Specialty Camps

At each of our specialty camps, day campers spend approximately two hours each day in their specialized activity. The remainder of the day is spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

Dragons, Fairies & Princesses Camp

Entering grades 1 – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $225/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $250/week

Weeks of June 26, July 17 and August 14

Campers let their imaginations soar in this magical fairy tale-themed camp. Adventures will include themed arts and crafts, a mystical quest and a special tea party!

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Arts and Crafts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2017

Weeks of June 12 and August 7

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Week July 24

Member Participants: $230/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $255/week

Campers discover their artistic side and let their imaginations soar. Kids create a variety of projects that may include: sketching, watercolors or paints, nature collages, picture frames, necklaces and bracelets, and much more. Campers create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!

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Archery Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $230/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $255/week

Weeks of June 19, June 26, July 24, July 31 and August 14

While learning the fundamentals of archery, campers examine equipment close up, identify the parts of the bow and arrow, and learn the science behind drawing the bow and releasing the arrow. Instructors teach proper grip, stance and aim alignment. Equipment is provided.

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Fishing Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $230 /week
Non-Member Program Participants: $255/week

Weeks of July 10, August 7 and August 14

Kids get hooked on fishing as they learn basic fishing skills. Lakes provide the scene for fishing fun using the catch-and-release method. Campers can bring their own pole and tackle, or equipment will be provided.

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Outdoor Living Skills Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $225/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $250/week

Weeks of June 19, July 10 and August 7

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!

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Climbing Camp

Entering grades 5 – 7 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $230/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $255/week

Weeks of June 12, July 17, July 24 and August 7

Campers embark on a climbing adventure! Campers will gain new skills and self-confidence every day through a variety of climbing activities. Campers test their strength, strategy, and skill while learning safety procedures, belay techniques, knot tying and proper climbing techniques.

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YMCA & The National Park Service

The YMCA and the National Park Service have collaborated on the Let’s Move! Outside initiative which provide opportunities for youth to play, learn, and serve on public lands, empowering campers to discover the outdoors. Learn more.

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $235/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $260/week

Weeks of July 10, July 17 and July 31

The mission of Let’s Move! Outside, a collaboration with the YMCA and the National Park Service, is to bring together community partners to provide opportunities that inspire lifelong stewardship of public lands. This initiative empowers young people across the country to discover the great outdoors.

The YMCA and the National Park Service have partnered together for Junior Ranger Camp, which empowers youth to discover and 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 canoe on the Mississippi
River, volunteer in a National Park, and work with a Park Ranger!

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