Fundraisers & Discounts

There are several payment methods available to help get your camper on their way to a great season. Read through the information below to find out all the ways we can help.
Click on the title of the program to see more information about that topic.


YMCA Camp Miller offers Campship Assistance for families who may need a little financial help in getting their kids to camp. YMCA Camp Miller tries to make every effort in providing access to summer camp for all campers.

Campship applications are considered based on:
-Camper’s first time at camp: A portion of our campship funding is specific for first-time overnight campers. We are always on the lookout for new campers within our community so that they can have their own brand new summer camp experience.

-Stated benefits the camper would have from camp: By collecting stories from past and new campers about their camp experience, we are able to better share the impact of our summer camp programs to current and potential donors.

-Financial need/family circumstances: As part of our campship application, we do collect household financial information. This helps us determine the campship amount that we are able to award each family as funding is limited.

Please note that we will also ask for a minimum payment of $25 for each camper. This helps us spread our funds a little further each year.

The Campship Assistance Program is sponsored by:
-YMCA Camp Miller Endowment Funds
-YMCA Camp Miller Annual CAMPaign
-Camp Nebagamon Scholarship Fund

Thank you for your contribution to making Camp Miller a great place for all children!

Campship Application

Paying for camp in one large sum can be difficult!

If you would like to set up a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments for your child’s week at camp, please contact John at 218-722-4745 ext. 143. The full $100 deposit must be received upon registration but the rest can be scheduled in increments of your choosing. Registration fees must still be paid for in full two weeks prior to your camper’s session.

2018 Summer Camp Essay Contest

2018 Essay Contest information will be available in late January. Please note that it will see some changes in specifications for the 2018 season.

2018 Camper Fundraiser

Campers will have the opportunity to earn their way to camp this summer. More information will be finalized by March.

Donate to our cause!

With generous donations from our community members and individuals like you, we can continue to scholarship campers from local area youth agencies and families. Breaking down the barriers preventing youth from attending camp is one of our biggest causes. Assisting families and youth with financing, transportation, camp gear, etc. makes a huge impact on our community.

If you would like to sponsor a child’s week at camp, please visit the Duluth Y’s giving page below and designate your gift to the YMCA Camp Miller Annual Support CAMPaign.

You may do this at or by sending your donation directly to the Duluth Y. For more information, please contact our office!

Your gift is greatly appreciated!

YMCA Camp Miller
89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
Camp Miller Duluth Y Office
302 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-4745 ext. 143
Eric Sommer
Executive Director of
Camping Services
Damita Miller-Chasson
Camp Miller Retreat Director

John Maly
Resident Camp Director