SUMMER CAMP

ONE WEEK OVERNIGHT CAMP (AGES 8 - 15)

We have been providing a traditional camp experience for children for over 100 years. Campers will stay in cabins (with AC!) with other campers of the same gender and similar age.  During the week, campers will have the opportunity to choose their own adventure and pick what they want to really focus on; programs include archery, riflery, arts and crafts, canoes, outdoor living skills, fishing, athletics, music, and more.

Your child’s safety is our first, second and third concern.  We will make sure your child has an experience in adventure and character development without risking the physical or emotional safety of your child. Give your child the experience to grow with a week of resident camp. 

For more information about camp CALL US! We love talking to prospective families about camp! You can also email or check out our parent guide. It has our daily schedule, check in/out information, health practices, all of it!

Session 1 for 2024 will begin on June 2nd!!!!  WEEKLY THEMES: Each week will have a theme that will be integrated into the all-camp activities. Many campers bring a fun themed outfit for our opening Campfire and/or night activities. Some weeks have traditional events that make them a bit more special! So be sure to ask about Session 4 Color Wars or Session 5 WaterFire!

MINI CAMP (AGES 6 - 9)

Not sure if your younger camper is quite old enough for a full overnight experience? Mini Camp is the perfect introduction to Camp for those younger campers and campers that are a little nervous. Campers will get a taste of Overnight Camp in a three day, two night experience, participating in many of our Traditional Camp activities. Give it a try and see if your camper is going to be ready for the full week. If your Camper does a Mini Camp during or leading up to Summer and is 7 years old, call us for special entry to our one week program.

DATES: June 2 – 4th, June 5 – 7th

Y Member: $270

Non-Member:  $300

TEEN CAMP (AGES 13 - 15)

In this camp, teens will get more camp than ever before! Our Teens will begin to build leadership skills and push their limits to realize their potential. Their schedule will be more teen friendly. This camp is also two weeks long! This is to make sure they get more time doing activities, socializing and becoming independent in a safe environment.

Teen Camp is a great step to our Leaders in Training (LIT) and Counselors in Training (CIT) program!

This is a great transitional program from Traditional and Teen Camp to our Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program. This two-week program focuses on developing leadership skills, team building, and life skills while also enjoying their favorite camp activities. This camp session is two full weeks including the weekend in between. The program not only comes with the benefits of personal improvement for attendees but benefits such as community service hours as they give back through leadership.

Those who complete LITs receive:
  • 40 volunteer hours signed off by the Camp Director
  • Leaders in Training Completion Certificate
  • Over 80 hours of Leadership Training
  • Eligible for Camp Winona’s Year-Round Young Leaders Program

DATES: June 2nd – 14th, June 16th -28th, June 30th – July 5th.

Y Member: $1660

Non-member:  $1780

LEADERS IN TRAINING (AGES 15 - 16)

This is a great transitional program from Traditional and Teen Camp to our Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program. This two-week program focuses on developing leadership skills, team building, and life skills while also enjoying their favorite camp activities. This camp session is two full weeks including the weekend in between. The program not only comes with the benefits of personal improvement for attendees but benefits such as community service hours as they give back through leadership.

Those who complete LITs receive:
  • 40 volunteer hours signed off by the Camp Director
  • Leaders in Training Completion Certificate
  • Over 80 hours of Leadership Training
  • Eligible for Camp Winona’s Year-Round Young Leaders Program

DATES: June 2nd – 14th

Y Member: $1660

Non-Member:  $1780

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (AGES 16 - 17)

The CIT program is a full three week camp experience for young leaders who have a desire to train as counselors and continue building their leadership skills. They will begin to transition from camper to potential staff. We not only focus on their ability to be a Summer Camp Counselor in the future with Camp Winona but their future professionalism in the work environment. They learn the expectations of the work place, how to be interviewed and how to be a larger part in a functioning team. 

