Day Camp


Don't miss out on the excitement of YMCA Camp Pepin's Day Camp, a vibrant summer experience tailored for children aged 4 to 12. From 9 AM to 4 PM, young campers embark on a day filled with enriching activities, building friendships, exploring the great outdoors, and discovering the joy of summer camp. Our program serves as an ideal introduction to the Camp Pepin community, providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive, learn, and create lasting memories. With the introduction of Day Camp themed weeks, campers who participate in multiple sessions of Day Camp will have a new experience each time! 

Campers should bring their own bag lunch and snacks

$275 Red Wing Family YMCA members / $295 non-members
Transportation will be available from Red Wing to Camp for an additional fee of $60.


Session 1: June 10 to June 14 - Superhero Academy!
Unleash your inner superhero during Superhero Academy! Engage in power-packed activities, overcome thrilling challenges, and discover your unique superpowers through games, crafts, and hero-themed adventures.

Session 2: June 17 to June 21 - Animal Planet
Embark on an extraordinary Animal Planet Expedition by traversing diverse ecosystems – from forest to frozen tundra – to discover all kinds of exciting creatures. With activities like wildlife-themed games and hands-on experiences with the world around us, campers will foster a deep appreciation for our planet's incredible biodiversity in this immersive week of exploration.

Session 3: June 24 to June 28 - Game On!
Get ready to get your game on in this sports-themed week of Camp Pepin’s Day Camp. Campers will participate in their very own Olympic Games made up of a wide variety of challenges. This dynamic blend of activity, creativity, and sportsmanship will result in lasting memories and a winning spirit for all!

Summer Sampler: June 30 to July 3 (No Day Camp)
Are your campers asking to stay at camp overnight? Summer Sampler is the perfect introduction! (See RESIDENT CAMPS)

Session 5: July 8 to July 12 - Wonders of Wizardry
Embark on a spellbinding adventure during "Wonders of Wizardry." This magical week is designed for young sorcerers to explore enchanting crafts, potion-making, and other whimsical wonders to create a week full of magic and joy. Join us for an enchanting journey where the wonders of wizardry unfold with every captivating chapter!

Session 6: July 15 to July 19 - Creativity Unleashed!
Unleash your creativity during this week of Camp Pepin’s Day Camp. Campers will be immersed in a world of boundless imagination by exploring various art projects that encourage self-expression and individuality. From games centered around color and shape to activities that encourage seeing the world in different ways, this week is a celebration of artistic freedom. Every brush stroke, splash of color, and imaginative creation becomes a Camp Pepin masterpiece!

Session 7: July 22 to July 26 - Lab Rats
Become a member of Camp Pepin’s Lab Rats team during this week of science-themed fun. Led by our Mad Science counselors, campers will explore hands-on science adventures, crazy experiments, and fun games. This Day Camp is all about curiosity, wonder, and FUN. 

Session 8: July 29 to August 2 - Around the World
Travel with us as we take a cultural journey Around the World! Young explorers will traverse span continents, discovering ways of life different than their own. With the help of our international counselors, campers will learn about various cultures, participate in traditional games, learn words from different languages, and even try some tasty treats. This week of exploration aims to foster understanding, appreciation, and the joy of embracing the many communities that make up our interconnected world! 

Session 9: August 5 to August 9 - Once Upon a Time
Embark on a magical journey filled with enchantment, whimsy, and fantastical adventures. Campers will step into the pages of classic fairy tales, participating in themed crafts, engaging games, and captivating storytelling sessions. Join us for a week where dreams come alive, and the magic of "Once Upon a Time" becomes a reality at Camp Pepin. 

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