We believe that the camp experience is transformational for all ages.
Serving hundreds of thousands of kids, the Y offers a variety of programs from Preschool and School-Age to Teen and Residential camps. Camps give kids the chance to make new friends, learn new skills and engage in indoor and outdoor adventures. We utilize the YMCA core values to teach campers how to be more independent and contribute to a group through physical, social and educational activities.
Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Camp
Under the care of our nurturing preschool staff, campers will enjoy theme related games, art, music, and stories; plus swimming, snacks, playtime, and outdoor play! Kindergarten Prep goes a step further to focus on Kindergarten readiness. Come explore and enjoy our YMCA Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Camps!
School-Age & Specialty Camps
Join us for fun and adventure at the Mankato Family YMCA Summer Day Camps! Each week is filled with action-packed days full of activities focused on our core values: Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Faith. Campers will learn through ways of discovery, exploration and community involvement on how to make friends, gain independence and experience new adventures. Specialty camps include Chesley Skate Park Camp, Sports Camp, Equestrian Camp, Pre- Teen Day Camp and Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp.
Resident and Teen Leadership Camps
Camp Patterson is nestled on 19 acres off the shores of Lake Washington in Southern Minnesota. Utilizing our core values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Faith – adventure awaits! The YMCA is committed to ensuring campers will be safe, have fun, meet new people, gain a sense of independence in a positive and supervised environment. Camps include Traditional Camp, Leaders in Training (LIT), Counselors in Training (CIT) and Junior Counselor (JC).
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