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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. 


Adventure Trip Packing List


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

2021 SC Smores

2021 SC Adventure Trip Cooking

Adventure Trip - sitting on bin


Wildman's Adventure Trip

  • Session 1: June 26 - 30, 2023
  • Session 2: July 17 - 2, 2023

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! 


Pictured Rocks 

  • July 31 - August 4, 2023

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. 

Apostle Islands

  • August 14 - 18, 2023

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.

Apostle Islands