Day Camp Adventure Days take place during school release days and are a wonderful way for your child to experience fun outdoor adventures year-round. New and returning campers thrive during fun filled days with camp staff and friends. They’ll learn new skills and build self-esteem while practicing the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and equity. Wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces at camp give kids a wide variety of options. Every season offers fun and exciting activities including: climbing, archery, crafts, cross country skiing, nature studies, camp games, and more.

  • $60 per child/per day ($70 if registered after Monday the week prior to program)
  • Before & After Care available $10 per child/per day
  • For students currently in grades K-6
  • Program Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Create your own schedule!

Fall Break, October 20-21st

Fall Adventure Days at Camp St. Croix: October 20th and 21st 

  • Midway YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:40 PM
  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:35 AM | Drop off: 3:55 PM
  • Before/After Care at Camp St. Croix available 7:00am- 5:30pm

Registration is closed for this program at Camp St. Croix.

Fall Adventure Days at Gathering Pines: October 20th & 21st 

  • Southdale YMCA bus and care available
    Times TBA
  • Burnsville YMCA bus available, no care
    Times TBA
  • Shannon Park bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Registration is closed for this program at YMCA Gathering Pines.

Winter Break, December 27th-30th

Winter Break at Camp St. Croix: December 27th-30th

  • Midway YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM
  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off:  4:40 PM
  • Shoreview YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 4:15 PM
  • Wargo Nature Center bus & care available
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:45 PM
  • Before/After Care at Camp St. Croix and Wargo Nature Center, 7:00am- 5:30pm
    **bus times may be adjusted

Register

Winter Break at Gathering Pines: December 27th-30th

  • Southdale YMCA bus and care available
    Times TBA
  • Burnsville YMCA bus available, no care
    Times TBA
  • Shannon Park bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Register

January 2023

Martin Luther King Day at Camp St. Croix: Monday January 16th

  • Midway YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:40 AM | Drop off: 4:15 PM
  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:45 AM | Drop off: 3:45 PM
  • Before/After Care at Camp St. Croix, 7:00am- 5:30pm
    **bus times may be adjusted slightly

Register

Martin Luther King Day at Gathering Pines: Monday January 16th

  • Southdale YMCA bus and care available
    Times TBA
  • Burnsville YMCA bus available, no care
    Times TBA
  • Shannon Park bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Register

February 2023

President’s Day at Camp St. Croix: Monday February 20th 

  • Midway YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM
  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:40 PM
  • Before/After Care at Camp St. Croix, 7:00am- 5:30pm
    **bus times may be adjusted

Register

President’s Day at Gathering Pines: Monday February 20th 

  • Southdale YMCA bus and care available
    Times TBA
  • Burnsville YMCA bus available, no care
    Times TBA
  • Shannon Park bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Register

Spring Break, March/April 2023

Spring Break at Camp Heritage March 6th-10th

  • Wargo Nature Center, care available
    Pick up: 8:15 AM | Drop off: 4:15 PM

Register

Spring Break at Camp St. Croix: March 13th – March 17th – ISD 200

  • Midway YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM
  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:40 PM
  • Shoreview YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 4:15 PM
  • Wargo Nature Center bus & care available
    Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:45 PM
  • Before/After Care at Camp St. Croix, 7:00am- 5:30pm
    **bus times may be adjusted

Register

Spring Break at Camp Kici Yapi at Gathering Pines: March 20th-24th

  • Southdale YMCA bus and care available
    Times TBA
  • Burnsville YMCA bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Register

Spring Break at Camp Spring Lake March 27th-31st – ISD 196 & 197

  • Hastings YMCA bus available, no care
    Pick up: 8:45 AM | Drop off: 3:45 PM
  • More bus stops will be announced soon- we will likely have a stop in Rosemount/Apple Valley & West St. Paul

Register

Spring Break at Camp Kici Yapi at Gathering Pines: April 3-7th

  • Lakeville South High School bus available, no care
    Times TBA
  • Red Oak Elementary School bus available, no care
    Times TBA

Register

What to Bring

  • Non-perishable, disposable lunch and beverage
  • Two snacks (morning and afternoon)
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play, as well as some possible inside time
  • Water bottle
  • Sled (winter dates)
  • If your camper is riding the bus, feel free to send them with a book to read, or an activity booklet to keep them entertained on the bus ride.

Payment

EFT's will be processed on Tuesday, one week prior to the program. You may login online any time to see your balance and make a payment. 

Cancellations and Changes

Changes to the registration for individual Day Camp Adventure Days, including cancellation, must be completed by Monday, one week prior to the start of the program. View your programs and cancel in your online Y account – sign in and choose Programs. We encourage change notices to be completed as soon as possible. If the change notice is not received, you will be billed for the original enrollment and additional days attended. Contact Us to submit a change.