  • Certificate of Completion for transcripts and resume
  • 60 hours of childcare and professional employment training
  • Minimum of 40 hours of job shadowing
  • Redcross and Child Protection Training
  • Food handlers certification
  • Interview and resume building
  • Will be eligible for a paid Junior Counselor position for the remainder of the Summer
  • Eligible for a full Summer paid Junior Counselor position the next year
  • CITs receive 60 community service hours signed of by the Camp Director 
DATES: June 2nd – 21st
 

Y Member: $1,660

Non-Member:  $1,780

They will also work together to plan and execute their own legacy project. 

Space is limited, and those that have completed our LIT program will be given preference. 

Dates and Rates

  • Mini Camp
  • Traditional Overnight
  • Teen Camp
  • Leaders in Training
  • Counselor in Training
Mini CampTraditional OvernightTeen CampLeaders in TrainingCounselor in Training
$270-300
ages 6-9
$830-890
ages 7-13
$1660-1780
age 13-14
$1660-1780
ages 15-16
$1660-1780
ages 16-17
June 2-7thJune 2-4th or June 5-7thWeek 1Session 1Session 1Session 1
June 9-14thWeek 2Session 1Session 1Session 1
June 16-21stWeek 3Session 2Session 1
June 23-28thWeek 4Session 2
June 30-July 5thWeek 5Session 3
July 7-12thWeek 6Session 3
July 14-19thWeek 7
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Financial Assistance

As a part of the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, Camp Winona offers financial assistance to our programs.  We believe all children should have the opportunity to attend Summer Camp, no matter the family financial ability.  To determine what you would qualify for, please fill out our financial assistance request form, and submit with the required documents. A staff member will get back to you within a week with your scholarship details.

Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of $50 per camper, per week is required to hold your camper’s spot. The balance will be due two weeks prior to the session start date. Families may change weeks as long as availability provides. 


Refund Policy

Camp registration deposits are non-refundable. However, the balance of registration fees may be refunded if cancellation is made at least 30 days before the scheduled arrival date. The only exception of this policy would be in the case of accident or illness and requires a letter from a physician. If a camper is to become sick or injured during their time at camp they will be pro-rated the remaining time at camp. No credit will be given for late arrivals or early departures. If the camper is dismissed due to behavioral or social issues, the camp fee is not refunded.

 

Paintball

Campers can add Junior paintball to their camp activity schedule.
$ 35 session
  • 3 one hour sessions
  • Speedball and Woodsball

High Ropes

Campers can add High Ropes to their activity schedule
$ 80 session
  • 3 one hour sessions
  • Giant Swing, Zip line Cargo Net and More!
  • Safety inspected course

Sailing

Campers can add sailing to their activity schedule
$ 120 session
  • 3 two hour sessions
  • Certified sailing instructor
  • Limited space

Weekend Stayover

Extend your weeks at camp with a weekend stayover!
$ 155 session
  • Includes laundry
  • Special weekend programming
  • Limited space

Camp Basics

Camp is a vacation for kids, but every moment is planned to be action packed, except for siesta that is!

Typical Camp Day

7:00 – Wake up
7:35 – Morning Values
7:45 – Flagpole
8:00 – Breakfast
8:45 – Young Swim & Old Cabin Challenge
10:15 –  Transition
10:30 – Old Swim & Young Cabin Challenge
12:00 – Lunch
12:45 – Siesta/Mail Call
2:00 – Clinic 1
3:00 – Transition
3:10 – Clinic 2 
4:10 – Snack
4:30 – Clinic 3
5:40 – Flagpole
6:00 – Dinner
6:45 – Free Time
7:15- Evening Program
8:45 – Cabin Chat
9:30 – Quiet hours

Camp Food

Camp handle all dietary needs for campers. Each day has 3 square meals and a snack. The meals are focused on making sure your child has the energy they need for the long camp day.

Main Menu includes pizza, burgers, tacos, chicken tenders, pancakes. Sounds delicious! Our chef will include healthy options. 

