YMCA Teen Camp opens Monday, July 11


The Northfield Area Family YMCA is offering middle-school-aged students their very own camp this summer.

The first week of Teen Adventure Camp, open to youngsters entering sixth through eighth grade, begins Monday, July 11.

Teen Camp is a four-day camp (Monday through Thursday) that goes from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Northfield National Guard Armory, 519 Division St.

Three camps are being offered this summer:

-- Teen Media Camp (July 11-14): Write a newspaper article, talk on the radio, journal writing, photo essays or murals, scrapbooking, publishing your work, write a novel or music. The camp will tap into teens’ media passions.

-- Teen Cuisine Camp (July 25-28) Learn about organic food, vegetarianism, cooking and eating; visit local farms; purchase your own food and cook meals in the armory kitchen. Great program for kids who like to cook or want to learn.

-- Teen Outdoor Camp (Aug. 8-11): Orienteering, examine nature, canoe the Cannon River and go fishing and swimming. Check out local species, the Carleton Cowling Arboretum and discover ecosystem concerns. Youth explore, learn a few tricks of the outdoors and have a ton of fun.

Brochures detailing Teen Camp -- including information on dates, times, activities and fees – are available online at www.northfieldymca.org or can be picked up at:

* The Y’s office, on Highway 3 south of the Quarterback Club;

* The Northfield National Guard Armory, 519 Division St.;

* The Y’s Health and Wellness Fitness Center, 900 Cannon Valley Drive, on the campus of the Northfield Retirement Center.

To register, complete a brochure registration form or visit www.northfieldymca.org and click the “Online Registration” button; stop by the Y’s office; or call the Y office at 507-645-0088. 

The Northfield YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate in its programs, meaning no one is turned away because of inability to pay.

Information: 507-645-0088 or www.northfieldymca.org.