YMCA Camp Lake Helena

Our dedicated staff can help you build an experience perfect for your students, Scout Troop, or Corporate Picnic. Your group of 25-100 guests can incorporate camp activities like boating, archery, and teambuilding games into your group's schedule and help you meet your objectives for your group. 

Rates: $29 - $69 per person, depending on the length of visit and activities 

Note: Day use only. There are no overnight accommodations at this facility. 


Program Goals

  • To foster an awareness of and an appreciation for the natural world.
  • To increase knowledge of ecological concepts.
  • To help students understand and experience the relationship between themselves and the natural world.
  • To strengthen social relationships, encouraging cooperation and communication.
  • To promote personal growth, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging in young people.
  • To increase students' enjoyment of and comfort in the natural world.
  • To foster the YMCA values of Responsibility, Caring, Respect, and Honesty.
  • To support students in reaching the Washington State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Group Leader Resources

Planning Guide
Group Information Form
Quick Reference Class Guide
Camp Map

Activities and Classes

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Art
  • Teambuilding
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Forest Ecology
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Ornithology
  • Owl Pellet Dissection
  • Swimming (Seasonal; additional charges may apply)

Sample Schedule


9:30 - Arrival
10:00 - Class 1
11:00 - Class 2
12-12:30 - Sack Lunch
12:30-1:30 - Class 3
1:30-2:30 - Class 4
2:30-3:30 - Large Group Game
3:30 - Depart

  • Team building 1
  • Team building 2
  • Ben Canoeing
  • CLH Boating
  • Waterfront
  • Across the lake
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Field Games
  • Campfire

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