Nature and Science Camps

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

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

Animals in Action Camp

Kids get a real hands-on animal experience in this exploration camp. They’ll learn about wildlife and endangered species while they compare and contrast the characteristics of many common and unusual animals. Plus they’ll learn how animals enrich our world.

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

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!

Experiments & Engineering Camp (NEW!)

Campers take off into a world of explorations through hands-on experiments such as slime, designing and building water rockets, growing crystals, and much more!

Junior Ranger Camp

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 explore the St. Croix River and work with a Park Ranger!