CAMPING SINCE 1896
PHANTOM LAKE YMCA CAMP
WHERE KIDS ARE FREE TO JUST BE

Camp Registration

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Resident Camp Sessions Still Available: Boys Camp: July 10-16 and Coed 6: Aug 14-20 Check out Overnight Camp: Rates And Dates Day Camp Sessions Still Available Check out Day Camp: Rates And Dates Click Here To Sign Up!  ...

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About Phantom

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp is a nurturing environment unknown to most children. Where campers help each other, build each other up, include one another. Where the chaos of overly structured, daily life washes away. Where children find themselves in a place they don’t have to be anything else.

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Giving Back

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

For more than a century we’ve weathered many storms. Some of these storms put camp within a whisper of extinction. As we look to the future, we learn from our past. We are all stewards of Phantom’s future.
 
 

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International

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Why Choose Phantom Lake? Phantom Lake YMCA Camp has been providing the quintessential American summer camp experience to thousands of campers since 1896. Located on the shores of Phantom Lake, our ideal location, amazing staff, and enduring traditions have kept campers coming back year after year.  We also have a long tradition of accepting international campers and staff. Campers from more then 20 countries have taken part in our programs. At Phantom Lake, international campers have the chance to experience an important part of American culture. Summer camps have been a popular American tradition since the middle of the 19th century.  Every summer 11 million children and adults in the U.S. take part in this tradition.  Phantom Lake is the oldest summer camp in Wisconsin and the second oldest YMCA camp in North America. We have survived this long by providing the best camp experience around. Here at Phantom Lake, safety is also very important to us. We are accredited by the ACA (American Camping Association). The ACA regularly inspects us to make sure we are meeting safety and quality standards....

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Sessions Are Still Available!

Resident Camp Sessions Still Available: Boys Camp: July 10-16 and Coed 6: Aug 14-20 Check out Overnight Camp: Rates And Dates Day Camp Sessions Still Available Check out Day Camp: Rates And Dates Click Here To Sign Up!  ...

Why Summer Camp Matters

Check out this blog by Alumnus Kizzy Marco! “I wrote a blog about the importance of summer camp for the hospital that I work with. It is largely based on my PLYC experience! Just thought I’d share…” http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/camp-meetin/...

International Campers

Why Choose Phantom Lake? Phantom Lake YMCA Camp has been providing the quintessential American summer camp experience to thousands of campers since 1896. Located on the shores of Phantom Lake, our ideal location, amazing staff, and enduring traditions have kept campers coming back year after year.  We also have a long tradition of accepting international campers and staff. Campers from more then 20 countries have taken part in our programs. At Phantom Lake, international campers have the chance to experience an important part of American culture. Summer camps have been a popular American tradition since the middle of the 19th century.  Every summer 11 million children and adults in the U.S. take part in this tradition.  Phantom Lake is the oldest summer camp in Wisconsin and the second oldest YMCA camp in North America. We have survived this long by providing the best camp experience around. Here at Phantom Lake, safety is also very important to us. We are accredited by the ACA (American Camping Association). The ACA regularly inspects us to make sure we are meeting safety and quality standards. We also have an extremely well trained staff. All of our staff members receive basic medical training and we have a certified Nurse who lives on camp during the summer months.  Our lifeguarding and waterfront team are certified every summer by the American Red Cross in order to ensure waterfront safety. International Parent Reviews: “I was looking for a safe camp, and found it with Phantom Lake YMCA!” “My kids had so much fun, and their English improved!” What Happens at Summer camp? At Phantom Lake, your child can expect to participate in a multitude of activities. Typical summer camp activities include: boating (canoeing/kayaking/funyaking), swimming, outdoor skills (fire building, wilderness safety, etc.), arts and crafts (including painting, sculpture and many others), sports (including football, basketball, and tennis), target sports (archery and riflery) as well as climbing and zip-line.  At Phantom Lake, we also offer theater, music, dance, and many other activities. Your child will be able to sign up for two activities of their choosing when they arrive at camp. Most of the specialties are also open for everyone during free-time in the...