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Summer 2024

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Traditional Options

Traditional Day Camp

Traditional camp is about exploration and discovery. Campers will explore by hiking, studying the wonder of nature, building connections through teamwork, and conquering many challenges under the leadership of well-trained staff. It exposes participants to various activities, including archery, fort building, tie-dye, gaga ball, swimming, nature studies, paddling, arts and crafts, cookouts, group games, and more. Campers will participate in some, but not all, of these activities, depending on their age and camp locations. Each camper will leave camp with a wide range of memories and experiences!
 

Grades 1–6 | $309 ($339 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $185 ($203 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Wee Backpackers

The Wee Backpacker program aims to continue fostering a love and appreciation for the outdoors. Campers sing songs, tell stories, and play games while beginning to experience the variety of activities camp has to offer. Wee Backpackers maintains a low staff-to-child ratio.
 

Grade K | $329 ($359 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $197 ($215 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Arts and Imagination

Arts and Crafts

Participants discover their artistic side and let their imaginations soar. Projects may include sketching, painting, collage, beadwork, and more. Participants create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Dragons, Fairies and Friends

Participants let their imaginations soar in this magical fairytale-themed activity. Adventures will include themed arts and crafts, a mystical quest, and a royal celebration!
 

Grade K | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

Pirates

Arrrrrgh! Young buccaneers learn the swashbuckling lingo of pirates, play games like Capture the Pirate Flag, try their balancing skills as they walk the plank, go on treasure hunts, and much more.
 

Grade K | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • Aug 5–9

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 12–16

Superheros

BAM! POW! KAZAM! Kids think, dress, and act like superheroes! Activities include super games, super crafts, and super fun. Where else can kids spend the day exploring their superpowers as their alter-ego superheroes, meet other superheroes and save the world?
 

Grade K | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 12–16

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 24–28

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

Nature and Science

Critters and Crawlers

Participants become “Eco-Explorers” as they investigate the natural surroundings at camp. We will take nature treks to explore our camp environment and search for signs of local wildlife. Activities include bug safaris, nature hunts, and more!

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 17–21

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

Fish, Frogs, and Forts

Filled with exploration and environmental education, we’ll focus on fort-building and discovering insects, fish, and frogs. Campers will take one field trip (weather permitting) to a local lake to learn basic fishing skills while practicing the catch-and-release method for shore fishing.
 

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 5–9

Outdoor Living Skills

Participants discover the finer points of preparing for a big outdoor adventure while learning various practical camping skills, including building a fire, making camp shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking, and more!
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

STEAM

Participants will spend the week engaged in hands-on, interactive projects. There will be lots of learning, using their imaginations, and exploring the indoors and outdoors at camp!
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 12–16

Outdoor Action

Archery / Slingshot

Participants learn the fundamentals of archery and slingshot use, examine equipment close-up, and learn the science behind target shooting. Instructors teach proper grip, stance, and aim alignment. YMCA of the North provides equipment.

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 12–16

Archery

Participants learn the fundamentals of archery, examine equipment close-up, and learn the science behind target shooting. Instructors teach proper grip, stance, and aim alignment. YMCA of the North provides equipment.

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Climbing / Challenge

Learn about basic climbing, belay techniques, knot tying, and safety. Challenge participants to test their strengths, strategy, and skill on our ropes courses.
 

Grades 4–6 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 19-23

Water Action

Fishing

Kids get hooked on fishing as they learn basic fishing skills. Local lakes and rivers provide the scene for fishing fun using the catch-and-release method. Campers can bring their pole and tackle or use equipment provided by YMCA of the North.
 

Grades 4–6 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Water Adventure

Participants spend the whole week enjoying an incredible array of water activities, including boating, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming, along with other fun water games and adventures.
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

Teen and Leadership

Teen Climbing

Test your strength, strategy, and skill as you focus on a challenging daily climb. Learn and develop climbing skills, belay techniques, knot tying, and safety.
 

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $239 ($257 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

Teen Bike

Our days are organized with trail riding, bike maintenance, games on and off the bike, and a few days for the beach and pool to keep our bikers cool! We are pleased to announce that we have both single and double tracks. This camp will also provide the basic skills and awareness needed for safe and enjoyable mountain biking. YMCA of the North provides bikes and helmets.
 

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 19-23

Teen Water Adventure

Campers spend the whole week enjoying an incredible array of water activities that may include boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, log rolling, paddleboarding, and other fun water adventures.
 

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

Embark on a canoeing/kayaking excursion full of adventure on the great Bertram Lakes! Develop your paddling skills and learn boating safety as you experience the challenge of navigating the water! Take day trips to the islands around the Bertram channels while enjoying the outdoors!

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 1–3 | $239 ($257 non-member)

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 12–16

  • Aug 19-23

Leaders-In-Training

Discover your leadership qualities by learning to lead campers in activities and assist in planning the week for your group! The second week allows you to put those new skills to the test while you shadow a counselor and assist staff in camp activities.
 

Grades 7–9 | $469 ($499 non-member)

  • June 10–21

  • July 8–19

  • Aug 5–16

 

Junior Counselor

Do you love working with kids in an outdoor camp setting? Here's your chance to take a leadership role! Junior Counselors are assigned to a group and assist Counselors in leading and carrying out various Day Camp programs.

Ages 14–15

Previous experience in a LIT program or leadership experience working with children is preferred. Candidates will be selected through an application and interview process while gaining career readiness experience.

Contact Demetrius Neal for more information: demetrius.neal@ymcamn.org or 651-259-6170.

A day camp lead staff member will reach out for an interview around mid-March to talk over details and information about the program. We ask for a minimum of a 3-week commitment. Hope to see you this summer!

2024 Application available in March.

Campers attending specialty camps will enjoy other traditional camp activities throughout the week.

Two young ladies at a climbing course

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