Traditional Camps

YMCA Day Camp Manitou is a wonderful place for your child to experience fun, outdoor adventures this summer! Traditional camp activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more.

Wee Backpackers

Ages 4 & 5 years old, including campers entering Kindergarten in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12 – August 21 (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Start your child’s appreciation of the great outdoors by enrolling him or her in Wee Backpackers! From the moment campers arrive each day, counselors guide them through traditional camp experiences including hiking, nature study, swimming, group games, and arts and crafts. They have opportunities to sing songs, tell stories, and meet new friends. All activities are geared to show your preschool camper the wonders of nature. Wee Backpackers is carried out in small groups under the watchful eye of counselors trained to meet the needs of young campers. The Wee Backpacker program maintains a low staff to child ratio.

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Wee Backpackers Water Safety

Ages 4 & 5 years old, including campers entering Kindergarten in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 19, June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7

All of the wonderful outdoor adventures in the Wee Backpacker program plus water safety lessons! Each day Wee Bees will have a 40-minute progressive water safety lesson at the Camp Manitou outdoor pool. Little swimmers will also have time to play in our splash deck. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

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Traditional Day Camp

Entering grades 1 – 7 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $190/week
Non-Member Program Participant: $215/week

Weeks of June 12 – August 21 (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Campers explore hiking through wooded trails, studying the wonders of nature, canoeing along lakeshores, and conquering many challenges under the leadership of well-trained staff. Exciting activities include archery, swimming, nature studies, canoeing, fort building, gaga ball, camp crafts, cookouts and group games!

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Summer Extravaganza

Ages 4 years to those entering grade 7 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $190/week
Non-Member Program Participant: $215/week

Week of August 28

This is the last chance to enjoy the great outdoors at camp before summer ends! We’ve combined all of our camp’s highlights into an incredible jam-packed session. Games, canoeing, swimming are all part of the fun. Campers search for “silver” and “gold” in the Gold Rush, then cash in their treasure in exchange for fun surprises!

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