Summer camp is magic. It has the power to transform even the shyest camper into a confident leader. It turns strangers into instant friends. It changes barriers into successes.
Through Widjiwagan’s trip progression, campers gain confidence as they build skills. By living with other campers, they learn to work together and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
At Y camps, our staff members are enthusiastic and well trained. They guide campers of all backgrounds and abilities through programming that builds character in a safe, encouraging environment.
Camp Widjiwagan offers programming for teens, ages 11–18.
We open our registration process every year with a Lottery. The Lottery is designed to give all campers who have registered by January 7 an equal opportunity to be placed in the trip of their choice.
We offer canoe trips for a variety of skill levels. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving campers new challenges year after year.
Widji offers many backpacking trips throughout the country and into Canada.
Boys Outdoor Leadership Development/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a week long session in northern Minnesota that teaches teens leadership skills. Campers need to have completed 6th grade and be between the ages of 12-18.
We welcome parents/guardians, family and friends to visit camp for their camper's Closing Celebration. After a Widji group returns from their canoeing or backpacking trip, they clean their equipment, check in their gear, shower and then prepare to celebrate their experience.