News & Events

New Camper Orientation

posted on Mon, Apr 3 2017 1:14 pm by YMCA Camp Menogyn

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

Bring your questions and meet the staff.

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Work Weekend

posted on Mon, Mar 20 2017 1:40 pm by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Camp Menogyn Work Weekend

Come help Menogyn prepare for the summer AND enjoy a taste of camp life with delicious meals, family friendly evening activities, and of course the sauna will be stoked. This weekend is a volunteer weekend and all ages and abilities are welcome to contribute their time and talents.

May 26-29, 2017

Start time: arrival after 6pm on Friday (dinner is NOT served)
End time: 10 am Monday (after breakfast)

Registration Form

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95th Anniversary Rendezvous

posted on Wed, Mar 15 2017 7:16 am by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23

Join Menogynites from across for this fun weekend at camp! Re-connect with past campers and staff and make new friends. We offer day trips on and around West Bearskin Lake by day and a campfire at night. Enjoy great cooking and our hot sauna. 

Registration Form

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Spring Picnic

posted on Wed, Mar 15 2017 6:07 am by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Celebrate the coming of summer with the Menogyn community at our annual Spring Picnic. This is a great way to meet staff and board members as well as alumni, parents, and campers. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
4-6:30pm

Beard's Plaisance, Lake Harriet
45th & Upton Ave South
Minneapolis, MN

Provided: Carolina pulled pork, burgers, brats, vegetarian entree as well as water, soda, utensils and plates. 

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with all. No registration required.

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Calendar of Events

posted on Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:11 am by YMCA Camp Menogyn

2017 Upcoming Events

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Camp Menogyn: A Place for Everyone

posted on Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:02 pm by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Everyone at Camp Menogyn strives to create as welcoming and supportive of an environment as possible. We’re proud to foster a space where people of every race, religion, background, and sexual orientation have an equal opportunity to grow as individuals and be the best version of themselves.

We hope Menogyn campers return home as leaders in their communities, who are more confident in their wilderness skills, and most importantly exemplify our core values of respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty. It’s through these values that we believe Menogyn campers can create a more just and inclusive world one wilderness trip at a time.

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Presidents’ Day Weekend Family Camp February 17 -20

posted on Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:01 pm by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Our Presidents’ Day, Winter Weekend Family Camp is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity to indulge in a true northern Minnesota winter with adventures and activities for the whole family. Folks of all ages can go snowshoeing for a couple hours or embark on a full day ski. A dogsled ride is the perfect way to round out the weekend.

New for this year is the opportunity to spend a night camping out in one of our canvas wall hot tents. These tents come complete with woodstoves to keep you comfortable throughout the night. Registration forms can be found online.

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Summer trips are Starting to Fill!

posted on Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:00 pm by YMCA Camp Menogyn

It’s hard to believe but we’re already buying permits and filling trips for the upcoming summer! We love discussing Menogyn adventures so please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re curious about trip lengths, locations, or what might be right for your Menogyn camper. Payment plans and camperships are available as well with the application form available online.

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Please Contribute to the 2017 Annual Campaign Today!

posted on Fri, Feb 3 2017 11:58 am by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Thank you to everyone who has donated to this year’s annual campaign! We’re closing in on our 2017 goal of raising $197,000 and couldn’t have gotten to this point without your support!

Donating to the campaign is quick, easy, and secure when you give online. Any amount is appreciated and helps ensure all teens can participate on a Menogyn adventure. In addition to campership funds your annual campaign contribution helps us provide top notch training to our staff in the spring and helps maintain a supply of high quality gear to send out on trail throughout the summer.

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Congratulations Matt Schmidt!

posted on Fri, Feb 3 2017 11:56 am by YMCA Camp Menogyn

Congratulations to our very own Matt Schmidt on an amazing finish in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon!

The whole Menogyn community couldn’t be more proud of our very own Matt Schmidt and his stellar 4th place finish in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon!!

This is Matt’s first time competing in the event though last year his wife and fellow Menogyn alumni Erin Altemus placed 6th in the race.

Two couple maintain a kennel on the appropriately named Mush Lake and begin training in the fall just as soon as the temperatures are cool enough to suit the dogs.

For further results and information about the race check out the John Beargrease website

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