Great Summers Start at Woodson YMCA

Camp Sturtevant

Summer is a time for kids to be kids.

YMCA Day Camps are the place to make every precious summer day a great one! At Camp Sturtevant we believe the framework of our youth is creating experiences that build character, confidence and friendship.


We believe that lasting personal change can only happen when we all work together to invest in our children, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why, at the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause and passion. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that regardless of age, income or background, everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Our committed staff are dedicated to ensuring that all of our campers are safe, accepted, and respected for who they are.

After a summer at Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant, children’s self-esteem will rise and they will be better prepared to return to school with confidence. Our Y Camp strives to instill the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into every activity, every day.

Location: Camp Sturtevant
2701 Northwestern Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403


Camp Sturtevant is not available for rental at this time.
Look for our 2023 Camp Season Information Mid February!

Camp Hours

6:30 AM Pre-Care
Campers can be dropped off as early as 6:30 AM

6:00 PM Pick Up
Campers must be picked up no later than 6 PM

At Camp Sturtevant we believe the framework of our youth is creating experiences that build character, confidence and friendship. 

DAY CAMP Age 5-13

Join us for a week or an entire summer at Day Camp Sturtevant! Camp is located off Northwestern Avenue on the Eau Claire River.

During each week campers will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors Camp Sturtevant style. Day Camp is offered during the entire summer break.

Counselors are college age adults who have been selected and trained with special care in the areas of safety, child development, creativity and understanding of children. Camp Sturtevant staff act as positive adult role models for their campers.

Camp Sturtevant Day Camps


Pioneers are the youngest group of day campers located on-site at Camp Sturtevant.

“Pios” are introduced to the day camp experience with a variety of age appropriate activities.

Activities Include:

  • arts & crafts
  • playgrounds
  • field games
  • sand castle building
  • gnome hunts
  • slingshots
  • boating
  • nature lessons
  • hikes
  • music & camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)


Trailblazers are introduced to some of Camp Sturtevant’s more intermediate programming areas.

Activities Include:

  • field games
  • playgrounds
  • scavenger hunts
  • BB guns
  • archery
  • gaga
  • nature lessons
  • arts & crafts
  • camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)


Pathfinders are the eldest group of day campers. “Paths” lead the way and set an example for our younger day groups.

Pathfinders’ programs and experiences challenge each camper as they explore their personal development.

Activities Include:

  • BB guns
  • archery
  • low ropes
  • ground level zip lines
  • gaga
  • biking
  • kayaking
  • field games
  • camp songs
  • skits
  • swimming (weather permitting)

Specialty Camps


Let’s ride! Whether your camper is new to working with horses or is a seasoned rider, Camp Sturtevant’s Ranch Camp at the Aspirus Branch has something to offer everybody.

Beginners and advanced riders are welcome. Every group in each week of the summer will review basic horse care and ride daily as long as weather permits.

Campers will also experience other core camp activities such as crafts, swimming, field games, gaga and much more!

Ranch Camp Location
Woodson YMCA - Aspirus Branch
3402 Howland Ave., Weston, WI 54476


Adventure Time! Explore the greater Wausau area and gather around the campfire for s’mores in the evening. Campers will experience the magic of overnight camp, right here in Wausau!

Explorers is designed as a bridge program between Pathfinder Day Camp and Leadership Trips. Explorers will adventure around our community with short day trips and have one overnight stay at camp.

Daily activities includes exploration around the greater Wausau area. Itinerary and packing list will be sent home with campers on Monday.

It’s a great introduction to the overnight camp experience in a familiar setting on-site at Camp Sturtevant. Campers will have dinner, play night games and have a campfire. Campers will sleep in Riverside Lodge Bunkhouse and have access to showers and running water.

Explorers Camp Location
Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant
2701 Northwestern Ave., Wausau, WI 54401


Let’s go up north! Leadership Camp offers a week-long experience built around an overnight trip at our YMCA Cabin near Minocqua. Campers will have the opportunity to fish, canoe, kayak, swim, learn survival and leadership skills while forging new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Designed for the older camper, Leadership camp is a natural extension of the Camp Sturtevant experience, recognizing the need for more adventure and more challenge. Camp provides breakfast, lunch and snacks every day and dinner on overnights.

Leadership Overnight Camp Schedule
Trips will leave during the day on Tuesday for Bachhuber Cabin and stay overnight at their destination until Friday morning.

  • Monday attend camp for the day (no overnight)
    Tuesday, travel to Bachhuber Cabin near Minocqua
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday stay three nights in a cabin: Campers will participate in plenty of activities, campfires & memories.
  • Friday, travel back to Camp Sturtevant: Campers join day camp activities, with regular pick-up time.

Leadership Camp takes place at two locations:
Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant
& Bachhuber Cabin near Minocqua


Develop Leadership Skills 

Counselors In Training is kicking off it’s second summer! Our expanded program includes weekly themes and activities that promote strong leadership skills and character development.

  • CITs will provide important support to programs that provide a camp experience to nearly 250 campers a day.
  • CITs will assist in a variety of duties that include but are not limited to: leading and participating in group games and activities, cleaning and organizing camp.
  • CITs start the second week of Camp.
  • To become a CIT, you must complete an application and be accepted into the program.
  • 2 Character References need to be completed prior to submitting the online application form.
    They can be printed from the link below or the front desk can print them for pick up.

Camp Questions

Camp Sturtevant

2701 Northwestern Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403

Camp’s Direct Number: 715-849-2267