A Day at Flat Rock

A Day at Flat Rock

A day in the life of a camper Wake Up Each morning, my counselor makes sure that I am up so the entire cabin can be on time. I hear the alarm and sometimes do not want to wake up quite yet. My counselor checks every bunk, makes sure we are awake...

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Fall Mission Trip 2019

Volunteer   Being a volunteer means being part of a movement.  It means being advocate for building a healthy Mind Spirit and Body. Our Fall Mission Trip teens in 2018 were rewarded by their efforts when visiting the Sioux YMCA. We are...

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Friday January 4th

Winter Camp  Friday Most of us are still wondering how it is already 2019 but our campers are wondering how it is already Friday. Campers are trying their best not to acknowledge the reality of this being their last night at Flat Rock ( until...

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Thursday January 3

Winter Camp Thursday The sunshine today was BEAUTIFUL! Our week has been full of excitement and today was no different.  For breakfast this morning we had Cinnamon Rolls and  Yogurt Parfaits. After breakfast we decorated cookies and had cabin...

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Wednesday January 2

Winter Camp  Wednesday  We filled this chilly Wednesday with lots of fun activities! Including, a chili cook-off!   Last night Wyandot won the gingerbread house making contest. These guys did a great job of keeping their house standing the...

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January 1, 2019

WINTER CAMP Tuesday Happy New Year!  We had a great day at Perfect North Slopes! We started our day at camp having breakfast burritos. After breakfast we made sure everyone was dressed in layers, had their snow gear on and we headed for the...

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Monday December 31, 2018

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Winter Camp Monday – December 31 Sixty degrees in December is GREAT! Even  the liquid sunshine didn’t stop us.  We started our day with yummy pancakes and sausage for breakfast followed by chapel. Our chapel this morning was focused...

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Sunday, December 30, 208

Winter Camp is in Session!!!! Winter camp is  off to an awesome start. We had a great opening day and there is still a lot more fun to be had.  Today our campers connected with their cabin mates, by playing ice breaker games and making name tags...

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Why Winter Camp

Why Winter Camp

I was recently asked why I signed my kiddos up for Winter Camp at Flat Rock. Beyond the fact that I work for this great organization, I was able to relay to my other parent friends why it is one of the best things I could do for my kids and for...

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Learning and Growing

Learning and Growing

  “The mountains are calling and I must go”-John Muir   YMCA Camping professional from over 30 countries answered the call of the mountains this November and shared their best practices, experiences, questions, and issues at the...

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GAGA Ball

GAGA Ball

  What is this latest game craze?  When kids arrive at camp they run straight for the gaga ball pit, an octagon shaped playing area with knee-high walls. The ball is dropped in the middle of the pit, the kids start yelling ”...

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