Hayo-Went-Ha Camps

Viking Outpost Camp - Boys completing 7th and 8th grade - FOUR weeks!

Camp Description

Viking Outposters enjoy our fantastic in-camp activities from Polar Bear Swim, ride the zip line, challenge themselves with our six climbing routes on the climbing wall, create great arts and crafts projects, learn how to sail and canoe, enjoy a game of ultimate frisbee or soccer and make a LOT of new friends! Our staff focus on fun, safety, and creating a solid cabin group in the cabin.

These young men can expect to meet new and interesting challenges in their out-of-camp adventures. We recognize that as boys grow older, personal awareness expands and a struggle for independent thinking can develop. At the beginning of the session, these older boys enjoy a great mix of in-camp activities while honing their backpacking skills in preparation for their week-long hiking in the Porcupine Mountains.


Outposters spend one week exploring the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Acquired skills are put to the test as campers backpack along trails with panoramic views including the famous Lake of the Clouds. Three weeks in camp let the boys participate in everything we have to offer. It is the perfect blend of a great introduction to true backpacking along with enjoying the world’s greatest YMCA camp.

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
7th to 8th
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