Activities and Exploration Day Camp
Camp Koda offers a new, fun, and unique experience each week that gives youth the opportunity to discover new interests, meet new friends, explore nature, enhance self-esteem, be physically active and create memories that last a lifetime. Kids will unplug from technology and engage in activities, in a safe and fun environment, that keep them moving and build social and independent skills. Our day camp is packed each day with activities that will keep minds sharp and bodies moving, like swimming, nature walks, field trips, science experiments, crafts, cultural exploration, sports, music and more! One day each week (excluding sessions 4 and 10) campers also get to attend our very own YMCA Camp Cormorant on Big Cormorant Lake, MN! There they get the full camp experience and even more adventures like horseback riding, water fun, ropes and climbing courses, and more. On the weeks that the campers don't go to Camp Cormorant, they will take a day trip to Wahpeton Zoo!
Camp Sessions and Themes
|STEM & LEGO||June 5 - June 9||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Arts & Crafts||June 12 - June 16||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Sports of All Sorts||June 19 - June 23||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Music, Melodies and Drama||June 26 - June 30 *No Camp Cormorant*||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Harry Potter/Nintendo/Pokemon||July 10 - July 14||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Disney & Marvel *NEW*||July 17 - July 21||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Around the World||July 24 - July 28||Spots Available, Register Here|
|On the Farm||July 31 - August 4||Spots Available, Register Here|
|Wet & Wild||August 7 - August 11||Spots Available, Register Here|
|STEM & LEGO||August 14 - 18 *No Camp Cormorant*||Spots Available, Register Here|
Details & Registration
|Location||Member||Non-Member||Ages||Time||AM Extended Care||PM Extended Care|
|Schlossman YMCA||$190||$240||6-11||9am-4pm||7am-9am ($15)||4pm-6pm ($15)|
Typical Day at Camp Koda
|7:00 - 9:00am||Extended Care - Extra Cost - Sign Up Required|
|9:00am||Morning Meeting & Songs|
|9:30am||Themed Activity Stations (Art Project, Activity, Kids Choice)|
|11:15am||Lunch (provided by the YMCA)|
|12:00pm||Park / Swimming / Field Trip|
|2:30pm||Arrive Back at Site|
|3:00pm||Snack (provided by the YMCA)|
|3:30pm||Closing Meeting, Songs & Free Play|
|4:00pm||Parent Pick Up|
|4:00 - 6:00pm||Extended Care - Extra Cost - Sign Up Required|
Children may be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am each day and must be picked up by 4:00pm. Extended care is available 7:00am – 9:00am and/or 4:00pm – 6:00pm each day for $15/week ($30 for both time slots). Parents will receive a schedule for the week on the Monday of their camp week. Drop-off, pick-up, and extended care is also available at the Schlossman YMCA.
What to Bring
All activities and healthy snacks will be provided. Please send a swimming suit, bug spray, tennis shoes, water bottle, and sunscreen each day, and a sack lunch on Thursday, when we go to Camp Cormorant. Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, however campers may choose to bring a sack lunch if they prefer. Campers should never bring money or anything of value to camp.
A $50 deposit per session is due at time of registration. The remaining camp balance should be paid at least two weeks prior to attending camp. Payments can be made online or by mail (YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties ATTN: YMCA Camp Koda, 400 1st Ave S, Fargo 58103). *Please write the camper’s name in the check memo.
The YMCA provides scholarships to families who are in need. Download a Camp and Program Financial Assistance Application on our Financial Assistance page using the button below. For more information about Camp Koda scholarships, contact Ali Ott at 701.364.4116 or email@example.com.
Forms, Waivers and More Information
The YMCA Camp Koda Team is excited to announce that the online platform to hold all camper information and waivers, CampSpace, is LIVE! A link to CampSpace will be sent to the email on file within 24 hours of registration. Getting logged into CampSpace and filling out all waivers is vital to your campers success. Campers will not be allowed to be dropped off until all required waivers are filled out.
For questions, please contact our camp team at firstname.lastname@example.org