Fun abounds at Camp Guy Robinson

Fun and safety are the name of the game at YMCA Day Camp Guy Robinson in Oak Grove.

Kayaking and canoeing are some of the activities offered at Camp Guy Robinson. Photo by Kelly Johnson

Kayaking and canoeing are some of the activities offered at Camp Guy Robinson. Photo by Kelly Johnson

The camp, located at Lake George Regional Park, has a variety of activities and camps for children ages four through grade eight.

The traditional camp offers swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts and more.

In addition to traditional camp activities, specialty camps offer two hours of focus on a favorite activity.

These specialty camps include dragons, fairies and princesses camp, l’il pardners camp, critters and crawlers camp, archery camp, fishing camp, outdoor living skills camp, canoe/kayak camp, arts and crafts camp, science camp, climbing camp and theater camp among others.

There are also teen specialty camps as well. In all, there are 16 different specialty camps this summer.

In addition to camp activities, Family Friday Funday gives campers an opportunity to show off skits and songs they have learned to their families. Following the presentation, campers and their families can hit the lake and swim together.

Each week Camp Guy Robinson is brimming with some 100 campers and their counselors learning new skills and sharing new adventures together.

“It’s been a great, safe and fun summer,” said Lynsey Frantz, camp director.

Safety of campers and staff has taken on an added importance with the hot stretch of weather this summer.

“We have kids in the shade and lots of water games,” Frantz said.

There are also plenty of water breaks and reminders for campers to fill their water bottles.

Running activities have been limited and all camp swims are encouraged, according to Frantz.

For more information, visit or call the Emma B. Howe YMCA at 763-785-7882.

Kelly Johnson is at [email protected]

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