Nature-Based Summer Camp

2020 Registration is Closed

Signing up for Camp Sylvan is as easy as 1,2,3

Register now ($15 per child), pay in full and complete paper work later!

Deadline to register campers is June 30th and there is a cut off for 54 campers.

STEP 1: Complete $15 registration payment.

STEP 2: Come back to this page and complete registration form.

STEP 3: Print and submit camp forms prior to first day of camp.

Registration Form

(Upper left on receipt from online purchase)

Please briefly outline your childcare needs.

Treetops’ Camp Sylvan is Gaylord’s only nature-based summer camp for children ages 5-12 years. Since opening in 1991, Camp Sylvan has been building memories and life skills through hands-on nature play.

We maintain a simple, successful philosophy where campers are offered opportunities for personal growth, making gains in skill development and increasing positive self-image through fun and educational activities in a beautiful, natural setting.

Each camper will partake in weekly activity themes. We work with our community to bring in outside organizations to introduce children to concepts related to fitness, nutrition, conservation, geology, survival skills, STEM, art, cooking, theater, and music, to name a few.

What to Expect at Camp Sylvan

We are seasoned experts of all things that children like, including but not limited to:

  • Swimming in our resort pools, with a lifeguard always on duty.
  • Learning golf basics from professional golfers at Treetops.
  • Polishing tennis skills with our experienced instructors.
  • Exploring the natural terrain and woodland areas at Treetops.
  • Making new friends and forging new bonds.
  • Visiting new places via Camp Sylvan field trips.

Camp Sylvan Is a Fun, Safe, and Nurturing Learning Environment

At Camp Sylvan, our top priority is making sure your munchkins are growing positively, not eating things they shouldn’t, and being stand-up miniature citizens of planet Earth. There’s a plethora of activities they’ll be exposed to, ranging from arts and sciences, to sports, and appreciation for nature.

Who’s in Charge at Camp Sylvan?

Our day camp staff are all veterans of childcare, education, and mediation who are fully trained in childcare, including first aid and CPR. They treat all the children in their care as though they were their own.

2020 Sylvan Summer Camp Details

  • Day camp start date is June 15 and runs through September 4, 2020. The start date will depend on what is established by executive order. Camp Sylvan operates Monday through Friday during these dates.
  • Children may attend Treetops Day Camp for one week or all summer. Part-time campers are also welcome. Families who pay for full-time tuition for at least nine weeks of camp by June 1 will receive a 5% discount.
  • Hours and Rates:
    • Registration fee: $15 (non-refundable)
    • Weekly Rates
      • 7:30am to 5:30pm
      • Lunch & snacks included
      • $130 per week
    • Daily Rates
      • 7:30am to 5:30pm
      • Lunch & snacks included
      • $35 per day
    • Drop-ins are unavailable

Camp Sylvan is state licensed and eligible to receive Department of Human Services payments.

Choose Camp Sylvan at Treetops for Your Nature-Based Summer Camp

Treetops Camp Sylvan is the nature-based summer camp your kids deserve, so what are you waiting for? Sign your kid up for a summer of fun at Camp Sylvan!

Print, complete, and submit our registration packet to get started. Completed registration packets can be dropped off at the child care center, emailed to [email protected], or mailed to:

Treetops Resort
Attn: Kara Rogers
3962 Wilkinson Road
Gaylord, MI 49735

Do you have some questions? We've got answers!

Call (989) 731-8459 or email Camp Director Kara Rogers.