Camp Starlight

Camp Starlight 


Camp Starlight is presented in collaboration with the YMCA's Mystic Lake Camp located in the city of Lake, Michigan. It is a 6 days long overnight camp for children with dyslexia (ages 7-16), that provides campers with traditional camp activities, but with a unique twist. Children with dyslexia have the opportunity to connect with one another in a positive, safe environment, while they experience highly engaging and informative interactive activities that expand their understanding and acceptance of being dyslexic. Many campers return year after year and develop lifelong friendships. An experienced staff, special speakers, fun and educational programs, and a beautiful location are the ingredients for an outstanding week at Camp Starlight.  The MDI staff will carry out this program with the assistance of the YMCA camp staff.


  • Demonstrate to campers they have the ability to become strong and independent leaders

  • Encourage campers to reinforce their strengths

  • Better self-advocacy skills

  • Expand camper's understanding and acceptance of being dyslexic








Arts & Crafts



Role Playing and MORE


Evening Programs:
Each night after dinner, the campers will participate in a variety of fun activities including dancing, campfires, and cookouts.

Camp Starlight is held at Mystic Lake YMCA Camp, located 15 miles west of Clare, Michigan. Located in the heart of Michigan, this beautiful camp has 600 acres of forest, lakes and wetlands laced with miles of hiking and riding trails. Accommodations included cabins, bathhouses with hot showers, and a dining hall. Additional facilities include a boathouse, arts and crafts build, environmental studies, all-weather pavilion, basketball court, health center, tee pees and platform tents for camp-outs.


For more information on the Mystic Lake YMCA camp, visit their website here.  

**Please note, you can only register for Camp Starlight through MDI**​

Camp Registration:

To register for camp, please click here to download the registration forms. When completed, you may either e-mail the forms to, or mail them to Michigan Dyslexia Institute, 532 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing, MI  48912, ATTN: Camp Starlight.


If you are in need of financial assistance, please click here to download the scholarship form. Upon completion please mail, email, or fax completed forms to MDI.  Scholarships are approved on first come, first serve basis and reviewed by our scholarship committee.​

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or call 517-485-4000.