About Day Camp Kici Yapi

Camp Kici Yapi jam-packs every week with exciting, structured activities for both new and returning campers. Nature’s beauty is all around to explore at Camp Kici Yapi. The camp is spread out over 80 acres of spectacular wooded land located in Prior Lake.

Your child can have an amazing outdoor experience this summer and sleep at home, too.

Each day campers, ages 4 through 14, participate in small-group structured activities with other campers in their age group. They learn new skills and build self-esteem while being guided by the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. To mark their camp accomplishments and treasured experiences, every camper is awarded special beads to display in the camper’s unique style.

The 50-foot climbing tower (ages 8+) and challenge course add to the excitement! The Giant Slide is a big hit with campers!

A new Gaga Pit has been added. Gaga is an exciting version of dodgeball that requires players to hit the ball with their hand or fist (rather than catching & throwing) below the waist of other players. The pit allows for containing the game as well as allowing wall shots. It’s really (really) fun!

Kici Yapi is well known for our outstanding Horse Camp featuring 52 horses and both trail and ring riding. Other specialty camps are listed below. See YOU at Camp Kici Yapi!

Traditional Camp

  • Swimming (heated pool)
  • Lakefront Canoeing
  • Kayaking & Row Boating
  • Archery
  • Games Environmental Learning
  • Cookouts Arts & Crafts
  • Hiking

Specialty Camps

  • Arts & Crafts Camp
  • Climbing Camp
  • Outdoor Living Skills Camp
  • Extreme Camp
  • Fishing Camp
  • Leaders-in-Training Camp (grades 7-8)

Camp Hours

9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


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

Camp Kici Yapi

13220 Pike Lake Trail NE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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Southdale YMCA 952-835-2567

Camp Kici Yapi (Summer Only) Phone: 952-445-4700
Camp Hours: 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.