There is an options bar at every meal. This is cereal, bagels, oatmeal at breakfast. Lunch will have peanut-free PB&J, soup or salad bar. Dinner always has a salad option. 

Wednesday nights are Campfire Dinner Nights!!! Every camper will get a chance to cook over the fire and have a true camp meal!!!

Dietary needs are well covered by camp. We have options for vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and gluten free. 

Activities

There is no shortage of things to do at camp. Camp is full of first time experiences that campers can engage in and love!

Activities are what we do but there is so much more behind them. These experiences are designed to inspire fun, joy, challenges, teamwork, friendship, skill development, confidence and the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. 

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Survival
  • Gaga Ball
  • Carpetball
  • Archery
  • Riflery (BBs)
  • Spear throwing
  • Teambuilding
  • Fire building
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • High Ropes
  • Paintball
  • Music
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Low Ropes
  • Swimming
  • Aquatic Obstacle Course
  • Blob
  • Fishing
Each Summer brings new activities! watch our social media as we introduce new programs for the upcoming summer!
Camp Dance
On Wednesday night we get fancy. Or at least semi-formal. Bring your dance night clothes to party all night!
Tree Cookies
On day 1, our campers receive their camp shirt and tree cookie name tag. This tradition helps bond our community and start strong friendships!
Awards
Campers can earn their beads throughout the week representing Honesty, Respect Responsibility and Caring. The most spirited cabin can even win the spirit stick!
Awards
Campers can earn their beads throughout the week representing Honesty, Respect Responsibility and Caring. The most spirited cabin can even win the spirit stick!
Special Events
Session 5 is Waterfire. We move camp to the waterfront for the wettest campfire of the summer! Each week has it's own special twist!
Theme Weeks
Each week of camp has a theme. Session 4 is always Color Wars. Odd weeks are story weeks and even weeks are competitive. Both are great options!
No Phones
Campers need to be campers. So we leave the phones at home. Track what is happening on the camp led social media.
Opening/Closing Campfire
Camp starts and ends at the campfire. Here we tell stories, sing songs and do skits. It is how our community comes together.
Leadership
Camp is progressive development programming. Campers who choose to join Teens, LITs and CITs learn to lead and give back to their community.
All Camp Day
Every Thursday is All Camp Day. This day is where camp gets EPIC! The theme is blown up, the games are intense and the stakes are high. This includes face paint, flag waving and cheering till you lose your voice camp.
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Traditions

For over 100 years camp has been taking children into the woods and turning them into campers. That means some weird but meaningful traditions have formed. Here are a few of our favorites that make Camp Winona special!

Why Sleepaway Camps?

As a non-profit organization, we offer financial aid to make sure camp is affordable to anyone who applies. This is proof in our belief and what everyone who has come to camp knows; camp changes lives. 

Our focus is certainly on fun and safety. However, our true focus is to help your child’s growth into becoming an outstanding person in our world. We do this through the practice of our four core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring; practicing and coaching campers though out their time at camp. 

Camp Winona will forever care about who your child is and who they will become.

Special Ingredients

Role Models – Our staff are recruited and trained professional role models that provide example, guidance, support and training to help your child. Their close age allows connection and respect to develop.

FUN! – Activities, theme days and being outside playing with friends. Camp brings joy all week!

Time – A camp week is a 123 hours of just summer camp. This immersion allows skills, values and the experience to jump start a camper’s growth.

First Time Experiences – Firsts, as we call them at camp, are important to development. Camp is a safe place to find passions and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Connections – Forming friendships and learning how to maintain and keep healthy ones is a core focus at camp. Counselors work with campers to learn the actions and ways to communicate to form strong long lasting bonds. 

Community – Camp gives a safe community for children. This means providing safe programming, healthy meals, an inclusive environment, and the ability to take risks safely allowing campers to know what they are capable of.