Nature Based Summer Camp

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

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 both fun and educational activities in a beautiful, natural setting.

Each camper will partake in life skill themed weeks by working with our community to bring in outside organizations to implement fitness, nutrition, conservation, geology, survival skills, STEM, ART, cooking as well as theater and music to name a few.

Will my kid like it?

We are seasoned experts of all things that children like such as:

  • Swimming in our resort pools, with a lifeguard always on duty. SAFE!
  • Learning golf basics from professional golfers at Treetops. EDUCATION!
  • Exploring the natural terrain and woodland areas at Treetops. DISCOVERY!
  • Making new friends and forging new bonds. COMMUNITY!
  • Visiting new places via Camp Sylvan Field Trips. EXPERIENCES!

Is it an environment that’s fun, safe and nurturing for my mini-me?

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 the Planet Earth. There’s a plethora of activities they’ll be exposed to, ranging from arts and sciences, to sports and appreciation for nature.

Alright so who’s making sure my kid is doing all this stuff?

Ask and ye shall receive. Our staff are all veterans of child care, education, and mediation. They treat all the children in their care as though they were their own. So, don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re competing for you child’s affection, our staff is just that good.

2019 Details

  • Day camp starts June 17th* and runs through August 30th, and closed only 2 summer days - July 4th & 5th. The start date will depend on the last day of Gaylord schools.
  • Children may attend for one week or all summer. Part time campers are also welcome. Discounts are given for full summer tuition paid by May 1st
  • Hours and Rates:
    • Weekly Rates
      • 7:30am-5:30pm
      • Lunch & Snacks included
      • $140 per week
    • Daily Rates
      • 7:30am-5:30pm
      • Lunch & Snacks included
      • $40 per day
    • Drop-ins welcome! $45 daily

*Camp Sylvan is state Licensed and eligible to receive Dept. of Human Services payments.

What are you waiting for? Sign your kid up for the best fun they’ll have this summer at our Gaylord day camp! But first we’ll need you to fill out this packet of forms:

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

Call 989-731-8459 or email Camp Director Kara Rogers