Countdown to Summer Fun!
Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities. At Camp Sturtevant, your child will experience a supportive community of young people and dedicated staff who work together to ensure each individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential through development of the spirit, mind, and body in an outdoor environment. The lessons learned and friendships forged at Camp Sturtevant will last a lifetime!
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Camp teaches self-reliance and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership - all amidst the fun of sports, theater, games outdoor adventure, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Our Woodson YMCA camp program has four physical locations that support the camp experience. Camp Sturtevant is our primary site, hosting Day, Resident, Leadership and Schools Out camps. Some of our youngest campers experience camp through a combination of the Camp Sturtevant (Kinder Kubs), Aspirus Branch (Ranch Camp) and Mosinee Satellite (Adventure Camp) locations.
What's NEW FOR 2019? Our changes this year are aimed at making logistics easier for parents/guardians.
• Camp opens for drop-off at 6:30 am
• Check-Out time extended to 6:00 pm at all locations
• Revamped Day Camp Themes and Activities
• Point of Sale system for Camp Store
(Ages 5 – 16 yrs.) 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 programs are offered in Half Day options during the Summer School sessions or Full Day options 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.
PIONEERS- Pioneers are the youngest group of day campers located on-site at Camp Sturtevant. Pios are introduced to the Camp Sturtevant day camp experience with a variety of age appropriate camp activities that include; boating, slingshots, arts and crafts, playgrounds, field games, sand castles, gnome hunts, nature lessons and hikes, and music. Daily activities include camp songs, skits, and swimming in the river (weather permitting). Our river swimming area has a shallow section of water and small water slide allotted specifically to the Pioneer age group. Certified lifeguards are always on duty during swimming times and boating activities.
TRAILBLAZERS- Ages 7-8 make up our Trailblazer day camp group. Trailblazers are introduced to some of Camp Sturtevant’s more intermediate programming areas. These activities include: canoeing, BB guns, archery, arts and crafts, gaga, field games, playgrounds, scavenger hunts, and nature lessons. Trailblazers also participate in daily camp songs, skits and swimming (weather permitting).
PATHFINDERS- As our eldest group of day campers, Pathfinders lead the way and set an example for our younger day campers. Our Pathfinder experiences, programs, and activities challenge each camper as they explore their personal development in a caring, guided, outdoor environment. Pathfinders participate in some of Camp Sturtevant’s most advanced activity areas such as kayaking, BB guns, archery, low ropes, high ropes, ground level zip lines, gaga, biking, and field games. Pathfinders who have attended camp before play a huge role in teaching our younger campers about traditions, camp songs and skits.
|Full-Time Y Member||$188|
|Part-Time Y Member||$128|
(Ages 3 – 6 years old) Kinder Kubs Preschool Camp will add zest to your child’s summer. Housed out of the Aspirus YMCA Child Care Pavilion, our Kinder Kubs program is an ideal and nurturing way to introduce your child to the summer camp experience. Options include full day and half day pricing (please see pricing information below). The children begin each morning with songs and games. Weekly field trips include adventures to Camp Sturtevant and fun in the sun at Marathon Park Splash Pad.
|Full Time Y Member||$188|
|Full Time Non-Member||$218|
|Half Day Y Member||$106|
|Half Day Non-Member||$121|
|Part- Time Y Member||$128|
|Part- Time Non-Member||$158|
(Ages 8 – 16 yrs.) 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 all weeks of the summer. Each week, campers will be grouped by age and riding experience. Each specific group will advance through weekly themed riding skills at a level that is appropriate for their riding experience and ability. Every group in each week of the summer will review fundamental horse activities such as grooming, feeding, tack, and basic horse care. All camps include daily riding as long as weather permits. Campers will also experience other core camp activities such as crafts, swimming, field games, gaga and much more!
Y Member per week $249
Non-Member per week $279
RANCH CAMP OPTIONS:
Week 3 - June 24- 28 - Wranglers in Training
For the beginning rider. Learn about basic horse care, horse safety, and how to tack a horse. Daily rides will focus on learning horse behavior, walking and trotting.
