News & Events

Holly Jolly Holiday: A day of baking and painting

posted on Fri, Nov 8 2019 3:40 pm by YMCA YMCA Camp St. Croix

Sunday, December 8, 2019
9am - 4pm

Adults: $55 ages 12+
Children: $25 ages 6-11
Registration Required
Registration Deadline | December 7

Register

Lunch is included. Healthy soup/chili, salad and bread option

Cookie Making

Cookie varieties: Peanut Blossoms, Ginger, Turtles and Cut Outs
Each participant will receive 3-4 dozen cookies. Bring your own containers. 

Painting

11x14 canvas with a Winter Theme - taught by Jenny
8x10 for children

Supplies will be provided.

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Breakfast with Santa

posted on Fri, Nov 8 2019 3:00 pm by YMCA YMCA Camp St. Croix

Join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa. 

Bring your family to Camp St. Croix and enjoy breakfast and wreath making. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the moment your kids share their holiday wishes with Santa.

Saturday, December 14
9am - Noon
Adults: $8 | Kids: $6

Open to the community!

Donations Welcome!
When you come to Candlelight Hike & Ski, please consider bringing your lightly used outdoor clothing, sleeping bags, and boots to donate to BOLD & GOLD. This program serves a large number of youth who would not be able to attend camp without the generous support of our community, and one of the major barriers we want to remove is the need for high quality camping clothing and footwear. We are specifically looking for boots, socks, fleeces, rain jackets, synthetic hiking pants, sun hats, winter hats, sleeping bags, and headlamps. Your donations make it easier for us to ensure that all of our campers are prepared to have a great time at camp. Thank you!

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Candlelight Hike & Ski

posted on Fri, Nov 8 2019 2:49 pm by YMCA YMCA Camp St. Croix

Join us at DayCroix for our annual Candlelight Hike & Ski. Cross-country skiing and hiking. Bring your skis or use ours. This is a FREE event, bring your family and friends!

January 11, 2020
5-8pm
FREE Community Event
Location: North Property

Art Doyle's Spokes and Pedals will be providing complimentary refreshments.

This event is sponsored by the PCK Foundation and is part of the Hudson Hot Air Affair. Be sure to check out the hot air balloon on display.

Donations Welcome!
When you come to Candlelight Hike & Ski, please consider bringing your lightly used outdoor clothing, sleeping bags, and boots to donate to BOLD & GOLD. This program serves a large number of youth who would not be able to attend camp without the generous support of our community, and one of the major barriers we want to remove is the need for high quality camping clothing and footwear. We are specifically looking for boots, socks, fleeces, rain jackets, synthetic hiking pants, sun hats, winter hats, sleeping bags, and headlamps. Your donations make it easier for us to ensure that all of our campers are prepared to have a great time at camp. Thank you!

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Celebrating 110 Years in Camping

posted on Wed, Apr 24 2019 2:33 pm by YMCA YMCA Camp St. Croix

YMCA Camp St. Croix 2019

Celebrating 110 Years in Camping

We realize that for many of you, your connection to Camp St. Croix is tied to the people you encountered and the experiences you shared. Whether staff, volunteer, friend, parent, or cabin mate, no matter your connection, people and shared experiences are what keep our mission alive and relevant. As we enter our 110th year, we are creating a meaningful gathering space for all to intentionally honor those dear to your Camp St. Croix experience. We are asking you to consider joining us in this project by purchasing a Legacy Brick. For $110, you will create a customizable, engraved, 4”x8” brick, laying the foundation of a space for you and future generations to gather and share your Croix story. With your help, we can lastingly celebrate the history and memories of all those influenced by the mission of Dear ol’ Camp St. Croix. Bricks will be sold throughout the festivities of our 110th year for the $110 rate. After 2019, bricks will be sold on an ongoing basis to incorporate the every growing number impacted by the people and mission of Camp St. Croix.

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Self-Guided Nature Walks

posted on Wed, Mar 21 2018 11:25 am by YMCA YMCA Camp St. Croix

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.

Camp Locations: Camp St. Croix | Camp Ihduhapi | Day Camp Manitou | Day Camp Streefland

  • Camp Manitou is temporarily closed until mid-December.
  • Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
  • Bring your membership card 
  • Y Membership required for 1 in 4 participants*
  • No registration required
  • Youth under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • No dogs are allowed on camp property*

*Day Camp Manitou:
Leashed dogs are welcome and the membership ratio requirement does not apply due to being located at Wright County Park. 

Tips & Preparation

  • Maps are provided at each property and includes skill level and distance information for your walking options.
  • Each site is staffed specifically for walkers and hikers.
  • Don't forget to swipe your membership card with the staff. 

Equipment Needed

  • No equipment is required
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Attire & What to Bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Dress appropriately for weather conditions
  • Water

Outcomes / Benefits

  • Boosts your mood
  • Decreases depression
  • Busts your stress
  • Improves strength and posture
  • Improves balance
  • Burns calories

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