Nature-Based Summer Camp

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 starts June 15,* 2020 and runs through September 4, 2020. The start date will depend on the last day of school for Gaylord Public Schools. 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 May 22 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 welcome! $40 daily

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.

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