Welcome to Camp Pepin!
THANK YOU!Sep 08 2014
Another summer is in the books here at YMCA Camp Pepin and it might have been the best one yet! More than 570 campers had the opportunity to spend a week doing sports, games, arts and crafts, campfires, zip lining, learning new skills, eating great food, and making friends and memories that will last a lifetime!
One week of camp represents less than three-hundredths of a percent of the average person's lifespan, but if that one week is spent at summer camp, it can be a life-changing experience. Some campers arrived at camp nervous, unsure or homesick. But they all left with a new sense of confidence, a new set of friends and new skills -physical, mental and emotional - that they will use for life.
It takes a full year's worth of hard work from so many different people to make a summer of camp possible. Staff and counselors spent many hours planning, parents and campers made huge commitments and of course, all of the donors and volunteers helped make everything possible. I personally want to thank each person involved for another amazing summer here at YMCA Camp Pepin!
Tom Carlberg, Camp Director
Week #8 RecapAug 12 2014
Our Challenge Course at Camp Pepin was full of excitement this week with over 20 campers ready to conquer their fear of heights and excel through each challenge. Each day, Cory, our Challenge Course expert, lead campers through the Faith Pole, Zip Line Course, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, and the Ropes Course. The campers had a great time, some still feeling an adrenaline rush from all of it, and excited for the next challenge they will face! Great job campers for conquering your fears and challenging yourselves! Heepwah!
Week #6 RecapJul 29 2014
Week #6 at YMCA Camp Pepin was the 2nd Annual Olympics Week. We kicked off the week with a special opening ceremony that showed the history of Camp Pepin and gave the counselors a chance to present cabin colors to their campers. Each cabin had a special flag with bandanas to match. The week was filled with the usual camp festivities, such as capture the flag and friendship fire, with the addition of some special activities specific to Olympic Week. Some of these included: an all camp egg toss competition, a massive musical chairs game (100 chairs), and even an ice cream eating contest! Although it would be hard to choose a highlight of the week, one amazing part is that every single cabin won at least one medal during the all camp Olympic activities. Overall the week was a huge success. Keep your eyes open for next year's Olympic week and be sure to sign up! Heepwah!