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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. 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.
2701 Northwestern Ave.
Wausau, WI 54403
We believe that the lessons and values learned at YMCA Camp Sturtevant will last a lifetime!
Ages 3 – 6 years old & potty-trained) 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.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. The program is run out of the Aspirus Branch Day Camp Pavilion except for Week 7 and Week 8 which will be run out of Camp Sturtevant.
(Ages 11 – 16 yrs.) YMCA Resident Camp, through its spirited counselors, adult leaders, strong programs, and commitment to young adults, offers a traditional camping experience that will assist campers to grow personally, appreciate diversity, clarify values, improve personal and family relationships, and develop outdoor skills…all while having fun and making new friends in their close-knit cabin groups.
(Ages 11 – 16 yrs.) Designed for the older camper, Leadership Camp is a natural extension of the Camp Sturtevant experience. Recognizing the changing needs for more adventure and more challenge, it is all the more meaningful because it is shared with others. This is a unique camping experience, enhancing the development of outdoor living skills, natural awareness, and close relationships with others.
Leadership Camp offers week long experiences built around three and 4-day trips around the State of Wisconsin.
(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.
(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!
Mosinee Camp Adventure
(Ages 5 to 13) Mosinee Camp Adventure offers programs based out of the Mosinee High School. Adventure camp trips are provided out of the school, area parks and YMCA camping facilities. Our primary focus is to provide a safe and healthy environment where campers can experience an action packed, adventure filled summer that will develop new skills, good sportsmanship and self confidence.