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Adventure Trips

Join us for a week of adventure in one of our off-site adventure trips, specficially designed for teens. Our adventure trips are built to teach self-resilience, responsibility, and basic outdoor survival skills. The teens will become a community together as they learn both how to contribute to a group on trips and be more independent beyond the borders of YMCA Camp Y-Koda! All will leave with a newly earned sense of accomplishment, determination and memories that will last a life time. These trips allow teens to explore the great outdoors, broaden their horizons and have fun! 

Our adventure trips are a one-week overnight experience to see one of the many beautiful locations of Wisconsin or travel up to gorgeous Northern Michigan. Each trip will be led by YMCA camp staff and will team up with professional outfitters for specilized outdoor activities. Teens will be tent camping, cooking meals around the campfire, stargaze into the night sky and partake in daytrip excursions by foot, kayak or canoe!

All trips begin at YMCA Camp Y-koda on Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning the group will travel by car to begin their adventure! All trips return to camp on Friday for a final free-time and experience the activities that camp has to offer. 


These trips fill-up quicky therefore we recommend registering soon! 

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2021 Adventure Trips

Wildman's Adventure Trip ..... June 28-July 2, 2021

Our newest adventure trip may very well be the best we've ever offered and is certain to fill quickly. For this trip, we will be making our camp at Wildman Adventure Resort on the Peshtigo River in Athelstane, WI. From our base camp, we have a week full of outfitted activities lined up including whitewater rafting on the Peshtigo and Menominee River, paintballing, 1900 feet of zip lining through the trees, and climbing around on the Alpine Tower on site. When we're not out on a guided adventure we will be enjoying our base camp along the river or exploring other local natural attractions on our own. There is a lot of action and adventure packed into this camp. This is going to be good! 

  • Wildman's Adventure Trip Packing List
  • Paintball Release Waiver Form
  • An additional waiver form will be emailed to all participants 2-3 weeks prior to camp date.
Ropes, Rocks & Climb Adventure Camp ..... July 18-3, 2021

This is an advanced high ropes camp with some serious rock climbing thrown into the mix. The camp also includes a couple nights off-site in addition to the regular weekly schedule. Campers spend the first two days at camp learning advanced skills at the ropes course such as belaying, knot tying, and route climbing.

On Wednesday morning, campers will leave for Devils Lake State Park where they will make camp for the next two nights. Thursday will be spent testing our skills on the granite walls of Devils Lake with professional guides. Campers will return to camp Friday before pick-up. 

Please note: Monday & Tuesday are regular camp days from 8:30am-4:00pm. Campers leave Camp Y-Koda Wednesday upon arrival and do not return until Friday afternoon. 

Pictured Rocks Adventure Trip ..... August 2-6, 2021

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore consists of 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and we will explore and play in just about all of it. Our adventures will include kayaking various shorelines, swimming in the huge waves at Miner's Beach, exploring Miner's Castle, and taking day hikes to secluded beaches and waterfalls. Each night will be spent around the campfire taking in the magnificent North Country stars. This is truly one of the most magnificent areas in the Midwest and a "must" for the camper that loves nature and adventure. 

  • Pictured Rocks Packing List
Apostle Islands Adventure Trip ..... August 16-20, 2021

The 21 islands collectively known as the Apostle Islands are referred to as the Jewel's of Lake Superior. The best way to explore the area is with kayaks. The week will be spent camping, swimming, kayaking, hiking the cliff trails and taking a waterfall river walk. The highlight will be a kayak trip to the sea caves led by a local outfitter.