Frequently asked questions
Fees & Registration
How old do you have to be to go to camp?
We offer a variey of camp formats for boys and girls ages 6-15. Head over to the "CAMPS" Page to find the right camp for your camper!
What if I can't afford the camp fees?
Through generous donations, financial assistance is available through our Campership program. It is our goal to never turn a child away due to an inability to pay the fee. (Check out the Financial Assistance tab in FAQ for more info)!
Do I have to pay the entire camp fee at once?
Not at all! All we ask is that you pay the required non-refundable deposit of $100.00 when you sign your camper up! The deposit is required to reserve your spot at camp.
After the initial deposit you have up until 2 weeks prior to camp to pay the remaining balance!
Deposits & Camp fees are NOT refundable or transferable.
Which camps do you offer?
Triangle Y Camp offers a variey of camp formats for boys and girls ages 6-15. You are sure to find the one that is right for you.
Resident Camp: Ages 7-15
Mini Camp: Ages 6-8
Horsemaster Camp: Ages 9-15
Survivor Camp: Ages 10-15
Explorers Camp: Ages 10-15
Climbers Camp: Ages 10-15
Windjammers Camp: Ages 10-15
Hunter Safety Camp: Ages 11-15
STEM Challenge Camp: Ages 8-15
How much does camp cost?
All camps require a $100 deposit on sign up date. The remaining balance can be paid off up until 2 weeks prior to they go to camp.
Resident Camp: $455
Mini Camp: $285
Horsemaster Camp: $520
Survivor Camp: $460
Explorers Camp: $460
Climbers Camp: $455
Windjammers Camp: $455
Hunter Safety Camp: $460
STEM Camp: $485
I registered my child for camp...now what?
Within an hour of registration you will receive an email with important information and steps to ensure that your child will have an awesome experience at camp. Please ensure your email is correct during registration, as this will be our main form of contact for you.
The email will contain a link which will direct you to your personal profile, where you will be able to fill out camp forms and waivers, see any information we might be missing, and get important updates about your camper.
If for some reason you did not receive the email, have questions, or changes to your submitted forms, please contact our Camp Director at the YMCA at 701-852-0141.
What should campers bring to camp?
This is a suggested list of items to help guide you as you prepare your child for camp. Quantities listed are for a one week session. Make sure your campers name is on each item. Remember camp is a place to wear “old things”. The camp is not responsible for loss or damage of any items brought to camp. Campers are encouraged NOT to bring any items of value to camp.
What to Bring
Sleeping bag/bedding and pillow
Clothing for each days (include clothes for all weather, rain or shine!)
Bath and swimming towels
Shoes: tennis shoes are a must! Sport sandals are a smart decision- flip-flops should be used in the shower only! Boots for horseback riding (Horsemasters camp specific)
Hat with a brim
Reusable water bottle
Prescription Medications- to be checked in to Health Specialist
Optional Items allowed at Camp:
Camera, Compass, Life Jacket
What NOT to Bring
Drugs or Alcohol (will result in immediate dismissal)
Any knife or weapon (may result in early dismissal)
Valuables including cash
What if my camper leaves something at camp?
All forgotten items will be kept at camp for 1 week to be claimed by camper. Items not claimed after 1 week will be donated to goodwill. Any medication left at camp will be disposed of immediately.
Who makes sure my child is safe at camp?
The success of any child’s camping experience depends upon who is leading the way. Over 50 people comprise the staff at Triangle Y Camp. Much time is spent searching for individuals with just the right qualifications to give campers the best possible experience.
We know how important it is that the people who work with the kids be the best role models available.
Staff members are selected for their ability to work with kids, their maturity, patience and spiritual depth. They undergo professional and in-depth training prior to the camp season. Under YMCA direction, many innovative ideas have been implemented both in facilities and programs.
Can campers buy things during camp?
Our Trading Post is a general store that is open at select times during each camp session. Campers may choose snacks during their assigned times each day. Our Trading Post will be providing a variety of items. Campers will be allowed a limited amount of candy and pop, and the majority of this store time is made up of healthy snacks.
For security and convenience campers are
not allowed to have spending money at camp. Trading Post is included in the registration fee, so every child will have equal access when they arrive.
There will be a variety of souvenir and snack items for sale at the time of check in and check out.
How do I get to camp?
From Minot Take Highway 83 south to route 37 west (toward Garrison). Follow route 37 approximately 4 miles past Garrison & look for “Youth Camp” sign and county road 13. Follow Triangle YMCA Camp signs to Camp.
From Bismarck Take Highway 83 north to to route 37 west (toward Garrison). Follow route 37 approximately 4 miles past Garrison & look for “Youth Camp” sign and county road 13. Follow Triangle YMCA Camp signs to Camp.
From Williston Highway 1804 (east) to route 23(New Town). Follow route 23 to route 37. Continue on route 37 towards Garrison & look for “Youth Camp” sign and county road 13. Follow Triangle YMCA Camp signs to Camp D
When should I drop off/pick up my camper from camp?
