Entering Grades K-3
YNavigators is a traditional day camp which provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Children have fun while building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and gaining independence.
YNavigator activities allow children to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, and appreciate nature. Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature.
YNavigators also offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age.
Entering Grades 4-6
Tween Camp is built on the foundation of YNavigators and the Y’s Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. We heard from families and youth looking for more engaging experiences, skill-building opportunities, leadership development, and fun, challenging activities geared toward this older age group. You spoke, and we listened!
Tween Camp’s daily schedule is structured similarly to Y Navigators, available from 6:45am-6:00pm. Drop-off and pick-up is at the Y, but Tween Campers will move offsite at 9:00am for their own activities. Campers will have the opportunity to develop new skills in the interest area of their choosing, learn to lead younger campers in games or activities, attend Tween Only field trips, and participate in fun activities available only to Tween Campers.
YNavigator & Tween Extreme Details
Camp each week is Monday-Friday, June 10 – August 30 (no camp July 4)
Time: 6:45am – 6:00pm (with programmed activities from 9:00am-4:00pm)
Location base camp: Northfield Y
Payment: Total weekly fees are due one week prior to attendance at camp
Registration Fee: $25 one-time, per child registration fee
Field Trips for YNavigators & Tween Extreme
The YNavigator and Tween Extreme camps take local trips all week. Wednesday is designated for our larger trips (typically out of town). The Wednesday trip schedule will be posted soon. Note that trips are subject to change though we will work hard to keep the ones we have scheduled (sometimes weather or the trip location makes changes out of our control).
For questions related to Y Day Camps, please contact Alison Haider, Program Director, at 507-645-0088 or Alison@northfieldymca.org. At the Y, we are determined to devote our full strength and concentrated attention to strengthening the community. In order to do so, we believe that everyone should have access to our facilities, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive. To apply for financial support please visit our scholarship page.