Lawrence A. Sims Post 2269

Wixom, Michigan 48393

Veterans of Foreign Wars and

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary

​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.

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 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 campouts 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.

VFW Camp Trotter Begins the 2018 Summer Camping Season on TBD.

2018 Camping Season Schedule (for children 7 to 12 years of age).

    Week 1 - TBD 
    Week 2 - TBD
    Week 3 - TBD
    Week 4 - TBD
    Week 5 - TBD

2018 Camper Application Form

Medical History Form

Welcome Letter and Things to Bring


For more information email the VFW Camp Trotter for Children Director at