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Camp Information Night
March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Boulder Junction Public Library is sponsoring a Camp Information Night for local families on Wednesday, March 8 from 6-7pm at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street. Camp Jorn YMCA, Camp Manito-wish YMCA, and Red Arrow Camp will be participating.
Families are invited to attend this open house style event where they can learn more about three of our local summer camps, talk to representatives from each of the camps, and find out more about financial assistance to send their children to camp.
Camp Manito-wish YMCA, located on the shores of Boulder Lake in Boulder Junction, is celebrating105 years this summer! From the earliest days of camp, wilderness expeditions have been an integral part of the Manito-wish experience. Small groups of youth and counselors or trip leaders embark on wilderness expeditions beyond the familiar confines of Camp. While destinations and duration vary by experience level and program area, these trips all have one characteristic in common: Their ability to instill confidence, leadership, and self-esteem. Summer Camp sessions are for 5th-10th graders and are 3-weeks in length with separate boys and girls sessions.
Camp Manito-wish YMCA believes in providing growth experiences to all those who desire to participate and is proud to offer financial assistance through the CAMPERSHIP program. This program provides assistance on an as needed basis to all program applicants – Summer Camp, Family Camp, Fall Weekends and Leadership Programs- and is made available through generous contributions to Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
Camp Jorn YMCA is located on the shores of Rest Lake in Manitowish Waters. Camp Jorn YMCA has made a commitment to ensure a positive and safe camping experience for each child who attends their summer program. Their focus on character development helps youth to grow in the areas of our 4 core values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Campers choose 3 instructional classes for the week ensuring growth, progression, and competence. Days are rounded out with cabin activities such as tubing, sailing, cabin challenges, sports and much more. Evenings are a time for everyone to come together for all-camp activities such as campfires, skits, group games, and more. Each cabin group may participate in a cookout or overnight on or near Camp Jorn.
Camp Jorn YMCA believes that every child deserves the chance to experience the wonder of summer outdoor programming. They give scholarships to families of all shapes, sizes, and income levels, so all are encouraged to apply for financial assistance. They will work with families to determine the scholarship amount that is right for their situation. During the summer of 2022, 116 Resident Campers were on some form of scholarship assistance. This represents 23% of all Resident Campers for 2022. Camp Jorn YMCA allocated $93,667 for Resident Camp scholarships in 2022.
Red Arrow Camp (RAC), located on the shores of Trout Lake in Boulder Junction, is a one-of-a-kind seven-week summer camp experience for boys ages 7-16. The seven-week program allows campers to disconnect to better connect, discover their true potential, and develop into their best self. The seven-week program gives campers the space to develop character in the cabin, on trail, and in activities. At camp, they have the time to build lifelong connections so that by the end of the summer, they’ll leave confident and prepared to excel in school, athletics, and anything else life throws at them. Red Arrow Camp’s proven instruction-based program is tailored towards setting goals and striving to achieve them. Campers embrace rewarding physical and emotional challenges together with their cabin and make friends that last a lifetime.
The Charles M. Boesel Scholarship Fund, named for a longtime owner and director of Red Arrow Camp, provides financial support to boys who would otherwise be unable to attend camp. The first scholarship was awarded in 1968; since then, hundreds more have been given to worthy boys and girls. While the focus of the Boesel Fund has shifted to assisting boys who wish to attend Red Arrow Camp, they still offer assistance to the daughters of RAC alumni who wish to attend summer camp as well.
Eligibility for a scholarship is based on evidence of family financial need and the boy’s readiness for camp without regard to race, religion, gender, place of residence, or previous camping affiliation. Partial scholarships are awarded with the expectation that families will also contribute a portion in partnership with camp.
Camp Information Night is free and open to everyone. For more information or questions, please contact the library at 715-385-2050.