Summer Day Camp | Camp Harstad

Day Camp for Children with Special Needs

June 17 – August 16, 2019

From YMCA:
Bus picks up at 9:00am
Parent pick-up at  4:00pm

The YMCA and the Rotary Club of Escanaba have partnered to provide a Day Camp experience for children ages 6-20 with special needs. Located at the Rotary Camp Harstad site on M-35 in Ford River just south of Escanaba, the program offers fun activities and the opportunity to make new friends.

Camp Harstad is a program designed for children with mild to moderate disabilities able to follow group instruction and who are self-sufficient in all personal care (bathroom use, dressing, eating, etc.). If individualized or one on one care is needed, an aide provided by the family dedicated to the campers personal care needs is permissible after consultation with the Director.

2019 Session Dates & Themes
Week 1 June 17-21 Hometown Heroes
Week 2 June 24-28 Hungry Hungry Hippo
No Camp – Week of July 1-3
Week 3 July 8-12 Yummy Yummy in our Tummy
Week 4 July 15-19 Captain Kim’s Treasure Island
Week 5 July 22-26 Splish Splash, Taking a Bath
Week 6 July 29-Aug 2 Swabbing the Deck
Week 7 Aug 5-9 Clowning Around
Week 8 Aug 12-16 Rocing Camp Harstad Shores


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fields Trips
  • Swimming & Wading Nature Hikes
  • Games & Sports
  • Songs & Skits


The program runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish.
Cost: $40 per week includes transportation.

Payment due at registration. Register at YMCA.
Limited to the first 15 Campers to Enroll Each Week

No one is turned away from the YMCA!! If you would like your child to attend our camp and the fees are a problem, ask about our financial assistance program.

View and print the Financial Aid Application and turn it into the front desk. Processing usually takes one full week.