About Camp Warren

Building Character Since 1927

Our mission 

To provide transformational experiences in gendered environments emphasizing character development, self-reliance and leadership skills.


Our 660 beautiful acres are situated along Half Moon Lake in northern Minnesota. Warren is close to the Twin Cities (only a three-hour drive), yet far from the hustle and bustle, giving it the feeling of a real getaway.


Since the 1920s, Camp Warren has provided intentionally-designed, transformational experiences. Learn more about Warren’s history by reading the John Rowe Tapes.

Camp programming

We host programming throughout the summer, as well as a few sessions in the off-season. Though our sessions are gendered, we welcome campers of all gender identities, wherever they feel most comfortable. Programming ranges from general to specific interests, from beginner to advanced.

Retreats & Group Rentals

Camp Warren offers a stunning setting to host your organization’s conference or retreat—complete with team-building programs designed by our experienced staff.

Retreats and group rentals 

ACA Accreditation

YMCA Camp Warren is accredited by the American Camping Association to ensure compliance with the ACA standards.

This assures you that camp practices have been measured against 300 national standards that go a step beyond our state's basic licensing requirements. ACA-accredited camps voluntarily go through a rigorous risk-management process to provide a supervised, positive environment with controlled boundaries where children can grow.

More about ACA Accreditation