YMCA Camp Kitaki

Niobrara Canoe Camp

Niobrara Canoe Camp

Age: 
13-17
Length of Program: 
One Week

Join a small group of new friends for a wet and wild adventure on the beautiful Niobrara River near Valentine. Challenge yourself by tent camping, cooking over an open fire, and learning outdoor leadership skills. Highlights include a visit to beautiful Smith Falls. This trip is for the adventuresome teen!

Session fee:  (Why Three Prices?)

Tier A:  $630
Tier B:  $590
Tier C:  $550 (Financial Assistance is calculated off this tier - Apply Here!)

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Highlights
Highlights
  • Canoe along the beautiful Niobrara River.
  • Connect with a small group of new friends (9 campers and 2 staff) in a co-rec environment.
  • Plan your own meals.
  • Learn outdoor survival skills.
Schedule
Schedule

You'll spend the first two and a half days learning canoeing techniques and tent camping guidelines, planning out your meals, packing your gear, and conditioning for the trip. Next, your group will load into a 15-passenger van and road trip to Valentine, Nebraska, where your river trip will begin. Two days will be spent on the river, camping, and cooking your own meals over an open fire. You'll return to Kitaki with enough time to unload your gear before Friday's dinner and campfire.

Lodging
Lodging

Niobrara Campers spend their time at Kitaki is a rustic cabin called Tent City (with different sleeping spaces for boys and girls). During the canoe trip, they sleep in single-gender tents.

Dates
Dates

2017 Sessions:

  • 4: June 25-July 1
  • 6: July 9-15
  • 8: July 23-29 

Please check online registration for availability.

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