Hayo-Went-Ha Camps

Bushwhackers Camp - Boys completing 6th grade - FOUR weeks!

Camp Description

As four-week Bushwhackers, (formally known as four-week Voyageurs) campers head to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for a seven day backpacking trip at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The hiking trail follows sandstone ledges overlooking Lake Superior, providing stunning views. Campers are introduced to new backcountry skills, such as cooking dehydrated food and filtering their own water. This trip is a rewarding adventure as campers have the opportunity to overcome personal boundaries and learn how to work together. The skills they learn on their trip are brought back to camp where they get to spend their last two weeks participating in a variety of activities, such as arts & crafts, archery, climbing tower, ropes course, and more with their cabin group.

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Four-Week Bushwhackers (formally four-week voyageurs) will head to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for seven days/six nights of hiking along Lake Superior. The unparalleled views from this trail are second-to-none, and this through-hiking trip on the North Country Trail will allow our four-week Bushwhackers to gain a true introduction to backpacking.

YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha

YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is an all boys YMCA overnight camp that offers a dynamic combination of wilderness experiences and traditional in-camp activities. Located on 600 acres on the shores of beautiful Torch Lake in Northern Michigan, YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha has 119 years of tradition and experience to provide incredible adventures campers remember for a lifetime.

Campers learn to work together, to support each other and to respect what each member of the cabin has to offer. The wonderful variety of camp trips reinforce the value of teamwork. Cabin groups of two cabin leaders and eight campers meet the challenge of extended canoeing and hiking trips to Michigan’s north country, the Canadian wilderness or sailing the incredible lakes of Michigan, all the while learning to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Trained and experienced staff lead our trip programs.

The morning schedule allows campers to work together as a cabin unit. The time is also used to teach campers about the camping equipment, trip location and safety before their trips. The afternoon allows each camper to individually select any one of the following activities: sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, archery, nature studies, soccer, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, tennis, basketball, and newspaper.

Our camp motto, Each for All...All for Each is evident in all we do. The cabin group is the essence of the camping experience. We emphasize and follow the seven core values of our YMCA of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Inclusion, Teamwork, Environmental Stewardship and Responsibility in all that we do.

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Camp Information
06/16/24 to 07/12/24
07/14/24 to 08/09/24
6th to 7th
Full Price: $4,465.00


Financial Aid is available. Apply here - https://hayowentha.org/parent-resources/#financial-aid

Opens: 10/02/2023

Closes: 06/17/2024

Dave DeLuca , Camp Director

919 Northeast Torch Lake Drive Central Lake MI 49622