Camp Jorn YMCA Day Camp
EVERY DAY CAMP IS AN ADVENTURE!
Each summer Camp Jorn offers a 10 week Day Camp program for children entering Kindergarten (Must turn 5 by September 1, 2022)-8th grade.
At Camp Jorn’s Day Camp, we are here to make your kids feel welcome. Campers who like a bit of everything - from sports to crafts, swimming to nature, will get to experience it all including tubing! Each week is packed with a variety of activities planned around weekly themes. Campers have a choice in their activities such as crafts, large group games, archery and so much more.
We also provide pre-school summer camp for children ages 3 months to four years. Check out the Childcare Page for more information. Please contact, Kristin Kumpula, Child Care Director, to register your child for our Childcare & Preschool Program.
Please read our immunization policy for 2022.
Camp Jorn YMCA’s goals are:
1. Campers will develop personal growth and higher sense of self while engaging in challenging activities that promote positive risk taking, independence, and opportunity for success
2. Campers will learn to make & maintain positive relationships with their peers and friends while building a sense of community
3. Campers will learn the YMCA core values to help them become positive well-rounded individuals:
Honesty: Campers will be taught the value of honesty while at camp, to speak and act with sincerity, truthfulness, fairness and integrity.
Respect: Campers will be taught the meaning of respect, to show consideration for self, others and the environment
Caring: Campers will be shown how to care for themselves and others, to provide compassion and understanding and to recognize the goodness in others
Responsibility: Campers will experience responsibility for themselves, their actions, their belongs, and camp property. They will be taught to do what is right, to be accountable for your behavior and obligations, to persevere to completion
Personal Growth: Campers will learn to develop in the four personal competencies - compassion, contribution, commitment and character – in order to discover and to be our best selves
Camp Jorn staff work with parents and campers to determine readiness and eligibility for specific programs. Camp offers different session lengths and a variety of canoe / backpacking trips that are based on physical ability, age and development. Some classes like waterskiing and sailing are optional and require swimming ability. Swimming levels are determined by a skills test on the first day. We recognize that children develop at different rates, and some may need more support than others. Our goal is to work in partnership with parents to ensure physical, emotional, and cognitive development match the ongoing skills progression required for safe participation. Camp will provide safety equipment like lifejackets and program equipment like archery bows that are the appropriate size for each.
Day Camp Hours of Operation
AVW Shuttle Service
Bus service is available from Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary School (AV-W). Please use the transportation form during the registration process to select this option for your camper. There is a fee of $8 per day/per camper. Campers will be supervised by camp staff during their travel to and from camp.
Pick up/drop off location: Back parking lot at AV-W, 11065 Old 51 N, Woodruff, WI 54568 • The shuttle starts loading at 7:10am and leaves AV-W at 7:30 am • Shuttle leaves Camp Jorn at 4:45 pm and arrives back at AV-W at 5:15 pm.
Activities & More
Tubing- One of camper's favorite activities. All groups have the opportunity to go tubing at least once during the week.
Swimming- One of the most favored activities of the day! On their first day here, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a swim assessment to determine their swimming ability. Based on their swimming ability campers are allowed into the shallow, middle or deep sections. Shallow swimmers are allowed to go down our slide in the middle section if they wear a PFD.
Archery/Air Riflery/Slingshots- At each range, campers will have the opportunity to practice shooting targets with their group. Campers must be 7 years old and up to be able to experience target sports.
Overnights- Children participating in the overnights must be 8 years old or older.
Arts & Crafts- tie dye, friendship bracelets, painting, etc.
Group Sports/Activities- basket ball, soccer, flag football, scavenger hunts, relay races, parachute games, biking, table tennis
Additional Water Activities: Drip drop, slip n' slide, sprinkler, water balloon toss, etc.
Please note that due to large enrollment numbers and limited availability we are unable to honor day camp friend requests. Camp is a great opportunity to make new friends. Our camp groups are designed for the safety of all children, and are based on camper-to-staff supervision ratios. Thank you for your understanding.
Registration for the Summer of 2023 will open on November 1st!
|Day Camp Sessions|
|Session 1: June 12-16|
|Session 2: June 19-23|
|Session 3: June 26-June 30|
|Session 4: July 5-7|
|Session 5: July 10-14|
|Session 6: July 17-21|
|Session 7: July 24-28|
|Session 8: July 31-August 4|
|Session 9: August 7-11|
|Session 10: August 14-18|
|Day Camp Over Night Session 1: June 29th|
|Day Camp Over Night Session 2: July 20th|
|Day Camp Over Night Session 3: August 10th|
Day Camp Sample Schedule
7:30 – 8:30 am-Check in at Day Camp Pavilion
7:30 am- Bus departs AVW
8:00 am- Bus arrives at CJ & children split into groups
8:30 – 8:45 am- Opening ceremony & songs
8:45 – 9:15 am-Healthy Snack/Counselor huddle
9:30-10:20 am- Activity 1
10:30-11:20 am- Activity 2
11:30-12:10 pm- Lunch
12:15-12:45 pm- R&R (reading & relaxation)
1:00-1:50 pm- Activity 3
2:00-2:50 pm- Activity 4
3:00-3:30 pm- Healthy snack
3:30-4:00 pm- Group game/free time/camp clean up
4:10 pm- Closing ceremony & sunshine award
4:30 pm- Load bus for AVW
4:30-5:30 pm- Parent Pick up
Traditional Day Camp Groups
Campers are placed into smaller cohorts with 1-2 staff members and 10-14 camper's their own age. Please note that some age groups require more than one cohort to better serve the needs of our camp community.
Guppies- traditionally reserved for our youngest campers age 5 years old.
Minnows & Perch- traditionally reserved for campers ages 6 & 7.
Walleye & Bluegill- traditionally reserved for campers ages 8 & 9.
Northern & Muskies- traditionally reserved for campers ages 10 &11.
Bull Sharks- traditionally reserved for campers ages 12-14.
Day Camp Packing List
We want your campers to come prepared and able to participate in all of the activities that we have planned. To help us return lost items we suggest that you put first and last name on all items that your camper brings.
Please bring to following items with your camper each day of attendance:
- Backpack to hold personal items
- Water bottle with name on it
- Closed toed shoes
- Long pants when cool
- Extra clothing
- Swimsuit & towel (each day)
- Insect repellent
- Sweater, Sweatshirt, or Light Jacket when cool
Items to NOT bring: (Camp Jorn is not responsible for lost or stolen property) If your campers brings these to camp, we will keep them in the office for the day.
- Electronics: tablets, phones, music devices, etc.
- Camping knives
- Candy/Soft Drinks/food
- Nut-products of any kind
- Toys, Trading Cards, Games