Summer Day Camp

Make Memories

Every Day!


Pre-Camp, Post Camp & Traditional Camp Dates: 

       Monday, June 11 - Friday, August 24

Memories are made every day at camp Minogi! Making new friends, learning new skills, understanding more about the natural world and each other is what Camp Minogi is all about. Campers will be divided into groups by ages with activities appropriate to the interests and needs of each group. Each day offers many enjoyable activities to choose from including arts & crafts, outdoor education, swimming, hiking, field trips, yoga, & and so much more! 


Camper Groups:

Campers step our of their comfort zones, explore their horizons, develop new interest and socialize with their peers. Camp Minogi is built upon the Y's 4 core values  of caring, honesty, respect & responsibility. Your camper will come home tired & dirty, yet thirsty for more!

Explorers: Ages 5 to 6
Trailblazers: Ages 7 to 9 
Pathfinders: Ages 10 to 12


Counselors in Training (CIT):

The CIT program is designed to create leaders, role models & caring young adults. The program consists of education sessions, shadowing of Camp Minogi counselors  & opportunities to work directly with campers. Each CIT will have a staff mentor. 

CIT: Ages 13 to 16 



The YMCA of Northern Michigan hiring and training process is rigorous. All camp staff will be background checked and run through the Central Registry. All camp staff are required to have 30 hours of training, meeting ACA (American Camping Association) standards. We will have a certified lifeguard on staff and staff are required to be CPR certified. Our staff will strive to be positive role models and help create lasting memories.



Camp Minogi is held at Ottawa Elementary School. 871 Kalamazoo Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770


Camp Hours:

Camp MINOGI: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Extended Camp AM: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Extended Camp PM : 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Drop Off and Pick Up: 

All parents or authorized representatives are required to sign-in and sign-out campers when dropping off or picking up.

Camp Fees:

Explorers/Trailblazers/Pathfinders: YMCA Members ($105) , Community Members ($130) 

CIT: YMCA Members ($20), Community Members ($30)

Extended Camp AM: YMCA Members ($10)Community Members ($20)

Extended Camp PM: YMCA Members ($20), Community Members ($30)

*CIT requires an interview and separate application. Please contact Liz Eddington at for more information.


"My kids attended the summer camp last year and had an AMAZING summer. They got to participate in fun activities everyday that they wouldn’t have if they had gone to grandmas all summer long. As a single mom working full time, it is often hard to find enough time to take them to the beach, which they love to do. At the Y the got to go to the beach plus many many other fun activities. I can’t say enough about the Y’s staff. EVERYONE is there for my family. I see the Y being in our family for along time coming. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!"

- Amy, a Camp Minogi Parent

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