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place 55 Menogyn Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Since 1922, Camp Menogyn has provided transformative small group wilderness experiences. Only accessible by water, Camp Menogyn is uniquely situated on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on West Bearskin Lake. Specializing in canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips, participants have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the triumphs and challenges of wilderness travel.

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.


This business operates on behalf of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness program located within the Superior National Forest. As a BWCAW program Cooperator, this business is an equal opportunity service provider.

Canoe Trips

Experience the challenge of navigating waterways and living in the great outdoors. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving participants new challenges year after year.

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Backpacking Trips

Backpacking is an excellent way for teens of all skill levels to experience the wonders of wild places! The YMCA offers trips of increasing challenge and length to match the maturity, leadership, and skills of our participants.

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Rock Climbing Trips

Designed to build self-confidence and teamwork skills, YMCA trips provide a series of challenging climbs for both novice and experienced climbers under the supervision of highly skilled staff.

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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

Upcoming Events View All

MEA Family Camp Weekend

event October 20 – 23, 2022
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 12:00pm-5:00pm
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place YMCA Camp Menogyn
55 Menogyn Trail
55604

New Year's Family Camp Weekend

event December 29, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 12:00pm-5:00pm
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place YMCA Camp Menogyn
55 Menogyn Trail
55604

MLK Family Camp Weekend

event January 13 – 16, 2023
Friday-Monday
schedule 12:00pm-5:00pm
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place YMCA Camp Menogyn
55 Menogyn Trail
55604

President's Day Family Camp Weekend

event February 17 – 20, 2023
Friday-Monday
schedule 12:00pm-5:00pm
See timetables for details
place YMCA Camp Menogyn
55 Menogyn Trail
55604

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

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