Camp Mudd



Camp Mudd is an 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 TaKiMiNa. The camp has 30 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. 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. 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.


Camp Mudd has an enrollment cap of 60 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. 


FEES:        $30 registration fee (one-time, non-refundable) / $10 weekly deposit (non-refundable) $185 per week       

Fees include field trips, swimming passes and camp t-shirt (shirt is only included if registered by May 1st)

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 two weeks prior to registration. Please submit application to or mail to 405 South Main Street, Ashland, MO 65010.

Click here for scholarship application.


June 10 – 14 

June 17 – 21 

June 24 – 28 

July 1 – 5 – CLOSED 

July 8 – 12 – CAMP OUT

July 15 – 19

July 22 – 26 – CAMP OUT

July 29 – August 2

August 5 – 9 

August 12 – 16


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

 @campmudd 81010Camp Mudd

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nabrina Keltner, Child Care Director at 573-657-9622 ext. 808, 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 Keltner: 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. Refunds are unavailable if not cancelled within 7 days. Requests to add weeks is dependent on availability.

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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.

Monday afternoons will be field trips.

Wednesday afternoons will be swimming/water play. Please send child with swimsuit and a towel.

Sunscreen must be provided by parent.


Transportation will be provided by the YMCA bus to and from Camp Mudd. See chart below for locations and drop off/pick up times.

LocationAM Drop-offPM Pick-up
405 S. Main St

Friday pick-up (camp-out weeks)
7:45 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.
Hickman High School
Providence Rd. & Business Loop 70 – W side of Hickman

Friday pick-up (camp-out weeks)
8:15 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

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.