YMCA Camp Kitaki

Retreat Activities

Retreat Activities

Camp Kitaki offers a wide range of options for your group members to enjoy to break up the all day meeting or occupy down time. Our retreat coordinator will work with you to plan activities that fit your schedule and your budget.

Vertical Tabs

Teambuilding, High Ropes, and Other Kitaki-Lead Activities
Teambuilding, High Ropes, and Other Kitaki-Lead Activities

All challenges are lead by our well-trained ropes staff.

High Ropes Course and Tango Tower

If you are looking for high adventure, individual challenge, and unique group development opportuntities, Camp Kitaki's High Ropes Course is your answer. Challenge yourself on the Heebie Jeebies, the Push Pull, the Wild Woozey. Work with your partner to scale the Dangle Duo.  

Zip Line

Our Zip Line personally challenges participants to push themselves and try something new.  It is a great way to build community within a group as you all encourage each other and spend more time enjoying nature.  Our zip line has a ground level start point.  


The activities on the low ropes course help promote group cohesion, communication, and the recognition of the role all participants play in the success of the group as a whole. 


Our target range offers you an opportunity for your group to learn a skill they may not have an opportunity to be exposed to. The first time they hit the target, your participant's confidence will soar! 

Horseback Riding

Riders are matched with a horse based on their previous or lack of riding ability and are led through camp's pristine trails by trained wranglers. Proper attire of long pants and closed toe, closed heel shoes are required. 

Lake Activities

Paddleboats, canoes, fishing, beach volleyball, and sand castle building are available on our private lake. Hold canoe races, play canoe tag, teach catch and release fishing techniques or relax on a paddleboat. Lifeguards are provided for boating activities. 

No Cost Activities
No Cost Activities

Camp Kitaki also offers a wide range activities available to you at no cost including...

Nature Hikes

We have over 200 beautiful acres for you to enjoy and explore. We’ll provide maps and animal track keys to help make your hike a memorable one.


After sitting a meeting all day, participants will love the chance to shoot a few hoops on our outdoor court.

Ga Ga

A fun, non-violent  variation on dodgeball. Always a group favorite!

Human Foosball

A life-sized version of the traditional table game where your participants are the players!

Fort Pawnee Natural Play Area and Rotary Music Playground

Both young and old will love to explore, build, creat music, and socialize in our beautiful natuarl play area.

Capture the Flag

This run around game is a camp classic!

Scavenger Hunt

Explore the camp grounds and compete to see who has the sharpest eye. We’ll even provide the lists!

Evening Activities
Evening Activities

If your group is staying overnight, you may want to consider an evening program for your participants. Here are just a few of the evening activities available.


We’ll start the fire and help with the songs, but your students may want to take center stage! (S’mores optional)


Local experts will highlight some of the most impressive sights in the night sky.

Disco Fever

Your camp hosts double as DJs, teaching dances to camp appropriate tunes.

Boundary Breakers (5th+)

This question and answer style group development game allows students to create deeper connections with their peers.

Forced Choices (6th+)

Our facilitators will help your students discuss race, class, ability, and other factors that influence their lives in a safe setting.