Phantom Lake YMCA Camp

About Phantom Lake YMCA Camp

For over 100 years, Phantom Lake YMCA Camp (PLYC) has touched the lives of thousands of boys and girls from the United States and abroad. It is the oldest YMCA camp in Wisconsin and one of the ten oldest in North America. PLYC is a place where campers go to get away from the “real world.” Many people might consider PLYC to be a place, untouched by the world around it. However, that does not mean that it has not been affected by historical events and an ever-changing society. Some events affected the camp more than others, but none of them, not even the Great Depression, managed to close the camp down for an entire season. It has also changed with society, starting up new programs and ending old ones, but nothing so drastic as to give the camp a different look or feel.


aquatics director

June 2018 - August 2018 Mukwonago, WI
“This is a beautiful summer camp that has an extremely strong team of counselors that work together to make a magical summer for the kids. Everyone there was so hardworking and they were there because they loved working with the kids. By the end of the summer, all of staff was like a family. ”

Camp Counselor

June 2017 - August 2018 Mukwonago, WI
“I love working at my camp. This camp raised me as well as helped me grow into a confident leader, and i absolutely love working with so many children from all different walks of life. This job is a great way for a young adult to gain leadership skills, organization skills, compassion, and just have a ton of fun!”
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