Nature and Science Camps

Kids are inspired to explore our natural environment and delight in the wonders of discovery.

Critters & Crawlers Camp

Ages 4 & 5 years old or entering Kindergarten in fall

Weeks of June 22, July 13 and August 3

Member Participants: $265/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $290/week

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

Weeks of June 8, June 29, July 20 and August 3 (No program July 3, fee prorated)

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Campers become "Eco-Explorers" as they investigate the natural surroundings at camp. We will take forest treks, prairie walks and beach tours to explore our local wildlife. Activities include: bug safaris, nature hunts and more!

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

Member Participants: $265/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $290/week

Weeks of June 15, June 22, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 10 and August 17

Kids develop their outdoor living skills in this exciting, hands-on specialty camp! Campers discover the finer points of preparing for a big outdoor adventure. Participants will learn a variety of useful camping skills that may include building a fire, making camp shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking and more!

Fish, Frogs & Forts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Weeks of June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17

Filled with exploration and environmental education, we’ll focus on fort building and discovery of insects, fish and frogs. Campers learn basic fishing skills while practicing the catch-and-release method. Bait and fishing equipment is provided at camp but you may bring your own.

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $265/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $290/week

Weeks of July 13 and July 20

The YMCA and National Park Service have partnered together to empower youth to create new outdoor opportunities to play, learn and serve. Campers will earn their Junior Ranger badge and experience firsthand the Junior Ranger motto of Explore, Learn and Protect. Campers will experience a field trip to a National Park and work with a Park Ranger!

Full STEAM Ahead Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Weeks of June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27 and August 10 (No program July 3, fee prorated)

This camp is perfect for our young scholars who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Campers will spend the week engaged in hands on, interactive projects. We will figure out how things work and why it’s important. Activities may include Legos®, robotics, science experiments, plus more! There will be lots of learning, using their imaginations, and exploring the indoors and outdoors at camp!