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Outdoor Cooking

posted on Fri, Dec 8 2017 1:09 pm by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

During these cold winter months, remind yourself of warm summer days at camp by making a few of your favorite trail recipes!

Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oats
  • ¼ cup sunflower butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit like raisins)
  • Dash of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir until all combined, then use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls and place on cookie sheet to put in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Banana Boats

Materials/Ingredients:

  • Aluminum foil sheets
  • Bananas
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips 
  • Graham cracker pieces (optional)
  • Cranberries (optional)

In split open banana, add desired toppings and wrap in foil, cook over fire for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Where are they now?

posted on Fri, Dec 8 2017 1:06 pm by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Check out what our staff are up to since summer camp ended!

Erin: After camp I moved to Rouen, France to work as an English teaching assistant in two middle schools. I have also been doing some traveling to Berlin and Prague. My favorite memories from camp include spending time on the lake and meeting all the amazing campers and staff.

K.C.: After such a whirlwind of a summer, I settled back down into the ever increasing challenge of nursing school and clinical rotations, slowly losing my summer tan, but not losing the connections I have with my camp family. We keep in touch through social media and text message, already reminiscing about the times had at camp. When I was at camp I began to miss my college routine, apartment and friends, but with this next exam coming up my feelings have definitely changed, and I would give anything to be waking up to some relaxing morning yoga, back in the carefree camp life once again.

Helen: After the summer at Ihduhapi, I moved to Zhahai, China, where I’m currently an environmental science teaching assistant at a local university. I’ll be here for the academic year and then onto the next adventure (with hopefully some camp in between). Without a doubt my favorite camp memory was leading the Junior Leaders (JLs) canoe trip on the Namekogan and St. Croix rivers, it was an amazing experience with an incredible group!

Hunter: After camp I got a job in the programs department of YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch. All of my free time is spent climbing as many mountains as I can out here. My favorite camp memory was all of the theme days, from Space to Nana.

Blue: At the end of the Summer I just couldn’t bear to leave camp! I started working in the team building department here and have been living at camp. Now I spend my time playing games and climbing the high ropes course with all ages. It has been wonderful to be able to watch the seasons change here it Ihduhapi. My favorite fall memory was standing at the top of the giant zip-line on a beautiful fall day looking out at all the fall colors of camp!

Griz: When summer ended I attended a semester course in New Zealand, spending 3 months in the backcountry, after which I’ll be attending school at Northland College. My favorite memory from summer was getting to know my wonderful coworkers (friends & family) in addition to taking out some awesome Junior Leaders on the St. Croix River for a week.

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Meet Speedy the Gecko

posted on Fri, Dec 8 2017 1:03 pm by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Meet Speedy the Gecko

Day Camp Ihduhapi has a new friend that will be joining us at camp this summer.

Speedy is an African Fat Tailed Gecko, he was donated to camp by a generous family and we are looking forward to having him teach campers about geckos and other reptiles this summer.

Groups will be able to spend time with Speedy during their week and occasionally watch him eat delicious crickets.

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Fun this Fall

posted on Fri, Dec 8 2017 1:01 pm by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

This fall has been filled with groups taking field trips to learn about environmental education, renewable energy, survival skills, and the importance of playing outside. One way the team building staff makes this so enjoyable for the kids is by playing the game Predator and Prey. In this game, that is a mix of tag, hide and seek, and a scavenger hunt, students take on the rolls of animals that exist right here in our back yard. As they play, they learn about basic survival needs, animal food chains, and how to work in a group to accomplish a goal, while having a blast at the same time.

While all the skills we have been teaching are important, I think just giving children, a chance to learn in an outside environment is the best thing we provide. Being outside has proven benefits such as improving social skills, being more creative, and decreasing chances of obesity. With screens being readily accessible everywhere you go, it is great to get kids running around the woods and being excited about nature too!

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Yukon Days

posted on Tue, Oct 17 2017 9:44 am by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Join summer camp friends and counselors on Toboggan Hill for outrageous sledding, at the Dining Hall for a warm fire and hot cocoa, and in heated cabins for a cozy overnight. This two day, one night event cannot be missed! Reconnect with old friends and bring new friends from home and introduce them to Ihduhapi before summer. 

  • Ages 7-16
  • December 28 @ 10am - December 29 @ 3pm
  • $98 per person

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Registration Form

Activities will include:

  • Sledding 
  • All Camp Games
  • Snow Fort Building
  • Camp Songs
  • Campfires
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Snowman Building Contest 
  • Broomball

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Calendar of Events

posted on Fri, Jan 13 2017 12:24 pm by YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Upcoming Events

  • Yukon Days | December 28-29 - You do not want to miss the best two days of Winter! 

Join summer camp friends and counselors on Toboggan Hill for outrageous sledding, at the Dining Hall for a warm fire and hot cocoa, and in heated cabins for a cozy overnight. This two day, one night event cannot be missed! Reconnect with old friends and bring new friends from home and introduce them to Ihduhapi before summer.

  • Ages 7-16
  • December 28 @ 10am - December 29 @ 3pm
  • $98 per person

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