Camp Information

YMCA Camp Menogyn

  • Program Address:

    55 Menogyn Trail
    Grand Marais, MN 55604, U.S.A.

    Phone: 612-822-2267
    Fax: 612-223-6322
  • Winter Address:

    55 Menogyn Trail
    Grand Marais, MN 55604, U.S.A.

Directors: Doug Nethercut

Menogyn (min-O-jin) is of Ojibwe origin, meaning "To Grow Fully." No roads lead to YMCA Camp Menogyn, campers cross West Bearskin Lake by boat to this beautiful wilderness setting on the Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, MN.

For over 90 years, YMCA Camp Menogyn has provided high quality wilderness adventures for teens. We focus on small group, wilderness canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that are safe, fun, enriching and transformational.

Our campers participate in the total life of Menogyn - to work, play and live together. We nurture character development in our campers by teaching and emulating the Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Our commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility come alive at YMCA camps.

  • Accreditation:
  • Camp size:
    Varies by Program
  • Directors:
    Doug Nethercut
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  • Nearest city:
    Minneapolis, MN
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  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Backpacking
  • Wilderness
  • Survival Skills
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Nature
  • Belaying
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Off-Trail Hiking
  • Multi-Pitch Climbing
  • Leadership

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