Camp Olson

HELP KIDS EXPERIENCE THE MINNESOTA NORTHWOODS

Our St. Cloud Area Family YMCA has a great partnership with the YMCA Camp Olson near Longville, MN. This unbelievable site hosts many activities and opportunities including horseback riding, canoeing, archery, swimming and much more!

Our partnership enables youth from our area who may not normally have the financial resource to have character-building camp experiences. To
send one child to camp, it costs about $1,000. Since 2019, we have sent 51 children to Camp Olson and our goal for 2022 is to send 30
more!

We are working with the area schools to help us identify kids who show the YMCA values in their daily work. Kids who put all they have
into schoolwork and being a good classmate and friend, despite having limited financial resources at home.


Carter absolutely LOVED camp! He loved the counselors for his cabin and made many friends. He truly was blessed to be able to get away from the electronic driven environment our society has now and to enjoy the outdoors with so many activities.”

- Theresa, mom of Carter

Harlow went to camp not knowing any of the other campers and came home with three new friends. According to her counselors, she came out of her shell and her personality shined! She even mentioned wanting to go to Counselor in Training week when she’s old enough!”

- Kim, grandma of Harlow

We’ve got the kids

Now we need YOU! Please GIVE so kids from our area can experience the character-building days and weeks that Y camps provide.

Carter 2
Carter 2

Carter 3
Carter 3

Elijah 2
Elijah 2

Harlow 2 cropped
Harlow 2 cropped

Mailynn 1
Mailynn 1

Camden 1
Camden 1