Welcome to YMCA Camp Classen
We will be hosting camp this summer with some revisions and date adjustments.
Frequently Asked Questions about new guidelines
At Camp Classen, campers make new friends, learn new skills, develop character, make new friends and have an adventure. Campers become a community as they both learn how to be more independent and to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. At Camp Classen, you get all of this wrapped up in the fun of campfires, canoeing, archery, GaGa Ball, horseback riding, talent shows, group games and meaningful relationships.
June 1 – June 5
June 7 – 12
June 14 – 19
June 21 – 26
June 28 – July 3
July 5 – 10
July 19 – 22
Camper Leadership Program (CLP) Sessions | Ages 16 & 17
Session 1 June 1 – June 19 | Session 2 June 21 – July 10
7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine!
Get ready for a hearty and healthy breakfast.
7:20 a.m. Flag Raising
We are proud to raise the flag and recite the pledge every morning.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
Usually a hot breakfast like pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc. There is always cereal and of course juice and milk.
8:15 a.m. Cabin Clean-up/Unit Duties
We teach personal responsibility and ownership by keeping our living area clean and caring for our campus.
8:45 a.m. All Camp Game
An all camp adventure game where Trailblazers and Pathfinders compete in a friendly competition for points and team honor.
10:00 a.m. Electives
Campers enjoy electives – list below.
11:00 a.m. Cabin Activities
Cabins select a special activity each day to do together. Options are endless!
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Healthy living is an important part of the Y’s mission. Campers are encouraged to consider fruits and vegetables as part of their camp diet, but there is plenty of rib sticking protein for our active campers too.
12:45 p.m. Siesta
Trust us, by Tuesday campers will be looking forward to Siesta. Camp includes a busy schedule of fun and making new friends. Siesta is a welcomed break in an air conditioned cabin.
2:00 p.m. Swimming
Our aquatics facility features a sun deck, beach volleyball, water fountains, restrooms, carpet ball and a shaded pavilion with picnic tables. There is something for everyone, even non-swimmers. Trained lifeguards are always on duty, with a swimmer ration of no less than 1:10.
3:30 p.m. Trading Post
Campers can grab a snack and souvenir in the afternoon.
5:00 p.m. Flag Lowering
All campers gather for the playing of Taps and lowering of the flag.
5:30 p.m. Dinner
A hearty meal with healthy options including a salad bar.
6:15 p.m. Chapel
Chapel is a very important part of our day, where camp songs are sung and staff present the day’s devotional. Each camper is encouraged to consider their rollin our camp family in light of a Christ centered short message. Character values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility are emphasized.
7:00 p.m. Evening Activity
Carnival on Monday night, Boy’s Night/Girl’s Night on Tuesday, Aquafest on Wednesday, Dance on Thursday and Closing Campfire on Friday.
8:45 p.m. Shower Rotations
Get cleaned up after a busy day.
9:30 p.m. Devotions/Cabin Reflections
Time to reflect on the day, lessons learned and new friendships made.
10:00 p.m. Lights Out!
In addition to awesome fundamentals of main camp, our campers choose a specialized camp elective to appeal to their special interests.
If you like the stage, comedy and performance, sign up for Mic Check. This is a great opportunity to bring out your creative side and perform for your fellow campers and counselors.
This is an opportunity for camper’s creativity to explode! Campers have many choices to craft a keepsake using beads, paint, tie dye and more.
Want to do more than trail riding with horses? The Horseshoe Club is designed to advance your camper’s skills on the ground, in the arena and on the trail. Space is limited and registration is required. Additional fee of $100/week.
Build skills and competency in archery, BB guns, blow guns and more. Campers have the opportunity to build their own marshmallow gun. Don’t worry mom, this is a safe activity an supervised by trained staff at all times.
Campers will develop swimming skills, boating skills, take a turn on the water slide, use funyaks and canoes, they may even tackle the Bass Rock endurance swim.
OWLS (Outdoor Wilderness Living Skills)
Campers choosing OWLS will find themselves building forts/shelters, making fires, orienteering, geocaching and designing their own trekking sticks.
This elective is high energy fun. We pack in sports from around the world that combine new games, with traditional sports and camp classics.