Programs

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Day Camp is a 5-day enrichment program and the next step in youth development. Day Camp gives kids a traditional camp experience during the day. Every child will benefit from this connection with nature.

Summer 2020 Updates

We know Day Camp Ihduhapi campers are anxiously awaiting information on summer 2020 programming. The decision around whether or not to open this summer or run a modified program weighs heavily on us. Ultimately, we will rely on evidence-based recommendations from the CDC, American Camp Association, and Governor Walz. The CDC will release guidance for camps in early May and our decision to open or modify our operations will follow shortly thereafter. This guidance, along with the recommendation from the MN Department of Health, will be critical for us in determining if camp will be able to operate in a safe manner this summer.

Since mid-March, we have been busy developing plans to ensure we make the safest decisions for summer, and addressing necessary contingencies around risk and safety, programming, trips and facility cleaning protocols. The safety of our campers and staff remains our top priority.

As decisions are finalized, we will be updating this page on our website. For now, please reference our FAQs. More information soon!


Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

With Healthy Living experiences woven throughout, camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. The Day Camp experience is built on the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. Accomplishments are marked with special beads for every camper to collect.

Are you interested in overnight camp? Learn more about Camp Ihduhapi Overnight Camp

Our experiences are built on the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We hope to see your child at Day Camp Ihduhapi this summer!

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Traditional Camps

Activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more.

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Specialty Camps

Provide two hours of focus on a favorite activity. Accomplishments are marked with special beads for every camper to collect.

Arts and Imagination Camps

Kids are encouraged to express themselves, increase self-awareness and foster the creative spirt.

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Nature and Science Camps

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

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Water Exploration Camps

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

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Outdoor Sports Camps

Kids have fun in the fresh air learning about equipment and technique.

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Horse Camps

Our riding programs are progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses. Instructors are trained in horsemanship and carefully match the experience level of the child with an appropriate horse. Instruction is provided at the staging area and on the horses.

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Teens and Leadership Camps

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

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