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Registration for summer 2024 is now open!


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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.

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Teen Wilderness experiences help participants develop and grow while traveling through beautiful wild places throughout North America

Summer Options

Summer Camp

What to Expect

Learn more about the teen wilderness experience, from essential eligibility requirements to health and safety details.

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See what's available at our location, including rates, dates, and program descriptions.

Summer Options
The Engage program offers Menogyn campers the opportunity to earn credit towards the cost of their session through service to camp.

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Our supporters fuel our mission through our various camp annual fund designations.
The YMCA's BOLD GOLD program allows young leaders to develop their wilderness, leadership, interpersonal, and intercultural skills further.
The Engage program offers Menogyn campers the opportunity to earn credit towards the cost of their session through service to camp.

Upcoming Events

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Fall, Winter, and Spring

We are a year-round destination for various activities, including outdoor learning and custom experiences.

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Seasonal Adventures


Personal, professional, and educational


The natural way to say "I do!"

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Our Team

As leaders and friends, our team embodies the YMCA values of equity, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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Our Camp Story

We are part of a family. And like any family member, our camp has a unique personality and some distinct characteristics.

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Giving Opportunities

Creating welcoming, inclusive, and supportive spaces takes a village. We would love for you to support and be part of ours.

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

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Making adventure more accessible

Everyone deserves access to programs and services that help them reach their full potential. That's why we offer need-based financial assistance to help people participate in our programs regardless of their income.

Here to Help

Have a question or need assistance?

Our customer service team is always happy to help.

For location-specific questions, we encourage you to contact your camp directly.

Camp Menogyn emergency contact Forrest Ahrens

Camp Menogyn
emergency contact

Forrest Ahrens
Interim Director