People who see Camp Pepin for the first time are amazed at its picturesque beauty. Add to that the campers, the staff, and the rich history which is so much a part of Camp Pepin, is what makes this place a jewel among camps.
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning new skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership, all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows and meaningful relationships.
In keeping with the mission and vision of the Red Wing Family YMCA, YMCA Camp Pepin strives to provide a safe, natural setting with modern facilities where individuals can develop an awareness and appreciation of themselves, each other, and the environment through hands-on learning sessions, cooperative exercises, recreational activities, and small-group living situations.
We are dedicated to growth in spirit, mind, and body, in an outdoor setting and safe environment. We are committed to developing core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility for daily living. Explore and grow through a strong tradition of quality programming and fun -- and make life-long friends in the process.