Summer Camps

Resident Camp Programs

  • Reach new heights at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Resident Camp.
  • Enjoy campfires, night hikes and other adventures with your new friends.
  • Saddle up for trail rides and other exciting camp add-ons.
  • Make friends to last a lifetime.
  • Camp counselors keep your child safe and engaged.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan's Resident Camp is the heart and soul of the summer camp experience. It is where imagination comes alive! Here campers get a feel for the variety of activities that Camp Widjiwagan offers as they spend a week participating in cabin activities and exciting programs and focusing on developing various skills of their own choosing.

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Main Day Camp

Main Resident Camp

Our Main Resident Camp is divided into four Villages by age. Each activity is led by a counselor and provides opportunities for your camper to meet and participate with a wide variety of new friends!

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Frontier Village (Ages 7-9)

Frontier Village Resident Camp

Ages 7-9

There is never a dull moment in Frontier Village. Each day is jam-packed with exciting games and activities specially designed for this age group. Counselors are trained to ensure a positive experience for these young campers, some of whom may be experiencing Camp for the first time! Frontier campers learn how to cook their own dinners at their Monday night cookout and follow it up with a Frontier campout and campfire! Frontier campers enjoy pool time each day. Frontier participates in the all camp game during the week. Campers then choose two other activities to fill out their daily schedule.

Frontier Village Resident Camp

Ages: 7-9

Price (per week):  $695

Sessions Available: 2-10

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Explorer Village (Ages 9-11)

Explorer Village Resident Camp

Ages 9-11

Explorer Village campers will enjoy a thrilling week of fun and adventure. Each week includes the traditional charm of Resident Camp including choosing your own activities with specialized programs only for Explorer Village (higher level climbing, village games and sports). Exploring is part of all camp games during the week. The Explorer cookout and campout is a fun opportunity to cook over a campfire and sleep under the stars! Spending a week at Explorer Village builds friendships for life and independence for the future!

Explorer Village Resident Camp

Ages: 9-11

Price (per week):  $695

Sessions Available: 2-10

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Adventure Village (Ages 11-13)

Adventure Village Resident Camp

Ages 11-13

During their Adventure Village experience campers spend their days trying new activities and participating in some of Camp Widjiwagan’s most exciting events. Besides their chosen activities, no two days are ever the same in this fun program. Adventure participates in the themed all-camp game, along with an individualized campout experience where they camp out with their cabin mates and prepare their own “Hobo Pack Dinner” over a campfire! Additionally, certain activities and opportunities, such as Widji Surf School, become available at this age. Prepare to make new friends, learn new skills and create lifetime memories.

Adventure Village Resident Camp

Ages: 11-13

Price (per week):  $695

Sessions Available: 2-10

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Pioneer Village (Ages 13-15)

Pioneer Village Resident Camp

Ages 13-15

Pioneer Village is designed for the teen who still wants the traditional camp experience but is ready for new challenges. We combine all the fun and excitement of Adventure Village with bonus features reserved only for Pioneer Village. Pioneer Village campers will choose their own activities for the week, play themed all-camp games, and create traditions which will carry on for years to come. Pioneer Village is the only Main Camp program to do the High Ropes course, and it features extra teambuilding and leadership activities. Step up to Pioneer!

Pioneer Village Resident Camp

Ages: 13-15

Price (per week):  $695

Sessions Available: 2-10

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Literary Camps

Week 7 - Brotherband Chronicles Week

Ages 10-15

Join Hal and his brotherband crew, hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac with only one thing on their minds: stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Train as a crew; set sail on a 22 foot boat; compete in Archery Tournaments, sailing challenges and quests; and finally, compete against Zavac to restore the Skandian to its rightful home and restore order to a once proud land. Based on the series by John Flanagan.

Week 7 - Brotherband Chronicles Week

Ages: 10-15

Price (per week):  $725

Sessions Available: 7

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Harry Potter Week

Ages 9-14

Harry Potter is coming for an entire week at Camp Widjiwagan! From the moment you arrive until you check out on Saturday, you will cease to be a Muggle and will enter the Widji Branch of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a student. Do you have what it takes to learn Potions? Are you ready for daily Quidditch practice? Do you know your spellbook forwards and back? Tons of activity, imagination and fun will fill this week. Come prepared to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter, while enjoying all that Camp Widjiwagan has to offer!

