Week long sessions for ages 3-13. Youth Leadership Training Program for teens age 14-17.
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Day Camp activities are designed toward skill levels appropriate for each age group. Campers will experience success while building skills that will last a lifetime.
The camp philosophy is based on the bible verse Luke 2:52,"And Jesus increased in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with God and man." These four areas of growth are symbolized by the four sides of the Phantom Square. Camps Mini-Tyke, Zicahota and Nagi help your child grow in self-confidence. They will discover the ability to work and play within the camp group, and develop a love and appreciation for each other and the world.
The heart of the day camp experience is found in small close-knit groups of campers. Three to ten children, together with their counselors, participate in a large variety of activities that are geared toward camper skill level and age.
Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, sports, hiking, nature studies, crafts, singing, group games, skits, theme days, climbing wall, archery, swimming lessons and many more. Campers are provided with a hot lunch daily. On Chuckwagon Friday, we have a cook-out with hotdogs and all the trimmings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any child from 3-13 years of age may take part, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin or disability. Financial assistance is available upon request.
I had a great, excellent, super-duper, fatrillium time at camp. Super week! I met new friends and I love to be at camp! I have never had this good of a week, anywhere. I think next time I’ll come for a year! And I will definately do the zip line! Thank-you for the best time ever!"
Camp Mini-Tyke (ages 3-6)
Camp Mini-tyke is created for boys and girls from 3 to 6 years of age. The program meets or exceeds the strict guidelines established by the state of Wisconsin. Choose from either a half-day morning program for your 3-6 year old or a full-day program for your 4-6 year old. Each child is grouped according to age which allows campers to participate in thoughtfully planned, age-appropriate activities. All campers must be completely toilet trained. A snack is provided in the morning and afternoon.See calendar for rates and dates.
Camp Zicahota (ages 7-12)
Camp Zicahota is designed for those campers that are between the ages of 7 to 12 years old. Zicahota offers more challenges and experiences for this age group. Campers choose their own activities daily. Activity choices include archery, log rolling, climbing wall, swimming and, of course, all the other activities that make Phantom a special place where memories are made. Camp Zichahota is a full day program with extended care options available for parents. See calendar for rates and dates.
Ages seven and eight can stay overnight for a shorter stay. Check out our Magnificent 7 & 8 special program under Resident Camp for a shorter overnight stay.
Camp Nagi (ages 12-13)
Phantom Lake YMCA offers an exciting program for 12-13 year olds. This program is designed to give campers a set of enhanced challenges. Campers schedule their days from a list of activities which include sailing, sea kayaking, boating trips, canoe trips in addition to other traditional camp activities. The program also offers activities that teach survival skills like campfire building and cooking, tent building, and other initiative activities that utilize our beautiful kettles. To top off this focus on the outdoors, the campers have a campout on Thursday night filled with camp favorites like roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Campers will eat dinner at camp and sleep overnight on Thursday. Camp Nagi is a full day program with extended care options available for working parents. See calendar for rates and dates.
Extended Care is offered for 7 to 13 year olds who need a fun safe environment that extends beyond normal camp hours. AM care is from 7:00-8:30 and PM from 4:00 - 6:00. See calendar for for fees.
Thursday evening is a special night for your camper and family. The fun starts at 6:30 pm with a program starring the campers. Then, tour the camp, meet the counselors and participate in some traditional camp activities. Bring your swim suit for swimming and boating. The camp store will be open and stocked with camp souvenirs that you may purchase. Specific information is sent home with the campers each week.
Day Camp fees at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp may be eligible under a flexible spending account. Check with your employer for more information.
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