Camp Cormorant: Overnight Camp

With a heavy heart we share with you that it was decided upon by the YMCA Board of Directors that Camp Cormorant’s 2020 summer camp season has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This decision was made in an effort to protect campers, staff, and camper families as well as to make sure that Camp Cormorant is positioned to serve campers for years to come.

None of us ever imagined we would see a summer without camp. Operating a safe and enriching camp takes many months of preparation under normal circumstances. However, with this many uncertainties, Camp Cormorant cannot in good faith offer the safe and enriching camp experience your child was looking forward to. Overnight camp, by its nature and design, is a social experience. When we take a step back and look at where camp memories are made most, campfires, capture the flag, swimming, dining hall songs, and cabin activities we see these times as the promotion of social proximity, not social distancing.

The YMCA will automatically provide credit to families for the 2020 summer season. Credits can be used on any available program at the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties or even next year’s camp season. Camp registration opens annually in January, so stay tuned for announcements! If you would prefer a refund, please fill out a refund form and email it back to dee.jones@ymcacassclay.org

In the meantime, we have some fun options for you!

  • We are still offering camp rentals on a limited basis on the weekends and on weekdays. We are exploring ways to create safe environments for families to enjoy camp this summer. For more information, please contact Dee Jones at dee.jones@ymcacassclay.org or 701.364.4130.
  • Our team has created some great at-home activities for families to enjoy together, like Shaving Cream Rain Clouds, Homemade Playdough, Alphabet BINGO, and more! Please visit us online or on our Camp Cormorant Facebook page for more ideas and fun or see a couple example videos below:

Summer Camp for Ages 7 – 14

14563 YMCA Lane  |  Lake Park, Minnesota

For over 100 years, YMCA Camp Cormorant has offered spirit, tradition, leadership and exceptional facilities to campers. Founded in 1903, Camp Cormorant is one of the oldest overnight camps in the entire nation and continues to be a tremendous growing up experience for children and teens. The camp is nestled on 80 acres of wooded property with an extensive beach front on Big Cormorant Lake. We are located approximately six miles south of Lake Park, MN, in the heart of Minnesota lakes country.

Camp Cormorant provides a unique outdoor environment with cozy cabins, athletic fields, a sand volleyball court, horse trails, an extensive beach front, full meal service, and much more to enhance the camping experience. Camp Cormorant provides just the right setting to encourage a camper’s mental, physical and spiritual growth. Our camp mission is to provide a safe, enjoyable, creative and challenging camping opportunity that fosters individual growth in the areas of self-esteem, responsibility, communication, independence, leadership, environmental awareness and Christian values.

Click here to read about one camper’s life-changing camp story.


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Sessions, Registration, and More!

For more information about Camp Cormorant, contact Dee Jones at 701.364.4130 or dee.jones@ymcacassclay.org