For more than 100 years, YMCA Camp St. Croix has been building character and values through every program experience.
Camp St. Croix builds community and teaches respect for self, others and nature through summer camp, outdoor education and retreats.
YMCA’s DayCroix provides a wonderful place for campers to experience outdoor adventures and fun! Activities include:
- The Oasis Water Play Area
- Boating on the St. Croix River
- Environmental Education
- Team Sports
- Camp Crafts
- Scavenger Hunts
- Cookouts, and more.
Our Pioneer Village day campers do old-fashioned crafts like leatherwork, basket weaving, candles, tie-dye, fresh butter churning and making ice cream. On Thursday nights, 5 – 6th grade campers can enjoy overnight camp-outs.
The 1-week, 2-week and 1-month sessions are divided into units for different age levels.
Younger campers are guided through a variety of traditional camp experiences.
Older campers choose between specialized:
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Backpacking units which offer progressive challenges.
We offer progressive camping where campers can improve upon their skills each time they come back to camp. All of our activities nurture character development and encourage campers to step outside their comfort zones to have new experiences, increase self-confidence and care for others.
Camp St. Croix has been building traditions in outdoor learning since 1984 with a special emphasis on respect and responsibility for the natural environment. The program serves over 6000 students each year with day and residential environmental learning programs.
The St. Croix Teambuilding Center is a program at YMCA Camp St. Croix with a focus on building strong youth and adults. Trust, teamwork, confidence and support are all outcomes that a teambuilding experience will bring to groups of all ages.
Conferences & Retreats offer a unique time for building community, whether you're a church group, non-profit organization, a business, or conference event. A/V, custom programming and meals available. 7000+ participants join us annually to learn, play and build relationships.
AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITATION
YMCA Camp St. Croix is accredited by the American Camp Association and is visited every three years to assure compliance with the ACA standards.
ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
ACA helps accredited camps provide:
- Healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences.
- Discovery through experiential education.
- Caring, competent role models.
- Service to the community and the environment.
- Opportunities for leadership and personal growth.