Our Mission

Building character and confidence since 1953.

Every year, hundreds of people visit Camp Jorn for summer camp, field trips, meetings, and events. We’ve grown a lot since we were established along the shores of Rest Lake over 66 years ago – yet we still adhere to the same core values we’ve had since the beginning.

Our campers say Camp Jorn is the best place in the world. Why? It’s not just about fun and games. It’s about building character, confidence, and connections that last a lifetime.


Building character, confidence and community through enriching outdoor experiences.


Camp Jorn YMCA is situated on a 70+ acre peninsula of mature pine forest in Wisconsin’s Northern Highland State Forest. Located on the shores of Rest Lake, part of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes, the nearest town is Manitowish Waters