Best Summer Ever
WHY Y CAMP?
The Northfield Area Family YMCA offers day camp opportunities for ages 3 to 15. YMCA camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that give children and teens the opportunity to have their Best Summer Ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Why should my kids attend YMCA summer day camp?
- PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth are encouraged to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.
- FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, field trips, and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.
- HEALTHY FUN: Day camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and help children learn to value spending time outdoors.
- MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories and instill camp traditions that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!
Join the fun this summer!
Wee Camp (Preschool)
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 (Entering Grades K-3)
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.
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Prairie & Wood Camp (Entering Grades K-5)
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.
Tween Extreme Camp (Entering Grades 4-7)
Tween Extreme Camp (Entering Grades 4 – 7) Tween Camp is a camp created just for our older campers! This camp is built on the foundations of YNavigators and the Y’s Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. Tween Camp offers opportunity for our Tween campers to participate in engaging experiences, skill-building opportunities, leadership […]
Looking for resident summer camp opportunities? We partner with the Red Wing YMCA to offer kids ages 6.5 – 17 years the opportunity 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 https://www.redwingymca.org/camppepin2020 or call 651-388-4724.
Counselors In Training (Entering Grades 8-10)
Counselors-In-Training (CIT) (Entering Grades 8 – 10) 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). […]
Parent Information, Registration and Forms
Forms and calendar information you will need to begin and to use throughout the summer.