Make 2018 the BEST SUMMER EVER!
June 4 – August 24, 7:30am-5:30pm
Discover and Explore the Great Outdoors
**Registration for 2018 Adventure Camp will begin March 5th, 2018**
Boys & Girls Ages 6-12
With a commitment to nurturing the potential of every child, YMCA Camps focus on Youth Development, Achievement, Relationships, 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; learn camping skills, and provide enjoyable activities that promotes individual growth in areas of self esteem, responsibility, communication, independence, leadership, and our Christian Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
Adventure Camp is designed to take campers to various outdoor recreational areas each day that 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.
2017 Dates & Weekly Themes
June 5-9: Raiders of the Lost Artifact
This week will include games and activities that highlight archaeology, paleontology, dinosaur fossils and more! Activities will include unearthing hidden objects buried throughout time. Our featured field trip will be to Leonard Hall at UND.
June 12-16: Food for Thought
This week will highlight one of the most important components of our daily lives: FOOD! Campers will learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition. Activities will include using food as inspiration for a colorful painting and creating a larger-than-life sculpture of a piece of food. Our featured field trip will be a tour of the Natural Grocers store.
June 19-23: Captain Planet
We’re going green at the Y! Campers will explore how to work as a team to take care of our planet. Activities will be STEM-focused and include up-cycling, learning about sustainable energy, and how to clean up our local community. Our featured field trip will include the University of Minnesota-Crookston Nature Nook.
June 26-30: The Fun Awakens
This week campers will race through space and learn about stars, planets and space travel. Activities will include creating your own constellation and building light sabers. The force is strong at the Y! Our featured field trip will be to the Red River Valley Recreational Area.
July 5-7: All-American Road Trip
Campers will learn about various cultural and historical destinations around the United States like the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty & more! There will be a highlighted guest speaker and campers will write a letter to a Park Ranger in the National Park Service. *This session will only run Wednesday-Friday due to the 4th of July.
July 10-14: H2-Oh!
This week campers will be exposed to everything about water! Activities will include water art, water experiments and more. Prepare to get wet! Our featured field trip will be to the CanadInn Water Park.
July 17-21: Imagination Stations
This week will revolve around the power of using your imagination. Campers will engage in various imaginative STEM activities including the famous Thingamajig invention competition! Our featured field trip will be to the Warren County Fair.
July 24-28: It’s Electric
Campers will learn about all types of Engineers and build catapults, roller coasters, bridges and more as they discover all of the different forces of design and electricity at work in our world! You’ll be shocked! Our featured field trip will include an archery program at the Red River Valley Recreational Area.
July 31-August 4: Mad Scientist
Build it and test it! This week campers will discover the colorful side of science with fun science experiments! Campers will build rockets, drop melons from different heights and more! Our featured field trip will be to the Rydell Wildlife Refuge.
August 7-11: Under the Big Top
Let’s wrap up a great summer with carnival themed games and activities. Campers will have the opportunity to practice their special skills and talents then perform them in the Adventure Camp Talent Show! Our featured field trip will include a talent show and circus at Larimore Dam.
Activities each week include, but are not limited to:
Exploring the outdoors, hiking various 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.
What campers need to bring to camp each day:
A healthy & hearty lunch, swimsuit/towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, change of clothes, water bottle, sturdy shoes/boots and an old pair of shoes for water walks.
Fees Per Session:
*Pro-rated pricing will be offered during week of 4th of July.
Financial Assistance Available