Water Exploration Camps

Young people develop life-long skills with opportunities for water safety and recreation.

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

Wee Backpackers Learn to Swim Camp

All of the wonderful outdoor adventures in the Wee Backpacker program plus swimming lessons! Each day Wee Bees will have a 40-minute progressive swimming lesson with certified swim instructors. Little swimmers will also have time to play water games and swim at the Hudson YMCA. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

Learn to Swim Camp

All of the outdoor adventures in the day camp program plus YMCA swimming lessons! Each day campers will have a 40-minute YMCA progressive swimming lesson with certified swim instructors at the Hudson YMCA. Campers will also have time to play water games and swim at the Hudson YMCA. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

Water Adventure Camp

The hottest way for kids to cool off this summer! Campers spend the full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, swimming, pontoon ride and other water activities. The highlight of the week will be a field trip to a water park.

Canoe/Kayak Camp

Campers learn paddling skills and canoe/kayak safety as they experience the challenge of navigating water! Kids learn to identify the parts of the canoe/kayak, paddling techniques and the importance of teamwork.

Log Rolling Camp

Kids learn about the life of a lumberjack and their importance in building our first cities. Campers discover how the sport of log rolling or “birling” developed out of maneuvering logs down rivers to the old saw mills. Skills learned are great for improving balance and coordination! Log rolling instruction will take place at our camp beach with a trained instructor.

Sailing Camp - Introductory Level

Sailing is a life-long sport teaching teamwork and an appreciation for the outdoors. Each day young sailors learn the basics of sailing and safety with camp instructors. Campers will be taught techniques and terminology for operating our fleet of sailboats as they practice their skills on Lake St. Croix.

Sailing Camp - Advanced Level

Campers receive daily ground and water instruction in basic sailing skills and techniques, as well as boat maintenance and care. Time is spent learning skills such as rigging, jibbing, tacking, knot tying, water safety, and river etiquette. Sailors will operate our fleet of sailboats on Lake St. Croix. Prior sailing experience required.

*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.