What is Gathering Pines?

The YMCA sold the Kici Yapi property in 2008 to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community who have partnered with the YMCA to lease back the property for operations ever since. Utilizing the funds from the sale, the YMCA searched the southern metro for a suitable location and found a perfect 225-acre parcel of land in Lakeville (New Market Township) just 30 minutes from the Southdale YMCA, this is Gathering Pines. The new location is made up of beautiful rolling hills, five ponds, breathtaking pastureland and biologically diverse wetlands. 

Day Camp Kici Yapi

Day Camp Kici Yapi

Moving to Gathering Pines in 2022.

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Events and Conferences

Events and Conferences

Conference, retreats, wedding, and meetings, all in a beautiful nature setting.

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Tree Top Adventures

Tree Top Adventures

A high ropes and obstacle course where experiences consist of obstacles like, bridges, ladders, tight ropes, zip-lines and more!

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Horse Lessons

Horse Lessons

Ride in our beautiful indoor arena or outdoor riding ring.

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Community Pool

Community Pool

A community swimming pool for the whole family.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

For more information or if you have any questions please email Outdoor.Adventures@ymcanorth.org

 

Day Camp Adventure Days

Day Camp Adventure Days

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.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties at Gathering Pines offer something different and exciting, that you can’t get anywhere else!

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Family Trail Rides

Family Trail Rides

Enjoy time with your family riding on camp’s 40 acres of horse trails. No previous horse riding experience necessary.

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