Venture Vikes Camp: Ages 6-13

Venture Vikes camps offer a unique opportunity for campers to experience a condensed version of our traditional two-week sessions of camp.

Campers experience a variety of exciting outdoor activities throughout the week, including water activities, skits, special themed activities, and more! Please note that this week does NOT include a family night event or overnight.

Summer 2022 dates:

August 15th-19th

Venture Vikes Bus Stops:

Anne Sullivan Elementary
Discovery Elementary
First Lutheran Church
John F. Kennedy Elementary
Robert Frost Elementary
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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  • Transportation: Campers are transported to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota by Camp Leif Ericson Staff in a YMCA vehicle.
  • Supervision: 2 Camp Leif Ericson Staff accompany campers on the trip. They are also joined by a Camp Menogyn Staff to lead the canoe trek.
  • Communication: Camp Menogyn staff have a satellite phone to contact base camp or emergency services in the event of an emergency on the trek
  • Equipment: A specific packing list will be provided in the weeks leading up to the trip. Campers are able to borrow various supplies and equipment if needed.​​

More Info:

  • 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 $30.50
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