The Journey Begins Here!
Overnight 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.
From morning "thought of the day” to bedtime “taps talks” campers grow in spirit, mind, and body, learning YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in a supportive setting. Evening activities bring all cabin groups together to enjoy campfires and large-group games like capture the flag.
Trekkers (Grades 2-3)
The Trekkers program is your camper’s introduction to Camp Miller. Campers in this age group get to try out a little bit of all of the activities we offer with their cabinmates. We keep the ratio at 1 counselor for every 4 campers in the program to help campers adjust to independent living and decision making at camp. Swimming lessons are also offered to this age group for campers who do not pass the swim assessment.
Pathfinders (Grades 4-5)
The Pathfinders program allows campers to explore their own passions and skills when they select their own Personal Enrichment Groups (PEG’s). Each morning, campers will decide what their activities will be for the week and set goals to accomplish weather at the archery range, climbing wall, or lakefront. Campers begin to gain skills in wilderness camping including fire building and tent set-up.
Mountain Climbers (Grades 6-8)
The Mountain Climbers program offers campers a chance to show their leadership skills as the oldest campers in Core Camp. Mountain Climbers are the older sibling cabins to our Trekkers and help our youngest campers learn all about Camp Miller and our values. Campers in this group spend one night camping out at one of our on-property campsites as they begin to gain skills in wilderness camping, including fire building and tent set-up. Campers build independence as they choose their own activities and schedules throughout the day based on their interests and goals.