Summer Camp

Summer is filled with fun and friendships! At YMCA Camp Alexander we have over 50 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people.

Camp Weeks
  1. Camp
  2. Summer Camp

YMCA CAMP ALEXANDER | OPEN HOUSE

Meet our camp staff, take a tour, a roast a s’more! This is the perfect time to ask questions and learn about YMCA Camp Alexander.

Date: May 15
Time: 4:00 – 6:00PM
Location: YMCA Camp Alexander

YMCA Camp Alexander

Camp is a great place to make lasting memories. With activities based on weekly themes, your child will grow stronger, stay active and connect with friends, all while building the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Where is camp?

Camp is nestled in on a private peninsula on Nepco Lake. Among the 33 acres of beautiful forestry, the camp includes 2 lodges, 5 cabins, a swim area, kayaking and a full-size basketball court.

Address
1053 Camp Road, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 (No mail receptacle)

Phone
715.818.9622

Mailing Address
601 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Day Camp Hours

9:00AM – 4:00PM

FREE BEFORE CARE

Mon-Thurs | 7:00-9:00AM

& After Care

Mon-Thurs | 4:00-6:00PM
Friday | 4:00-5:30PM

Camp Activities

There are many great activities to do while you’re at camp

  • Swimming
  • Field Trips
  • Crafts
  • Court & Field Games
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Nature programs
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • More
7:00-9:00am
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Check In/Pre Camp
9:00-9:30am
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Camp Song
9:30-9:45am
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Get to Know You Games
9:45-11:00am
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Theme Activities
11:00am-12:00pm
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Camp Activities
12:00-12:30pm
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Lunch
12:30-1:15pm
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Camp Activities
1:15-3:15pm
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Swimming
3:15-4:00pm
Sample of Daily Schedule & Activities
Snack, Clean Up
4:00-6:00pm
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Check Out/Post Camp

Registration

2022 YMCA Camp Alexander registration is open NOW! Early bird rates are available through April 30th. To register, stop in and visit our Member Services team at the front desk or give us a call at 715.818.9622. Registration forms and deposits are required at the time of sign up.

Membership & Camp For All

No one is turned away from YMCA Camp Alexander for an inability to pay. Our Membership for All – financial assistance program ensures that funding is available so every child can enjoy camp. State Assistance may be available as well. For more information, contact South Wood County YMCA at 715.818.9622

Camp For All Interest Form

Please fill out this submission form if you’re interested in learning more about our Camp For All program and verifying your eligibility. Someone from our team will reach out to you shortly.

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Camp Weeks 2022

WEEK 1: June 6-10 | ALL THINGS CAMP!
Join us for this fun, action-packed intro week! Get to know and make new friends, and take part in all that camp has to offer: hatchet throwing, canoeing, archery, crafts, daily swimming and more games than you can imagine!

WEEK 2: June 13-17 | SUMMERWEEN*
Halloween is arguably the most popular of holidays! During this zany week, we will be doing a lot of activities that make this holiday so special in the eyes of children. We’ll play zombie games, dress in costumes and they’ll be trick or treating at Camp Alexander!

WEEK 3: June 20-24 | SPORTS GALORE*
This week is for sports enthusiasts of ALL levels and ages! Take part in FUN AND ACTIVE games; soccer, flag football, Alaskan Kickball, Jamaican dodgeball and the silly camp style field games!

WEEK 4: June 27 – July 1 | YMCA VALUES COLOR BRIGADE CHALLENGE
At camp we adore GAMES! New games, old games and wacky games. We will try a variety of games this week and end the week with “4 Core Value” sports challenge, complete with awards for all the participants.

WEEK 5: July 5-8 | YMCA OYLMPICS USA!
The Olympics bring out pride and patriotism in our country. With that being said, it makes sense that we should celebrate this special week by participating in games and activities that center around Olympic games.

WEEK 6: July 11-15 | H2O WATER WEEK*
Enjoy the best that water has to offer us during this week! Campers will participate in daily swims as well as engage in a variety of water games and fun-filled activities

WEEK 7: July 17-22 | RESIDENT WEEK
A genuine Camp Alexander classic! Join us for a week of action-packed adventure! Campers will enjoy swimming, crafts, learning outdoor survival skills, campfires, songs, skits and much more! They will sleep comfortably in our plush cabins with their fellow campers. Get ready to make lasting friendships while enjoying the woods, water and tranquility at YMCA Camp Alexander!

WEEK 8: July 25-29 | HOOKED ON FISHING*
Join us to learn fishing techniques, safety, and just spend lots of time FISHING! Campers will fish by shore in 2 – 3 locations during the week, weather pending. Fishing poles will be provided. If bringing your own be sure to label them. Start your angling career at Camp Alexander!

WEEK 9: Aug 1-5 | WILD WEST*
The image of the wild west in our nation’s history evokes a time of great adventure and creativity. During this week, we will be dedicating a good portion of our days evoking all the excitement during that time period. New legends will be created.

WEEK 10: Aug 8-12 | JURASSIC PARK WEEK
Everybody loves the Jurassic Park movies! We will be doing some dinosaur footprint tracking throughout the woods at Camp Alexander! Look for some “reptile” activities that will bring a mammoth smile to your camper’s face!

WEEK 11: Aug 15-19 | ANIMAL FARM* 
We are proud that Camp Alexander will be transforming into an animal farm on this week. Some well-known and beloved animals will be paying a little visit to our camp! In addition, campers will be learning about animals they never envisioned in their wildest dreams!

WEEK 12: Aug 22-26 | REPEAT WEEK! – THE BEST OF THE BEST
The conclusion of the summer is not over…. yet! Let’s finish the summer with the “best of the best” by repeating all the activities that were beloved during the summer at Camp Alexander. This will be amazing week that will cap the end of the 2022 summer camp season.

*Field Trip

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

ALL Electronics | Cell Phones | Toys | Stuff Animals

HAVE THE DESIRE TO WORK HARD & PLAY HARD IN THE OUTDOORS?

TEEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Teens who have an interest in learning leadership skills and using those skills with younger campers are encouraged to be a Junior Counselor (JC) at camp. JC’s have a brief training and orientation to be able to assist counselors with younger campers. JC’s will be given age-appropriate challenges that will build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages. This program can be applied towards community service hours for high school graduation.

  • Age 15-17
  • Must have at least 2yrs camper experience
  • Commit to at least 2-Day Camp weeks

Must be pre-interviewed and accepted into the program by the Camp Director. Not everyone is accepted into the program.

Wisconsin Rapids

601 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

(715) 818 9622

Port Edwards

211 Wisconsin River Drive
Port Edwards, WI 54469

(715) 818 9622

YMCA Camp Alexander

1053 Camp Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 818-9622

Adams

393 N Pine Street
Adams, WI 53910

(608) 472.5400