Bringing back YMCA Camp Ernst

Send a kid to experience the life-changing magic of camp

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Send a kid to experience the life-changing magic of camp

Help us bring back camp!

Kids belong at Camp

We know the effects of a positive camp experience are lasting and life-changing. Our team is working hard on safety protocols and new procedures towards re-opening for summer, 2021. Kids and parents alike are struggling with pandemic fatigue. Kids have spent almost a year inside, on screens, without broad social interactions.

EVERYONE is going to need camp MORE THAN EVER this summer!

The magic of camp lives in all of us- our campers, our staff, our alumni, our volunteers, our donors, and our supporters. Now, more than ever, we need your support to help make camp a reality in 2021 for our families who are requesting financial aid.

Your connection to camp is proof of the power camp can have in the life of a child. Every kid deserves a chance to reach a goal like hitting an archery target, build relationships with role-model counselors, and feel a sense of belonging in nature, unplugged!

Please make a gift today to our 2021 Campaign. Give what you can, and invite others to join you by sharing this giving page through your social media and email communications.

Big Camp Clap to all our supporters! We will get through this, together.