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Camp Chippewa (Christie Conservation Area)
Enjoy a traditional outdoor Day Camp experience at Camp Chippewa located at Christie Conservation Area. Our site includes spacious playing fields, a beautiful wooded area for supervised explorations, and a safe waterfront setting. Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to swim, hike, play field games, and participate in arts and craft, archery, canoeing, and wilderness/enviromental pursuits.
Staff to camper ratio is 1:10. Campers will be grouped according to age.
Busing is available.
Cost: $191 per week / $152 (Weeks 1 & 6)
Camp Chippewa Activities
Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop skills in these camp activities.
Swimming: Safe and fun water games will be provided for all who attend camp. Everyone will be tested to determine swimming capabilities before doing an water-based activities. Campers swim once per day (weather and water permitting), and must pass a swim test to enter the deeper area.
Field Games / Initiatives: These activities blend traditional and wacky games using a team approach.
Hiking: Children will explore hiking trails, ponds, and boardwalks with their group.
Arts & Crafts: Campers will use various mediums to explore their creativity.
Archery: Campers will learn how to use a bow and arrow, as well as observe and participate in safety procedures.
Canoeing: Campers will learn the basics of paddling and canoe safety. While canoeing, all participants must wear a life jacket and adhere to all safety regulations.
What does a typical day at Camp Chippewa look like?
||Bus arrival / Games with bus group
||Flagpole (camp gathering)
||Snack / Sunscreen Application
||Low Organized Games / Outdoor Field Game / Team Building Initiatives (e.g drumming, capture the flag)
||Lunch. Low Organized Games / Outdoor Field Game / Team Building Initiatives (e.g drumming, capture the flag)
||Transition to Swimming
||Transition from Swimming
||Snack / Sunscreen Application
||Canoeing / Arts & Crafts / Archery
||Flagpole / Bus Lines / Departure
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Summer 2020 Guide
Find full program details in the YMCA Day Camps Summer 2020 guide.