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Summer Adventure Camp at the YMCA give kids the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and create lasting memories. 



  Member Non-Member
Full Week $180 $210
Part-Time (up to 3 days) $150


Deposit Fee*
Registration Fee*

     *Registration Fee & Deposit Fee are non-refundable.


  1. Register online AND fill out the Registration Form.

  2. Send completed form to

  3. Complete the Child Information Form and send to

  4. Download the Parent Handbook for additional camp information.

Camp Spirit

Entering Kindergarten - 2nd Grade / Capacity 45

Imaginations and thoughts grow with weekly highlighted themes. Continued education is vital in the summer months, and camp will prepare your child for the next school year with reading, STEM projects, performing theatre, and more!

Camp Spirit

Camp Courage

Camp Courage

Entering Grades 3-4 / Capacity 45

Realize your potential, step out of your comfort zone and muster the COURAGE to be adventurous. STEM and art projects, reading, and educational field trips contribute to the fight against summer learning loss and keep your child prepared for the upcoming school year.

Leaders in Training

Entering grades 5-8 / Capacity 15

L.I.T.s work with camp staff on cooperation, team building, and leadership skills.  Activities include community service projects, field trips, and more.  L.I.T.s will leave with a greater sense of themselves and the necessary lifelong skills to be positive leaders.

Leaders in Training
Camp Traditions


Campers will have designated days for swimming in the Y pools. Mondays & Thursdays we walk to a local park for outdoor activities (weather permitting).


Campers' names are drawn for the opportunity to pie your “favorite” counselor while all campers watch.


Each week campers are selected and honored based on their display of core values.


Campers will have the opportunity to learn and grow in different club opportunities twice a week.

Daily Schedule
7:30-8:30 am Free Play (Drop Off)
8:30-9:00 am Morning Kick Off
9:00-9:30 am Snack & Group Games
9:30-11:15 am Activity Time / Parks
11:15-11:30 am Prep for Lunch
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15-1:00 pm Reading & Recharge
1:00-3:00 pm Activity Time / Swimming
3:00-4:30 pm Snack & Group Games
4:30-5:00 pm Wrap-Up / Time to Share
5:00-6:00 pm Free Play (Pick Up)
*Schedule subject to change based on special activities and field trips.
Locations & Times

Camp will operate all summer, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Campers may register for just one week or all weeks. Sessions begin June 3 and end August 9.  A lower camper capacity camp will run from August 12 - 23.  No camp is offered on August 26 - 30. 

Camp will start and end each day at the Marshall Area YMCA. Activities will start at 8:30 am and last until 5 pm. Before and after those times we give campers the opportunity for free play.

Program Accessibility

To ensure a positive experience, please let the YMCA know if you or your child have a disability requiring accommodation. This information enables the YMCA to better meet your needs or those of your child, within available resources and within reason.


Safety is our first priority. Children are taught respect for nature, others and the proper use and care of equipment. All summer camp staff complete Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogen, CPR, and First Aid Trainings. Staff are trained extensively in additional safety procedures involving travel, weather, and medication. Counselor to child ratios and group sizes follows the Minnesota Department of Human Services guidelines at all times. Swimming activities only occur when a lifeguard is on duty and utilizes a wristband system according to camper swimming ability. Bug spray and sun screen will be provided by the Y for outdoor play.

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date on camp information and announcements. Each Friday a parent newsletter is sent to those registered with highlights and need- to-know details on upcoming weeks of camp. Please ensure your contact information is up to date so we can keep you notified of our adventures.


Like our page to see pictures of what fun adventures we are having.


Gary Barnes

Director of Youth Development

(507) 532-9622


Swim Lessons

Camp staff will transport your children to and from camp specific swim lessons.  A separate registration page will be available in early April for campers to register. 

What to Bring
  • Water bottle

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing. 

  • Tennis shoes 

  • Swimsuit & towel on designated swim days

  • Socks for play on our blue mats.

Please do not bring personal toys or electronics.

Important Dates

Parent Information Night is scheduled for May 20th.  A great opportunity to meet the counselors, pick up camp shirts, and receive camp details. 

There is No Camp on June 21st, July 19th, and August 2nd.  These dates will be used for in-service training and planning, ensuring a quality camp experience.

Payment Options

Payment can be made in house, online, or set up to automatically draft from an account. Your child may not be able to attend the program if payment has not been received. Payment is due by two weeks before care. Credit card/EFT payments are pulled on Mondays, 2 weeks prior to care. We encourage you to use our electronic funds transfer or our online payment option to ensure timely payment. If you registered online, your credit card will be used for automatic payments.

Changes to Registration

Any changes made to the original registration may be made as long as it is completed by Monday, three weeks PRIOR to the week of care. Changes made after that time will result in parents being charged the original registered week. Once a week of care begins, we will not give credits or refunds for that session.

To qualify for the member rates for summer camp, participants must maintain an active membership status at the time of registration through the duration of the camp. If the participant was a member at the time of registration and cancels their membership, the price will be adjusted to reflect the non-member rate. Once rates have been changed to reflect a change of membership, rates will not be changed again to benefit the member. 

The Marshall YMCA reserves the right to make changes to rates that reflect membership status or changes in membership status.



Please contact Gary Barnes at or
(507) 532-9622.


Financial Assistance is available for most programs and YMCA membership based on household size and income.  If you feel you would qualify for assistance, please download and return the form to the YMCA prior to registration.