Rochester, MN – The Rochester YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and Olmsted County Parks are offering a day camp experience for youth entering kindergarten through grade 6 this summer.

YMCA Day Camp Oxbow, located at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo in Byron, Minnesota, provides youth with an opportunity to enjoy fun outdoor adventures. In partnership with Olmsted County Parks, campers will visit Zollman Zoo and learn from park naturalists to further their connection to the natural environment. Additional activities include arts and crafts, archery, camp songs, games, daily access to the two-acre Path of Imagination Playscape and more.

Before and after care is provided at Gibbs Elementary School. Bus transportation is also offered each day to campers. YMCA Day Camp Oxbow is open to the community. YMCA membership is not required and financial assistance is available.

“The YMCA is honored to be working in partnership with Olmsted County Parks to offer Day Camp Oxbow to youth in Rochester and across Olmsted County in Minnesota,” said Kristina Lemmer, executive director of community engagement at Rochester YMCA. “We look forward to offering educational and enrichment experiences to help youth learn, grow and thrive.” 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the YMCA to expand programming opportunities for our youth in Olmsted County,” said Olmsted County parks director Karlin Ziegler. “This collaboration furthers our mission to provide quality nature-based experiences that teach environmental education and allow youth to enjoy outdoor spaces.”

Register online now at Camp Oxbow registration or call 1-612-230-9622

Rochester YMCA and Olmsted County Parks

Rochester YMCA Day Camp Oxbow

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo
5731 County Road 105 NW
Byron, Minnesota

Weekly (5 days a week), Beginning June 12, 2023 through Friday, August 18, 2023

About the YMCA of the North

The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Established 167 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin communities. The 28 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10-day camps, and more than 90 childcare sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit