Community Events

Young boy decorating christmas tree with help from fireman

The best part about camp is sharing it with our friends and neighbors! At Fairview Lake YMCA Camps we have developed special events held throughout the year to promote family, friendship and fun through outdoor experiences for our community. These free or low-cost events bring together everyone for afternoons of exploration and growth through meaningful activities. Come out and play and make Fairview Lake YMCA Camps your home away from home! For more information, contact Matt Lifschultz.

SUPER FRIENDS!

Join us for a great evening of making friends and having fun. This program is designed for people with special needs and their families – with camp activities, games, adventures and experiences that will create amazing memories for everyone. Volunteers and Fairview Lake staff will lead our monthly adventures!
Learn more about our programs for individuals with different abilities!  


PIG ROAST

October 4, 2020  1-5 PM
Ages 15+ $15; 5-14 $10; under 4 FREE

Alumni, Friends, Neighbors and Family of Fairview Lake YMCA are invited to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon at Camp! Join us for a BBQ, camp activities, friendship and fellowship. 

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION


HIKE-A-THON

October 25, 2020

Come enjoy a walk in the woods as we hike all day! People & Pups of all ages are encouraged to come and hike around Fairview Lake. Explore the Red, Green, Blue, Silver and Yellow Trails, plus a hike to the ridge, with friends and family. We hope to see you join us and strut your stuff, silly costumes are always encouraged! Dogs must be kept on leash at all times, and should be well mannered towards other people and dogs. 

Registration Coming Soon


TREE LIGHTING

December 4, 2020

Join us for a wonderful evening at camp as we celebrate the season! Seasonal activities, including cookie decorating & candle making are great for the whole family. We'll also sing some traditional carols, light the tree and maybe even see if Jolly Old Saint Nick can stop by! No registration required, but if you're 18 or over, please bring a photo ID!


2021:

VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

January 18, 2021

Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering!


POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

February 21, 2021
$25

Want to show how much you love Fairview Lake? How about by jumping in this February! After registration, you'll receive information on how to earn a t-shirt or form a Polar Bear Plunge Team. Plus, we'll have great prizes for costumes and spirit! The Stillwater EMT squad will be on hand at the Lakeside waterfront just in case, and we'll have a warm fire waiting after your quick dip!

Registration Coming Soon! 


THE GREATEST EASTER EGG HUNT

March 21, 2021
FREE!

Join us at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps as we celebrate Easter with our annual Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be joining us before his big day for some pictures and fun. This event is rain or shine with egg hunts for various ages throughout the afternoon. We will also have some other egg themed activities including an egg toss, egg relay race, an Easter craft and some camp activities. Don't forget to bring your basket!

More Details Coming Soon! 


NEW! BIRDING DAY

April 17, 2021 & April 24, 2021
$25

Join our staff as the trees at Fairview Lake fill with migratory birds. It’s a great time of year to see many species of feathered friends at camp.

Registration Coming Soon


HEALTHY KIDS DAY & FAIRVIEW TRAIL RUN

April 25, 2021
Healthy Kids Day FREE; Trail Run: $25

Healthy kids and healthy families are at the core of the Y’s mission - we have a whole day dedicated to it. Register for our 5K trail run along camps roads and trails, or a kids fun run! 

No registration required for Healthy Kids Day, but if you're 18 or over, please bring a photo ID!

Registration for the Trail Run Coming Soon


MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

May 9, 2021
$10

Join us for a delicious brunch at camp to celebrate everyone who fills the role of MOM in your life!

Registration Coming Soon


SAFETY AROUND WATER DAY

May 29, 2021
FREE

As summer approaches, make sure you and your family are ready to be safe around the water! We’ll review lifesaving skills, safe boating and swimming and more. No registration required, but if you're 18 or over, please bring a photo ID!


ALUMNI DAY

July 10, 2021
$50

A fun filled afternoon for Alumni and friends of camp. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in programs alongside our campers. Meet our staff, share a campfire and connect with friends - new and old. Dinner is included.

Registration Coming Soon


NEW! DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

August 29, 2021
$10

Bring your dog to camp today for fun activities, walks and more! 

Registration Coming Soon


NEW! WET AND WILD AFTERNOON

September 5, 2021
$10

Join us at camp to play in beautiful Fairview Lake! We'll have great water activities open for all ages. 

Registration Coming Soon


FAMILY FISHING DERBY

September 12, 2021
$5

Families can come cast their lines in beautiful Fairview Lake. Prizes for biggest fish, smallest fish and number of fish!

Registration Coming Soon


PIG ROAST

October 3, 2021  1-5 PM
Ages 15+ $15; 5-14 $10; under 4 FREE

Alumni, Friends, Neighbors and Family of Fairview Lake YMCA are invited to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon at Camp! Join us for a BBQ, camp activities, friendship and fellowship. 

Registration Coming Soon


HIKE-A-THON

October 24, 2021

Come enjoy a walk in the woods as we hike all day! People & Pups of all ages are encouraged to come and hike around Fairview Lake. Explore the Red, Green, Blue, Silver and Yellow Trails, plus a hike to the ridge, with friends and family. We hope to see you join us and strut your stuff, silly costumes are always encouraged! Dogs must be kept on leash at all times, and should be well mannered towards other people and dogs. 

Registration Coming Soon


TREE LIGHTING

December 3, 2020 6-8PM

Join us for a wonderful evening at camp as we celebrate the season! Seasonal activities, including cookie decorating & candle making are great for the whole family. We'll also sing some traditional carols, light the tree and maybe even see if Jolly Old Saint Nick can stop by! No registration required, but if you're 18 or over, please bring a photo ID!


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