Sharing the Spirit of the Northwoods Since 1954

The Spirit of the Northwoods...

is the essence of Camp Olson. The Spirit is alive, not only in the activities, songs, and laughter that fill our days, but in the peaceful reverie of campers who, for the first time, behold the Milky Way splashed across the night sky. It is the community of youth, families, and leaders from across the globe that grows each summer and comes together to share in fun, fellowship, adventure, and spiritual growth. It is the respect and reverence for the environment that is instilled in all who experience Camp Olson through instruction and a direct experience with nature.

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Years of Sharing the Spirit
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We acknowledge that Camp Olson YMCA is located on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands taken from the Ojibwe people, recognized in the 1855 Treaty of Washington. We honor and respect those who were forcibly removed from and who are still connected to this land. We will work to protect and honor this place, educate our camp communities, and build relationships with all of the people that occupy this land, past and present.

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