Lions Bear Lake Camp is owned and operated by Lions Visually Impaired Youth Camp, Inc. a 501C-3 Non Profit Corporation. 

Camp opened its doors in July, 2000, starting with only 53 campers our first year, we have since been able to service more than 10,000 campers and visitors.

We are financially supported by the Lions, Lioness and Leos, as well as Foundation grants and individual donors throughout Michigan.


Lions Bear Lake Camp’s Mission

is to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and to provide a premier outdoor educational and recreational experiences year-round to all persons, regardless of ability.

Summer Camp Goals & Intentions

Summer camps are certainly not the only thing we do at Lions Bear Lake Camp, but it has always been a central piece of our reason for being. We approach summer camp with a great deal of preparation...

Summer Camps Available
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


Our Focus

The safety, welfare and well-being of all our campers.

Our Philosophy


 Our Intentions

That every camper has fun.

That every camper feels safe and supported to explore new activities and adventures.

That every camper gain insight and confidence in to oneself.

That every camper become a more independent self-confident person.

That every camper gain exposure to outdoor skills in an independent way.

That every camper make lifelong friends within a community that is supportive and nurturing.


Location and address:

Lions Bear Lake Camp

3409 N Five Lakes Road

Lapeer, MI 48446



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