Polar Bear Plunge

Help raise money for Camp Widji as you dive into Percy Priest Lake at our Polar Bear Plunge, Widji's signature event. Bring the whole family for face painting, winter arts and crafts, penguin bowling and more! Your choice of complimentary hot chocolate, coffee or popcorn is included with your ticket, and hamburgers and hot dogs are available for purchase. Our zip-line and BIG BUZZ climbing tower will also be open!

2020 Schedule

  • 11 a.m. – Activities open for the grand Polar Bear Plunge. On-site registration will be available. General Admission at the door will be $10.
  • 12:45 p.m. – Polar Bear Plunge awards ceremony for our costume contest and more!
  • 1 p.m. – Take the Plunge!
  • Jan. 1, 2020

  • Ages: All Ages!
  • Cost: $6 entry ($20-$40 for apparel)
  • Meals Included: Choice of coffee, hot chocolate, or popcorn. Hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.
  • Hours: Opens at 11 a.m. (Plunge at 1 p.m.)

More information

Contact: Julie Blucker, jblucker@ymcamidtn.org

Volunteers Needed

Activities include...

Hot Chocolate

Costume Contest

Face Painting

Grilling Hot Dogs/Burgers


Upcoming Events

Jan. 1

Polar Bear Plunge

Each New Year’s Day, hundreds of people come to camp to take the plunge in Percy Priest Lake for an invigorating jump start to the New Year. Proceeds from this event help send kids to camp.

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Jan. 2-Jan. 3

Day/Ranch Winter Camp

Day and Ranch Camp unite to bring you a Widji Wonderland! Build ice fortresses, zoom down the zip line and warm up with hot cocoa and s’mores in this winter adventure at camp.

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Oct. 2-Oct. 3

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out is a one-night cabin campout packed with night zip lining, climbing, Wolfpack and more! Join your favorite camp staff along with new and old friends for this stellar stayover!

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