Skip to main content

YMCA Camp Gull - Summer Day Camp

June 3rd-Aug 9th Monday through Thursday

Serving Children Entering 1st Grade - 5th Grade

Enrollment for the 2024 Camp Season will Open February 1st, 2024

At YMCA Camp Gull, campers will have the opportunity to develop new relationships, gain independence, learn new skills, and grow through a safe, accepting, and nature based environment right on the shores of Gull Lake. Each week will be a different adventure. Youth learn to be honest and care, to respect and to be responsible for themselves and the environment. These are the values that make the YMCA Camp Gull different and extraordinary. Join us for the adventure – create a lifetime of memories!

ENroll for Camp today


2024 Enrollment

June 3rd- August 8th

Monday through Thursday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Serving Children entering 1st Grade to entering 5th Grade


Flexible Scheduling for

1 Day to 4 Day a week registrations with no minimum weekly commitment. 


Membership is not required

YMCA Member Daily Rate of $40

Community Member Daily Rate $45


Optional Bussing from the YMCA to Camp Gull in the morning and back to the YMCA in the afternoon. Bus will leave the YMCA at 7:30 AM and return to the YMCA at 5:00 PM


Bussing is an additional fee of $20 per week regardless of the number of days needed.

Camp Schedule

8:00 AM Morning Drop Off

8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Activity 1

10:00 AM Activity 2

11:00 AM Down Time

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Swim Time

3:00 PM  Activity 3

4:00 PM Snack

5:00 PM Camp Closes


Camp Activities


Intro to Sailing

Axe Throwing



Paddle Boarding

Arts & Crafts

Fire Cooking

Team Games




Fort Building


9 Square

Board Games

& MORE....

Camp Address, Hours of Operation, & Holiday Closures

Camp Address: 19696 Love Lake Rd, Brainerd 

Camp Season Starts: June 3rd, 2024        Camp Season Ends: August 9th, 2024

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM -- 5:00 PM (No Care on FRIDAYS)

Closed on: July 4th, 2024.


Rates & Scholarships

Daily Rate of $40 


Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial Assistance & Scholarships are available through the Brainerd YMCA. To apply for assistance please fill out the Financial Assistance Application and return to Jennifer Wilson in person at the Brainerd YMCA or by email.  Please contact Jennifer Wilson with any Financial Assistance & Scholarships questions. 

The YMCA provided over $47,000 in Financial Assistance & Scholarships in the 2023 Camp Season. This was made possible by the Brainerd YMCA Annual Campaign Donors and the Brainerd & Baxter Lion's Club. 


To enroll in camp your child will first need to be a member of the YMCA either through a Family Membership or a Youth Membership. You can complete this process online below. 

Membership Sign-Up

Summer Menu: AM Snack, PM Snack & Lunch (Civil Rights Statement)

The Summer Menu is mailed directly to enrolled families. 

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Parent Handbook

The 2024 Parent Handbook is sent directly to enrolled families.