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Meeting new friends, learning new skills, and enjoying fun-filled days in a caring, safe, supervised environment is what YMCA Day Camps is all about!

Camp Chippewa (Christie Conservation Area)

Ages 6-13

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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: $195 per week / $155 (Weeks 1 - 8)


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?
9:00-9:30am Bus arrival / Games with bus group
9:30-10:00am Flagpole (camp gathering)
10:00-10:45am Hiking
10:45-11:00am Snack / Sunscreen Application
11:00-12:00pm Low Organized Games / Outdoor Field Game / Team Building Initiatives (e.g drumming, capture the flag)
12:15-12:45pm Lunch.  Low Organized Games / Outdoor Field Game / Team Building Initiatives (e.g drumming, capture the flag)
12:45-1:00pm Transition to Swimming
1:00-2:00pm Swimming
2:00-2:15pm Transition from Swimming
2:15-2:30pm Snack / Sunscreen Application
2:30-3:30pm Canoeing / Arts & Crafts / Archery
3:30-4:00pm Flagpole / Bus Lines / Departure