Summer Camp

Summer camp is magic. It has the power to transform even the timid camper into a confident leader. It turns strangers into instant friends. It allows campers to challenge themselves in a safe, supportive community.

Through Menogyn’s trip progression, campers gain confidence as they build skills. By living with other campers, they learn to work together and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and equity.

At Y camps, our staff members are enthusiastic and well-trained. They guide campers of all backgrounds and abilities through programming that builds character and friendships in a safe, encouraging environment.

Camp Menogyn offers programming for teens entering grades 7–12.

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to run a full summer schedule in 2021. However, prospective campers should be aware that the Covid-19 pandemic will likely have an impact on our programming. We may need to alter some traditions like group size, in-camp activities, session structure, trip length and travel destinations. Please note that the Canadian Border currently remains closed. We will update families and adjust our session pricing to reflect any significant programmatic changes that are necessary to align with national and state guidelines and other risk management considerations.

Due to the need to cancel programs for Summer 2020, we have a special registration window for campers who had their trips cancelled in 2020. These are the registration windows for 2021 Summer Camp Registration:

  • November 4-22 | Invitational Registration
  • November 30 – December 13 | 2020 Camper Registration
  • December 15 until trips fill | Open Registration (including invitational and 2020 campers)  

Summer 2021 Wilderness Camp COVID 19 Adaptations

We are gearing up for a fun and enriching summer!

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Canoe Trips

We offer canoe trips for a variety of skill levels. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving campers new challenges year after year.

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Backpacking Trips

Menogyn offers many backpacking trips throughout the country, from Isle Royale to Yellowstone National Park.

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Rock Climbing Trips

Under the supervision of our highly skilled staff, our rock climbing trips offer both novice and experience climbers the chance to climb some of Minnesota's best backcountry crags.

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Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is an opportunity for teens to develop leadership skills with experienced guides serving as mentors. We use the wilderness as our classroom as participants build communication skills and practice resiliency through challenging outdoor activities. Our canoeing expeditions provide an opportunity for teens from different economic, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds to develop the multi-cultural leadership and communication skills needed to be successful in an increasingly globalized world.

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Invitational Trips

As a part of The Menogyn Progression, campers who have gone on previous trips are selected by counselors and Camp Menogyn staff to take part of life-changing advanced trips. These trips are by invitation only.

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Custom & Organization Trips

Bring your group or family to Menogyn to experience the wilderness, connect with each other, and build technical and interpersonal skills. 

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