Hayo-Went-Ha Camps

Woodsmen Camp - Boys completing 4th grade - TWO weeks!

Camp Description

Woodsman is our program for 4th graders. Our staff that interacts with the Woodsmen are specially selected for their proven ability to work very well with younger boys. The Woodsmen Program will enjoy the 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. The Woodsmen campers get to enjoy all that camp has to offer.

The Woodsmen Program is also available in a 4-week session if you register for 2 x two weeks sessions. Please note that the trip and activities will be repeated but with different staff, cabin mates, and the opportunity for the campers to provide leadership and insight along the way. You will need to pick up your camper between each two-week session as there will not be the staff available for supervision and programming at this time.

Woodsmen enjoy the many in-camp activities that we offer. They are introduced to camp craft skills used in the outdoors, which will be used on their river trip to the Jordan River for the day. They return to camp and have an overnight stay at the end of the day on a beautiful and somewhat remote section of the camp property, enjoying stories and s’mores around the campfire.

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 06/28/24
06/30/24 to 07/12/24
07/14/24 to 07/26/24
07/28/24 to 08/09/24
4th to 5th
Full Price: $2,285.00


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