Whatever your camper's interests, from horses to skateboarding, we have a camp for them. Explore our overnight summer camp options below, choose an adventure, and register today!
NEW! Monthly payment plans to help families build camp into their budget. Simply choose monthly billing during registration. Register by clicking the red button at the top of this page or submit a printable registration form and deposit via mail. Camp Wood YMCA is committed to never turning a child away from summer camp for financial reasons. Apply for financial assistance.
2019 Summer Camps
Traditional Camp is our most popular option and introduces campers to a variety of classic camp activities (horseback riding, swimming, archery, etc.) while also allowing campers the opportunity to customize the week to their interests with daily "skillbuilders" and cabin choice activities.
Indulge your child's love of horses at one of Camp Wood YMCA's popular horse camps. Campers spend their mornings at our hilltop arena and on beautiful prairie trails for a week of riding, practice, and fun. Whatever your child's skill level, we have a horse camp for them.
Now offering Traditional and Horse Day Camps! Join us for all the fun of summer camp from 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. Just like overnight campers, day campers learn new skills, build character and make new friends while at camp.
Mini-Camp is a four-day, three-night session for children ages 5 through 8 and is based on our Traditional Camp model. Mini-camp introduces new campers to a variety of classic camp activities (archery, swimming, horseback riding, etc.) while tailoring each program to the unique needs of our youngest campers.
Teen camps are designed with our oldest campers in mind--allowing them to experience their favorite activities like the Alpine Tower and canoeing while also trying new activities geared for the unique interests and skill levels of teenagers.
Empower your child or teen to explore their strengths as a leader during one of our popular leadership camps. Whether your child hopes to join our staff as a future counselor or wrangler, or they hope to make a difference in their school and community, we offer training and activities to suit their goals.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert skater, come spend the week in our brand new skate park perfecting your tricks and learning from our experienced skate staff.
Spend a week learning carpentry and construction. We will conquer projects that range from simple upcycling to larger, challenging construction work.
Indulge your creative side and spend a week exploring the performing arts at Camp Wood YMCA. Surrounded by campers and counselors with similar interests, you’ll get to spend your days immersed in the arts.
Battle it out with other campers on our paintball course while learning techniques and strategies from our experienced and enthusiastic staff.
Take your love of cooking to camp where you’ll learn skills to make you a top chef. Campers will spend their mornings in a large industrial kitchen learning meal planning, recipes, menu development and, of course, cooking. Campers also get to eat their creations!
New this year to Camp Wood YMCA, campers will embark on a week-long off-camp adventure. After a one-night stay at camp, these adventurers will head to Colorado where they’ll experience two days of climbing and two days of whitewater rafting. Led by professional outfitters and supervised by Camp Wood YMCA staff, this will an awesome trip for the young adventurer.
Inside Out is a leadership camp designed for youth ages 11-14. What if you were turned inside out, and all that people saw was what’s on the inside? Inside Out is designed to teach young leaders to consider people and leadership challenges from the inside out. Come explore the fun of camp while exploring your own leadership style. By the end of the week, you’ll know yourself better, have gained new skills and be prepared to serve as a role model for your peers.