Traditional Camps

YMCA Day Camp Manitou is a wonderful place for your child to experience fun, outdoor adventures this summer! Traditional camp activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more.

Wee Backpackers Camp

Ages 4 & 5 years old, including campers entering Kindergarten in fall

Start your child’s appreciation of the great outdoors by enrolling him or her in Wee Backpackers! From the moment campers arrive each day, counselors guide them through traditional camp experiences including hiking, nature study, swimming, group games, and arts and crafts. They have opportunities to sing songs, tell stories, and meet new friends. All activities are geared to show your preschool camper the wonders of nature. Wee Backpackers is carried out in small groups under the watchful eye of counselors trained to meet the needs of young campers. The Wee Backpacker program maintains a low staff to child ratio.

Traditional Day Camp 

Entering grades 1 – 6 in fall

Campers explore hiking through wooded trails, studying the wonders of nature, canoeing along lake shores, and conquering many challenges under the leadership of well-trained staff. Exciting activities may include archery, swimming, nature studies, canoeing, fort building, camp crafts, cookouts and group games!