Make 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER!
Registration Opens April 1 for 2021
Discover and Explore the Great Outdoors!
Children Ages 6-12
With a commitment to nurturing the potential of every child, YMCA Camps focus on Youth Development, Safety, Achievement, Friendships, and Belonging.
YMCA Adventure Camp has a strong emphasis on enjoying nature, and being active in the outdoors. Camp will help each child develop environmental awareness and provide a wide range of enjoyable activities in the arts, teambuilding, sports, and sciences. It will promote individual growth in areas of self esteem, responsibility, communication, independence, leadership, and our Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
Adventure Camp is experiential learning designed to take campers to various outdoor recreational areas each day that may include Turtle River State Park, Red River Valley Recreational Area, Maple Lake (Polk County Park), Old Mill State Park, Fertile Sand Hills, Larimore Dam, Marshall County Park and the Rydell Wildlife Refuge. The destination for each day – apart from the weekly featured field trip – is determined the week prior and based upon the weather forecast.
June 1-4: Silly Sports
This week the campers will be exploring all the different fun games we can play while working as a team. Potato sack races and all.
June 7-11: Survivor Week
Get ready to show us your survival skills. See who can last the longest and create the most stable shelter, all while finding their items on a scavenger hunt through the wild.
June 14-18: Time Travelers
Let’s travel back through time to when your parents were born. Learn about the music they listened to and create your very own time capsule.
June 21-25: ‘Tis the Season
Happy Holidays! The campers will talk about their favorite holidays while exploring others celebrated around the country.
June 28- July 2: Patriotic Week
Celebrate the USA with a week of crafts and games unique to the US. All while enjoying the fun outdoors and using a treasure map to see what they can find.
July 5-9: Sky’s the Limit
Up , up and away! Let’s spend the week testing our skills to see what we can make that flies. I want to see what you can do.
July 12-16: Water World
Let’s not stop the fun now. The campers will stay cool this week by dipping into the water. We will have water balloons, relay’s and lots more. Bring a towel and prepare to get soaked!
July 19-23: County Fair
This week campers will explore carnival games and set up water activities to entertain and test their skills.
July 26-30: YMCA Olympics
Have you ever wanted to compete in the Olympics? This week will be full of team challenges, swimming, basketball, soccer and relay races. Let the games begin!
August 2-6: Cinematic Universe
Come one, come all! This week campers will explore their favorite movies, and even become movie directors themselves.
August 9-13: We are Superstars
Give it all you’ve got! This week campers will karaoke, join a talent show, and put on a YMCA Idol. They can create their own skits and watch each other come out of their shell.
August 16-20: Amazing Race
Ready, set, go! Campers will compete to find the final destination!
*Field Trips will be based off of weekly themes and will vary following COVID-19 restrictions.
Activities each week include, but are not limited to:
Exploring the outdoors, teambuilding, experiential learning, volunteering, hiking trails, going on river walks, canoeing, swimming, group games, creative crafts, STEM activities, guest speakers and much more! The YMCA will provide a morning and afternoon snack.
Open House date for 2021: May 27th 5:00-6:30pm
What campers need to bring to camp each day:
A healthy & hearty lunch, swimsuit/towel, sunscreen 12-hour waterproof: sunscreen should be applied at home before camp), insect repellent, change of clothes, water bottle, sturdy shoes/boots and an old pair of shoes for water walks.
Fees Per Session:
$160.00/Members & $185.00/Non-Members per week
Emergencies: If you have a medical or family emergency and are unable to attend camp please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you, however refunds are at the discretion of the camp director.
Last minute cancellations: If and only if we have a waiting list and can fill your spot will we refund camp fees minus the $25 deposit.
Refunds will not be given if:
- A child is sent home due to behavioral issues (see YMCA Youth Code of Conduct).
- A camper decides to drop out of the program or leaves early/before the end of camp.
- Your child is sick and either stayed home from, or was sent home from camp due to fever or other ailments.
Financial Assistance Available
*Activities may be subject to change depending upon weather, our partners’ change in schedule, or other unforeseen circumstances.*