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Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership - all amidst the fun of camp songs and games, nature hikes and challenges on the high and low ropes course. 

Mission Statement

Camp Wenonah seeks to provide a safe space for youth and adults to explore and grow a passion for the outdoors through programming that focuses on environmental education, challenge by choice philosophy, and teamwork and collaboration. Through programming and events, Camp Wenonah seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming space for all to learn, grow, and thrive in the outdoors.

Vision Statement

Camp Wenonah has a rich history in Winona of providing programming that encourages youth to foster strong relationships and grow resilience through activities that challenge individuals to push past their comfort zones. With the ever evolving needs of the Winona community, Camp Wenonah seeks to continue providing opportunities for youth and adults to grow outdoors while also looking for innovative ways to solve pressing community concerns through collaborative, data-driven action.

Core Values

  1. Inclusion: The outdoors are intended for all, and Camp Wenonah seeks to be a welcoming space to encourage individuals of all backgrounds to connect with nature.

  2. Growth: Camp Wenonah encourages participants to explore self-growth and development through programming that challenges individuals to push past their comfort zones. 

  3. Stewardship: Stewardship is an essential element for the success of Camp Wenonah and is emphasized through all programming.


YMCA Camp Wenonah is located on 140 acres just outside of the city of Winona.

Camp address: 31903 Camp Dr., Winona, MN 55987

For more information:

Contact Alex Brown at