Check in times
Check out times
Mini Camp Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm
All other Camps Friday 3:00-5:00pm
Access to camp will not be allowed until 2:00pm on Sunday. Follow the guides and park in the designated areas. Please do NOT drive or park on the grass!
To help at check in on Sunday ALL PAYMENTS and paperwork must be turned in at least two weeks prior to your week at camp.
Triangle Y Camp souvenirs will be available only at check in/check out at our Trading Post.
Camp is scheduled with rentals beginning on Fridays at 7:00pm. Please observe our check out time and do not be late picking up your camper.
*Campers being picked up by anyone other than an authorized parent or guardian must have written permission.
Parents, other family members, and friends are welcome to visit camp during check in and check out. For the security of your child we do NOT allow non campers on the property during the week. If you wish to visit camp during the session please contact the Camp Director.
Can I contact my camper during camp?
Every camper (and staff member!) enjoys receiving mail while at camp. Letters and packages are delivered to campers at lunch time each day. Mail received after your child’s session is over will be returned to the post office in Garrison. Address all mail to:
My Campers Name (camper's session and cabin if you know it!)
Triangle Y Camp
1251 A 47th Ave NW
Garrison, ND 58540
Except in the case of emergency we discourage telephone calls to or from parents. This encourages a higher sense of independence in your camper. If you have any concerns, you are encouraged to call the camp office at (701) 337-5735. If you are connected to our answering machine it is because we are out and about with the campers. Please leave a message and we will get back to you.
In the case of an emergency you may call the Minot Family YMCA at (701)852-0141 or the Camp Director's emergency cell phone at (402)841-8432
What if my camper needs to take prescription medication?
If your child will require any medication while at camp, please indicate it on the Campers Health Information form (the form is in the follow up email you should have received after registration). All medications must be turned in during Camp check-in to be administered by our Health Specialist.
Campers are NOT allowed to keep medication, prescription or non-prescription, in their cabins. Violation of this will result in confiscation of the item, and a phone call home. In the event of illness or accident requiring medical attention we will attempt to contact parent/guardian first. Medical facilities are available in Garrison. Medical expenses are the responsibility of the camper’s family.
The health history form must be completed and returned to the YMCA in Minot at least two weeks before your week of camp. The parent’s authorization must be signed before your child can be admitted to camp. If you have any doubt that the camper is not in good health please have the camper checked by your physician and attach the report to the health form.
What if my camper gets injured at camp?
At the heart of everything is the safety of each individual we serve. The staff are trained in CPR & first aid procedures, lifeguards and tower staff are certified, and our on site Health Specialist treats minor ailments in our well equipped health lodge. A doctor and emergency room is available 24 hours a day and is only 10 miles away.
In the event of illness or accident requiring medical attention we will attempt to contact parent/guardian first. Medical facilities are available in Garrison. Medical expenses are the responsibility of the camper’s family.
Will my camper be in the same cabin as their friends?
Campers are assigned to cabin groups on the basis of age and gender. Assignments are made in advance, so please notify us while filling out your online forms. We will do our best to honor requests but we cannot guarantee your selections. We try to keep campers within 1-2 years age difference of the other campers in their cabins.
What will my child gain from going to camp?
Although it is hard to prove, we believe children come away from a week at Triangle Y Camp better able to make good choices, more willing to cooperate, and more accepting of others.
They develop better self-esteem, better social skills, a heightened sense of enthusiasm for life, a higher regard of themselves, and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.
Although non-denominational, chapel, meal graces, an emphasis on Christian values, careful selection of staff and a beautiful setting all make spiritual development a vital part of the Triangle Y Camp program.
Rules for acceptance and participation are the same for everyone. We believe that all kids deserve a camp experience, and will make every reasonable effort to meet the individual needs of all our campers. If you have questions about whether Triangle Y Camp is the right fit for your child due to unique behavior needs, or any other special need, please contact us.
Will my camper receive a t-shirt?
Yes! All campers will receive a t-shirt! Just mark the size on your campers registration!
Sponsorships & Camp Candy Sales
How do Camper Candy Sales work?
After you are registered for camp you can come to the Minot YMCA and purchase candy. Once you pay for your candy, half the money pays for the candy you just bought, and the other half goes towards your camp payment. You then sell the candy for the price you bought it for, thus getting your money back.
Example: If you come to the YMCA and buy $100 worth of candy, $50 will go to pay for the candy and the other $50 goes towards your camp fees. Then you take that candy and go out and sell it to your friends, family, and community, to earn back your original $100.
Where do I get more candy to sell to earn my way to camp?
You can get the candy at the Minot Family YMCA! If you are planning on getting a large amount of candy, please call ahead to ensure there is enough candy!
What if I can't afford the camp fees?
Through generous donations, financial assistance is available through our Campership program. It is our goal to never turn a child away due to an inability to pay the fee.
We offer two different types of Financial Assistance through Sponsorships or Camper Candy Sales.
Sponsorship forms can be found under Fees & Financial Assistance.
With Camper Candy Sales you can sell candy to earn your week at Triangle Y Camp! Candy is available at the Minot Family YMCA. For more info you can call the Y at 701-852-0141.