Camp Mudd

NO CURRENT ENROLLMENT


ABOUT CAMP MUDD

Camp Mudd is an affordable outdoor camp experience for the families and children of the Columbia area during the summer months. Our program is designed to make summer a fun time of learning, exploring, and making new friends. Each weekly session is designed around a theme and includes an exciting field trip or activity. Nature activities as well as sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming help round out your child’s camping experience. Camp Mudd is located approximately 5 miles north of Columbia at the Camp Fire’s campground. The camp has 52 acres of trees, hills, rocks, creeks, and fields. There is a large lodge on the property that is well protected in case of severe weather conditions. Camp Mudd is a place to watch birds soar through the sky, to explore the creeks and trails, to learn new skills and to make new friends… a place to grow. Campers learn to respect and enjoy nature through a variety of activities designed to give them firsthand experiences in the great outdoors. The Camp Mudd staff are carefully selected and chosen for their teaching skills, maturity, camp experience, and love of children. Our counselors are students working on their degrees in Education, Child and Family Development, Parks and Recreation, and related fields. Prior to camp, the camp counselors participate in an intensive training program to refine their group leadership skills, first aid, CPR training, and nature skills. The staff dedicates time and energy to develop a variety of fun and educational activities designed to make attending Camp Mudd a summer to remember!

ENROLLMENT

Camp Mudd has an enrollment cap of 75 children per week. Enrollment is open to children ages 5-12. Campers are divided into small groups of similar ages. Groups can change throughout the summer depending on enrollment each week. If your child would like to be in the same group as another camper, please indicate that during registration. We will do our best to honor those requests. 

COMMUNICATION

We will use the Remind app to send out messages and reminders. See chart below to sign up for correct group.

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If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nabrina Shanks, Child Care Director at 573-657-9622 ext. 808, nabrinas@jcymca.org or the YMCA front desk at 573-657-9622. 

Need to add or drop a week of camp? Add/drop MUST be done by the parent by contacting Nabrina Shanks: nabrinas@jcymca.org or 573-657-9622 ext. 808. Requests to add or drop weeks must be done a minimum of one week prior to date of service. Requests to add weeks is dependent on availability.

CAMP-OUT WEEKS

A special memory for our campers are camp-out weeks. During weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 our camp includes a camp-out on Thursday evening. Instead of returning home Thursday afternoon, campers stay at camp where they receive a well-balanced meal prepared over the campfire.

During the weeks that offer a camp-out, Thursday night is also Family Night at Camp Mudd! Families are invited to visit Camp Mudd at 7:00 p.m. and share their child’s experience. Campers share their camp experiences with their families with a variety of performances according to that week’s theme. If a camper is not comfortable staying over night, they are able to leave with their families after Family Night.

Following the family night activities, campers prepare their campsites for an evening of roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories with their groups. A starry night and a chorus of chirping crickets make the night complete. In case of poor weather conditions, Camp Mudd has a large lodge where all of the campers will sleep. 

Campers will return home at noon on Friday after camping out. 

ITEMS TO NOTE

The campers go swimming each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the Albert Oakland Family Aquatic Center (weather permitting). 

Campers will be required to bring a sack lunch. The Y will provide one snack during the afternoon. Be sure to send your child with an extra snack and water bottle.

JUNIOR COUNSELORS

We are not excepting anymore applications at this time.

The Junior Counselor Program is a volunteer program for youth who are at least 13 years old. This program is designed to give these students added responsibility while developing leadership skills. Each junior counselor will work with a specific counselor, their group and assist with daily activities. There is no charge for this program and students can request the weeks that they are able to volunteer. The number of requests we receive will determine how many, and which weeks, students will be able to volunteer. If you would like further information or an application, please contact Nabrina Shanks at 573.657.9622 ext. 808.

Click here for Junior Counselor application

TRANSPORTATION & TIMES

Bus transportation will be provided by First Student to and from camp from the three following locations. You can choose any combination of morning and evening stops. If you need to alter your choices, please let us know. A counselor will be at each bus stop 15 minutes before morning drop-off and until the last child is picked up.

LOCATIONAM DROP-OFFPM PICK-UPFRIDAY PICK-UP (CAMP-OUT WEEKS)
Southern Boone Area YMCA
405 South Main
7:15 a.m.5:50 p.m.12:50 p.m.
Gaines/Oldham
Black Culture Center
Virginia Ave. on MU Campus
7:45 a.m.5:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.
Hickman High School
Providence Rd. and Business Loop 70 - W side of Hickman
8:00 a.m.5:15 p.m.12:15 p.m.
Unity Church
West Broadway and Manor Dr.
8:15 a.m.5:30 p.m.12:30 p.m.

CAMP FEES & DEPOSITS

FEES:        $50 registration fee (one-time) / $160 per week       

DEPOSITS:   $25 per week per child

Deposits are non-refundable and are necessary to secure your child’s spot. The deposit is applied to the weekly camp fee. Payments are automatically withdrawn from your account each week. Your child will receive a Camp t-shirt with their registration fee.

Camp fees are kept as low as possible in order to be affordable for all families around Boone County. A limited number of scholarships are available based on family need. The application deadline is May 17th, 2021. Please submit application to fgriffin@jcymca.org or mail to PO Box 56, Ashland, MO 65010.

Click here for scholarship application.

If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund, please indicate when registering.

2021 SESSION           DATES

June 14-18 …………………………………………………  Camp-out

June 21-25 ……………………………………………. No Camp-out 

June 28-July 2 ……………………………………………. Camp-out

July 5-9 ………………………………………………… No Camp-out 

July 12-16 ………………………………………………….. Camp-out

July 19-23 ………………………………………….. No Camp-out

July 26-30 ………………………………………………….. Camp-out

August 2-6 ……………………………………………. No Camp-out 

August 9-13 ……………………………………………….. Camp-out

August 16-20 ………………………………………. No Camp-out

THANKS TO Friends of TaKiMiNa!

The Southern Boone Area YMCA wishes to thank Friends of TaKiMiNa (FoT) for the use of Camp TaKiMiNa for our operation of Camp Mudd. If you are interested in FoT camping programs offered throughout the year, please contact Wanda Hoffman at 573.445.7536.