YMCA CAMP BURGESS & HAYWARD

Nature & Outdoors

One of our primary goals at camp is to have our campers interact with their natural surroundings in as many healthy, enjoyable, and interesting ways as we can.  Our staff lead a multitude of outdoor activities that use just about everything this great property has to offer.

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

  • Archery
  • Climbing “The Tower”
  • High Ropes Course
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Team Building Games
  • Rock Throwing Arena
  • Zip Line

WELLNESS

  • Water Aerobics
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Martial Arts
  • Pontoon Jumping
  • Meditation

NATURE

  • Fort & Shelter Building
  • Fire Building
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Animal Tracking
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Forest Scavenger Hunts
  • Composting
  • Stargazing

THE FARM

  • Caring for our goats, chickens, and rabbit
  • Collecting and washing eggs
  • Harvesting, washing, and weighing produce
  • Preparing produce for delivery to camp’s dining hall and local shelters
  • Sifting and spreading compost
  • Planting new seeds and bulbs
  • Weeding and watering garden beds
  • Cooking and eating what you harvest

For more information about the farm, click here.