Nature and Science Camps

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

Fish, Frogs and Forts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2019

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Weeks of June 8, June 15, June 22, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 and August 17

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.

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $265/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $290/week

Weeks of July 13 and July 20

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 experience a field trip to a National Park to explore the Mississippi River and work with a Park Ranger!

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $265/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $290/week

Weeks of June 8 - August 28 (No program July 3, fee prorated)

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!

Farm and Garden Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $280/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $305/week

Weeks of June 15, July 6, July 20 and August 3

Join us for a week of wholesome fun on the farm and in the garden! 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 experience. Campers will visit a metro area farm.