2022 Camp Plans

We are working hard to get our 2022 plans confirmed including dates, location, protocols and requirements. As expected there are some challenges to get these programs confirmed and we appreciate your patience. What we do know at this time is we will be offering a late winter/early spring program (details to be shared as soon as we can) and a return to our two week program this summer with Partners (siblings) week July 31 – August 6th and our Special Days week (children who have been diagnosed with cancer) August 6 – 13th.


Camel Races – Saturday, October 23rd

Special Days-e camel is ready to race in the Bay City Noon Optimist 4th Annual Camel Race to be held on Saturday October 23rd at the LFA Hall in Bay City. Tickets are $35 and include entry into the event, dinner and open bar. Get your ticket to attend today!


2021 Annual Royer Legacy Fun Run

We are inviting Campers, Families, Alumni, and Staff to register, fund raise, and participate in our second annual Royer Legacy Fun Run! Don’t run? No worries! You can walk, dance, sing, hike or whatever works best for you!

Register to participate virtually or in person at https://givebutter.com/SDCFUNRUN2021

In-person: Join us at Granger Meadows Park in DeWitt, Michigan on Saturday October 23rd 10am-12pm EST. Main Site Open 9:00 am Kick-off 10am 10:10am-10:20 5k Wave Start 10:20-11am Route open to all participants 11am-12pm Picnic in the pavilion. (Light Refreshments will be available. Participants may also bring their own lunches and beverages.

Virtual: Join us for our livestreamed Kick-off at 10 am EST on Saturday October 23rd. Following the kick off Embark on your own walk or run whenever you are.

Be sure to post pictures and tag us at #SDCROYERRUN


Summer Camp is underway!

We are so excited to see our campers, families and staff in-person along the shores of Big Blue Lake. Check out our photos page every day for new photos from camp!


Online Camp Store

Check out our new online Camp Store! Get your Special Days Camp swag! Many unique items are available only online.

Visit the store at store.specialdays.camp !


Dates for Summer Camp 2021

We’re planning to be in-person for Summer 2021!!! We are working with our medical team to ensure a safe experience for all, and our still working on details.

This summer, the schedule will be a little different! We are planning to have a Teen Week and a Youth Week:

All Trailblazers, Outbackers and SITs (ages 14-19):
Sunday, August 1st – Sunday, August 8th

All Voyagers, Adventurers, Explorers and All Stars (ages 5-13):
Sunday, August 8th – Saturday August 14th


Winter Camp 2021 Registration

WINTER CAMP UPDATE! It is time for families and volunteers to register for Winter Camp 2021! We are incredibly excited to welcome new and returning families as well as our outstanding volunteers to a one-day virtual camp on February 20th. As we make the move to online registration, please message us if you have any difficulties along the way. Our team is on standby to help you every step of the way! Get ready for the magic of Special Days Camps in your own home!

Family Application Form

Volunteer Application Form


Virtual Winter Camp 2021

Special Days Camps is bringing Winter Camp to you! Due to the continuing challenges of Covid-19 our team has decided to offer Winter Camp virtually in 2021. We are excited to invite campers and their whole households to our live virtual events on the weekend of February 20th. Campers and their families can look forward to a weekend of interactive virtual activities including crafts, games (with prizes!), snacks, and more. Additionally, each family will receive their very own “Camp in a Box” filled with goodies!

Get ready for the fun! Applications launch this weekend!

Schedule: Saturday, Feb 20th
11am – Youth Camp Activities
2pm – Crafternoon
3pm – All camp family programming
6:30pm – Dance Party with DJ Jake and lobby for movie is open
7pm – Movie

Amazon Wish List:
Help us provide our campers and families with supplies for Virtual Winter Camp!
Special Days Winter Camp 2021 Amazon Wish List

When shopping at Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and select Special Days Camps as your charity! There is no cost to you, and camp gets a contribution from Amazon from every order.


Join in the Royer Legacy Fun Run 2020!

Visit the Fun Run website to participate!

We are inviting Campers, Families, Alumni, and Staff to register, fund raise, and participate in our first Royer Legacy Fun Run! Don’t run? No worries! You can walk, dance, sing, hike or whatever works best for you! Between November 1st- December 1st plan out a walk, run, or another activity that best fits you to do. You can do this on your own, with your household, or socially distanced with a small group of friends. Once you complete your activity share a picture with the hashtag #SDCfunrun!


Summer Camp 2020 – Undercover!

We have special programming in the works for Summer 2020!

Camper/Family Application
Volunteer Application

Family Day Camp
Why should kids have all the fun? We invite you to participate as a family with this unique alternative to our traditional summer programming. Each day will offer a variety of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, a catered lunch for your entire family and much more. Each of the days will start at 10 am with check-in starting at 9:30 am. You will receive confirmation by e-mail that a space has been reserved for your family as well as details on the location, driving directions, etc. once your application has been received. Applications will be accepted on a first received first served basis and space will be limited to comply with the State of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan related to COVID-19 and the facility location requirements.

Lansing: Saturday, August 1st at Potter Park Zoo
Grand Rapids: Saturday, August 8th at John Ball Zoo

Update on July 29: The Detroit (Aug 2) and Ann Arbor (Aug 9) Family Day Camp days have been canceled. Please come to our Lansing or Grand Rapids days! Be sure to send in your registration form.

Remote Camp August 3-7. Special Days…Undercover!
If you can’t make it to a day camp (or even if you can!), we will help make Special Days happen at home or wherever you may be! Each day there will be unique, age appropriate online arts and crafts, songs, skits, cooking and other surprise activities to choose from as well as a nightly live check in with your Village using Zoom online conferencing service. A box of supplies will arrive at your door with everything each camper will need to bring camp home, including the code for our online “Headquarters.” When you sign up please let us know if you need help getting some basic arts and crafts supplies like glue, markers, scissors etc. Can’t wait to see you at Special Days…Undercover! We hope your family will come and join the fun!