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.
In the High Ropes Village campers entering grades 4-8 challenge themselves on a two-level ropes course, zip line, giant’s ladder, leap of faith and climbing walls.
Days in specialty camps include time for traditional camp activities, plus two hours focused on a specialized activity or theme—like pirates, science, fishing, arts, photography and leadership. For grades K-8.
Developing leadership qualities and abilities are important life-long ingredients. Our leadership camps develop the whole person — spirit, mind, and body — through a variety of service projects, hands-on activities, and team building exercises. Grades 6-9.
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.
Kids ages 3-12 can enjoy Swim Lessons in our outdoor heated pool. Lessons focus on water safety, swim readiness, stroke development—and fun!
Classes including Water Acclimation, Water Movement and Water Stamina work to create a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention. Register
Once fundamentals are mastered, these classes focus on stroke technique for competitive strokes. Register
Discover all the ways YMCA Camp Manitou team can work with you the create programs that will have a positive impact on your group.
Plan your next birthday party at Camp Manitou.
Meeting space rental and more with plenty of amenities for your next group event.
Enjoy our Day Camps with your entire family.