Our Facilities

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp is a 600 acre camp with a 90 acre private lake in the village of Lake, MI, just 15 minutes west of Clare. Mystic Lake has many amenities to offer, including a bathhouse and cabins with attached bathrooms.


  • Boating
    Canoeing, Funyaks, Row Boats, Kayaks
  • Athletics
    Basketball, Volleyball, Athletic Field
  • Recreation
    Swimming, Archery, Disc Golf, Fishing, Arts and Crafts, Horseback Riding (Spring and Summer) Outdoor Pavilion Area
  • Nature
    Hiking Trails, Nature Center, Campfire Circle
  • Adventure
    High Ropes, Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, Technical Tree Climbing, Teambuilding Activities, Giant Swing
  • Winter Options
    Tobogganing, Ice Fishing, Broomball, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing


Cabins: sleep up to 24 campers per unit. There is a central dayroom and attached bathrooms.

Forts: sleep 16 campers per unit. Each has a day room in the lower level and a bathhouse is steps away.

South Yurts: are unique domed outdoor living structures that sleep 16 campers. The bathhouse is 14 steps away.

Spikehorn Lodge: sleeps up to 16 in six rooms and features a meeting space, kitchenette, two full and two half bathrooms. A great building for adult leaders or teachers

Mystic Village: Year round family and group camping area. The Mystic Village has a 3 season pavillion and modern bathhouse. Each Yurt sleeps 14 and has a living area and tables with chairs.


Great quality food plus great staff service is the key to our dining hall. Mystic lake YMCA Camp provides a full service kitchen that can provide healthy meals for over 200 people. Menus can be tailored to meet the needs of your group and adjusted for special dietary needs. We can even host outdoor barbeques!


Mystic Lake Camp is location on US 10 near the village of Lake. We are located within 1.5 hours of Lansing and Grand Rapids, 2.5 hours from Detroit and 40 minutes from Midland, Mt Pleasant and Cadillac.