Meriden YMCA

Fishing Camp (grades 3 - 8)

A boy at Mountain Mist Fishing Camp proudly showing the large fish he caughtCampers learn the basic techniques of fishing out “in the field” at some of Connecticut’s best lakes. Campers will need to provide their own fishing poles and tackle. Bait will be provided by Mountain Mist Day Camp. Max of 10 campers. Bus will leave from Mountain Mist at 9:15 a.m. to transport children to activity then return back to Mountain Mist between 12:00-12:30 p.m. for lunch and afternoon activities. Max of 10 campers per session.

  • Session 1: June 20 — July 1, 2022
  • Session 3: July 18 — July 29, 2022
  • Session 5: August 15 — August 26, 2022
  • Full Member fee per session: $372
  • Program Member fee per session: $432
  • $100 deposit per session
  • $30 one-time Camp Improvement Fee
  • Camperships do not apply to this program

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“Thanks for everything you do for Aidan and all of the campers. I asked Aidan this week on a scale of 1 to 10, how would he rate Mountain Mist Camp....and he said '15'....so he loves it like always. And I have gone thru a bottle of Spray-N-Wash which is a sure sign that he is loving every minute of it. Thank you again.”
- Lisa P.


Fort Building Camp (grades 3 - 8)

Mountain Mist Fort Building Campers with their tee pee structure they built Remember how cool it was as a kid to make forts in the woods with your friends with whatever materials and natural resources you found? Let your child discover the fun of creating something, learning to work with others and making a cool fort! Campers will construct the fort during morning activity periods and participate in traditional camp activities including swimming in the afternoon. Maximum of 10 participants per session.

  • Session 2: July 5 — July 15, 2022
  • Session 4: August 1 — August 12, 2022
  • Full Member fee per session: $372
  • Program Member fee per session: $432
  • $100 deposit per session
  • $30 one-time Camp Improvement Fee
  • Camperships do not apply to this program

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Horseback Riding Camp (grades 3 - 8)

Girl learning to ride a horse at Mountain Mist Horseback Riding Camp Campers participate in an intensive two-hour program at Hunter’s Glen Morgans in Cheshire.

Campers will learn skills such as how to properly mount and dismount, walk over poles on the ground in jumping position, shorten and lengthen reins correctly, properly prepare the horse for riding, structured riding, horse grooming and how to feed the horses in a safe manner. 

Bus will leave from Mountain Mist at 9:15 a.m. to transport children to activity then return back to Mountain Mist between 12:00-12:30 p.m. for lunch and afternoon activities.

Campers should wear jeans and boots. Please bring shorts, bathing suit and towel for afternoon swim activities. Max of 10 campers per session.

  • Sessions 1: June 20 - July 1, 2022
  • Session 4: August 1 - August 12, 2022
  • Full Member fee per session: $437
  • Program Member fee per session: $487
  • $100 deposit per session
  • $30 one-time Camp Improvement Fee
  • Camperships do not apply to this program.

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Survivor Camp (grades 3 - 8)

Survivor Camp is a new program offered by Mountain Mist Day Camp. Here, campers who have completed grade 3 and up will experience nature in depth. Survivor Campers will go on hikes at different locations across Connecticut such as Giuffrida Park, Castle Craig and Haddam Meadows State Park. While hiking, there will be a strong emphasis on nature preservation. While on campus at Mountain Mist Survivor Campers will spend their day learning how to create and put out fires, how to cook over a fire and play various woods games. On hiking days, bus will leave from Mountain Mist at 9:15 a.m. to transport children to their destination then return back to Mountain Mist between 12:00-12:30 p.m. for lunch and afternoon activities. Max of 10 campers per session. Camperships do not apply to this camp.

  • Session 1 June 20 - July 1, 2022
  • Session 2 July 5 - July 15, 2022
  • Session 3 July 18 - July 29, 2022
  • Session 4 August 1 - August 12, 2022
  • Session 5 August 15 - August 26, 2022
  • Full Member fee per session: $401
  • Program Member fee per session: $452
  • $100 deposit per session
  • $30 one-time Camp Improvement Fee

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