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If I were a kid again I would want to go to this camp. The setting on Big Bear Lake is amazing,
Since 1950, Van Buren Youth Camp has helped young people discover themselves, grow as individuals and develop leadership skills. Campers build self-confidence, positive relationships, personal integrity and individual and group responsibility. VBYC is all about leadership, fellowship, creativity and fun! We use our core values of Leadership, Inclusion, Integrity, Service, Camper First, Commitment, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Friendship to build an intentional and all encompassing program. Recognizing and encouraging Camper/Staff behavior that represents these values is a large part of our Leadership and Counselor training each season.
VBYC is a residential, co-ed camp on the shores of Great Bear Lake. Nestled in western Michigan’s fruit belt, VBYC is home to rolling hills, endless trees, rustic cabins, and varied recreation and communal areas.