Traditional Camps

Traditional camp activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more.

Wee Backpackers

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

Member Participants: $220/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $245/week

Weeks of June 12 – September 1 (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.


Wee Backpackers Learn to Swim

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

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

Weeks of July 17, July 24, July 31 and August 7

All of the wonderful outdoor adventures in the Wee Backpacker program plus YMCA swimming lessons! Each day Wee Bees will have a 40-minute YMCA progressive swimming lesson at the Minnesota Valley YMCA indoor pool with our certified swim instructors. Little swimmers will also have time to play in our zero depth pool. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities. A swim lesson progress card will be given at the end of the session. Learn more about YMCA Swim Lessons.


Traditional Day Camp

Entering grades 1 – 6 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $210/week M-F
Non-Member Program Participants: $235/week M-F

5-Day Sessions: Weeks of June 12 – September 1 (No program July 3 – 4, fee prorated)


Member Participants: $130/3-day session
Non-Member Program Participants: $145/3-day session

Monday – Wednesday: June 12, June 26, July 31, August 14, August 21 and August 28

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, gaga ball, camp crafts, cookouts and group games!


Adoption Day Camp Partnership with CHLSS

Children’s Home and LSS’ Adoption Day Camp is a classic, summer camp experience that combines adoption-specific programming and traditional camp activities. In the morning, adopted children ages 6-13 (siblings are welcome to join as well) participate in age-appropriate discussions and activities. Topics will include: family, feelings, self-esteem, communication, and identity. In the afternoon, activities expand to include traditional camp activities such as swimming, archery, arts and crafts, and more through our unique partnership with YMCA Camp Streefland.

Learn more and register.