Welcome to Camp Trotter for Children
Camp Trotter 2020 camping season is Cancelled 
Golf Outing moved to August 21st
Family Day August 15th   


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 2020 Summer Camping Season on July 5, 2020
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.

VTS at Camp Trotter
 Camp Trotter Golf Outing 


 2020 Camping Season Schedule (for children 7 to 12 years of age).

    Week 1, July 5, 2020 to July 11, 2020
    Week 2, July 12, 2020 to July 18,  2020
    Week 3, July 19, 2020 to July25, 2020
    Week 4, July 26,2020 to August 1, 2020
    Week 5, August 2, 2020 to August 8, 2020

Camp Trotter Family Day
August 15, 2020


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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:

 Bob Benderman
VFW Camp Trotter Director

3893 Macarthur Rd.

Muskegon, MI. 49442

Phone: 231.773.2076  C- 231.557.5778