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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

  • Aug 26-30

Little Seeds Day Camp

‘Planting Seeds’ of interest and appreciation for the great outdoors in our youngest campers at Little Seeds Summer Camp! Little Seeds maintains a low staff-to-child ratio under the watchful eye of leadership staff and counselors trained to meet the needs of young campers. Little Seeds offers children the opportunity to engage in nature-based programming while experiencing new things and making new friends!
 

Grade Pre-K | $329 ($359 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • July 29–Aug 2

Summer Extravaganza

Summer Extravaganza is the last chance to enjoy the great outdoors at camp before summer ends! All available activities are jam-packed into a single session.
 

Grades 1–7 | $329 ($359 non-member)

  • Aug 26-30

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 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 12–16

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

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!
 

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 5–9

  • Aug 19–23

Photography

Participants will learn the basics of photography and experiment with portrait and landscape photography. Each day will be a different theme – from the viewpoint of an ant or include a tree as a subject. If possible, bring a digital camera or phone to take pictures during the week.
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 19–23

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?
 

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 24–28

  • July 22–26

Theater

Kids free their imaginations and develop improvisational skills! Participants explore the theater world through games, acting exercises, script rehearsals, and even performing for an audience.

Performances will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons, and families of Theater campers are welcome to attend.
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 12–16

We Dig Dinos

ROAR! Campers will travel back to explore the Jurassic period with their favorite dinosaurs. We Dig Dinos camp aims to ignite the passion and fuel the enthusiasm of budding paleontologists. Campers dig for fossils, create their dinosaur, and more! Will your kids have a great time at this camp? You bet, Jurassic!
 

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • July 15–19

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

Nature and Science

Farm and Garden

Participants discover how plants, animals, soil, and people work together to produce the food we eat daily.
 

Grades 1–3 | $389 ($419 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 12–16

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

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 12–16

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!

Campers in Outdoor Living Skills will have the opportunity to camp overnight in tents (weather allowing, campers will stay the night in our building in cases of bad weather) on the Thursday night of their week at camp and have a cookout dinner with their camp group and counselors.
 

Grades 4–6 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 8–12

  • July 22–26

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)

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 12–16

Wild About Nature

Enjoy the great outdoors as we explore the wonders of nature! Participants will hike along our many paths to discover the camp's natural landscapes and ecosystems. Kids learn to identify various trees, plants, and animals.
 

Grades 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 24–28

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 5–9

Outdoor Action

Archery / Slingshot

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 1–3 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 8–12

  • July 29–Aug 2

  • Aug 19-23

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 12–16

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.

Campers will be bussed from Camp Spring Lake to Camp St. Croix from Tuesday to Friday, spending two to three hours daily on Croix’s high elements.
 

Grades 4–6 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 24–28

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 5–9

Outdoor Games

It’s all fun and games as participants learn to play various outdoor games with a “camp style.” Participants learn to play gaga ball, 9-square in the air, and other field games.
 

Grades 4–6 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • July 15–19

  • 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 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 8–12

  • July 29–Aug 2

Teen and Leadership

Teen Artist

Self-expression comes to life in this creative art camp! Your imagination becomes the window of discovery as you create original art. You will create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!
 

Grades 7–9 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • July 1–3 | $215 ($233 non-member)

  • July 29–Aug 2

Teen Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? Head out on bold, challenging adventures of climbing, canoeing, fat tire biking, and more as you test your strength, strategy, and skill through a week of your favorite activities.
 

Grades 7–9 | $359 ($389 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 22–26

  • Aug 12–16

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.

Campers will be bussed from Camp Spring Lake to Camp St. Croix from Tuesday to Friday, spending two to three hours daily on Croix’s high elements.
 

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 17–21

  • July 22–26

Teen Content Creator

Participants in the Content Creator camp will use their creativity to highlight the camp experience through video-making. Instructors will emphasize responsible technology and collaboration with other campers and staff. Bring a tablet to take videos during the week, if possible.
 

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 10-14

  • July 8–12

  • Aug 19–23

Teen Survival Skills

Develop your camping skills as you work together to set up camp and prepare for a big outdoor adventure while learning various helpful camping skills, including building a fire, building shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking, navigating maps, and more!

Campers in Teen Survival Skills will have the opportunity to camp overnight in tents (weather allowing, campers will stay the night in our building in cases of bad weather) on the Thursday night of their week at camp and have a cookout dinner with their camp group and counselors.

Grades 7–9 | $399 ($429 non-member)

  • June 10–14

  • June 24–28

  • July 15–19

  • Aug 5–9

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.

Campers in Leaders In Training will have the opportunity to camp overnight in tents (weather allowing, campers will stay the night in our building in cases of bad weather) on the Thursday night of their second week at camp and have a cookout dinner with their camp group and counselors.
 

Grades 7–9 | $499 ($529 non-member)

  • June 17–28

  • July 8–19

  • July 29–Aug 9

  • Aug 12-23 (No Overnight) | $469 ($499 non-member)

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 Lane Underdahl for more information: lane.underdahl@ymcamn.org or 651-259-1475.

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.

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