Nature and Science Camps

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

Animals in Action Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2018

Member Participants: $200/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $225/week

Weeks of June 11 and June 25

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.

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Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2018

Member Participants: $200/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $225/week

Weeks of June 25, July 16 and August 6

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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Experiments & Engineering Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2018

Member Participants: $200/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $225/week

Weeks of June 11, July 2 and August 20 (No program July 4, fee prorated)

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!

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Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2018

Member Participants: $215/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $240/week

Weeks of July 9 and July 23

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!

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