Camp Starlight

June 18-23, 2023 

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Camp Starlight is presented in collaboration with the YMCA's Mystic Lake Camp for children ages 7-16 with dyslexia.  This overnight camp provides a unique experience for children with dyslexia.  Campers will participate in a transformational experience thoughtfully designed to build confidence, compassion, increase self-esteem and create a sense of belonging all while new friendships are being built.  Camp Starlight Campers reside with and participate in activities with non-dyslexic campers from Mystic Lake Experience.  A dynamic evening event will be hosted by Michigan Dyslexia Institute. This engaging evening is designed to provide an interactive experience that brings all campers together with a powerful message of hope, kindness and persevering through challenges in order to realize our potential.  The goal is to inspire  campers to explore these themes throughout their camp experience and beyond.

Camp Starlight campers return year after year and develop lifelong friendships.  Many have even become staff members at Mystic Lake!  Mystic Lake staff are trained by the Michigan Dyslexia Institute in inclusion and strategies to provide a safe and positive environment to support your child.  An experienced staff, engaging opportunities, new experiences and a beautiful location are the ingredients for an outstanding week at Camp Starlight.


  • Campers become strong and independent leaders.
  • Campers recognize, reinforce and celebrate their strengths through a growth mindset.
  • Campers grow in self-confidence through activities that model responsibility.
  • Campers build strong friendships with children with shared experiences.


Campers will experience swimming, boating, hiking, cooking dinner over an open fire, archery, all camp games, daily inspiration, fishing, arts and crafts and more!



Camp Starlight is held at Mystic Lake YMCA Camp, located 15 miles west of Clare, Michigan. This beautiful camp has 600 acres of forest, lakes and wetlands with miles of hiking trails.  For more information on the Mystic Lake YMCA Camp, visit the website here.  

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance will be provided by Michigan Dyslexia Institute in partnership with Mystic Lake. Apply for Scholarships directly through Mystic Lake. On the application in “Program and Week desired” fill in Week 1 / Camp Starlight.  If you are in need of financial assistance, please complete the financial assistance application before registering for camp by clicking here.  Once you submit the application, Mystic Lake YMCA staff will review it and will provide you with an email notification of the outcome.  If assistance has been granted, the email will also provide a code for you to use when registering that will adjust the price before completing registration.  Please note, it could take 7-10 days for YMCA staff make this determination.  If you do not hear back in a timely manner, please phone them at the number below.

Camp Registration

Click Here to Register.  You will register directly with Mystic Lake. If applying for financial assistance, complete the directions above.  You will need to complete that process and receive a registration code from YMCA staff before registering.  Once registered, Mystic Lake will email you required health forms and information about your child’s camp week.

 ​For more information on Camp Starlight please call Mystic Lake YMCA Camp at 517-827-9650.


The Camp Starlight Team

Marsha Chance, CEO/ Executive Director            Amiee Woodrow, Senior Program Director
Michigan Dyslexia Institute                                        Mystic Lake YMCA Camp