Camp Culture 

At YMCA Gathering Pines, we nurture social and emotional learning through the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and equity. Our well-trained counselors lead quality programs that are safe, fun and enriching.  

Participants will: 

  • Develop integrity, self-reliance and leadership skills. 
  • Build friendships that could last a lifetime. 
  • Enrich spirit, mind and body through challenging and fun activities. 
  • Gain an appreciation for the natural environment. 


Our beautiful 225-acre site is a short, 30-minute drive from Minneapolis in New Market Township, Minnesota. Our grounds offer forest, lake and pastureland landscapes. 

23701 Zane Ave 
Lakeville, MN 55044

ACA Accreditation 

YMCA Gathering Pines will be accredited by the American Camping Association beginning in 2023 and is visited every three years to ensure compliance with the ACA standards. 

This assures you that camp practices have been measured against 300 national standards that go a step beyond our state's basic licensing requirements. ACA-accredited camps voluntarily go through a rigorous risk-management process to provide a supervised, positive environment with controlled boundaries where children can grow. 

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