For over 50 years, Camp Christmas Tree has provided a wonderful place for campers to experience outdoor adventures and fun. Hope to see you this summer!

Hear the camp songs. Hear the laughter. Hear the outdoors (chirp). It’s camp time! Few environments are as distinctive and vibrant as camp. Here, kids become a community as they learn independence and group contribution – at the same time. Here, physical, social and educational activities pack kids’ days with discovery, friendship and wonder.

For ages 4-14.

Camp Hours

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Traditional Camp Activities

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Environmental Ed.
  • Cookouts
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fort Building
  • Team Building

Specialty Camps

  • Horseback Riding
  • Climbing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Farm
  • Princess Fairies and Dragons
  • Outdoor Living Skills Camp

On hot days, campers love our umbrella tree spray mister. Campers can play games and stay cool at the same time! Camp Christmas Tree also features a 20-foot square sand box where campers can build their own sand sculpture. And Wee Backpackers love our low-to-the-ground tree houses.


We provide needs-based scholarships called Personal Pricing Plans to make camp more affordable. We take several factors - annual income, the number of adults in your home, and the number of dependents - and use them to determine your fee. Learn more about scholarships.

Contact Us

YMCA Day Camp Christmas Tree
6365 Game Farm Rd.
Minnetrista, MN 55364
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Off Season Phone: 952-544-7708

Summer Only Phone: 952-472-1018

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