• Posted on December 15, 2022

    Fall Newsletter 2022

    Director’s Corner Hello Camp friends – What a summer! We saw record numbers at VBYC this season. 41% of our campers were new to Camp and as a result we made a lot of new friends. If the number of inquiries we are receiving about signing up for next year are an indication of good […]

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  • Posted on December 15, 2022

    Help support camp in 2023!

    Dear Friends of VBYC, From Polar Bears to campfire skits, each day at Van Buren Youth Camp is filled with leadership, companionship, and fun! Our staff, volunteers, and people in our community just like you create a summer of transformation for kids in our community. It would be so easy to drive down the road […]

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  • Posted on May 29, 2022

    Campfest 2022

    Family Day Fun-raiser – Aug 13, 2:00-7:00PM Get Tickets Order T-shirt

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  • Posted on May 17, 2022

    Spring Newsletter 2022

    Director’s Corner Hello Camp friends – We are busy getting ready for the 73rd operating season at VBYC. We’ve been interviewing staff, including two friends who’ve been trying to work for us since 2020 and couldn’t because of Covid. Berfin Yilmaz from Turkey and Abigail (Abi) Howe from the UK will be joining our staff […]

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  • Posted on August 31, 2021

    Van Buren Youth Camp Annual Board Meeting Sept. 8th, 2021 7pm

    The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Van Buren Youth Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th, 7:00pm, at Van Buren Youth Camp.  VBYC is located at 12370 45th Street, Bloomingdale, Michigan, 49026. At this meeting, annual business including updates on happenings at VBYC, approval of last year’s annual meeting  minutes, and other […]

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  • Posted on June 28, 2021

    Meet Your 2021 Staff!

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  • Posted on June 1, 2021

    Campfest – August 14, 2021

    Family Day Fun-raiser Spend the afternoon at Van Buren Youth Camp sampling local beers and wines plus grown-up games while your kids enjoy fun activities throughout camp lead by VBYC staff and counselors. Includes Camp tours, silent auction, appetizers and pulled pork dinner. Get Tickets Order a VBYC Camp Fest T-shirt

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  • Posted on July 20, 2020

    VBYC needs your help!

    Covid-19 has drastically changed plans for all of us this summer and that includes VBYC.

    While VBYC adapted and is offering a few weeks of day camps and some family camping options, the revenue from that won’t come close to what camp would receive from our usual slate of summer overnight camps.

    Our goal is to remove all the leaves – that would be a total of $31,375 for camp!

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  • Posted on April 8, 2020

    Covid-19: How it affects VBYC this summer.

    Good News! Van Buren Youth Camp will be open for traditional summer Camp program in 2023.  We are looking forward to a summer where Covid does not play a role.  Fingers crossed that the school year goes well for all of your children and for our staff and counselors, too. We adopted some new strategies […]

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  • Posted on March 12, 2020

    New Photo Archive

    We have started to fill out an archive of weekly all-camp photos and staff photos.

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  • Posted on September 10, 2019

    Annual Meeting 9/09/2019 7:00pm at VBYC

    Van Buren Youth Camp is hosting the Annual Meeting of the Board Wednesday, September 9th, 7:00pm at Washburn Lodge.

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  • Posted on November 26, 2018

    New VBYC puzzles for sale!

    $35 + delivery $10.  Buy now 24″ x 18″ 500 pieces Comes in a box with the image on it

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  • Posted on June 24, 2018

    A special new staff member

    This is a first for VBYC, we have a fox on staff! And we don’t just mean that Kiernan (left) is a good lookin’ guy. We mean Czechky the fox (right). He comes from Prauge but learned to speak in Berlin, so he has a German accent. He will be teaching German and joy this […]

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  • Posted on July 27, 2017

    leadership and the connections

    Working with the kids to plan leadership always inspires me to try harder to be the best me that I can. Whenever I stop to consider who would make good speakers, I think about my circle of friends and acquaintances and realize again how lucky I am to have lived the life I live.   […]

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  • Posted on March 29, 2016

    Spring Cleanup

    Each spring beginning in early April, the Board and volunteers join together in a series of Saturday Workdays at VBYC. Between 9:00 and 4:00 we get Camp ready for the season. There’s always something to do, from painting, minor repairs, upgrades, cleaning, and general maintenance. We bring a lunch dish to share and have fun […]

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  • Posted on January 30, 2016

    Leadership Campers Raising Funds

    Ebony Stewart One speaker in particular, Ebony Stewart, is a well known spoken word poet who engages teenage audiences in sessions all over the country. We are very excited to have her at our leadership camp this summer, but need the help of our tight-knit camp community to raise the funds to bring her to […]

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  • Posted on December 1, 2015

    Donate to VBYC through your Amazon purchases

    Amazon will donate .05% on each of your eligible purchases. To sign up, just sign in to your Amazon account with this link. It is an easy way to give more to Van Buren Youth Camp. Thank you!!

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