I think about my experiences at sleepaway camp, I am flooded with memories of s’mores, arts and crafts, swimming in a lake, laughing with new friends, campfires, bunk beds, and friendship bracelets.

Summer camp offers experiences children will remember for years – one packed with activities and led by caring counselors and staff members. 

While I may be a smidge too old for sleep away camp with friends, my own kids are rapidly approaching the perfect age to attend an overnight summer camp experience. Sherman Lake YMCA is the ideal spot for your kids summer camps experience.

Oh, and did we mention they are giving one lucky reader a chance to win an entire week of overnight summer camp this season?

Slow Down with Adventure

The benefits of overnight summer camp are immeasurable. Children learn independence, resilience, teamwork, cooperation, how to make new friendships, and decision making.

One of the biggest lessons I want my children to learn from summer camp is how to slow down and simply enjoy. They won’t find or be distracted by electronics.

At Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, campers are engaged and tackling a variety of adventures. Activities include swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, indoor & outdoor climbing, sports, horseback riding, and ropes courses.

Worried your child might be pushed too far out of their comfort zone? Fear not. Sherman Lake includes state of the art facilities with all-season carpeted cabins, complete with a shower and bath plus a full-service recreation center, indoor pool, splash pad and more.

Fun and Personal Achievement at Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

At Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, campers experience the power of living through HCRR (Hick-er). The Y’s four core values – Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility – are emphasized in every camp program.

Through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development, and building healthy relationships, campers leave with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and the courage to try something new.


More Details about Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

Registration is OPEN for 2019 Summer Camp. Sherman Lake YMCA offers

  • Day camp options (children Pre-K through 8th Grade)
  • Overnight camp options (children 3rd – 10th grade)

Give them a call today at 269-731-3000 and you can even schedule a tour of the beautiful campus and facilities. Or, simply click here to complete an information request form and a camp staff member will contact you.

Enter to WIN One Free Week of Overnight Camp

We could not be more excited to give you a chance to win one free week of overnight camp for your child at Sherman Lake YMCA Camp. Prize value up to $650.

Child must be entering 3rd grade through 10th grade to attend overnight camp. Prize cannot be applied to a current camp registration at Sherman Lake YMCA. Winner must be available to claim their prize at a 2019 Sherman Lake YMCA Camp and agree to a photo release.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us your favorite summer camp memory.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” the Sherman Lake YMCA Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)


This giveaway will close on April 25, 2019 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Overnight Camp at Sherman Lake YMCA Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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