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“He ranted and raved over the camp activities all the way home from camp. He had the time of his life and I will be forever grateful to the impact that you had on my child. Thank you very much!”

“My daughter made new friends in her cabin as well as deepened old friendships. She got along well with everyone she met.”

summer resident camp

At YMCA Camp Potawotami, we focus on the ABCs of Camping - working to increase camper's sense of Accomplishment and Belonging while they learn about positive Character traits and values. Our tools are well-trained staff, carefully planned programs and safe, clean facilities.

Campers gain a sense of accomplishment by trying activities and developing new skills. Making new friends and being a good friend in return helps campers gain a sense of belonging. The Character traits we focus on are Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility. Our unique Wampum Bead program encourages campers to choose a character trait to work on throughout the entire year.

  • Camper practicing his archery skills.

  • Many new friends are made at camp!

  • A newly gained sense of confidence is priceless.

  • Hold it right there Skywalker!

  • Heading out for an afternoon voyage.

  • Lookout Picasso, you have company!

  • Fun, fun, fun!

 

Sample Camp Menu

MEAL SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI
BREAKFAST - Scrambled Eggs
Toast & Hash Browns
Pancakes & Sausage Cinnamon Rolls
Oatmeal
French Toast Sticks
Sausage
Bagels & Cream Cheese
Coffee Cake
Hard-boiled Eggs
LUNCH - Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni & Cheese
Peas
Tacos
Rice
Fruit Cocktail
Corndogs
French Fries
Mixed vegetables
Hamburgers
Smiley Fries
Mixed vegetables
Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Crackers
DINNER Pizza & Corn
Ice Cream Sundaes
Baked Ham
Au Gratin Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Rolls & Cookies
Spagetti & Sauce
Garlic Bread
Brownies
Create-your-own:
Pita Pizza
Vegetable & Fruit
Smore's
Chicken & Noodles
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots
Rolls & Cake
Family Picnic:
Sandwiches
Chips
Fruit cup & fruit snacks

*Milk and water is available every meal, juice is available at breakfast
*There is a cereal bar with fruit and yogurt at every breakfast
*There is a salad bar available at every lunch and dinner
*Peanut-free butter and jelly sandwich making is available at each meal

This sample menu is also available for download.


 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE YOUTH CAMP

  • 7:45 am Flag Raising
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Chapel
  • 8:45 am Camp Clean Up
  • 9:15 am Activity Skill Class 1
  • 10:15 am Activity Skill Class 2
  • 11:15 am Activity Skill Class 3
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Siesta
  • 2:00 pm Swimming/Boating
  • 3:00 pm Snack
  • 3:15 pm Cabin Activity
  • 4:15 pm Cabin Activity
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:15 pm Flag & Awards
  • 6:30 pm Choice Time
  • 7:30 pm Evening Program
  • 8:30 pm Cabin Game/Bonding Time
  • 9:00 pm Showers/Evening Reflection
  • 9:30 pm Lights Out for 9 years and younger
  • 10:00 pm Lights Out for 10 years and older

  • * Evening Programs include Campfires, All Camp Games, Cookout or Campout, and Wampum Bead Ceremony. Throughout the summer there will also be theme days and fun-filled special events.