Youth Development

Summer Camp


Day Camp

CAMPERS - For Youth Entering Kindergarten - 6th Grade (in Fall 2018)

Each day is a new adventure as campers arrive at the Y. Most days we travel by bus for adventures including Sibley State Park, the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, city and county parks, historical landmarks, museums and other local attractions.  Weekly activities vary and include special trips, presenters, games, rock climbing, environmental education, arts and crafts, swimming and an array of learning projects.


COUNSELORS IN TRAINING- For youth entering grades 7-10

CITs will gain the skills to become a better leader or a future camp counselor.  CITs act as assistants to our Day Camp staff and gain experience leading small groups in games, skits and songs. CITs work under the supervision of Y staff and are required to model positive behaviors for young campers.


Day Camp Swim Lessons

Fun with a splash of confidence!  Join us for a weekly swim lesson.  Fits great into your child’s day camp schedule or for those wanting a weekly option.  Currently we will only offer school age and space is limited.




Day Camp Overview

Camp Olson YMCA - Youth Development

The Spirit of the Northwoods is the essence of Camp Olson YMCA. The Spirit is alive, not only in the activities, songs, and laughter that fill our days; but in the peaceful reverie of campers who, for the first time, behold the Milky Way splashed across the night sky. It is the community of youth, families, and leaders from across the globe that grows each summer and comes together to share in fun, fellowship, adventure, and spiritual growth. It is the respect and reverence for the environment that is instilled in all who experience Camp Olson YMCA through instruction and a direct experience with nature.  

Camp Olson is an independently chartered YMCA.  Visit their website for information: Camp Olson YMCA

Camp Olson YMCA is offering a $75.00 discount on any full week resident camp to the entire membership base of the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA.  Members must provide a copy of their membership card or proof of membership at the time of registration.  This $75.00 discount could apply to more than one family member if you hold a family membership.  Scholarship opportunity is available for qualifying members, contact Dean for more information.

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