the SAGINAW FAMILY YMCA

Teen Camps

Teen Leadership Camp:  $449

Session 5 (July 15-20), Session 6 (July 22-27)
Ages 14-16

Whether a first-time camper or a seasoned returner, all teens are invited to participate in our teen camp, the first step in our progressive leadership program. Campers experience leadership-based activities in the morning and enjoy traditional camp activities for the remainder of the day. A special off-site trip and single morning service project are included.


Boys/Girls Teen Leadership Canoe Trips:  $449

Session 3 (July 1-6) – BOYS ONLY, Session 7 (July 30-August 3) – GIRLS ONLY
Ages 14-17

Our Teen Leadership Canoe Trips are 5-day, 4-night adventures canoeing an camping along the AuSable River. Each is a single-gender trip, and open to ages 14-17. Campers spend Sunday evening at Camp Timbers, and return to camp for pick-up on Friday. Neither prior experience nor specialized gear is needed. Spaces are limited.


Sailing the Straits Adventure Trip:  $449

Session 8 (August 5-10)
Ages 14-17

This unique experience includes a 5-day, 4-night adventure sailing on the Retriever, a 52′ sailboat owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Participants sail and sleep aboard the ship, which departs from Mackinaw City. Specific itinerary is weather-dependent. This adventure is a co-ed trip, and open to ages 14-17. Campers spend Sunday evening at Camp Timbers, and return to camp for pick-up on Friday. Neither prior experience nor specialized gear is needed. Spaces are limited.


Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program:  $600

Session 4-5 (July 8-20)
Ages 16-17

Campers in this two-week program will have an immersive leadership experience, learning the arts of team-building, group facilitation, and working with children. A 3-day, 2-night AuSable River canoe trip, a Camp Timbers’ tradition, is included. We expect of CITs to be eager to learn and mature enough to be strong role models for kids.

To apply:
Interested teens 16+ years old, who have previous camper experience or equivalent, should email Timbers@SaginawYMCA.org or contact Camp Director.


Register Your Child for Camp Timbers

 

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