All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve—and Camp Manitou is a great place to just that. Explore Day Camp and Swim Lessons for kids ages 3-14.

Swim Lessons

Kids ages 3-12 can enjoy Swim Lessons in our outdoor heated pool. Lessons focus on water safety, swim readiness, stroke development—and fun!

Swim Basics

Classes including Water Acclimation, Water Movement and Water Stamina work to create a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention. Register

Swim Strokes

Once fundamentals are mastered, these classes focus on stroke technique for competitive strokes. Register

Day Camps

Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community each summer. Day Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and leadership skills. YMCA camps are built on character-building values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Traditional Camp

Kids age 4 through those entering grade 8 enjoy activities like swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, cookouts, arts and crafts and more.

Climbing Camp

In the High Ropes Village campers entering grades 3-8 challenge themselves on a two-level ropes course, zip line, giant’s ladder, leap of faith and climbing walls.

Specialty Camp

Days in specialty camps include time for traditional camp activities, plus two hours focused on a specialized activity or theme—like pirates, science, fishing, arts, photography and leadership.

Peak Adventure Camp

Campers entering grades 7-9 experience hiking, outdoor cooking, campfires and swimming while on three-day field trips.

Financial Assistance

Special rates for Camp Manitou programs are available for those who meet income requirements—everyone is welcome to apply for a scholarship to Camp Manitou.