Specialty Camps

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

Critters and Crawlers Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 19, July 5* July 17, July 31 and August 14 (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Campers become “Eco-Explorers” as they investigate the natural surroundings at camp. We will take forest treks, prairie walks and beach tours to explore our local wildlife. Activities include: bug safaris, nature hunt, create a critter from litter and more!

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Dragons, Fairies & Princesses Camp

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21

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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Super Hero Camp 

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12, June 26, July 17, July 31 and August 14

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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Arts & Crafts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 4 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12 – August 25 (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

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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Pirate Camp 

Entering grades K – 2 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 19, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21

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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Fish, Frogs and Forts Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 1 – 2 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21

Filled with exploration and environmental education, we’ll focus on fort building and discovery of insects, fish and frogs. Campers learn basic fishing skills while practicing the catch-and-release method. Bait and fishing equipment is provided at camp but you may bring your own.

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Fishing I and Fishing II Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 3 – 4 in fall, 2017

Entering grades 5 – 6 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12 – August 25* (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)

Camp Streefland is working with the MN DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife to utilize the MinnAqua Program’s national award-winning fishing and aquatic education curriculum in our fishing camps. MinnAqua is a statewide education program designed to teach angling recreation and stewardship as well as the ecology and conservation of aquatic habitats.

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 will learn about safety when fishing, how to tie knots, fish identification, which bait to use and how our actions
impact nature. Campers can bring their own pole and tackle, or equipment will be provided.

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Duct Tape Art Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

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

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

Creativity is unlimited when the medium is duct tape! Kids learn how to craft with duct tape and make amazing things like bags, wallets, jewelry, cell phone cases and almost anything they can think of. Duct tape arts and crafts are one of the hottest trends.

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Extreme Adventure

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $245/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $270/week

Weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21

Kids looking for some radical new experiences this summer can kick it up a notch with a week packed with extreme fun. This camp is designed to build self-confidence and learn valuable skills through challenging activities while enjoying an unforgettable adventure. Campers embark on full- and half-day activities such as skateboarding at the YMCA Tri-City Skate Park. Base Camp climbing adventure, and disc golfing. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

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Archery and Slingshot Camp 

Entering grades 1 – 4 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 12, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, August 7 and August 21

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, the basics of aiming and target shooting and try our tomahawk range on Adventure Island.

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Archery II Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of July 10, July 17, July 31 and August 14

Your child will advance their archery skills and build upon skills learned in our archery and slingshot camp. Daily practice and instruction is offered at camp’s three archery ranges and off site at South Forty Archers in Lakeville.

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Canoe/Kayak Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks June 12, July 17, July 31 and August 14

Campers learn paddling skills and canoe/kayak safety as they experience the challenge of navigating water! Kids learn to identify the parts of the canoe/kayak, paddling techniques, the importance of teamwork.

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Climbing Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Weeks June 12 – August 25 (No program week of July 3 – 7)

Campers embark on a climbing adventure! Campers will gain new skills and self-confidence every day through a variety of climbing activities. Campers test their strength, strategy, and skill while learning safety procedures, belay techniques, knot tying and proper climbing techniques. Wednesdays: Campers will participate in an exciting full day rock climbing experience at Taylors Falls! Campers will return to Camp Streefland at 5:30 p.m. and can be picked up from camp between 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Digital Photography Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 and 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks July 17, July 31 and August 14

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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Intro to Mountain Biking Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $280/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $305/week

Week of August 7

A step by step guide to beginning mountain bike skills to ease the experience of first-time riders. Students build confidence in tire grip, working on anticipation and focus points. Your child will learn to shift gears and become a strong rider. Campers develop lifelong biking skills and a commitment to an active lifestyles. Guest instructors and speakers from local bike shops, will help teach your child about basic bike care.

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Ski Camp (NEW!)

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $375 /week
Non-Member Program Participants: $400 /week

Weeks of June 26, July 10 and July 24

Campers learn to ski or snowboard! Our partnership with Buck Hill will allow campers the opportunity to get the feeling of skiing or riding on synthetic snow. Mondays begin with an orientation and 90-minute lessons will be provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The remainder of each day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities. Equipment rental is included in the cost and covers boots, skis, binding, poles and helmet.

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Water Adventures Camp

Entering grades 5 – 8 in fall, 2017

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

Weeks of June 26, July 10 and August 7

The hottest way for kids to cool off this summer! Campers spend the full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, swimming and other water activities.

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YMCA & The National Park Service

The mission of Let’s Move! Outside, a collaboration with the YMCA and the National Park Service, is to bring together community partners to provide opportunities that inspire lifelong stewardship of public lands. This initiative empowers young people across the country to discover the great outdoors.

Junior Naturalist Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $235/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $260/week

Weeks of June 19, August 7 and August 14

Connect with nature in a personal way! Junior Naturalist campers will take field trips and learn about our precious environment from Naturalists, and they’ll complete a service project too. From Geocaching in Clearly Lake Park, Prior Lake, to spending time with a Park Ranger at the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, this is your chance to explore nature and learn how to protect our precious outdoors.

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Junior Ranger Camp 

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $235/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $260/week

Weeks of July 10, July 17 and July 31

The YMCA and the National Park Service have partnered together for Junior Ranger Camp, which empowers youth to discover and 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 by pontoon boat, visit a National Park, and work with a Park Ranger!

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Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 3 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $235/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $260/week

Weeks of June 12, June 26, July 17, and August 14

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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