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Day Camp Gathering Pines

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Registration Now Open

2024 Registration for Day Camp Gathering Pines is now available!

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The latest addition to our Adventure Family

Situated on 225 acres of woods, prairies, and pastureland with five lakes, YMCA Gathering Pines offers year-round outdoor programming, including Summer Day Camp (Formerly Day Camp Kici Yapi), Nature Retreats, Outdoor Learning, Private Events, Team Building, and more.

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

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A Great Way to Spend School-Release Days

Make school holidays an adventure day with the YMCA!

Adventure Days

Summer Camp

What to Expect

Learn more about the day camp experience, from camp basics to health and safety details.

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

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News and Events

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Camp traditions create cherished memories that last a lifetime. Each site has its own special experiences, so how do you build tradition as a new camp? Or, even more specifically, the newest YMCA camp: YMCA Gathering Pines.

Upcoming Events

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Fall, Winter, and Spring

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

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Seasonal Adventures


For school release days


Horse experiences for all ages


Hands-on outdoor education


Personal, professional, and educational


Improving group dynamics


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.

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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.