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YMCA Camp Vanasek - Summer Day Camp

Serving Children Entering Kindergarten - 7th Grade


At YMCA Camp Vanasek, campers will have the opportunity to develop new relationships, gain independence, learn new skills, and grow through a safe, accepting, and nature based environment. Each week will be a different adventure. Youth learn to be honest and care, to respect and to be responsible for themselves and the environment. These are the values that make the YMCA Camp Vanasek different and extraordinary. Join us for the adventure – create a lifetime of memories!


2022 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2022 camp season opens February 1, 2022. 

To enroll in camp your child will first need to be a member of the YMCA either through a Family Membership or a Youth Membership. You can complete this process by stopping by the YMCA at anytime or filling out an online membership starting Monday, January 24th. Membership

Once your child is a member of the Brainerd YMCA you can enroll them in camp by clicking on the Enrollment link below and filling out the Camper's Health Forms & Waivers. 2022 Enrollment Link


Camp Schedule

7:00 AM Morning Drop Off

8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Activity 1

10:00 AM Activity 2

11:00 AM Down Time

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Swim Time

3:00 PM  Activity 3

4:00 PM Snack

5:30 PM Camp Closes


Camp Activities





Nerf Wars

Paddle Boarding

Arts & Crafts

Fire Cooking

Team Games


Nature Hikes


Camp Address, Hours of Operation, Holiday Closures, & Early Release Days

Camp Address: 14307 Oakwood Dr N, Baxter, MN 56425

Camp Season Starts: June 6th, 2022        Camp Season Ends: September 2nd, 2022

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM

Closed on: Monday July 4th, 2022 & Tuesday July 5th, 2022

Early Release Days (2:00 PM pickup): Friday June 17th, Friday June 24th, & Friday July 15th

Rates & Scholarships

Daily Rate of $40 per day. (Includes Breakfast & Lunch)

Minimum of a 2 day a week registration. 

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial Assistance & Scholarships are available through the Brainerd YMCA. To apply for assistance please fillout the Financial Assistance Application and return to Jennifer Wilson in person at the Brainerd YMCA or by email.  Please contact Jennifer Wilson with any Financial Assistance & Scholarships questions. 

The YMCA provided over $40,000 in Financial Assistance & Scholarships in the 2021 Camp Season. This was made possible by the Brainerd YMCA Annual Campaign Donors and the Brainerd & Baxter Lion's Club. 

Summer Menu: Breakfast & Lunch

Week 1, 5, 9, & 13

week 1

Week 2, 6, & 10

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Week 3, 7, & 11

week 3

Week 4, 8, & 12

week 4
Parent Handbook

The 2022 Parent Handbook is Under Construction, and will be available on January 24th.