Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and local park partners offer Adventure in the Neighborhood, a day camp program offering outdoor educational and enrichment activities.

Participants will enjoy outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, archery arts and crafts, and teambuilding. They will also learn about their local public park ecosystem and natural resources, through STEM programming lead by community partners.

“We know families are looking for high quality and fun opportunities for their kids, close to home,” said Betsy Grams, vice president of Y Adventure. “Adventure in the Neighborhood brings the best of the Y’s outdoor learning expertise to local outdoor spaces in a way that helps young people and their families grow in confidence and community.”

Along with the YMCA, Adventure in the Neighborhood partners include the City of Saint Paul, Wright County Park and Recreation, Dakota County Park and Recreation, Capitol National Park Service, YUSA, Wilderness Inquiry, Urban Roots, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and U.S. Forest Service.

The YMCA Adventure in the Neighborhood program is available at:

Lake Phalen Day Camp

  • July 17 – 20
  • July 24 - 27

Lake Phalen Regional Park on 1600 Phalen Drive in Saint Paul, MN 55106

Hidden Falls Day Camp

  • July 31 – August 3
  • August 7 – 10

Hidden Falls Regional Park on 1313 Hidden Falls Drive in Saint Paul, MN 55116

Robert New Day Camp

  • June 19 – 24
  • June 26 – 30

Robert Ney Memorial Park on 5212 73rd Street NW in Maple Lake, MN 55358

Otsego County Park Day Camp

  • July 17 – 21
  • July 24 – 28

Otsego County Park on 15186 96th Street NE in Otsego, MN 55330

Camp Sacajaweya

  • August 14 - 18

Camp Sacajaweya on 5121 McAndrews Road in Apple Valley MN 55124

For more information about the program, times and before and after care options and to register, visit https://www.ymcanorth.org/adventure/register/adventure_neighborhood.

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 the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities.  The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care 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 www.ymcanorth.org.