Youth Haven offers free weekend retreats, summer camps, and day camps for at-risk youth
Youth Haven is a safe and welcoming environment for kids who might be struggling or going through a difficult time. Our day camps and weekend retreats are offered for ages 7-13 all throughout the school year, with extended camp sessions (typically Monday through Friday) for ages 8-13 during the summer months. We also offer day camps for grades K-5 on select days when the local districts do not have school. Thanks to the generosity of private donors, we are able to provide our camp programs without any cost to the children or their families!
The children participate in fun activities that teach teamwork, help develop social skills and self-esteem, and encourage creativity and physical exercise. They have opportunities to learn and try new things, discover skills they didn't know they had, and make new friends. Our incredible staff team spends time with the children, encouraging them and serving as positive role models. As a non-denominational Christian outreach, we also teach morals and values to help the children positively impact their own schools, communities, and the world!
Our special Christmas retreats, taking place throughout the month of December, also include a delicious Christmas dinner, a birthday party for Jesus, Christmas crafts and activities, and a chance to learn the true Christmas story of Jesus' birth. Each child who attends one of these retreats also receives a bag of toys and gifts, thanks to the generosity of friends who give toys during our toy drive. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to show them how loved they are and to teach them about the most important gift they will ever receive: Jesus Christ.
Youth Camp Activities
There’s so much to do here! We want kids to have so much fun they can’t wait to come back! Depending on the season, our exciting activities might include:
9-Square in the Air
Sledding (winter, Michigan)
Zipline (summer, Michigan)
Showing Kids They're Not Alone
"You guys run a fabulous program for very 'broken' kids. They need to see there are other kids in the same situation as they are so they don't feel they are on an island by themselves."