Activities and Exploration Day Camp

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2024 Camp Koda!

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Camp Koda offers a new, fun, and unique experience each week that allows youth to discover new interests, meet new friends, explore nature, enhance self-esteem, be physically active, and create memories that last a lifetime. Kids will unplug from technology and engage in activities, in a safe and fun environment, that keeps them moving and builds social and independent skills. Our day camp is packed each day with activities that will keep minds sharp and bodies moving, like swimming, nature walks, field trips, science experiments, crafts, cultural exploration, sports, music, and more! One day each week (excluding sessions 1, 4,10, and 11) campers also get to attend our very own YMCA Camp Cormorant on Big Cormorant Lake, MN! There they get the camp experience and even more kids' choice adventures like water fun, ropes course, archery, boating, and more. On the weeks the campers don't go to Camp Cormorant, they will take another fun field trip! 

Camp Sessions and Themes
Session Theme Dates Register
Session 1 STEM & LEGO

June 3 - June 7, 2024 

*No Camp Cormorant*

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Session 2 Around the World June 10 - June 14, 2024 Register Here
Session 3 Sports of All Sorts June 17 - June 21, 2024 Register Here
Session 4 Holidays in the Sun

June 24 - June 28, 2024

*No Camp Cormorant* 

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Session 5 Harry Potter/Nintendo/Pokemon July 8- July 12, 2024 Register Here
Session 6 Music, Melodies & Drama July 15 - July 19, 2024 Register Here
Session 7 Disney & Marvel July 22- July 26, 2024 Register Here
Session 8 On the Farm July 29- August 2, 2024 Register Here
Session 9 Arts & Crafts August 5 - August 9, 2024 Register Here
Session 10 Wet & Wild

August 12 - 16, 2024

*No Camp Cormorant*

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Session 11 Fall into Fun

August 19 - 23, 2024

*No Camp Cormorant*

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Details & Registration
Location Member Non-Member Ages Time AM Extended Care PM Extended Care
Fercho YMCA $199 $249 6-11 9 AM - 4 PM 7 AM - 9 AM ($25)  4 PM - 6 PM ($25)


Typical Day at Camp Koda
Time Activity
7:00 - 9:00am Extended Care - Extra Cost - Sign Up Required
9:00am Morning Meeting & Songs 
9:30am Themed Activity Stations (Art Project, Activity, Kids Choice)
11:15am Lunch
12:00pm Park / Swimming / Field Trip
2:30pm Arrive Back at Site 
3:00pm Snack
3:30pm Closing Meeting, Songs & Free Play
4:00pm Parent Pick Up
4:00 - 6:00pm Extended Care - Extra Cost - Sign Up Required


Parent Information

Children may be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am each day and must be picked up by 4:00pm. Extended care is available 7:00am – 9:00am and/or 4:00pm – 6:00pm each day for $25/week ($50 for both time slots). Parents will receive a schedule for the week on the Monday of their camp week. Drop-off, pick-up, and extended care is also available at the Fercho YMCA.

What to Bring

All activities and healthy snacks will be provided. Please send a nut-free lunch, swimming suit, bug spray, tennis shoes, water bottle, and sunscreen with your child each day. Campers should never bring money or anything of value to camp.

Camp Payments

A $50 deposit per session is due at time of registration. The remaining camp balance should be paid at least two weeks prior to attending camp. Payments can be made online or by mail (YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties ATTN: YMCA Camp Koda, 400 1st Ave S, Fargo 58103). *Please write the camper’s name in the check memo.

Financial Assistance
The YMCA provides scholarships to families who are in need. Download a Camp and Program Financial Assistance Application on our Financial Assistance page using the button below. For more information about Camp Koda scholarships, contact Ali Ott at 701.364.4116 or

Camp & Program Financial Assistance

Camp Koda Refund Policy


Camp Koda Credit/Refund Policy There is a $50 non-refundable/non-transferrable fee for all Camp Koda sessions unless cancelled by the YMCA. If you apply one week prior to the first day of camp, then a full credit/refund, less $50 non-refundable/non-transferrable fee will be given. Once camp begins, no credit/refund will be given. There will be no credits/refunds for days missed due to weather-related cancellations, illness, other activities, etc. You will need to fill out a refund/credit form, which can also be found at either Member Services Desk. The form will be reviewed by the department, and you will be informed of the action taken. 

Forms, Waivers and More Information

The YMCA Camp Koda Team is excited to announce that the online platform to hold all camper information and waivers, CampSpace, is LIVE! A link to CampSpace will be sent to the email on file within 24 hours of registration. Getting logged into CampSpace and filling out all waivers is vital to your campers success. Campers will not be allowed to be dropped off until all required waivers are filled out.

For questions, please contact our camp team at