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place 3425 Ihduhapi Road
Loretto, MN 55357
Day Camp Ihduhapilaunch

Founded in 1929, Camp Ihduhapi provides enriching overnight, day camp, and retreat experiences. Situated on 165 acres of vibrant maple forest along the shores of Lake Independence, its close proximity to the Twin Cities makes Ihduhapi the perfect place for youth and adults to learn new skills, build confidence, and create lifelong memories.

And just like all YMCA of the North adventure centers, we strive to build upon the Y's core values as part of our Camp Culture and Community Commitment.

Summer Camp

All summer overnight camp experiences include 'traditional' activities like archery, swimming, paddling, outdoor education, climbing/challenge, arts and crafts, fishing, and much more. In addition, our location offers a unique variety of 'specialty' activities (listed below) for participants to spend more time on, including more Traditional camp programming.

About Overnight Camp

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Overnight Camp Handbook

Get ready for your summer overnight camp experience, including what to expect and how to prepare.

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Teen Wilderness Handbook

Get ready for your summer wilderness experience, including what to expect and how to prepare.

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Nature Retreats

More Seasonal Adventures


Book your own getaway


Learning for Little Seeds


Hands-on outdoor education


Personal and professional use


Improving group dynamics


A natural way to say "I do!"

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Making adventure more accessible

The YMCA offers need-based financial assistance to help people access the programs that are important to them.

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