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Summer camps at the YMCA give children the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and create lasting memories. 

All camps are FULL.



  Member Non-Member
Full Week $165 $205
Part-Time (up to 3 days) $110 $140



  1. Register online OR download 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

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 Courage

Entering Grades 3-4

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

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.

Weekly Themes & Field Trips

Dates Theme Field Trip
June 5-9 All About We Guest Speaker- Locally Grown Adventures
June 12-16 Super Heroes In Training Guest Speakers- Fire Department, Ambulance, Memorial Park
June 19-23 Welcome to the Wizarding World Fagen World War II Museum
June 26-30 Creating Little Champions Guest Speaker- Local coaches and players
July 5-7 Red, White, and Blue Bash  
July 10-14 Animal Planet Adventures Guest Speaker- Ecology Bus
July 17-21 It's a Neat-ure Experience Camden Park/Ramsey Park or Pipestone National Monument
July 24-28 The Mystery of History Lyon County Museum
July 31 - August 4 Color Me Excited Guest Speaker- Local Artist
August 7-11 Diggin' With the Dinos Children's Museum and Lyon County Fair
August 14-18 Let's Get Lost in Space SMSU Planetarium


Camp Traditions


Camp is family! Near the end of each summer, we invite all our camp families to the Y for a meal and a camper showcase.


Campers spend the afternoon 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.


The Master Gardeners of Marshall have partnered with the YMCA Summer Camp to help educate the campers about gardening and sustainability!

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 5 and end August 18. 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.


Renae Jenninges

Director of Youth Development

(507) 532-9622

Swim Lessons and Sports Packages

Camp staff will transport your children to and from these programs for your convenience. A separate registration page is available for those who would like to utilize these Packages. Registration forms are available at the front desk.

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.