Shade's Mills, 6-12 Years - CKW YMCA

Shade's Mills, 6-12 Years

*new this year...second bus picks up and drops off at A.R. Kaufman YMCA

Shade's Mills Conservation Area

Challenge your personal boundaries outdoors at Shade’s Mills!

Campers explore a variety of outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, shelter building, camp wide, active games, drama, fishing, archery, and camp songs. Shade’s Mills campers swim in the lake onsite after completing a swim test on the first day of camp. Campers not successful in the swim test are required to wear a lifejacket while swimming. Drop off and pickup is at the Chaplin Family YMCA or the A.R. Kaufman YMCA and campers travel to and from Shade’s Mills Conservation Area by bus.

Activities include:

Kayaking Swimming (lake) Stand - Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Archery

Climbing Wall

Crafts Field and Forest Activities


Outdoor Living Skills  Shelter Building Sports 

The safety of your child is our first priority. All staff are trained in emergency and supervisory techniques. Swimming staff are lifeguard qualified and all campers and staff wear Personal Flotation Devices (P.F.D.s) at all times during kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing activities.

Program/Supervision Times

Drop Off your camper at
Chaplin or A.R. Kaufman
Pick Up your camper at
Chaplin orA.R. Kaufman
8:00 am - 9:00 am 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Early Care (no additional cost) Late Care (no additional cost)
begins at 7:30 am ends at 5:30 pm




Session 5, Short Week Fees


 CK-W YMCA Members receive a $5.00 discount on general day camps.


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8


6 - 10


13 - 17


20 - 24


27 - 31


4 - 7

short week


10 - 14


17 - 21


24 - 28