All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve—and Camp Manitou is a great place to just that. Explore Day Camp and Swim Lessons for kids ages 3-14.
Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community each summer. Day Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and leadership skills. YMCA camps are built on character-building values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Kids age 4 through those entering grade 8 enjoy activities like swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, cookouts, arts and crafts and more.
Provide two hours of focus on a favorite activity. Accomplishments are marked with special beads for every camper to collect.
Kids are encouraged to express themselves, increase self-awareness and foster the creative spirt.
Kids develop an appreciation for different places, times and settings.
Kids are inspired to explore our natural environment and delight in the wonders of discovery.
Young people develop life-long skills with opportunities for water safety and recreation.
Kids have fun in the fresh air learning about equipment and technique.
Young people build self-confidence and leadership skills through new adventures and experiences.
Campers entering grades 7-9 experience hiking, outdoor cooking, campfires and swimming while on three-day field trips.
Special rates for Camp Manitou programs are available for those who meet income requirements—everyone is welcome to apply for a scholarship to Camp Manitou.
Enjoy 1,200 acres of the outdoors and positively impact your colleagues with team-building activities that build valuable skills.