Groups & Field Trips

Camp Groups and Retreats

Organization/Youth Groups

With 72 acres and a wide variety of different activities, Phantom Lake YMCA Camp can provide a place for you to escape the busy world. Once in the relaxed atmosphere of camp there is time to create special moments… develop a spirit of community… allow old friendships to strengthen and grow, and new ones to begin.

We can help custom design and/or staff a program to meet the particular needs of your youth group or organization.


Phantom Lake YMCA Camp can offer your group an ideal location to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get into a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Facilities can accommodate groups of various sizes and purposes. Excellent food and a variety of activities add to your enjoyment while at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp.

A natural setting and ideal location just minutes from greater Milwaukee make Phantom the perfect place for your next meeting or overnight conference.

Church Groups

Retreats help members look inward to strengthen their beliefs and help create a climate of support. The natural environment, mixing historic with modern facilities, provides an ideal setting for spiritual growth and reflection. A variety of meeting areas, both inside and outside, and recreational opportunities can provide your group with a balance between studying, activity, meditation, fun and growth.

Most people can focus on spiritual issues better when they are away from the pace and demands of the man-made world. A retreat at Phantom can have lasting beneficial effects on your group members.

School Groups

Public and private schools use Phantom Lake YMCA Camp for special occasions and year-end fun days. Our location, facilities and terrain are optimal for academic, recreation and environmental learning. Phantom is located on a lake with kettle moraine features. Natural areas include a clear lake, marsh, open grown oak savanna, mature woods and pine grove. Contact the camp office for details on using Phantom Lake YMCA Camp for an outdoor environmental education program.


We understand the importance of family, and strive to make Phantom Lake YMCA Camp the perfect place for family relaxation and fun. With many different activities to enjoy, from fishing to hiking the hills, you and your family can come together for a special family experience.

Programs are specially planned for families throughout the year: Labor Day Weekend Family Camp, Winter Camp. Winterized facilities provide year-round opportunities for family retreats, reunions or special days.