Mini Camp

Our Mini Camp option is chock-full of exciting traditional camp activities for first-time campers.

About Mini Camp

Ages 5 to 12 years old

Mini camps are offered during a special week of our summer camp season. It’s a great “starter” camp experience for first-time campers. Mini campers will have a special, shorter version of the same fantastic camp experience as full-week campers. That means they’ll still get to experience traditional camp activities, get to develop new skills and make new friends!


Mini Camp Option

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee is happy to offer younger children and first-time campers an overnight mini-camp option to traditional week-long overnight camp.


Mini Day Camp- Adventurers

Ages 5 to 12 years old

Mini Adventurers Sessions are back bigger than ever for 2024! Adventurers can enjoy a full regular day of our great camp activities. Day camp is Monday-Friday. This year, Mini Adventurers Camp is set for July 5-7.


Mini Overnight Camp- Mini- Ramblers, Discoverers, & Voyagers

Mini-Ramblers: June 30-July 2; Discoverers: June 16-18, July14-16; Voyagers: June 19-21, July 17-19

Mini overnight camp is offered for 3 days and 2 nights. Mini overnight campers will get to experience the magic of sitting around a campfire sharing stories with their new friends. They'll also get to participate in all of the fun day and night traditional camp activities. Mini-Ramblers are for campers age 5-12, Discoverers are for campers age 5-7 and Voyagers are for campers 7-9.


Dates and Rates

Mini Overnight Camp 2024

Overnight Mini Camp: June 30-July 2 (Mini-Ramblers), June 16-July 16, 2024 (Discoverers), June 19-July 19, 2024 (Voyagers)

Overnight Mini Camp: $275 Y Members and $375 Community

Nervous? Here's What a Mini-Camp Parent Has to Say:

My son gained a real sense of independence when attending the mini-camp at Cha-La-Kee. It was a perfect transition because he had never spent a night away from family.  He wanted to stay longer!

Make Your Child's Summer the Best One Yet!

It’s never too early to plan for your child’s upcoming summer break. YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee will give your child fond memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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