At YMCA Camp Pepin, we offer Campers ages 6-17 an opportunity to see how amazing our world truly is. Our Campers have the opportunity to experience carefully crafted itineraries, small groups, and attentive, caring leaders. From paddling to sailing, target sports, and arts and crafts, our adventures are sure to help your Camper discover a whole new world, while sharing in the fun of new friendships with amazing leadership.
A week at Camp Pepin is like no other week during the summer. When kids are away from home and away from parents and everyday friends, they grow. New experiences, new friends and new challenges shape campers into confident, independent kids.
Campers gain confidence in themselves and who they are by making independent decisions about their day and activities. Our low camper-to-counselor ratio allows campers develop strong bonds with their counselors. In turn, counselors help campers reach their goals.
Camp Pepin is intentionally rustic. From our wooden cabins and bunks to our no electronics policy, campers connect with each other in the real world – face-to-face and friend-to-friend – during activities, meals and evening cabin time.
With woods, water, real friends and connected counselors, Camp Pepin shapes campers into confident, independent kids. Traditional camp options are perfect for ages 6-17. Younger Campers can enjoy Camp Kickapoo-a special Traditional Camp experience to ease into life at Camp Pepin.
Have you ever gazed out on the lake and wondered what it would be like to hop aboard that beautiful boat with the wind in its sail? Or, how about learning about the very water in that lake and what's below that beautiful blue...Maybe your Camper would like to hone their skills on stand up paddle boards, kayaks or even some log rolling? Campers choose their adventure, alongside traditional camp activities-perfect for Campers ages 6-17.
The bluffs, woods, rivers, lakes, and trails provide a wonderful playground for those that enjoy adventures in the out-of-doors. During each trail & trip Camp, our staff will lead overnight experiences that teach skills and cover distances that are age-appropriate and tailored to the physical stature and experience of their campers. Our trail & trip camps are perfect for Campers ages 12-17.
Our older Campers are in a position to share with our younger Campers some of the skills and experiences that have been taught to them. In doing this, they must take on certain levels of responsibility in keeping the traditions of YMCA Camp Pepin alive for the next generation. Teen leadership camps are perfect for Campers ages 13-17 years of age.