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Inpost Camp (Grades 3-5)

Our Inpost program is for boys and girls who just finished the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades. During their time at Pretty Lake Camp, campers are given the opportunity to explore the outdoors, try different activities, and develop their independence. By living and interacting with our fun-loving summer camp staff and each other, children learn valuable, positive social skills that they can use for years to come. For many of our campers, our Inpost program is their first experience with summer camping – an experience that will last a lifetime!

During each of the six camp sessions, up to 108 campers will enjoy a variety of fun and safe activities in a co-ed camp setting. Campers will sleep in same-sex cabins with 18 campers and 3 counselors.

Summer is a very special time when a child seeks to learn, explore and develop new skills, hobbies and interests. Our Inpost program is full of many different, fun and challenging activities for our campers. Activities include: canoeing/kayaking, nature program, swimming, camping, archery, arts & crafts, team-building, campfires, games, and much, much more! Through the use of scheduled activity periods, each camper can experience a well-rounded program that includes athletics, aquatics, creative arts and outdoor adventure. Check out our sample daily schedule!

Sample Daily Camp Schedule

7:30 a.m. Rise ‘n’ Shine
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Cabin Clean-up
9:00 a.m. Activity #1
10:30 p.m. Activity #2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Rest Hour
2:00 p.m. Specialized Activity
3:45 p.m. Snack
4:15 p.m. Activity #3
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. All Camp Activity
8:30 p.m. Meds/Flag Lowering
9:00 p.m. Showers
10:00 p.m. Lights Out


Applicants must be currently in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, and reside in Kalamazoo County.

2018 Inpost Sessions

Orientation June 10, 2pm-4pm
Session #1 June 15 – June 19
Session #2 June 22 – June 26
Session #3 June 29 – July 3
Session #4 July 7 – July 12
Session #5 July 16 – July 21
Session #6 July 25 – 30

Inpost Application Process

Registration for the 2018 Summer Camps opens February 1.

Applications are scored and children are selected to attend camp based on need – whether social, emotional or financial. If selected, you will be notified by early May and sent information regarding open house and registration. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate every camper that applies. Campers not selected will be placed on standby.

What To Bring To Camp

  • A comfortable pair of tennis shoes (wear them to registration, please don’t wear sandals).
  • Prescription drugs must be in their original container. Pretty Lake Camp will only administer prescriptions to the child whose name is on the container’s label. We must also give your child the dose that is listed on the container.
  • Campers do not need to bring anything with them – we provide everything a camper will need for a week. However, campers may bring six pairs of socks; six pairs of underwear; and a bathing suit (one-piece only for girls). If your child does bring these items, please label each item with your child’s name or initials.
  • If campers bring anything else, it will be sent back with parents/guardians on registration day.