Week 5 - July 8-12 - Wranglers in Training
Learn about basic horse care, horse safety, and how to tack a horse. Daily rides will focus on learning horse behavior, walking and trotting. More experienced riders welcome. Campers will ride to their own abilities.
Week 6 - July 15-19 - Wranglers
Campers will begin to learn patterns and end the week with a Gymkhana- a series of games on horseback that are designed to enhance riding skills.
Week 7 - July 22- 26 - Western Week
Learn about what living in the Wild West was all about. Activities include making butter, shooting BB guns at the range, and learning how to lasso.
Week 8 - July 29-August 2 - Rodeo Camp
Activities include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying (not on real goats), and how to rope. The week will be capped off by a real life rodeo demonstration and our very own camp rodeo.
Week 9 - August 5-9 - Trail Riders
Experience riding horses on trails around our YMCA grounds (weather permitting). *Campers must have attended at least one other week of camp or have prior experience riding horses to attend Trail Riders week.
Week 11 - August 19-23 - Just Horsing Around
This week is about each rider reaching their potential on horseback and reflecting on their summer of riding. Various activities throughout the summer will be revisited as we wind down the summer with our horses.
(Ages 5- 13) There is no better way to spend the afternoon than at Y Camp! This day camp option is for campers who are already enrolled in a Wausau School District or DC Everest School District summer school class. Parents must coordinate with their respective school districts directly on summer school enrollment. Once enrolled in morning summer school classes with one of the school districts, campers are eligible for this program option. After a morning full of learning in school, campers arrive at camp and are integrated into their respective age groups for afternoon activities. Weekly themes will follow those listed for the regular age group that your child is a part of. The program follows each respective school district’s summer school program calendars. New this year, we are offering weekly summer school camp rates and busing from Wausau School District summer classes to add flexibility to your summer planning.
Y Member per week $90
Non-Member per week $105
AFTERNOON CAMP OVERVIEW
•Summer School Classes in morning (enrollment via the DCE/Wausau School District).
•Parents must coordinate transportation for their campers from summer school to Camp Sturtevant
•Lunch is provided for campers upon arrival at camp if the school district does not provide a meal. If needed, lunch at camp is included in your camp registration fee.
•Afternoon busing back to either YMCA branch is included in registration fee.
Make sure to complete and return the Busing Transportation Form
(Ages 10 – 14 yrs.)
Kayak the Eau Claire River, hike Rib Mountain, and gather around the campfire for s’mores in the evening. Campers will experience the magic of overnight camp, right here in Wausau! We are excited to offer Explorers camp again this summer. This program is designed as a mini-resident camp and bridge program between Pathfinder Day Camp and overnight Leadership Camp.
• Camp during the day on Monday and Tuesday including field trips around the Wausau area.
• Stay overnight at Camp on Wednesday and Thursday night, return home at the end of the day on Friday.
• Campers sleep inside Riverside Lodge bunkhouses and have access to showers and running water.
• A great introduction to overnight camp experience in a familiar setting on-site at Camp Sturtevant.
• Daily activities include adventure and exploration around the greater Wausau area.
• Meals provided: Lunch everyday, supper on Wednesday and Thursday, breakfast on Thursday and Friday.
• On Monday, campers will have a voice in planning their week of fun activities alongside counselors - week itineraries and packing lists will be sent home with campers at the end of the day on Monday.
Please choose a fee most suitable for your family:
Rate A - $221 Rate B - $199 Rate C - $179
Fees include staff, food, most activities, instruction, equipment, wilderness permits, lodging and facilities. We are happy to offer families three fee options. You may choose the actual fee or the adjusted fee. The actual fees reflect the true cost to deliver the Woodson YMCA camp experience. Because of generous contributions to our Community Partners Campaign, we are able to offer families an adjusted fee. Please choose the fee most suitable for your family. The fee that is chosen does not affect the experience a camper is provided in any way.