Welcome to Camp Trotter for Children

Camp Trotter is a Children's Camp located 7 miles East of Newaygo on M-82. The camp sits on the shores of one of west Michigan's beautiful and picturesque lakes.  It is owned and operated by the Department of Michigan, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  The management and oversight is carried out by a committee of elected members of the Michigan VFW, who take pride in keeping the camp in pristine condition to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests.  The camp is fully licensed and insured with the State of Michigan.

Camp Trotter exists primarily for children of veterans, but is not limited thereto; we offer five weeks of camping to children seven to twelve years old from all over the United States.  The camp includes summer activities on site including swimming, boating, hiking, biking, arts and crafts, archery, softball, volleyball, as well as campfire activities. The children are given a general knowledge of science, art, and nature, and taught patriotism, courage, self reliance and kindred virtues. We try to further instill upon our campers morals and values by combining educational activities with fun, our goal is to guide and assist our youth to build a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Only through your generous donations can this camp accomplish these goals! Get a Camp Trotter life membership for honoring a Comrade or loved one. 50% of the money goes into a trust while the rest goes to maintaining the Camp.
VFW Camp Trotter Begins the 2019 Summer Camping Season on July 7, 2019
Camp Trotter is located on beautiful Bill's Lake located in Newaygo County. Camp Trotter is a resident camp for girl's and boy's ages 7 to 12 years old. Your child would be enjoying lots of outdoor activities. Some of them include: swimming, archery, canoeing, paddle boating, Arts and Crafts, Team building activities, fishing, hiking, hay ride, mountain biking ,overnight camp outs and campfires to name a few. Our staff ratio is 1 counselor to 10 campers. This allows for lots of individual attention for your child.


 2019 Camping Season Schedule (for children 7 to 12 years of age).

    Week 1, July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019
    Week 2, July 14, 2019 to July 20, 2019
    Week 3, July 21, 2019 to July 27, 2019
    Week 4, July 28, 2019 to August 3, 2019
    Week 5, August 4, 2019 to August 10, 2019 

Camp Trotter Family Day August 17, 2019

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Camp Trotter payment options

To Donate or pay Campers fees with debit or credit cards 

For further information call, write or email the VFW Camp Director at:

Larry Thayer
VFW Camp Trotter Director

4858 Apache Path

Owosso, MI 48867 

Phone: 989-413-1096