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Volunteering at Camp

Volunteers are the lifeblood of YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.  Since our origin in 1937 volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours of time to build the camp into what it is today.  We’d love to invite you to share your time and talent and become more invested in YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. 
Volunteering generally falls into improving the program or the property. 
Program Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Volunteer to help in the kitchen
  • Volunteer as Medical Staff during the summer
  • Volunteer to help on a program weekend
  • We are open to your ideas on how you can uniquely help our program, please reach out on our “Contact Us” link.
Property Improvement Opportunities:
Our property manager maintains an ongoing list of general maintenance and improvement projects for the camp.  We GUARANTEE that we can find you something to do.  For specific projects and needs please reach out to us on our “contact us” link. 
Here is a list of projects that are ALWAYS on the list.
  • Splitting Fire Wood
  • Painting
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Bike Tune Ups
  • Mowing
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Fill Firewood Bins
  • Staining Porches and Tables
  • Sign Making
  • Cleaning Gutters
  • Dig out fire pits
  • More Mowing
  • Power washing
Thank you for your interest in attending our 2022 spring camp work weekend/alumni reunion. This year we are happy to host any and all friends of camp and their families who would like to join us for some classic camp meals, an exciting campfire, and completing some camp projects.
Date and Location:
Spring Work Weekend is May 6-8, 2022. The 7th is the official work day. The location is YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya: 12101 Y Camp Rd, Suring, WI 54174
Camp will have a giant list of work projects that fall into three categories; safety, program, and beautification. The list will be available for review 2 weeks ahead of work weekend. If there is a specific project or skillset you prefer, please notify the camp director. 715-276-7116
Family Friendly:
This year our Spring Work Weekend will have counselors available to play and entertain kids so you can bring up your little ones while you help out with work projects. Kids are also welcome to work on age appropriate projects.
Lodging for Volunteers:
Cabins are available for friends and families to stay Friday and/or Saturday. Camp will be in charge of cabin placements and we will work to place you based on your requested needs and desired group (if applicable).
Food Provided Saturday:
Camp will be serving food breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Please bring drinks, snacks and additional meals as needed.
Tentative Schedule:
5pm – 8pm: Check in volunteer/alumni guests to cabins
5pm – 10pm: Y’s Men Social - (Y’s Men do their traditional cook out and social at the DH. Interested in joining the club? Stop on by for a burger and meet some of the club members)
8am: Breakfast and Check In
8:30am: Projects Breakdown and Team Meeting
9:00am: Camp Staff Lead Activities for campers, campers can help do projects with parents
9:00 – 12:00 Projects
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
1:00pm – 4pm: Projects
12:45: Camp Staff Lead Activities for campers, campers can help do projects with parents
5:30pm – 6:30: Dinner at Camp (camp does the meal, table chants etc…real fun time)
7:00pm – Family and Alumni Campfire Program (relaxed alcohol policy to enhance skit performances) (skit and song campfire, loads of fun and bonding, stories from the past, Ken does OLE)
8am – 12pm Light Continental Breakfast in DH (self serve)
Clean cabins and depart.