Take a tour, meet the summer staff, have your questions answered and get a glimpse of what your child will experience at camp.
Sunday, May 31 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration not required.
We look forward to seeing you!
Have you been missing our famous Ihduhapi goulash? Have no fear! You can make it right at home when you are missing camp!
Time: 20 minutes
If you so choose, line bowls with tortillas for easier cleanup. Serve pasta in bowls, with optional spices and cheese to garnish. Enjoy!
Did you know that Camp Ihduhapi has over 20 varieties of trees on our property? We are especially fond of our sugar maples. Native Americans' were the first people to process the sap from this tree to maple syrup. This tree had many uses to the natives - they used the inner bark to make tea to treat coughs and diarrhea, made soap from its ashes, used the bark as a dye, and took the syrup for liver and kidney problems. We join in with the tradition and tap some of our maple trees in March each year!
Hello! My name is Eric Sundell, and I am a volunteer with the YMCA Camp Ihduhapi Community Board. We are a dedicated group who work with Ihduhapi's camp staff on all aspects of the programs, facilities, and community of our camping participants. My first experience with Ihduhapi was in 1980 as part of a parent/ child program called "Y Guides." Over the years I was a summer camper not only at Ihduhapi, but many other YMCA camps as well. In 1991 I started working for the YMCA and from 1997 to 2002, I was a year round staff member at Ihduhapi. Both of my kids (Ages 12 & 15) have attended Ihduhapi, participating in day and overnight camping programs. The experiences and memories we all have from Ihduhapi are held close to our hearts.
Over this past summer, our family had the pleasure of hosting Jorge, a new summer camper who came all the way from Madrid, Spain. When Jorge was not at Ihduhapi enjoying all that camp has to offer, he would stay with our family over the weekend breaks. We were excited to share our culture and all the awesome things to do and see here in Minnesota, including taking in a Minnesota United game. Jorge made incredible life-long friendships and participated in new experiences, which will forever be cherished. Jorge would always talk about the new friends he made with both campers and staff. We are excited to see Jorge soon, as he would like to come back to Ihduhapi again.
A legacy is more than a financial inheritance that you leave for the important people in your life. It is about the essence of who you are that extends into the future—the good that you leave behind.
Phil Griffin, a leader at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi for many decades, has left a gift to the YMCA in his will as a legacy to further the work of the YMCA and Camp Ihduhapi for generations.
Phil has enjoyed the Y his whole life—his parents were engaged at Camp Ihduhapi, he spent time at the St. Paul Midway Y playing in the gym and learning to swim and was a Y camper and camp counselor, learning to canoe, building leadership skills and building friendships. Phil became the youngest member of the Camp Ihduhapi Community Board and went on to serve for 25 years.
“I believe in the philosophy of the YMCA. You leave a campsite cleaner than you found it. You leave wood in the campfire ring for the next person. This has become my philosophy for life, and the philosophy that has led me to leave gifts in my estate plan for YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, Hamline University and my church—organizations that have deeply influenced and shaped me,” Phil said.
Phil notes that you don’t always realize the impact that you have had. “Late one night after a long evening at work, I stopped for gas and then went inside to pay. The young man behind the counter looked at me curiously and asked if I once had a beard and long hair. When I replied yes, he exclaimed, ‘You taught me how to swim, and I will never forget you!’ ”
Phil chose to include Camp Ihduhapi as a beneficiary of his will, “As a way for me to pass on the blessings that I have been given. I want to see others have those same opportunities. This is a way for me to support future generations. We all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. Then it is our turn to leave the world a better place.”
Thank you to Phil and the many friends and members of the YMCA who have included YMCA branches and camps in their estate plans. Their vision and generosity will advance the YMCA mission and support the YMCA's work in the community long into the future.
HOW TO INCLUDE THE YMCA IN YOUR PLANS
When creating a planned gift, you designate the purpose and use of your gift in writing to provide guidance to those who will be managing your gift in the years ahead.
To include a planned gift to the YMCA in your will or IRA beneficiary designation:
Please contact YMCA Senior Director of Planned Giving, Jeri Glick-Anderson, at 651-435-6724 or email@example.com for more information and assistance.
Breathe some fresh air into your workout routine and give your mind and body all the benefits the great outdoors has to offer. Camp provides a variety of beautiful, serene walking trails unique to its location. Choose from a variety of mapped-out walking paths to enjoy at any skill level.
*Day Camp Manitou:
Leashed dogs are welcome and the membership ratio requirement does not apply due to being located at Wright County Park.