Applying for camp







Camper Eligibility

To be eligible to attend Pretty Lake Camp in 2024, prospective campers must meet the following criteria.


  • Between the ages of 8 (after completing 3rd grade) and 15 (before starting 10th grade) at the time that they attend camp
  • Resident of Kalamazoo County, or attending school in Kalamazoo County or Mattawan School District
  • Member of a household experiencing financial circumstances such that the child would otherwise be unable to attend a summer camp program
  • Independent in their self-care skills: able to take a shower, get dressed, eat meals independently, etc. (Counselors will provide guidance and reminders to campers, but the campers must be able to complete these activities by themselves.)
  • Able to successfully engage socially and behaviorally in a group with one staff member and eight campers. At this time, we are unable to provide one-on-one behavioral support for our campers.
Three campers in red Pretty Lake Camp shirts sitting atop a playground element.

Decisions about eligibilty are never based on race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, weight, ability, or any other legally protected status.

We may not be able to accomadate every eligible camper who applies.

how do i apply for my child to attend camp?

Summer Camp Applications will open in early March, 2024.

Once applications are open, we’ll provide a link here.

Sign in using your previous login information or create a new account if no one in your household has attended Pretty Lake Camp.

Once you have logged in, you will be walked through the camper application process.

Contact us if you have any further questions!

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My child has applied for camp. Now what?


By May, we will contact each family that has registered children for camp to inform them of whether their child has been accepted and to invite the child to a particular session of camp.

This letter will detail the amazing camp experience your camper will have during their session. You will learn about how to prepare for the session, and we will give you information about opening and closing days, including details about when and where to drop off and pick up your child for their week at camp!

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Our Summer Camp Staff

Amber (she/her) is our Camp Director, at Pretty Lake Camp. Amber first joined the Pretty Lake team in 2021, and served in a variety of different roles before becoming Camp Director. As Camp Director, she coordinates all details related to summer camp.

Outside of camp, Amber enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring new music, spending time outdoors, and making art. You can contact Amber using the form below.

Interested in learning more about our summer camp?

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