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“I don't know about the particulars, but my 16 year old son, Brent, who mostly only loves video games, LOVES YMCA Camp Potawatomi!!! Thank you so much for all of your work!!! It was a wonderful experience for him!!!”

“It's a great experience for children and teens to meet new people and get away and take a break from there day to day lives and forget about any problems or stresses they may have.”

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YMCA Teen Adventure & Teen Leadership Camps (Ages 14-16)

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Teen Adventure Camp (ages 14-16)

2020 Program Rate: $795
Available June 14-19, June 21-26, July 12-17

Our Teen Adventure Camp (Voyagers) is packed with action, opportunities to make new friends and a new adventure each day. Voyagers will travel to Van Buren State Park in Michigan for an overnight camping trip lead by professional YMCA staff. This trip allows the teens to put their camp acquired skills to good use as they plan meals, inspect and pack their gear and participate in outdoor activities while on the trip. It's sure to be one of the best summer experiences ever.

IMPACT (ages 14-16)

2020 Program Rate: $700
Available July 5-10

IMPACT: Inspiring others Makes Positive Active Change Together. IMPACT is a teen program designed for teens wanting to make a positive impact in the community. Each day at Camp, IMPACT campers will travel to counties surrounding Camp Potawotami to give back and make a difference in the community. Teens will learn about the organizations' mission and programs well as complete a project at each one. Teens will also participate in typical summer camp activities such as cabin activities, water free time, one night of camping and cooking out, and evening programs.

Teen Leadership Camp (Entering Grade 11)

2020 Program Rate: $800
Available July 5-10, July 12-17 (2 weeks)*

This two-week Teen Leadership Camp (Clippers) program is designed for teens transitioning from camper to counselor. Through this program your teen learns how to become a counselor and camp leader while mentoring younger campers and being a positive role model. Clippers will go on an out-of-camp trip as well as participate in camp service projects and develop new skills, all while enjoying the excitement of summer camp. During their second week ar camp, Clippers will be placed in a cabin to shadow a counselor and have hands on experience as a leader. *All Clippers go home on Friday at regular camp check-out time and return on Sunday.

Counselor-in-Training Program (Entering Grade 12)

The CIT program is designed for teens who desire to be counselors at YMCA Camp Potawotami. This up to three-week volunteer program is a hands-on introduction to life as a counselor and allows participants to go through training and then assist counselors in programming for campers. CIT applicants must apply a letter of interest to the Program Director, Shelby Nichter at