YMCA Camp Manitou is packed full of exciting, outdoor activities for day campers and aquatic center visitors.

In 2016 Camp Manitou moved to a new, private location in Monticello, MN. It’s still within Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park, with access to Lake Bertram and Long Lake.

There are lots of attractions for kids ages 4-14 to enjoy, including:

  • Large, heated, outdoor pool with a dynamite slide and splash pad
  • High ropes village, featuring a two-level ropes course, zip line, climbing walls, giant’s ladder and pamper pole
  • Two archery ranges
  • Art pavilion and cookout pavilion
  • Amphitheater
  • Gaga pits and 9-square courts

Camp Manitou is a place to learn new skills, develop character and make friends. Choose from programs like:

  • Summer enrichment offerings like traditional day camp, climbing camps, adventure camps and specialty camps
  • Swim Lessons for kids ages 3-12
  • Community Open Swim for the public at the outdoor aquatic center

Have your event at Camp Manitou

If you’re planning a birthday party, teambuilding activity, conference or retreat—Camp Manitou is a fantastic place to host your event. Contact Devin Hanson at 763-592-5515 for details.


Camp Manitou is open June 13 through September 2.

  • Day Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:15am to 3:45pm
  • Swim Lessons are available:
    • Session 1: June 25 – August 13, class meets once a week
    • Session 2: July 11-15, class meets daily
    • Session 3: August 1-5, class meets daily
  • Community Open Swim is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm


Camp Manitou
9910 Briarwood Ave NE
Monticello, MN 55362
Get Directions

YMCA in New Hope: 763-535-4800
Camp Manitou (Summer Only): 763-295-5454