Specialty Camps

Lessons for a Lifetime.

For campers wanting to grow beyond the standard resident camp offerings, Camp Pepin presents specialty camps. Through these sessions, campers can interact with others that share the same desire to better their skills in specific interest areas.

ADVENTURE SAIL- NEW IN 2017!
(Grades 6-9)

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By land or by sea, this camp is jam packed with adventure! Campers will learn to sail and race a 31-foot yacht together as a team during a weeklong series of day and evening sessions with our big-boat sailing partner, Sail Pepin. Afternoons will be spent flying through the trees at camp on our zip line course and reaching new heights on our ropes course and faith pole. Space is limited and this camp is sure to fill!
* Sail Pepin is fully Coast Guard licensed and certified.

Session Dates:  July 9-14, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $674 / General- $699

SAILING CAMP
(Grades 5-9)

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Lake Pepin provides the perfect playground for anyone who loves to sail, or wants to learn about sailing! Campers will spend their mornings experiencing everything from the basics to the advanced skills in sailing. The week will then culminate with a voyage on Lake Pepin aboard the 31-foot sloop, Messenger, hosted by Captain David Sheridan of On-Deck Seminars and Charters in Pepin, Wisconsin. No sailing experience necessary.

Session Dates:  July 16-21, 2017; July 30-August 4, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $574 / General- $599

NEW HEIGHTS - NEW IN 2017! 
(Grades 6-9)

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This camp is focused on making you the best leader you can be-at 50 feet in the air. Spend the week doing a different high ropes optisticals such as the faith pole, zip line, giant swing, challenge course and climbing wall. Every day will be a new adventure!

Session Dates:  June 25-30, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $549 / General- $574

WATER WARRIORS- NEW IN 2017!
(Grades 4-9)

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New to YMCA Camp Pepin for 2017! If you love the water this camp is for you! Spend every morning, all week long cooling down and enjoying the beautiful Mississippi River. Go kayaking across the lake, learn how to stand up paddle board like a pro and even take a canoe trip! We’ll even go out on the pontoon and go for a deep end swim! Water Warriors is the perfect camp to practice paddling techniques and learn all about the rivers surrounding the Camp Pepin area. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Session Dates:  August 6-11, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $549 / General- $574

WRANGLER CAMP
(Grades 4-9)

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Wrangler camp is the first of many steps on the road to horses. In this camp, you will learn the basics of caring for your horse and set the goals that you wish to achieve in the future. Kids are given a checklist of skills that they must pass to move up a level in their riding. These cover everything from catching the horse to getting ready to ride. Each year kids are able to learn more and more, building on the knowledge that they have acquired from the year before. Monday-Friday campers will be at Hay Creek Stables, Red Wing, MN.

Session Dates:  July 16-21, 2017; August 6-11, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $674/ General- $699

HORSEMANSHIP CAMP
(Grades 5-9)

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After successfully completing the check list of skills for Wrangler Camp, it’s time to fine tune your knowledge. This is where you take your basic understanding and add yet more to it. In Horsemanship Camp, the main focus is to teach you to work with the horse so that you both enjoy the ride while still staying safe and smart. A lot of emphasis is placed on teaching the proper riding seat, as well as communication between horse and rider. As with Wrangler Camp, a skill set is given as goals, something to keep working towards year after year. 

Session Dates:   July 23-28, 2017
Pricing:  YMCA Member- $749 / General- $774