Camp Kumalya provides a week packed full of exciting and structured activities for the new and returning camper. Located at beautiful Lake Elmo Park Reserve in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, campers age 4 through 14 participate in small, age-appropriate groups under the guidance and responsible supervision of our trained Y staff members.

Nothing says summertime adventure like the shouting of excited campers hiking on a path or the splashing of paddles on the lake! YMCA Camp Kumalya is a wonderful place for your child to experience fun, outdoor adventures this summer.

Activities help to build self-esteem, learn new skills, and practice the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. And each year, every child leaves with special beads to mark their accomplishments and treasured experiences.

Camp Hours

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Traditional Camp Activities

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Camp Crafts
  • Nature Studies
  • Fort Building
  • Other fun outdoor activities

Specialty Camps

  • Animals in Action Camp
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts Camp
  • Bike Camp
  • Canoe Camp
  • Climbing Camp
  • Dragons Fairies and Princesses Camp
  • Duct Tape Camp
  • Experiments & Engineering Camp
  • Fishing Camp
  • Horse Camp
  • Junior Ranger Camp
  • Leaders in Training Camp
  • Learn to Swim Camp
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Pirate Camp
  • Teen Camps
  • Theater Camp

Come explore what Camp Kumalya is all about – great fun, great people, great experiences, and great memories! See you this summer!


We provide needs-based scholarships called Personal Pricing Plans to make camp more affordable. We take several factors - annual income, the number of adults in your home, and the number of dependents - and use them to determine your fee. Learn more about scholarships

Contact Us

Day Camp Kumalya
Lake Elmo Park Reserve North Pavilion
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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Day Camp Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 651-707-2540

Lake Elmo Park Reserve Parking Pass:

Daily Permit: $7
Annual Permit: $30
Second Annual: $20 (for same household – must be purchased at same time as first permit)

Vehicle Permits are required for all vehicles entering the park, including vehicles belonging to registered campers and picnic shelter users. They can be purchased at the park office. If the park office is not open, permits can be purchased by depositing the permit fee into the envelope and payment box located just past the park office building. Please follow the instructions on the envelope. Remember speed limit is 20/mph through the park.