Bear Lake Camp

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Lions Bear Lake Camp is owned and operated by Lions Visually Impaired Youth Camp, Inc. a 501C-3 Non Profit Corporation.  The camp opened its doors in July, 2000.  It is financially supported by Lions, Lioness and Leos throughout Michigan. 

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Our Mission

Lions Visually Impaired Youth Camp, Inc. provides premiere educational, outdoor recreational experiences for special needs youth.

Summer Programs

   Sessions and events       


Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Camp


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Camp


Camp Dakota (juvenile arthritis)


Open House


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Camp


First Timers Blind and Visually Impaired Camp

We are licensed by the State of Michigan to operate a summer camp.  Lions Bear Lake Camp is proud to be accredited by the American Camping Association.  Developed exclusively for the camp profession, this nationally-recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety issues and requires us  to review every facet of our operation.  Bear Lake Camp has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.

Conferences and Retreats

We are available all year round for weekday or weekend use.  Our facilities are modern, accessible and comfortable.  We have:

bulletTen heated cabins with bathrooms.  Each cabin houses 16 persons with a camp capacity of 160 persons.
bulletDining Hall- total capacity of 250 persons- can be divided into two separate rooms.  Building is air conditioned.
bulletHealth Center- air conditioned.
bulletNature Center
bulletArts Center
bulletActivity Center
bulletChallenge Course and team building activities
bulletWaterfront area with paddle boats, canoes and kayaks.
bulletFishing Dock
bulletTrails (wheel chair accessible trail)
bulletActivity Field
bulletTent Camping area

See our overnight rates:

bulletSpecial Needs Groups
bulletNon-Profit/Youth  Organizations
bulletPrivate/ Family Groups

See our rates for day only meeting space and meal service

bulletDay use

Summer Employment

We offer summer employment opportunities for persons interested in working with physically challenged youth.  

Contact Information

Postal address
3409 N. Five Lakes Road, Lapeer, MI 48446
Electronic mail
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Last modified: 01/03/14