Summer Resident Camp Activities
YMCA Camp Kitaki offers a large variety of traditional camp activities for your benefit and enjoyment. The activities that are available to particpate in vary depending on campers age, and camp they have signed up for. All activities are led and supervised by our highly trained staff.
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Our target range offers the opportunity to learn a skill that kids might not otherwise be exposed to. By using different distances and targets the challenge of our Archery range can be varied to meet any level of difficulty. Year after year this is one of our most popular activities!
Our climbing tower allows campers to challenge themselves as individuals, and provides the group the opportunity to support each individual as they climb towards the top. This activity is a great introduction to our high ropes course and is generally done with most campers over the age of 9.
|Campers learn to boondoogle|
From the popular Friendship Bracelets and Boondoogles, to tie dye, pet rocks, and spray paintings Crafts has a lot in store for our campers. Learn a new skill and spend more time getting to know your friends. Crafts is a hit for everyone!
|A camper braves the Heebie Jeebies!|
Looking for adventure? Well this is the place. Kitaki's Challenge Course features two different courses that combine for one unique experience.
- High Ropes Course
Challenges abound on our High Ropes Course which can be set up many different ways for continuously changing challenges. Ever conquered the Wild Woozey? How about the Spaghetti Walk or the Flying Squirrel? All activities are overseen by our trained staff with state of the art safety equipment.
- Low Initiatives Course
One of the main goals of Camp Kitaki is for all kids to learn about themselves, learn about each other, and to make friends. One way we teach about these things is through our Initiatives Course. This course and our trained facilitators work with each cabin group at Kitaki by presenting them with challenging activities and scenarios and processing the teamwork and communication they use to solve the problems.
Close toed shoes are required for these activities.
Due to the level of difficulty of these courses campers will be presented with elements and activities that challenge them, without being impossible. Because of this certain activities are only available to certain age groups.
|Teaching Riding Technique in the Arena|
Camp Kitaki has a long tradition of horseback riding. Every kid that comes to camp gets a chance to ride once during their week. Campers are matched with a horse based on their previous riding ability and are led through the woodlands of Kitaki by our wranglers.
Campers in our Ranch Camp or Silver Spurs programs will get the opportunity to spend time on special trails as well as the riding arena; a great place to practice technique!
Proper attire of long pants and close toed, close heeled shoes are required.
|Three friends at the Rope Swing|
After a hike through the Kitaki forest Campers will emerge to find the Camp Kitaki lake, an area filled with plenty of new adventures and skills to learn. Campers can choose what they would like to do from many different activities. We have boating activities such as Canoeing, Kayaking (ages 12+), and Paddle Boating. To beach front activities like fishing, volleyball, and sandcastle building. To just plain fun activities like the Rope Swing and the infamous Banana Boat! All activites are supervised by certified lifeguards.
|A Monarch Butterfly enjoys the flowers at Kitaki|
Camp Kitaki has over 200 acres of beautiful forest filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes. We don't want anyone who comes to camp to leave without a chance to enjoy the natural wonder around them. Our nature activity blocks are a fun way for campers to learn more about the environment around them, as well as about the responsibilities they have to protect that environment. Through fun activities and hands on examples kids learn a lot about why nature is more amazing then any computer.
|Enjoy the double tube slide in our swimming pool.|
What a great way to cool off and relax after all of the other adventures at camp! All campers are scheduled for time daily in the pool with opportunities for additional swim time during clubs, polar bears, and free swim. The pool has a shallow end starting at about 1.5 feet and going to its deepest point of 6 feet. Our pool also features a double tube slide, and from time to time a friendly Polar Bear comes to visit! All campers must pass a swimming test to gain access to the deep end (including slide).