Awaken Summer Imagination
Friendship, Accomplishment, Belonging
At Y camps, we are here to make your kids feel welcome. To help them quickly realize this is a place where they belong and can be themselves. Try new things. Make new friends. And be a part of something great. We are here to help your kids grow in every way. We meet them where they are, then give them opportunities to reach levels they never imagined.
The Y is here to help them flourish socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Rooted in caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, our approach works wonders, preparing kids for life, one fantastic summer at a time.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP (please label your items):
- Nutritious lunch and a drink for YNavigator and YNavigator Tween Extreme participants
- Swimsuit and a towel (even on non-swimming days, we may have water activities)
- Bag for web swimsuit
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen and bug repellent that is labeled with your child’s name
- Tennis shoes are required and must be worn at all times (to be sure kids can participate in all activities)
- A light jacket or sweatshirt for a change in weather
- A bag or backpack to keep your camper’s things together
We request that your camper leave toys, electronics or other personal items at home (too often they get lost).
Join the fun this summer!
Wee Camp (ages 3-5)
In the great outdoors, opportunities for imagination and adventure are endless. At Wee Camps, we explore the wonders of nature, make arts and crafts, play with friends and exercise our muscles with lots of dancing, games and giggles. Wee Camps are based at the Carleton Arboretum.
YNavigator Camp (K-6th grade)
At Y Navigators, elementary age kids enjoy trips to local and not-so-local destinations. We’ll swim at the Northfield pool and go on fabulous field trips. Strengthen your body and stretch your imagination this summer! Y Navigators Camps are based at the National Guard Armory.
Prairie & Wood Camp (ages 5-12)
Prairie and Wood Camps give kids a chance to explore and appreciate nature in a fun, cooperative learning environment. Kids make memories for a lifetime through this great collaboration with Carleton College. PAW Camps are based at the Carleton Arboretum and Farm House.
Teen Camp (Ages 11-14)
Teen Specialty Camps Ages 11-14 Our Teen Specialty Camps are packed with adventure and opportunities! Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush, wanting to learn a new skill or just be part of something bigger than yourself, we’ve got a camp for you! Grab some friends for these half-day, hands-on camps. Register for Teen […]
Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)
Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program Ages 13-15 Counselors-in-Training or “CITs” are participants entering grades 8-10 or up to age 15 who are looking for leadership experience or who may want to apply for a job at the Y in the future (must be 16 years of age to apply for a position at the Y). Counselors-in-Training will […]
Looking for resident summer camp opportunities? We partner with the Red Wing YMCA to offer kids in grades 2-12 a chance to experience Camp Pepin in Stockholm, WI. YMCA membership is not required and financial assistance is available. For more information or to register for Camp Pepin visit camppepin.org or call 651-388-4724.
Parent Information, Registration and Forms
Forms and calendar information you will need to begin and to use throughout the summer.