Specialty Camps

Develop a greater passion for the things you love, or try out something new at one of our specialty camps! At each YMCA Specialty Camp, day campers spend approximately two hours of each day in their specialized activity. The remainder of the day is spent enjoying Traditional Camp activities.

Dragon, Fairies & Princesses Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of June 12, July 17, August 7 and August 28

Campers let their imaginations soar in this magical fairy tale-themed camp. Adventures will include themed arts and crafts, a mystical quest and a special tea party!

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Pirate Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of June 26, July 5*, July 24 and August 14 (*No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Arrrrrgh! Young Buccaneers learn the swashbuckling lingo of pirates, play games like Capture the Pirate Flag, try their balancing skills as they walk the plank, go on treasure hunts and a whole lot more!

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Super Heroes Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of July 10, July 31 and August 21

BAM! POW! KAZAM! Kids think, dress, and act like superheroes! Kids bring their own superhero costume or make one at camp. Suiting up as their favorite superhero each day, they’ll explore their own super powers. Activities include super games, super crafts and super fun. Where else can kids spend the day as their alter-ego superhero, meet other superheroes and save the world?

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Farm Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of June 19, July 17, July 31 and August 21

Kids working the farm will explore gardens, fields, and pastures. Young farmers experience the daily routines of feeding and caring for farm animals. Campers discover how plants, animals, soil and people work together to produce the food that we eat every day. Plus they’ll learn what it means to be a good steward in this unique farming experience.

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Arts and Crafts Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of June 19, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 14

Campers discover their artistic side and let their imaginations soar. Kids create a variety of projects that may include: sketching, watercolors or paints, nature collages, picture frames, necklaces and bracelets, and much more. Campers create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!

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Theater Camp

For campers entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Offered the weeks of June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7

Kids free their imaginations and develop improvisational skills! Campers explore the world of theater through games, acting exercises, working on a script and even performing for an audience. This camp is great for building self-esteem. Staff includes actors and teachers from Black Dirt Theater, our local theater company.

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Archery/Slingshot Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks of June 12, July 5*, July 17, July 24, August 21 and August 28 (*No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Two amazing and traditional target sports, the bow and arrow and the slingshot, are very popular today. Participants will gain understanding and learn to properly use them both safely. Campers will learn to make and use their own targets, learn about different types of bows, and the basics of aiming and target shooting.

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Fishing Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $205/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $230/week

Weeks of June 19, July 10, July 31 and August 14

Kids get hooked on fishing as they learn basic fishing skills. Lakes provide the scene for fishing fun using the catch-and-release method. Campers can bring their own pole and tackle, or equipment will be provided.

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Challenge Course Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $225/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $250/week

Weeks of June 19, July 10, July 31, August 7 and August 14

Campers strike out on a bold adventure as they test their strength, strategy, and skill against our high ropes challenge course. Climbers learn about basic climbing, belay techniques, knot tying and climbing safety. Fun team challenge initiatives will aid in a successful climb. Two to three hours a day will be spent on the Challenge Course at Sacajawea and YMCA Camp St. Croix.

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Full Stem Ahead Camp (NEW!)

For campers entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Offered the weeks of June 12, June 26 and July 17

This camp is perfect for our young scholars who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Campers will spend the week engaged in hands on, interactive projects. We will figure out how things work and why it’s important. Activities may include Legos, robotics, science experiments, plus more! There will be lots of learning, using their imaginations, and exploring the indoors and outdoors at camp!

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Digital Photography Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/weeks

Weeks of June 19, July 10, July 31, August 14 and August 21

Campers will learn the basics of digital photography and be able to experiment with both portrait and landscape photography. Each day will be a different theme – from the viewpoint of an ant, or include a tree as a subject. Participants must bring a digital camera. No phones please.

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Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $195/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $220/week

Weeks June 12, June 26, July 17, July 24 and August 7

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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