Nature and Science Camps

Kids are inspired to explore our natural environment and delight in the wonders of discovery.

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February 28 – March 5 during Rally Days.

Fish, Frogs & Forts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2019*

Member Participants: $240/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $265/week

Weeks of June 10, July 1, August 5 and August 19 (No program July 4 - 5, fee prorated)

Filled with exploration and environmental education, we’ll focus on fort building and discovery of insects, fish and frogs. Campers learn basic fishing skills while practicing the catch-and-release method. Bait and fishing equipment is provided at camp but you may bring your own.

Farm & Garden Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2019*

Weeks of July 1*, July 29 and August 12 (No program July 4 - 5, fee prorated)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2019

Weeks of June 17, July 22, August 5 and August 19

Member Participants: $280/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $295/week

Join us for a week of wholesome fun on the farm and in the garden! Young farmers experience the daily routines of feeding and caring for farm animals. Campers discover how plants, animals, soil and people work together to produce the food that we eat every day. Plus, they’ll learn what it means to be a good steward in this unique farming experience.

Outdoor Cooking Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2019

Weeks of June 17, July 8 and August 5

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2019

Weeks of June 10 and July 15

Member Participants: $240/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $265/week

Kids develop their camping skills by learning how to build a fire and cook over it. Campers receive lessons in outdoor cooking safety, cooking techniques, and the essentials for making healthy snacks and scrumptious meals in the great outdoors.

Science Explorer Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2019

Member Participants: $240/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $265/week

June 24 and July 22

Campers take off into a world of exploration through hands-on experiments to learn essential concepts applied towards a variety of eruptions, engineering experiments and much more. STEM curriculum is used in a fun, hands on way. The highlight of the week will be a field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2019

Member Participants: $255/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $280/week

Weeks of June 17, July 22 and August 5

Kids develop their outdoor living skills in this exciting, hands-on specialty camp! Campers discover the finer points of preparing for a big outdoor adventure. Participants will learn a variety of useful camping skills that may include building a fire, making camp shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking and more!

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2019

Member Participants: $255/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $280/week

Weeks of July 15 and July 29

The YMCA and National Park Service have partnered together to empower youth to create new outdoor opportunities to play, learn and serve. Campers will earn their Junior Ranger badge and experience firsthand the Junior Ranger motto of Explore, Learn and Protect. Campers will explore the St. Croix River and work with a park ranger.

*Additional camp paperwork will be required for campers ages 4 – 6. The state of Wisconsin requires the Health History and Emergency Care Plan form, immunization record and signed waiver at camp. Forms can be found on our Forms & Publications page.