Teens and Leadership Camps

Young people build self-confidence and leadership skills through new adventures and experiences.

Teen Artist Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of July 12 and August 2

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!

Teen Canoe/Kayak Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of June 21, August 2 and August 16

Embark on a canoeing/kayaking excursion full of adventure. Develop your paddling skills and learn boating safety as you experience the challenge of navigating the water!

Teen Lake Exploration Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $302/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $327/week

Weeks of July 19 and August 23

Partnership with Lake Effect Conservancy, Wayzata Community Sailing, W.P.S., City of Wayzata. Campers will learn about our local lake ecology through fishing, sailing, STEM and water study. This camp will go on a daily field trip to area Lake Minnetonka sites and enjoy on the water programming.

Teen Digital Photography Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $257/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $282/week

Weeks of June 28, July 19 and August 9

Learn the basics of digital photography and be able to experience with both portrait and landscape photography. Each day will be a different theme – from the viewpoint of an ant, or include a tree as a subject. Recommended to bring digital camera or phone to take pictures during the week.

Teen Quest

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $257/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $282/week

Weeks of June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, you will decide and plan out many of the camp activities and events throughout the week. This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Teen Quest campers will have a climbing experience at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Friday.

Teen Survival Skills Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of June 21, July 19 and August 16

Develop your camping skills as you work together to set up camp in the remote campsites. Learn a variety of useful camping skills that including: building a fire, shelters building, knot tying, campfire cooking, navigating maps and more!

Leaders-In-Training Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall

Member Participants: $367/ session
Non-Member Program Participants: $392/session

Two-week Sessions: June 14 - 25, June 28 - July 9, July 12 - 23, July 26 - August 6, August 9 - 20 and August 23 - September 3 (No program July 5, fee prorated)

Discover your leadership qualities by leading camper activities and assist in planning the week for your campers! You will have opportunities to shadow counselors and assist staff in camp activities. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!

Junior Counselor

Do you love working with kids in a camp setting? Here's your chance to take a leadership role! Junior Counselors are assigned to a group and assist the Senior Counselors in leading and carrying out a variety of Day Camp programs. Junior Counselors help campers acquire feelings of high self-esteem, self-worth and competence in an outdoor setting. Previous experience in an LIT program or similar leadership experience working with children is required. Candidates will be selected through an application and interview process. Contact the Day Camp Director for more information: kit.swanson@ymcanorth.org or 952-582-8242.