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Explorer Village

For Campers 12 Years Old

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Explorer Program Philosophy 

The Explorer village is a great opportunity for campers of all backgrounds to enjoy their last year in Youth Camp program before they head off to Teen Camp. Explorers live in traditional, rustic cabins which offer campers an even better chance to bond as a cabin family. Explorers select Skill Clinics which can include further progression in a skill set they enjoy. Skill Clinics include instruction in Nature, Team Sports, Target Sports, Creative Arts, Adventure, Horse Lessons, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, and Snorkeling. More advanced skills are taught to Explorer campers. As the oldest campers in Youth Camp, Explorers have opportunities to show leadership and build relationships. Each week, campers travel out on an overnight camp out where they sleep in classic tents, cook out over a fire, and enjoy the wonders of nature. Explorers spend time with other youth campers and are introduced to various Teen Camps through inner-camp field trips. Through great programs, a positive environment, and self-discovery, the Explorer Village is a wonderful experience that can impact campers for years to come. 

Cabin Arrangements 

Explorer campers live in traditional rustic cabin that are a short walk from restroom and shower facilities and program areas. There are 7-10 campers and 2 counselors in each cabin. 

Meals and Nutrition

The Explorers eat their meals in Malachi Dining Hall. Because they are older than the other Youth Campers, their walk is a bit longer to get to Malachi. Meals are served family style with a salad bar available at lunch and dinner. Special arrangements for children with special diets or allergies are accommodated. The Explorer campers are encouraged to drink water throughout the day and at each meal, prior to other beverages. Healthy campers are hydrated campers! They also enjoy a snack together at the end of their evening activities. 



YMCA Storer Camps is pleased to announce a new online registration system for Summer Camp through CampMinder!  This new registration system will be your one stop-shop for everything you will need to get your camper set for this upcoming summer at camp.  Along with registration, any necessary camp forms (e.g. Health Form, Authorized Grown-Ups form, Cabin Mate Requests) will all be housed in your CampMinder account!  


For anyone who was registered in 2019 or 2020, your camper has automatically had an account created for them in our system, and all parents were sent an email explaining how to access their account.  If you have questions on how to access your account, please call the camp office at 517-536-8607 or


To register for Summer 2021, click the corresponding button below.  If are a returning 2019 or 2020 family and have set up your CampMinder account, click "RETURNING FAMILIES REGISTRATION."  For all others, click "NEW FAMILIES REGISTRATION."






Forms for your child to attend

 Parents - Please download, complete and e-mail, mail or fax  any time between date of registration and April 30.  If registering after April 30, forms are due upon receipt.

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