Woodson YMCA

Camp Sturtevant


Summer Camp Season is just around the corner!
Camp Registration is Open

At Camp Sturtevant, we are shaping adventurous minds, making every precious summer day a great one!

Our committed staff is dedicated to ensuring that all of our campers are safe, accepted, and respected for who they are. Ultimately, after a summer at YMCA Day Camp, children's self-esteem will rise, and they will be better prepared to return to school with confidence.

Our Y Camp strives to instill the Y's four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into every activity, every day.

Youth Summer YMCA Membership
Woodson Y Membership June - August is $81 (each child)
Y Members Save $30 per child/per week
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Camp Open House!

We are excited to announce we will be hosting two open houses in May for families to come for a grill-out and tour camp!

No registration necessary. Just come visit us!

Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th

Camp Sturtevant is not available for rental at this time.

Summer is a time for kids to be kids.
At Camp Sturtevant we believe the framework of our youth is creating experiences that build character, confidence and friendship.

We believe that lasting personal change can only happen when we all work together to invest in our children, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why, at the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause and passion. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that regardless of age, income or background, everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Our committed staff are dedicated to ensuring that all of our campers are safe, accepted, and respected for who they are.

Location: Camp Sturtevant
2701 Northwestern Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403




Camp Schedule

6:30 - 9:00 AM
Curbside Drop Off

Pre-Care: Campers can be dropped off as early as 6:30 AM

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Camp Activities

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
No Curbside Drop Off or Pick Up
During this time you will need to park & walk
to a Camp Staff Member.

3:30 - 6:00 PM
Curbside Pick Up

Post-Care: Camper’s have free play time.

6:00 PM  Camp Closes
Campers must be picked up no later than 6 p.m.

At Camp Sturtevant we believe the framework of our youth is creating experiences that build character, confidence and friendship. 


Age 5-12

Join us for a week or an entire summer at Day Camp Sturtevant! Camp is located off Northwestern Avenue on the Eau Claire River.

During each week campers will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors Camp Sturtevant style. Day Camp is offered during the entire summer break.

Counselors are college age adults who have been selected and trained with special care in the areas of safety, child development, creativity and understanding of children. Camp Sturtevant staff act as positive adult role models for their campers.

Camp Sturtevant Day Camps


Pioneers are the youngest group of day campers located on-site at Camp Sturtevant.

“Pios” are introduced to the day camp experience with a variety of age appropriate activities.

Activities Include:

  • arts & crafts
  • playgrounds
  • field games
  • sand castle building
  • gnome hunts
  • slingshots
  • boating
  • nature lessons
  • hikes
  • music & camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)

Pioneers’ Weekly Fee
Member: $205
Non-Member: $235


Trailblazers are introduced to some of Camp Sturtevant’s more intermediate programming areas.

"Trails" are the bridge age group between our youngest and oldest day camp age groups.

Activities Include:

  • field games
  • playgrounds
  • scavenger hunts
  • BB guns
  • archery
  • gaga
  • nature lessons
  • arts & crafts
  • camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)

Trailblazers’ Weekly Fee
Member: $202
Non-Member: $232


Pathfinders are the eldest group of day campers. “Paths” lead the way and set an example for our younger day groups.

Pathfinders’ programs and experiences challenge each camper as they explore their personal development.

Activities Include:

  • BB guns
  • archery
  • low ropes
  • ground level zip lines
  • gaga
  • biking
  • kayaking
  • field games
  • camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)

Pathfinders’ Weekly Fee
Member: $202
Non-Member: $232

Our river swimming area is a shallow section of water that is a comfortable space for all swimmers. Certified lifeguards are always on duty during swimming and boating activities.


Age 5-12

Afternoon Camp is for campers who are also enrolled in summer school classes via Wausau School District or DC Everest School District. Once enrolled in morning summer school classes with one of the school districts, campers are eligible for this program option.

Wausau School District - No busing is available through the Y.

DC Everest School District - Busing is available through the School District.

Afternoon Camp Weekly Fee
Member: $154
Non-Member: $184

Specialty Camps


Explorers Camp will be a summer of adventure, learning, day trips and fun!

This summer our Explorers Program will be offering 7 weeks of unique activites for our Campers Ages 10-14.

Our Explorers will take day trips around the Wausau area, go swimming at local aquatic centers, visit parks and more!

3 Weeks will offer a Thursday night sleep over at Camp Sturtevant. It’s a great introduction to the overnight camp experience in a familiar setting on-site at Camp Sturtevant. Campers will have dinner, play night games and have a campfire. Campers will sleep at Camp and have access to showers and running water.

4 Weeks will offer a Thursday night late pick-up at 8:30 pm at Camp. Giving the campers time to enjoy dinner, play night games and have a campfire.


Let’s go on an adventure!

This summer we will be offering 2 Leadership Camping trips. Each Camp will offer a week-long experience built around a Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday overnight camping experience.

Trip 1: Camp in Minocqau & Zip-Line

Trip 2: Camp in Green Bay & Bay Beach Amusement Park

Each Leadership Week will give campers the opportunity to fish, canoe, kayak, swim, learn survival and leadership skills while forging new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Designed for campers ages 13-15, Leadership Camp is a natural extension of the Camp Sturtevant experience, recognizing the need for more adventure and more challenge. Camp provides breakfast, lunch and snacks every day and dinner on overnights.

More Information to Come!


Ranch Camp - Closed

It saddens us to announce that this summer we will not be offering Ranch Camp at the Aspirus Branch. Ranch Camp has been a wonderful program for many years, but due to staffing changes and horse availability we are unable to continue the program at this time. We want to make sure that we offer a program that upholds our previous standards.

This being said, we would like to remind you that Camp Sturtevant has many program offerings. We will have all of our Camp information for 2024 on or before February 12th!

Camp Sturtevant Leadership Team



To put others before yourself, to love others, to be sensitive to the well-being of others, to help others.



To tell the truth, to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust, to have integrity, to make sure your choices match up with your values.



To treat others as you would have them treat you, to value the worth of every person including yourself, to be cordial even if you disagree with someone.



To do what you should, to do what is right, to be accountable for your behavior and obligations.


Sara Vick
Camp & School Age Director

Sara graduated from UW Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in December 2022. Her journey at the Woodson YMCA, which began at the age of 16 as a swim instructor and lifeguard, has evolved into the Camp and School Age Director.

Sara's believes in the importance of nurturing the community's youth. She understands that through well-designed programs, children can develop character, confidence, and lasting friendships. Above all, Sara emphasizes the fundamental principle that every child deserves to feel safe, accepted, and respected for who they are.

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Social Emotional Learning

Over the course of the summer our campers will grow socially and emotionally. They will build skills through empathy, relationship building, emotion management, responsibility, and personal development, all while having FUN!

Emotional Management: Learn to be aware of and constructively handle both positive and challenging emotions.

Responsibility: Learn to be reliable, committed and fulfill obligations in challenging roles.

Personal Development: Initiate goals, learn persistence and persevere through difficult situations and challenges.

Relationship Building: Plan, collaborate and coordinate action with others.

Empathy: Learn to relate to others with acceptance, understanding, and sensitivity.

Camp Sturtevant

2701 Northwestern Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403

Camp’s Direct Number: 715-849-2267

Email: Camp@WoodsonYMCA.com