Camp Leif Ericson:

Ages 6&7 – 8&9











Kids simply love Leif Ericson Day Camp.

Summer after summer, our campers return to reunite with their best friends and camp counselors. There are favorite horses to ride, campfires to enjoy, and old camp stories to be re-told. Many of our camper parents are often seen reconnecting with old friends and warm memories during parent’s night each summer.

Our counselors also give special attention to our new campers, who quickly make friends and are welcomed into the camp family. Your child remains with the same counselor and small group of children each week as they travel to activities together. The first day at camp includes several “get to know you” activities and games to make your child comfortable.

Summer 2024 dates:

Session 1: June 3-14
Session 2: June 17-28
Session 3: July 1-12
*Camp will be offered on the 4th of July
Session 4: July 15-26
Session 5: July 29-Aug 9

2024 Cost Per Session

Learn More About Tiered Pricing

Realizing that families have differing ability to pay, YMCA Camp Leif Ericson has a voluntary 3-tier pricing program for our summer camp programs to accommodate all financial needs. When you register, please choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. All children have the same experience no matter which tier a family in able to pay. The tier selected by a family is kept confidential.

  • Tier 1-a subsidized rate that covers the basic costs associated with attending camp including, food, staff salaries and supplies.
  • Tier 2-a partially subsidized rate for those who cannot afford to pay the full costs associated with attending camp.
  • Tier 3-most accurately accounts for the true cost of operating camp including food, staff salaries, supplies, wear and tear on equipment, transportation, and depreciation. Please pay this cost if you are able.
*If you’re interested in receiving financial aid, please follow the link provided to the financial aid application.
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Special Events:

Family Night: On Tuesday evening, during the second week of the session, there will be an open house from 6-7:30. This will be an opportunity to meet your camper’s counselor, take a tour of the camp grounds, and see many of the activities that your camper participates in during their sessison.

Field Trips: Campers get the opportunity to visit the following off-site places:

  • 6 & 7 year old campers – Sertoma Park
  • 8 & 9 year old campers – Wild Water West & Wall Lake


Activities Include:

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Arts & Crafts

BB Range Sports



Horseback Riding


Nature Education

Nature Hikes

Special Themed Events


Field Trips

More Info:

  • PROGRESSION: Camp Leif Ericson is split into two parts. 6&7 year old campers are placed in groups together, and 8&9 year old campers are placed together. The age groups provide the opportunity for campers to progress through their years of camp, and experience different and exciting activities as they get older.
  • FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from camp
  • Before and after camp childcare (7:30am to 5:30pm) for a one-time fee of $70.00
  • Please click here to see the Parent Handbook, as it can answer many questions you may have
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