Welcome to Camp Miller!


Camp Miller is a coed, overnight and day camp in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, right in the middle of 370 acres of tall pines, beautiful shoreline, and miles of trails.  Each summer over 600 campers of all ages experience the wonders of summer camp at Miller, some for the first time, some returning as families with children of their own, and everything in between. Spring and Fall bring their own activities too when we host school and community groups.

Our campers come from across Minnesota, the United States, and even the globe. At Camp Miller, we welcome everyone to our camp community and give all a chance to be, belong, and become.

Kids sitting on a Dock

Day Camp (Ages 5-12) 

YMCA Camp Miller is more than just an overnight camp! Kids from all around our local communities like Sturgeon Lake, Sandstone, Barnum, and Moose Lake can come to camp during the day for a full week, Monday through Friday, and experience all of our camp activities and memorable experiences that camp has to offer!


Kids Hiking

Family Camp 

Come together as a family among the tall pines at Camp Miller. We do all the cooking and cleaning, so your family can enjoy time spent together taking on new challenges, relaxing in a hammock, or playing games. A great way to bring extended family and long-distance friends together. Camp Miller Family Camp programs are made for you to disconnect so you can reconnect to what is important to you. 

Reception Table

Rentals & Retreats  

The gateway to the north, Camp Miller is 45 minutes south of Duluth, and just 90 minutes north of the Twin Cities. A perfect place to say I do for your wedding, a gathering of yogis for a retreat, or a school group looking for an outdoor adventure. See what Camp Miller can do for your group! 

Kids Hiking

Core Camps (Ages 7-12) 

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, Core Camp programs are suspended for 2020 summer camp season*

Core Camp is where campers ages 7-12 begin their Camp Miller journey. Campers have the opportunity to grow both as individuals and as members of their peer group. Cabin groups live, work, and play together, enjoying activities as a group while learning to respect each other’s differences. Campers gain independence and decision making skills while learning new hobbies through a large choice of camp activities.

Teen speaking at conference

Teen Programs (Ages 13-16) 

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, Teen Programs are suspended for 2020 summer camp season*

Teen leadership programs build confidence and teach skills for teens to become leaders and role models at camp, in school and throughout their community. Teens are drawn to Camp Miller, not just to explore new places, but for the thrill of personal accomplishment and team connection.

Horseback Riding

Ranch Camp (Ages 8-16)

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, Ranch Programs are suspended for 2020 summer camp season*

Give your child the unforgettable experience of riding a horse through the tall pines! Our Ranch Camps give equine-loving campers a chance to immerse themselves in all things horse-related. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect landscape to spend time with horses than the tall pines and cool lake here at Camp Miller.

Biking through the woods

Adventure Treks (Ages 13-17) 

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, Adventure Trek programs are suspended for 2020 summer camp season*

Camp Miller helps solidify a love of outdoor adventure in our campers, and many seek greater challenges in the outdoors through our Adventure Treks. Teenagers ages 13–17 experience a variety of outdoor adventure activities like backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and more in Minnesota wilderness.


Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission at YMCA Camp Miller is to provide positive life-enhancing experiences for youth through activities that focus on teaching YMCA core values, developing life skills, and building character in a safe, fun, supportive outdoor setting.

Our History

 YMCA Camp Miller was started as the 9th YMCA Camp in the United States.  Today it is the 6th oldest camp in the nation.  Over the years, Camp Miller has been relocated to a few different sites. 

Meet Our Team

Something about our awesome team and bringing experience and expertise, link to a page where we meet directors and the advisory council

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YMCA Camp Miller
89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783

Camp Miller Office
302 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802