Woodson YMCA

Camp Sturtevant


Summer is a time for kids to be kids.

YMCA Day Camps are the place to make every precious summer day a great one! 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.

After a summer at Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant, 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.

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


Camp Sturtevant is not available for rental at this time.

Camp Hours

6:30 AM
Pre-Care Curbside Drop-off Starts

Campers can be dropped off as early as 6:30 AM

9:00 AM
Curbside Drop-off Ends
Park & walk your child to a Camp Staff Member.

3:30 - 6:00 PM
Post-Care Curbside Pick-up Starts

Free Play Time

6:00 PM  Pick Up Ends
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 2023
Member: $201
Non-Member: $231


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

Activities Include:

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

Trailblazers’ Weekly Fee 2023
Member: $199
Non-Member: $229


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 2023
Member: $199
Non-Member: $229

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.

This program offers weekly summer school camp fees and busing from Wausau School District summer classes to add flexibility to your summer planning!

Afternoon Camp Weekly Fee 2023
Member: $154
Non-Member: $184

Specialty Camps


Let’s ride! Whether your camper is new to working with horses or is a seasoned rider, Camp Sturtevant’s Ranch Camp at the Aspirus Branch has something to offer everybody.

Beginners and advanced riders are welcome. Every group in each week of the summer will review basic horse care and ride daily as long as weather permits.

Campers will also experience other core camp activities such as crafts, swimming, field games, gaga and much more!

Ranch Camp Location
Woodson YMCA - Aspirus Branch
3402 Howland Ave., Weston, WI 54476

Ranch Camp Weekly Fee 2023 
Member: $271
Non-Member: $301 


Adventure Time! Explore the greater Wausau area and gather around the campfire for s’mores in the evening. Campers will experience the magic of overnight camp, right here in Wausau!

Explorers will adventure around our community with short day trips and have one overnight stay at camp. Daily activities includes exploration around the greater Wausau area. Itinerary and packing list will be sent home with campers on Monday.

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 in Riverside Lodge Bunkhouse and have access to showers and running water.

Explorers Camp Weekly Fee 2023
Member: $260
Non-Members: $290


Let’s go up north! Leadership Camp offers a week-long experience built around an overnight trip at our YMCA Cabin near Minocqua. Campers will have the opportunity to fish, canoe, kayak, swim, learn survival and leadership skills while forging new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Designed for the older camper, 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.


Member: $
Non-Member: $



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.

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