Youth Character Initiative (YCI)

In YCI, your child will have a summer worth remembering and filled with valuable and fun learning experiences that build character and grow your child’s leadership ability! Your child will participate in a multitude of age-appropriate activities led by enthusiastic and qualified counselors specifically designed to build character while being enjoyable.

Each week features different activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, teamwork, and leadership ability, such as participating in various group games, team building activities, swimming, crafts, off-site field trips, and the opportunity to work with Camp Centre kids as junior counselors.

Field trips will be taken once a week and there will be pool time twice a week. Register for one week or the whole summer to give your kids an experience filled with memories that they will cherish forever!

Age: 9 - 14 years old
Date: Monday - Friday, June 3 - August 23 (no YCI July 4)
Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $179 per week for Centre Members
        $239 per week for Community Participants
        (price includes Wednesday field trip)
Max Participants: 13 per day

Daily Schedule
6:00 AM drop off, supervised open play
9:00 AM morning meeting
9:15 AM group gross motor activities
10:00 AM snack (Centre provides)
10:30 AM group fine motor activities
12:00 PM lunch (you provide lunch)
12:30 PM learning activity
1:30 PM supervised open play
2:30 PM snack (Centre provides)
3:00 PM group gross motor activities
4:00 PM start of pick up, supervised open play
6:00 PM final pick up time

Bring each day...
lunch (peanut free)
water bottle (labeled with their name)
backpack to hold everything

Variety of activities we’ll engage in:

Gross Motor Activities are activities that work on building core stabilizing muscles to perform everyday functions, such as walking, running, and jumping, which will be worked on mainly through team activities, including:

  • Kickball
  • Trenchball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Gaga Ball
  • Tag Variations
  • Playground Games

Fine Motor Activities are activities that work on building the muscles in the hand and wrist to perform everyday functions, such as writing, which will be worked on through and paired with many learning activities such as:

  • Crafts/Projects
  • Writing Letters
  • Drawing
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • DIY Science Experiments
  • Bingo, Card Games, Board Games

Wednesday Field Trips
Field trips are subject to change in location and/or date. As of press time most of our field trip destinations were not taking reservations. A complete trip schedule will be available by May 15.

Wakanda Waterpark
St Paul Science Museum
St Paul Children’s Museum
Minnesota Zoo
Battle Creek Waterpark
Highland Park Aquatic Center
Cascade Bay
Hastings Family Aquatic Center
Eau Claire Outdoor Pool
Action City
Bunker Beach Waterpark
Sand Venture Aquatic Park Shakopee


Facility Hours:

  May - September October - April
Monday - Friday 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday      6:00 AM - 6:00 PM      6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the Centre closing.


Contact Us:

425 E 5th St
New Richmond WI 54017


Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

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