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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Camp Miehana is a must for any young camper (ages 7-12) in the summer. Activities include canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery and more! They will also return from camp with renewed spirit, appreciation for the outdoors, confidence, friendships and life-long memories.
Participants are able to develop positive relationships and a sense of belong-ing. YMCA resident camps nurture the potential of youth and create a sense of community among campers through a wide variety of skill building outdoor program activities. Summer camp combines well-trained leaders with teenage campers for an extended number of days in exceptional outdoor environments that provide outstanding physical activity and healthy living experiences. During summer camp programs both staff and campers develop lifelong friend-ships and memorable experiences.
YMCA Summer Camps offer campers opportunities to build and strengthen positive character values and appreciate the differences in others. Bonds built, bring participants back year after year and can lead to lifelong engagement with the Y. Campers of all abilities find success through the skill-building op-portunities of camp programs, having fun and learning confidence and values take home from their Y resident camp experience.
Camp Miehana has a wide range of activities for our campers to enjoy while staying with us.
ACTIVITIES AT CAMP MIEHANA
High and low ropes (challenge courses)
Songs & skits
Personal goal setting program
CAMP GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The YMCA camp program provides a positive atmosphere of safety, support, and care for each child while allowing for personal growth and development in spirit, mind, and body. Aside from the day-to-day activities that the camp itself offers, our volunteers plan a structured program centered around our theme for the week. During the week, the theme is talked about at our daily morning inspiration and during nightly discussions. Our program also includes dances, group team building activities, and friendly cabin vs. cabin competitions. Our nightly campfires include skits, songs, reflection and tons of laughs. Our program also includes YMCA Character Development, implementing the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in everything we do. Lastly, Y camp incorporates the Ragger Program. This is a goal setting program built for those who choose to challenge themselves spiritually, mentally or physically. The benefit one gets from the ragging program is lifelong.
We organize campers with similar age peers in groups of 8-10, with an adult volunteer counselor assigned to each cabin. Cabin leaders stay in the cabin with their campers and lead group and cabin activities.
Some activity periods are assigned as a whole cabin group, such as the ropes course and canoeing, other activities are open ended and campers can participate with friends from other cabin groups.
- Sleeping bag OR Bedding (twin sheet & blankets)
- Closed toed-shoes
- Socks (6 pairs)
- Long pants (2 pairs suggested)
- Shorts (3-5 pairs suggested)
- Shirts (5-6, long & short sleeve)
- Sweatshirt or warm jacket
- Underwear (for each day)
Personal Items / Gear:
- Tooth brush/toothpaste
- Towels (2 suggested, shower & swim)
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Chapstick, sunscreen, bug spray
- Menstrual products (if applicable)
- Extra trash bag to bring stuff home (dirty clothes, bedroll)
- Reading book(s) or “quiet time” activity
- Sandals for shower
HOW WE’RE KEEPING CAMPERS SAFE
There is no higher priority than the safety of our campers. We closely monitor and follow recommendations from medical professionals, YUSA, The American Camping Association (ACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local government and health agencies, and internal teams to ensure our procedures meet and exceed expectations. We are taking the following steps to help keep everyone safe and healthy while at camp. Reade more by clicking below.
Currently, we require all campers and volunteer to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 prior to camp departure.
Essential and detailed information will be emailed to the parents/guardians of enrolled campers leading up to camp. Please contact Cristina Casas, Community Engagement Director, at email@example.com with any specific questions