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.

Please visit our Camper Readiness page to learn more about Menogyn’s Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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 experienced 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 their guides and Camp Menogyn staff to take part of life-changing 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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