CAMPING SINCE 1896
PHANTOM LAKE YMCA CAMP
WHERE KIDS ARE FREE TO JUST BE

Camp Registration

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

Our summer camp offers options for every family’s comfort level. Most families discover us by talking with other moms, dads and kids who share similar wants, needs and concerns. What they find is an environment built on safety, respect and just the right mix of structure and free time.

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About Phantom

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp is a nurturing environment unknown to most children. Where campers help each other, build each other up, include one another. Where the chaos of overly structured, daily life washes away. Where children find themselves in a place they don’t have to be anything else.

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Giving Back

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

For more than a century we’ve weathered many storms. Some of these storms put camp within a whisper of extinction. As we look to the future, we learn from our past. We are all stewards of Phantom’s future.
 
 

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Latest News

Camp Museum

As we all know, camp has been around for a while and has a fascinating and longstanding history. As part of the new Carman Welcome Center, PLYC is happy to announce plans to create a camp museum! The museum would allow visitors, parents, and campers to learn more about our rich history as the oldest YMCA camp in not only Wisconsin but the US. Stories and artifacts about camp’s history, from the start of Raggers to the creation of day camp, will be catalogued and labeled for new members of the camp family to explore. If you have an item that you believe tells an important story about your time at PLYC as a camper, SDP, or staff member, please EMAIL A PICTURE and description to plycmuseum@gmail.com! Not every item will be used, and those used can be returned after a specified period. Even if you don’t think you have anything special, dig around! You never know what fascinating historical find could be hiding in your attic! In Phantom Spirit, Sydney “Squid” O’Hare PLYC Staff~Carman Center Museum...

Winter Camp

SIGN UP FOR WINTER CAMP! Come back to camp! Phantom Lake’s Winter Camp is four days full of exciting camp activities! The only difference is- it’s in the snow! Winter camp runs from the 27th of December between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. until December 30th between 10:30 and 11 a.m. and is open to any and all 8-15 year olds! Join us this winter for sledding, outdoor activities, and crafts! As well as gingerbread bread house making, board games, cards, fort building, a camper & staff show and so much more! Who knows…there might even be a crier! Campers bunk in the bottom half of Erich Lodge also known as the Dining Hall, the sides are divided up by ladies and gentlemen. It is fully heated for a comfortable night’s sleep. Hot coco is readily available and each meal will be served family style in each camper’s group. Winter camp is great time to come see camp when you normally would not, while kicking back and relaxing in front of the fire with some of your favorite counselors from the summer. Come join in the fun, make new friends from all over the place or reunite with old friends. Get ready to learn new games and play some camp classics! Pack up your sleeping bag and snow pants and we’ll see you on the 27th of December! Click Here To Register...

Why Summer Camp Matters

Check out this blog by Alumnus Kizzy Marco! “I wrote a blog about the importance of summer camp for the hospital that I work with. It is largely based on my PLYC experience! Just thought I’d share…” http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/camp-meetin/...