As a branch of the Sheboygan County YMCA, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission is to promote responsible stewardship of our environment and enhance participant quality of life by offering hands-on education opportunities.
Camp Y-Koda serves more than 12,000 youth and families each year, promoting responsible stewardship of our environment through hands-on experiences in our Summer Camp program, our Outdoor Education programs and our Public Programs. Our Summer Camp program features camps with a variety of themes and traditional camp activities like kayaking, archery, swimming and camp fire cooking. These camps are led by well-trained and enthusiastic counselors and captivate the interests of children from age 4-16. Our Outdoor Education programs serve thousands of students from more than 60 schools throughout the Sheboygan area and include Classroom programs, Winter Ecology, Outdoor Education and Adventure Field Trips, Wetland Ecology and Team Building and Ropes Challenge. Camp Y-Koda is known for high-quality programing and these programs are taught by qualified instructors and meet state education standards. Camp Y-Koda offers a variety of Public Programs that bring families together in nature and introduce them to new and exciting outdoor activities. Just a few of these include snowshoeing, kayak trips and geocaching. Camp Y-Koda is proud to be an active leader in the community, and encourages social responsibility by involving youth and families in events like river cleanups and beach cleanups and promotes youth development and healthy living through programs like Camp Readers and the Healthy Eating Initiative. Camp Y-Koda has received several awards in honor of the work that we do, including Outdoor Education Center of the Year, awarded by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation; a Special Recognition Award from the Bureau of Wildlife Management and recognition from the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership for our Wetland Ecology program and Outdoor Educator of the Year awarded by the Sheboygan County Conservation Association.