News & Events

Board, Alumni and Staff Social

posted on Mon, May 15 2017 1:41 pm by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

The annual Board, Alumni and Staff Social is coming up! Join us at Camp Icaghowan on Saturday, June 10th from 3:00 - 5:00pm! 

This will be a chance for all board and committee members, along with any alumni that want to take part, to socialize with the current Camp Icaghowan staff members for the summer of 2017 and connect over our love of Icaghowan. We will be wishing the staff a great summer and thanking them for their hard work.

We hope to see you all there!

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New Camper Orientation & Preview Day

posted on Thu, Apr 27 2017 12:45 pm by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

New Camper Orientation

Attending a New Camper Orientation will give you a glimpse into the experience your child will have this summer at Camp Icaghowan.

Bring your questions and meet the staff.

Preview Day

Visit camp and take a tour. See first hand the magic of camp and life on our island.

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • 10am - 1pm

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Spring Work Weekend: May 19 – May 21

posted on Thu, Apr 27 2017 12:43 pm by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

These weekends are a classic example of the adage “many hands make light work” and camp would not be able to open without this mighty crew!

Come join us for the Super Fun Work Weekend! Join us Friday evening anytime between 7 and 9 and settle in for a weekend of making camp beautiful. We will be working throughout the day. Staff will be available to hang out with kids from 1:30-5:00 too young to participate in the service work

Saturday Meal times:

  • Breakfast at 8:30 am 
  • Lunch at 12:30 pm
  • Dinner at 5:30 pm 

At 8 pm join us for Traditional Icaghowan Campfire, with songs, stories, skits and more. 

Sunday kick off the day with a Polar Bear swim and sauna at 7:00 am, yoga in the basement of the Dining Hall at 7:30. Breakfast at 8:30. 

All projects will be finished by 11:00 am 

Check out from 11:00-12:00. If you would like a bag lunch to take on the road, please let us know in advance. 

Please complete a registration form

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It’s time for camp…but what do my kids need?

posted on Thu, Apr 27 2017 10:49 am by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

So it’s that time of year again, your kids are all registered (or at least you have picked the dates) for them to come to camp, but now what should I send with them, what have they grown out of and what do I need to buy?

Before packing for camp, first check the packing list provided in our Parent Handbook . There may be things like bedding that you'll want to include in your child's gear, and maybe you don’t want them to use the one that matches their set at home.

Next, hit the big items that don’t cost much, our staff’s number one pick…the Headlamp. They sell these at all Outfitting stores, but make sure you don’t go too inexpensive, as often times these don’t end up working for long and your camper ends up in the dark on her way back from the KYBO.

Our second staff pick…a good rain jacket. Now, this does not mean you have to pay over $100, but places like Sierra Trading Post, Target or Kohl’s have some great options. 

For a more detailed packing list check out this great article.

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S’Mores Stuffed Cookies: At home Smookie Cookie Recipe

posted on Thu, Apr 27 2017 10:46 am by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

Based off of camper’s favorite summer camp treat!


  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 - 7 sheets (about 1 cup or 90 grams) of honey graham crackers, depending on crumb size
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup roughly chopped milk chocolate
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Mix together both flours, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Break up the graham crackers into small pieces. Be careful to not let it get too powdery, but some graham cracker powder is okay. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  6. Fold in the graham crackers and chocolate.
  7. Take a tablespoon and a half of the cookie and create a small indentation.
  8. Stuff 4 - 5- mini marshmallows into the indentation. Top with another ⅔ tablespoon of cookie dough and press together until the dough completely covers the marshmallows. Repeat with the remaining dough and marshmallows.
  9. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and cover. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight, up to three days.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Uncover the cookies and bake for 8 - 9 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  12. Use a spatula to immediately remove the cookies to cool on a wire rack. For the best results, place the cookies near a fan to cool them quickly.
  13. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container and enjoy within 24 hours.
  14. If you want to learn how to cheat this recipe, take a look at the note below this recipe!


Want to know how to cheat this recipe? Simply make the cookies as you would normally do without the marshmallows (each cookie should be about a tablespoon and a half) and sandwich a large marshmallow between two of the cookies while they are still nice and hot - just be careful with your fingers! You will still have a gooey marshmallow center and no one will be any wiser!

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Calendar of Events

posted on Fri, Jan 13 2017 1:05 pm by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

2017 Upcoming Events

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Camp Icaghowan Updates

posted on Tue, Apr 26 2016 2:34 pm by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

What's happening at Camp Icaghowan.

  • Camp has also welcomed Aaron Raivo-Lynch as the new property manager! Aaron has a strong history in camping and is excited to be joining the Icaghowan team. He spent many Summer's at camp St. Croix; ranging from camper to Assistant Camp Director. He is a Minneapolis Patrick Henry graduate, and graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.S. Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies). Aaron also, recently celebrated the birth of his 5th niece!
  • The weather has been as busy as the schedule at camp the last couple months. Seeing temperatures as high as 70 F, and as low as below Zero, traversing the icy camp road and pathways can be a bit of a challenge, but it sure is beautiful to see!

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Best Job Ever

posted on Tue, Feb 11 2014 11:10 am by YMCA Camp Icaghowan

Hiring for the summer of 2017 has begun. If you have ever thought about working at a summer camp now is your chance. Working at camp can prove to be one of the most fun and rewarding summers of your entire life. You will get to spend your days outside in the sun, getting to know kids and just generally having a blast. We are looking for Male and Female counselors, Wranglers, Office Staff, Climbing Staff, Skateboarding Staff, and much more!

Apply today!

For more information email Michel the Executive Director.

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