Welcome to Camp Pepin!
Farewell to Summer 2015Aug 24 2015
Another summer is in the books here at YMCA Camp Pepin and it might have been the best one yet! More than 600 campers had the opportunity to spend a week doing sports, games, arts and crafts, campfires, zip lining, paddle boarding, kayaking, learning new skills, eating great food, and making friends and having the best summer ever!
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!
Summer is flying by way too fast!Jul 23 2015
Guess that's what happens when you're having fun!
The last six weeks at Camp Pepin have been filled with swimming, canoeing, crafts, games, campfires, s'mores, climbing, horseback riding, and so much more. Gaga and archery remained popular activities and zip lining, new this summer, was enjoyed by all. Camp days differ from one day to the next, which keeps each session exciting for both campers AND counselors. Check our our daily Facebook updates, Smug Mug photos, and weekly blogs to stay up-to-date on what's happening at YMCA Camp Pepin.
Want to join in on the fun? Four weeks still remain of summer 2014 and we have availability in our Traditional, Kickapoo and Trip camps.