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Support Camp Warren

We’ve been providing life-changing experiences at Camp Warren for almost 95 years. We continue to evolve our programming to meet the needs of the community we serve, and our much-loved traditions endure. Thousands of people across our state, country and the world have experienced the magic of Camp Warren.

We missed camp last summer, the shores of Half Moon Lake long to be filled with fun and laughter. We are confident in our ability to provide transformational outdoor experiences for campers this summer. The health and safety of our campers and staff team remain our top priority and we are working with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Camp Association and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Health to modify our programming as necessary.

We believe outdoor experiences will be more important than ever this summer. We need your support.

Your gift to Camp Warren will support necessary modifications to our program areas, new trainings for our staff and will ensure ALL camper will able to enjoy camp this summer, removing any financial barriers.

How to donate

We can process your gift online or by check, deferred billing, monthly credit card billing, EFT and donation of securities. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible. Please use the button at the top of this page to donate online.

You can also sign-up to be a sustaining giver! Pick your monthly contribution amount and check the “Make this a monthly gift” box and be on the lookout for your special Camp Warren Sustainer Sticker!

To donate by mail, download the mail-in pledge card.

YMCA of the North
Camp Warren
NW 5901
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5901

Matching gifts

Most companies match gifts to YMCA camping programs. Contact your human resources department today, and double your gift to camp.


Camp Warren Wishlist

Help us improve our programming. We are in need of the below items! Please contact Jeanna Nesbitt and we will coordinate drop-off, pick-ups, and provide an in-kind donation form for tax purposes.

Facility Needs:

  • Stoves (Silha, Director’s Cabin)
  • Freezer (camp store)
  • Pontoon
  • Pickup truck
  • Storage Shed
  • Boat motors
  • Fans
  • Lake pump (watering garden)
  • Tongue and groove planking
  • Sauna stove
  • Commercial immersion blender
  • Ice machine
  • Yurts

Program Needs:

  • Musical Instruments—xylophone, drums, guitars, tambourines, wood blocks 
  • Black and white photography equipment including 35mm cameras 
  • Fishing lures, line, children’s rods 
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle board paddles 
  • Bird, plant, animal identification books 
  • Flippers and snorkels 
  • Modern tennis racquets 
  • Legos
  • Sensory Toys
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Air pumps
  • Fishing Nets
  • Volleyball net
  • Tennis ball machine
  • Pug mill for wedging clay
  • Electric pottery wheels
  • Coloring Books
  • Dark bag (photo)

Camping Needs:

  • Tents—Eureka Timberline Outfitter two-, four- and six-person tents 
  • Compasses for navigation 
  • Canoes
  • Dry Bags
  • Yolk Pads
  • Camping Stoves
  • BWCAW Maps


More Ways to Give

Major Giving Opportunities

Camp has exciting project, program and capital giving opportunities. If you want to impact Camp Warren today, please contact Jeanna Nesbitt, Camp Warren Executive Director, at or 763-230-6574 to learn more.

Camp Warren Endowment Fund

A great way to support Warren is through a personal gift to the endowment fund, either as an immediate donation or as a gift in your estate plan. To make an endowment gift, please call us at 763-479-1146. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way.

Living tribute and memorial gifts

Honor someone special, either in memory or on a special occasion, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and the gift will have a lasting impact. Please contact Carolyn Caswell in Mission Advancement at 612-371-8707 for more information.

Planned giving opportunities

Create a legacy that will impact camp for generations – a gift in your will, IRA, insurance policy, bank account, trust or other estate instrument. Not only can this provide a tax benefit to you and your heirs, but it will bring priceless benefit to our camp community long into the future. Please contact Kari Rambo, the YMCA’s Senior Director of Planned Giving, at or (612) 330-3074, for more information.