Teen Specialty Camps

Developing leadership qualities and abilities are important life-long ingredients. Our leadership camps develop the whole person - spirit, mind, and body - through a variety of service projects, hands-on activities, and team building exercises. Our leaders of tomorrow begin with our youth of today.

Teen Quest

Entering grades 6 – 8 in fall, 2017

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, participants will decide and plan out many of the camp activities and events throughout the week. This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Campers choose from a variety of activities including recreational lake swimming, canoeing and kayaking along the shores, climbing the rock/obstacle tower, nature studies, environmental education, service projects and much more. Teen Quest campers will have a climbing experience at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Friday.


Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Includes overnight at Camp Christmas Tree. Teens rise to the challenge of Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover their leadership qualities. Participants will learn and develop camp skills needed to lead camper activities, including personal development through confidence building and responsibility management, as well as group development through activity planning and event organization. They’ll have opportunities to shadow counselors of younger campers and assist staff in their camp activities. There will also be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!

Teen Artist Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Self-expression comes to life in this creative, multi-faceted art camp! A camper’s imagination becomes the window of discovery as they create original art with watercolors, sculpting, photography, and other art forms. They’ll learn about composition, light, depth, dimension, contrasting, blending, and other aspects of art. A special field trip to a local art program will highlight the week.

Teen Kayak/Canoeing Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Master the skills of Kayaking and Canoeing on Dutch Lake. We will refine paddling skills and learn the practice of ‘swim and swamp’, how to rescue a swamped canoe and camper. After learning the basics, campers will spend two full days exploring local lakes.

Teen Photography Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Say Cheese! Campers will learn the basics of lighting and composition and be able to experiment with both portrait and landscape photography. Participants must bring a digital camera.