Camp Echo welcomes you
Camp Echo is a coed, residential YMCA camp on Long Ryerson Lake near Fremont, Michigan, amidst 492 acres of woodlands and wetlands. Each summer over 1,000 campers of all ages get the Echo experience, some for the first time, some returning as families with chldren of their own, and everything in between. Spring and Fall bring their own activities too, when we host school and community groups.
Our campers come from everywhere – locally or from around the country, and some from other countries. At Camp Echo, we are proud that everyone comes together in one community. Some kids come to camp with friends - but everyone leaves with friends. That’s Camp Echo for you.
We see every child’s potential – and let it flourish
Our campers learn leadership skills as they have fun and stay safe, returning year after year to participate in swimming, sports, and active outdoor activities. Our staff are there to dedicate themselves to helping campers grow – and we choose and train them with this in mind.
The core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are our guide as we foster the potential of each and every camper. We are determined in our mission, genuine in our purpose, welcoming in our approach, nurturing in our techniques, and supportive in our methods – because that is how strong communities are built.
Keeping sight of the bigger picture
At the Y we are committed to promoting healthy living, supporting youth development, and promoting a sense of social responsibility – and Camp Echo is a big part of that. Here at camp we give kids a chance to experience the outdoors, away from all the digital entertainment. At camp, they build relationships face to face, not online. At camp, they learn that we all have a role to play in building a successful community.
We know that parents have many choices when it comes to placing their children in summer activities. We invite you to look around our website, and contact us with all your thoughts and questions. You are investing in your child, and we know just how important that is.