Hone in on your marksmanship skills as camper’s progress towards new goals and engage in exciting challenges. While learning proper technique and safety procedures, archers will work their way towards proficiency, earning new accolades along the way. Archers of all levels will find their place here at Sherman Lake YMCA’s archery program!
Arts & Crafts
Sherman Lake YMCA offers endless opportunities for campers to discover their creative side. Our staff will help campers unlock their artistic talents as they explore different forms of visual art. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just looking to try something new, our arts and crafts activities will set your imagination free!
Lights, Camera, Action! Sherman Lake YMCA’s Performance Shell is the perfect backdrop to indulge your creative side and explore different forms of self expression. Campers will work to develop the fundamentals and confidence to perform in front of a group, set and costume design as well as impress our camp community with their improv skills.
365 acres of beautiful Sherman Lake YMCA property offers the perfect setting to explore the natural world around us. Our Environmental Discovery program focuses on connecting campers with the outdoor world. Whether you want to learn to identify plants and animal tracks, discover how to grow your own food in our garden or uncover the mystery of meteorology, we have an adventure for you.
Outdoor Living Skills
Become the next best survival expert through the Outdoor Living Skills program! From mastering the art of fire building and shelter building, to acquiring outdoor cooking and fishing skills this program will prepare you for anything! Our environment offers numerous resources that campers will learn to harvest and use if ever in a survival situation.
This program is designed for the lover of heights! Campers will have the opportunity to participate at different levels and learn how to properly use and facilitate some of the most challenging elements we have at camp! The Giant Swing, Kari-on Ladder, Tree Climb, Power Pole, and High Ropes Course will serve as our classroom for learning about safety, goal setting, team work, sense of achievement plus all the technical skills required to master this High Adventure Program.
Participants must be 12 years old and have participated in previous climbing activities.
Climbing is one of the most complete and diverse activities we have to offer. In our Climbing program, campers will reach new heights and improve their climbing techniques. We offer various levels according to each camper’s experience and personal goals starting with the basics of traversing our climbing wall vertically and then moving horizontally while refining footwork skills on our slack line. There is a challenge for all campers at climbing.
Get ready, get set, GO! Jump into our Land Sports program where you can unleash your inner athlete playing basketball, soccer, football, and much more! Hone your skills and challenge yourself to get better in the sport of your choice. Whether you want to own the court, score the game winning goal or post a new PR, our Land Sports program will be a great choice for you!
LARP (Live Action Role Play)
Embark on a journey filled with magic and wonder as you customize your character, and take on exciting new quests in Sherman Lake YMCA’s LARP program. With a story crafted by our LARP Master, campers will work with the entire Sherman Lake YMCA camp community to advance the story and conquer their quests! Friends old and new will aid you in your challenges as you seek to master our LARP program!
Ahoy There! Keep the wind in your sails here at the Sherman Lake YMCA sailing program! From tying knots and rigging a Sunfish, to mastering wind theory and racing our Hobie Cat, campers will have a great opportunity to acquire new skills! Campers in the sailing program will learn to be the next navigators of the wind and the sea.
Participants must be 10 years old to participate in our Sailing program.
Boats, canoes, and kayaks - OH MY! Here at Sherman Lake YMCA’s paddling program, campers will have the opportunity to practice and perfect their skills on the water paddling canoes, kayaks and paddling boards. Our top notch instructors will guide campers to learn anywhere from basic strokes to advanced rescues and maneuvers. All skill levels are welcome as we set goals and work to improve those skills throughout our week together.
If you like hanging out in the water as much as fish do, this is the program for you! Activities will include endurance swimming, learning to use fins, masks and snorkels in a snorkeling lesson and discovering the mysterious talent of Key Log rolling! There is so much to explore in and under the water, so come join us and get a whole new perspective of our beautiful Sherman Lake.
Media & Communication
Come explore the world of camp from a totally different angle! We will learn and create together as we develop our media skills through different digital and print platforms.
Calling all Anglers! At our fishing saga, campers will learn about the fish that swim in our lakes as well as the techniques and skills needed to land the 'big one'. Campers will begin on Sherman Lake and as they progress throughout the program will have opportunities to explore other lakes on the Camp's property. It is going to be a 'reel'y great time and we are sure to have some 'fin'!