Welcome to

Camp Harbor

Contact Information

Sadie Riley-Flemming

Assistant Director
Vicky Ryba


Harbor Springs High School
421 E. Lake Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

*We are often in a classroom or floating around the center. For quicker response time please email*

Important Policies, Links, and Forms

What is Camp Harbor?

Camp Harbor is a summer day camp, for rising second graders through fifth graders, where we explore everyday!  The focus of Camp Harbor is on Adventure, Friendship and Community.

At Camp Harbor, we do local adventures and in-camp activities in order to:

  • Have fun exploring together
  • Create connections and grow our community
  • Build a sense of self, sense of place, sense of unity


*Enrollment for currently enrolled families starts after spring break. For any remaining openings we will call down the waitlist.*

Daily Schedule

7:30-8:30 Early drop-off; Start-up activities


8:45 Prep and Pack for AM Adventuring

9:00-11:00 AM ADVENTURING  (with snack break; see weekly schedule for locations)

11:00 Free play/playground

12:00 Lunch

12:30 ALL-CAMP  (large-group game/activity with all campers)

1:00-3:00 PM PLAY (with snack break; see weekly schedule for locations)

3:00 CHILL TIME (read; write letters; doodle/draw/journal; skill work)

4:00 Free play/playground

4:30 Camp Clean


6:00 Late pick-up

Weekly Exploration

AM Adventures

  • Adventuring on foot to places nearby
  • Destinations include Shay Woods, HSPS Practice Field, Kiwanis Park, Bluff @ High School, Fairview Plaza
  • Activities include Seek-n-Find,, Create A Field Guide, Mapmaking and more
  • Choosing from Craft options to create something or Skill options to master something
  • Craft options include stick art, rock painting, and more
  • Skill options include knots, lashing, shelter building, orienteering and more
  • Adventuring by bus to city parks, nature preserves, and downtown Harbor Springs  
  • Destinations include Leslie Preserve, Indian Town Park, Harbor View Park, Ottawa Stadium, Farmer’s Market, Main Street and more
  • Activities include fishing, scavenger hunts, biking and more
  • Adventuring by bus to local destinations and community events (beyond city limits)
  • Destinations include Pond Hill Farm, Sturgeon Bay, Petoskey State Park, Bear River Valley, Oden Fish Hatchery, Offield Family Viewlands Preserve, Little Traverse Wheelway
  • Culminating the week’s adventures with All-Camp Singalong and Skits
  • Camper-of-the-Week Awards and Badging
  • Create a Community Shareout

PM Play

Continued from morning

  • Squirt guns
  • Water balloons
  • Sprinklers
  • Slip ‘n’ Slide
  • and more!

Camp Credo

At Camp Harbor, we create connections and grow our community together!

Everybody’s WELCOME

RESPECT yourself, each other, and our environment

Be willing to EXPLORE

Strive to do your BEST

Be RESPONSIBLE for your actions

Camp Lingo

Circle Up

Camp ritual to start and end each day; all campers and staff gather outdoors in a big circle


All campers participating together in the same activity/game

Camp Teams

Multi-age groups of campers (4-5 kids) that are assigned weekly

Buddy Teams

Small groups (3-5 kids) that are chosen by campers weekly

Chill Time

Quiet “cabin” time when each camper picks a spot to do silent activities or nap

Camp Clean

Final task each day when each camp team is responsible for a specific chore

AM Adventuring

Main morning activity each day

PM Play

Main afternoon activity each day

Local Leaders

Community members with expertise and specialized knowledge in a specific skill/place