Until the First Day of Day Camp

Camp Jorn YMCA Day Camp


Each summer Camp Jorn offers a 10 week Day Camp program for children 5-14 years old (Must turn 5 by September 1, 2024).

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, Mikaela Teal Child Care Director, to register your child for our Childcare & Preschool Program.

Please read our immunization policy.

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. 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

7:30 AM-5:30 PM
7:30 AM-5:30 PM
7:30 AM-5:30 PM
7:30 AM-5:30 PM
7:30 AM-5:30 PM

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

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.

Tubing-This activity is based on a campers swimming ability as well as the camps ability to maintain required staffing ratios. On their first day here, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a swim assessment to determine their swimming ability.

Friend Requests

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 2024 is full!

Thank you!

Rate A:Most accurately reflects the true cost of Day Camp$315
Rate B:Partially subsidized to make camp more affordable$275
Rate C:Reflect the subsidies by events, donations, and endowments$235
Daily Rate:Join us for a day or two!$67
Day Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 10-14
Session 2: June 17-21
Session 3: June 24-28
Session 4: July 1-3
Session 5: July 8-12
Session 6: July 15-19
Session 7: July 22-26
Session 8: July 29-August 2
Session 9: August 5-9
Session 10: August 12-16

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 & Minnows- traditionally reserved for our youngest campers ages 5 & 6 years old.

Perch & Walleye- traditionally reserved for campers ages 7 & 8

Bluegill & Northern's- traditionally reserved for campers ages 9 & 10

Muskies- traditionally reserved for campers ages 11-14

Counselor to Child Ratio for Children in Day Camp- Age of Children Minimum Number of Counselors to Children:

  • 4.9 Years to 5 Years 1:6
  • 5 Years and 6 Years 1:12
  • 7 Years and Over 1:18



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)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat
  • 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.
  • Valuables
  • Money
  • Camping knives
  • Candy/Soft Drinks/food
  • Nut-products of any kind
  • Toys, Trading Cards, Games