Harry Potter Week

Ages: 9-14

Price (per week):  $725

Sessions Available: 9

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Percy Jackson Week

Ages 9-14

Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite belong? Like you saw things a little differently than the other kids? Does one of your parents seem suspiciously “god-like”? Do you have an innate ability to read Latin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a great candidate for Percy Jackson Week! Come spend a week at camp, training your body and mind into the hero’s physique and intellect you were born to possess. Daily quests, monsters to vanquish and an Olympic destiny await all who answer the call of heroes!

Percy Jackson Week

Ages: 9-14

Price (per week):  $725

Sessions Available: 3

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Star Wars Week

Ages 9-15

Are you prepared to embark on the greatest adventure ever seen in a galaxy long ago and far away? There is war brewing between the Republic, Clones, Trade Federation, Outer Rim Planets…and there have been reports that the Sith are reemerging. Join forces with the greatest heroes of the universe and take down the darkest evil ever faced. Your week will train you in the ways and honor of the Jedi, while challenging you with nightly missions. Gather your courage and prepare to become one with the Force! This week of Star Wars fun was created using the Star Wars Camp tool kit in conjunction with Lucasfilm, LTD. Camp Widjiwagan is joining a movement embraced by camps around the country integrating Star Wars themes into camp!

Star Wars Week

Ages: 9-15

Price (per week):  $725

Sessions Available: 5

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Ranger's Apprentice Camp

Ages 10-16

Immerse yourself in the world of Ranger’s Apprentice! This is a fully themed week where you will be instructed in horseback riding, trail riding, archery, tracking, survival skills, stealth and Ranger missions. If you love Ranger’s Apprentice, this officially sanctioned camp will test your strength, loyalty and commitment. Defend the kingdom from Morgarath’s Wargals, Skandian Raiders and the fearsome Temujai warriors. Come as an Apprentice. Earn your Silver Oak Leaf. Become a Ranger.

Ranger's Apprentice Camp

Ages: 10-16

Price (per week):  $775

Sessions Available: 6, 9

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First Camp

First Camp - Ages 5-7

Ages 5-7

First Camp offers an introduction to the magic of Resident Camp life to our youngest campers!  Under the careful and constant supervision of counselors specifically chosen to care for this age group, campers will participate in a week of camp that combines Day Camp with two overnights.  Campers will spend Monday and Tuesday participating in Day Camp programming, such as arts and crafts, sports, swimming and adventure games. On Wednesday, campers will arrive at camp with their bags packed and move into a YMCA Camp Widjiwagan cabin for two nights of Resident Camp.  Campers will check out on Friday afternoon with plenty of memories and stories to share!

First Camp - Ages 5-7

Ages: 5-7

Price (per week):  $380

Sessions Available: 3, 4, 7, 8

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Ranch Camp

Boots and Bits Ranch Camp

Ages 7-11

Ranch Camp is unlike any other! Ranchers will experience the joy and responsibility of taking care of their own horse through daily activities such as grooming, tacking, horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Ranchers will spend most of their week in the saddle and with the horses, but will also have time to enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, canoeing, swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts and much more.

Boots and Bits Ranch Camp

Ages: 7-11

Price (per week):  $340

Sessions Available: Sessions 1-10

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Ranger's Apprentice Camp

Ages 10-16

Immerse yourself in the world of Ranger’s Apprentice! This is a fully themed week where you will be instructed in horseback riding, trail riding, archery, tracking, survival skills, stealth and Ranger missions. If you love Ranger’s Apprentice, this officially sanctioned camp will test your strength, loyalty and commitment. Defend the kingdom from Morgarath’s Wargals, Skandian Raiders and the fearsome Temujai warriors. Come as an Apprentice. Earn your Silver Oak Leaf. Become a Ranger.

Ranger's Apprentice Camp

Ages: 10-16

Price (per week):  $775

Sessions Available: 6, 9

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Widji Ranch Camp

Ages 10-16

Ranch Camp is unlike any other camp! Ranchers will experience the joy and responsibility of taking care of their own horse through daily activities such as grooming, tacking, horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Ranchers will spend most of their week in the saddle and with the horses, but they will also have time to enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, canoeing, swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts, and much more. Ranchers will be placed in riding classes based on an assessment of their current riding skills. All riding levels are welcome.

Widji Ranch Camp

Ages: 10-16

Price (per week):  $745

Sessions Available: 2-10

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