Teens and Leadership Camps

Young people build self-confidence and leadership skills through new adventures and experiences.

Updated program information for 2019 will be available in January. Please check back.

Teen Artist Camp

Self-expression comes to life in this creative art camp! Your imagination becomes the window of discovery as you create original art. You will create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!

Teen Canoe/Kayak Camp

Master the skills of Kayaking and Canoeing on Dutch Lake. Refine paddling skills and learn the practice of ‘swim and swamp’, how to rescue a swamped canoe and camper. After learning the basics, you will go on a paddleboarding adventure on a local lake.

Lake Exploration Camp (NEW!)

Partnership with Lake Effect Conservancy, Wayzata Community Sailing, W.P.S., City of Wayzata. Campers will learn about our local lake ecology through fishing, sailing, STEM and water study. This camp will go on a daily field trip to area Lake Minnetonka sites and enjoy on the water programming.

Teen Digital Photography Camp

Learn the basics of digital photography and be able to experiment with both portrait and landscape photography. Each day will be a different theme. You must bring a digital camera. No phones please.

Forkhorn II Camp (NEW!)

Partnership with Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

This advanced archery camp takes students beyond basic archery skills and offers training in bow hunting, map and compass skills, marksmanship training, tree stand safety and setup. Students will be certified in the MN Bowhunter Education Program MBEP as part of the camp. Forkhorn I or III camps, are not currently offered, there is no pre-requisite to Forkhorn II.

Teen Quest

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, you will decide and plan out many of the camp activities and events throughout the week. This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Teen Quest campers will have a climbing experience at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Friday.

Teen Survival Skills Camp

Develop your camping skills as you work together to set up camp in the remote campsites. Learn a variety of useful camping skills that including: building a fire, shelters building, knot tying, campfire cooking, navigating maps and more!


Includes overnight at Camp Christmas Tree. Rise to the challenge in Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover your leadership qualities. You will learn and develop the necessary camp skills needed to lead camper activities, as well as group responsibility through activity planning. You will have opportunities to shadow counselors and assist staff in camp activities. There will be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!