Welcome to Camp Pepin!
Welcome to YMCA Camp Pepin 2021!
Camp Pepin has something for everyone this summer. Day Camps, Family Camps, Family Cabin Rentals and
Summer Resident Camp. It is back!
Far more than a summer adventure, Camp Pepin is a life experience with a value that far extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer.
At YMCA Camp Pepin, we seek to inspire our Campers 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.
Learn More about our Programs
Camping became a cornerstone of Red Wing Family YMCA programming 81 years ago, with the aim to provide children with a positive developmental experience through immersion in nature, making new friends, building confidence and growing in self-reliance.
Day Camp Pepin - Camp Pepin's new day camp program will provide your child fun filled days with creative and invested young leaders to guide them. Traditional camp activities such as swimming, sports and games, target range, climbing wall, boating, outdoor education and, arts and crafts are some of the many adventures your camper will experience. All camper groups will be led by a trained Camp Pepin Counselor that is prepared to care for your child and support their positive growth this summer.
Traditional Resident Camp - This camp week provides opportunities for your camper to unplug, get hands on with new skills, and make new friends under the guidance of trained and caring staff. Our spectacular waterfront includes opportunities to learn how to paddle canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle board. Also time aboard the Camp Pepin Pontoon! On land, campers enjoy field games and sports, outdoor education in the backwoods, climbing and the team challenge course. Our overnight campers also enjoy evening camp games, skits and songs, and campfires with their cabin group. Come make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Counselor in Training (CIT) camp - This program is the launching pad for learning more about yourself as a team member, a leader and a facilitator. Time will be spent getting to know your CIT team through group games and challenges as well as some our traditional camp activities. The CIT team will set goals for themselves and build their cabin culture map to guide them through the week. This team will enjoy supporting camp activities, a mystery adventure, a camp service project and develop a deeper understanding of camp operations. Campers that have successfully completed LIT will be given priority for the CIT program. Yet, if you are interested and did not complete the LIT program, apply and we will bring you on board if space allows.
Leaders in Training (LIT) camp - The Leaders in Training camp is designed for our older campers who would like to develop their leadership skills while still enjoying the traditional camp activities. Campers who participate in the L.I.T. program will learn about leadership styles, tips and tricks in facilitation and have the opportunity to support staff in managing a camp activity. The LIT group will enjoy building their own group cohesiveness and culture with team building games, a camp service project, a mystery adventure, journaling and debriefing time as a group. Prior enrollment at Camp Pepin is not necessary to register for this camp.
2021 Camp Pepin Program Calendar and Prices
Day Camp Pepin 3 weeks ($220 and $195 Y Members)
Session 1 June 14-18
Session 2 June 21- 25
Session 3 July 5- 9
Family Camps 2 weeks (more information and registration coming soon)
Session 1 July 11- 16
Session 2 Aug 15-20
Traditional Resident Camp 4 weeks ($590 and $565 Y Members)
Session 1 July 18-23*
Session 2 July 25-30**
Session 3 Aug 1-6
Session 4 Aug 8 - 13
*Counselors in Training will be offered Session 1 July 18-23
**Leaders in Training will be offered Session 2 July 25-30
Family Cabin Rentals throughout the year (click here to learn more)