Summer Kids Camp 2020


Camp registration is open now!

June 1st- September 4th

  • Daily Monday-Friday
  • Times: 7:45 am – 5:15 pm
  • Cost: $36/day
  • Ages: 5-12 years

Families will complete the 2020 Summer Kids Camp Questionnaire when registering online. 

Click here to register.

About Summer Kids Camp

Summer Kids Camp is all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

Locations and Drop-off/Pick-up Information

There will be two site locations for day camp groups. Registered campers will be notified by email or phone of the location they will be assigned to by the Camp Director. For the safety of all campers and staff, campers will have a health screening at drop-off. A YMCA staff member will ask questions and take a forehead temperature reading. Campers that pass the screening will be allowed to attend camp that day.
For campers using the warming house behind the community center, drop-off will be at the playground behind the community center arena and pick-up will be the community center playground. For campers using the YMCA, drop-off will be at the main entrance and pick-up will be at the ISD 166 school's playground.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Non-sharable sunscreen/bug spray (to leave at camp)
  • Hat/Cap
  • Shoes for walking
  • Rain gear/change of clothes
  • Swimsuits (although the pool is closed, sprinklers & water games are still open!)

Camper Activities

Campers will be able to use the YMCA gymnasium facility, school and community center grounds, Grand Marais harbor, as well as other community areas. 

  • Nature play (fort building, scavenger hunts, hikes, nature games, gardening, bug catching, etc)
  • Large motor play in the gym
  • Free play on the playgrounds
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Journaling/reading/writing
  • Water fun (sprinkler, stream exploration, squirt toys, and open swim in the pool once re-opened)
  • Board games and card games
  • Sports (kickball, gaga, dodgeball, soccer, archery, etc)


Please register by the Thursday before the week of camp to avoid being charged a late fee of $5. If you need to cancel a day, contact the YMCA by the Thursday before the week of your registration. For cancellations made after Thursday of the week before, the daily fees will not be refunded. To cancel, please contact the YMCA.


Scholarships are available for campers! Download the application here. Complete the form and submit with supporting documents to the YMCA in person or by email to






Personal Pricing Plan application can be downloaded using the link above Frequently Asked Questions. Submit a completed application to the Member Service Desk inside the Y or email it to Any required documents must be submitted to the Y with the application before the application will be complete and considered.

We want to insure that assistance goes to those most in need. By providing us with appropriate information on your family’s income and size, we can award aid in a fair and consistent manner.

Your information is considered confidential & will be seen only by the membership director and membership staff.

Scholarships are available for memberships, summer day camp, the after-school program, and certain program classes (swimming lessons, gymnastics, etc.).

All of the scholarships provided come from donations made by Y members, generous community members, & gifts from area business & organizations. We work hard all year long to fund raise for this campaign to help make the services of the Y affordable for everyone.


Summer Kids Camp Program Evaluations

Evaluations are a valuable tool used to measure participant satisfaction, personal impact, and our ability to meet program objectives. Results of these evaluations help us make important decisions. We thank you for your time and participation. Give us your feedback and get a chance for $25.00 in Y bucks!

Summer Kids Camp Program Evaluation