This is YOUR weekend. All activities are optional. You choose!
Activities are subject to change. A detailed schedule of activity options will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the event.
Some activities are made possible by outside vendors; *additional fees apply.
- Sunrise Yoga
- Yoga for Beginners
- Intermediate Yoga
- Fitness Boot Camp
- Morning Jog
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Hikes
- Paddle Boarding
- Fire-Building and Shelter-Building
- BB Range
- Climbing Wall
- Devotions in our beautiful outdoor chapel
- Wood-burning Sauna
- Polar Bear Plunge (earn your official Polar Bear Patch!)
- Craft Projects (Jewelry and more!)
- Learn to Knit
- Henna Art*
- Horseback Riding*
- Essential Oils Workshop
Enjoy & Socialize...
- Buffet-Style Meals
- Theme dinner
- Comedy Improv Show
YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is located in Suring, WI about 65 miles north of Green Bay.
Camp offers bunk-style cabins that are fully heated and include cozy fireplaces and common areas. You may request to room with friends and parking is available right outside your cabin. Cabins are centrally located near modern restroom and shower facilities.
Meals are served buffet-style in the Dining Hall and have earned rave reviews from past participants. The salad bar is open for lunch and dinner, and we can also provide vegetarian options. Drinks and snacks are provided throughout the weekend.
Take A Tour
Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
YMCA Members: $175
General Public: $200
Fees include all meals, lodging, and activities. (Special services offered by outside vendors such as massages and horseback riding have additional fees - these will be outlined in your confirmation materials.)
You may hold your weekend spot with just a $75 deposit, or you may pay in full at the time of registration. Financial Assistance is available.
I am already registered, but I can't find my confirmation letter.
No problem, here it is!
Download Confirmation Letter
How do I register?
You can register online or call the Camp Office at 715-276-7116. We do require a deposit to hold your spot and the rest can be paid the day before the event, or you can pay in full at the time you register. (We are also happy to create a custom payment plan to pay a little at a time – just call us to make arrangements.)
I would love to attend, but I’d need some financial assistance.
No problem – we have funds in place for that! Contact us online or call the Camp Office at 715-276-7116 for more information.
Where is Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya?
YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is located just north of Suring, Wisconsin in the Nicolet National Forest. Travel time from Green Bay is approximately one hour. Directions to camp are included in your confirmation letter once you register.
Do people tend to come alone or with friends?
Actually, we see a lot of both. Many women come by themselves and often make friends that they request to room with the following year. It’s also pretty common to see pairs or groups register together too, and many of those are family groups (sisters, mother-daughter combos, etc.). You can request your roommates when you register and we guarantee to place you all in the same cabin together.
What ages of women typically attend?
We see a very wide range of participants – all the way from twenties to seventies!
How much walking are we going to be doing?
Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is nestled in the forest, so there is a lot of uneven natural terrain. Walking distance between buildings isn’t more than a couple minutes. Wearing sturdy shoes is a good idea, and it’s possible to drive between cabins, sessions, and the main hub of activity at the Dining Hall if you need to. You are also able to park right outside your cabin. If you have mobility concerns, please call us at 715-276-7116 so we can plan for the most comfortable and accessible accommodations for you.
Do I have to attend everything on the schedule?
Nope – it would be impossible anyway! We just offer a lot of choices. You can choose to join us for a morning jog, or sleep in. Maybe you want to attend devotions, or maybe you’d rather read a book on the porch of your cabin. The choices are 100% yours.
What are the starting and ending times?
Participants may arrive anytime after 5:00pm on Friday. Dinner will be served. Check-out is by 12:00 noon on Sunday. Breakfast will be served that morning and some activities will be available Sunday morning, as well.
I’m not a fitness nut. Are there enough other things for me to do there?
Absolutely. One of our goals of this event is to provide a well-rounded wellness experience. Sessions like crafts, massage and comedy improv are just some of the non-active sessions offered. Some of the fitness sessions are specially marked as introductory, too, so if you’d like to try one of the fitness-type activities, you won’t need any prior experience.
What are the cabins like?
Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya offers bunk-style cabins. Some have bathrooms right in the cabin; others have a separate bath house located near the cabin. All cabins have a furnished living/gathering room, one or more bunk rooms, full heat and electricity, and twin-size bunks. Cabins vary in size and can house between 8-20 guests. Each cabin has a campfire ring outside of it. Cabins also have several power outlets for items like alarm clocks and cell phone chargers.
I’m a woman, you know. I gotta know about the bathrooms.
Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya takes great pride in providing clean facilities. Our newly-renovated bathroom and shower facilities have modern toilets, sinks, and showers. Outlets are available for hair dryers and curling irons. Private changing areas are also available in each bathhouse. You may consider bringing a small bag or tote for your toiletries and flip flops or sandals for the showers.
What should I pack?
A suggested packing list will be included in your confirmation letter once you register. But in general, we’re talking about a sleeping bag or linens, pillow, comfortable outdoor clothing, athletic shoes, water bottle, flashlight, toiletries, towel, and a sweatshirt or jacket for those crisp Northwoods evenings.
Do I need to bring anything special for the activities I want to do?
With so many activities to choose from this weekend, be sure to pack the right clothing and footwear for the weather and the sessions in which you are interested. Activity descriptions will be sent to you after your register, so if there are any special items we suggest – such as athletic shoes – they are all listed right there for you to plan accordingly.
What’s the theme for the Saturday dinner?
The 2017 theme will be The Caribbean! Participants are encouraged to dress up for the theme, so if you're looking for an excuse to wear your favorite sundress, put on a pirate hat, or just wear fun bright colors, it will definitely be an evening to "treasure!" We will be taking our weekend group photo at this dinner, so let’s be creative and have some fun! The dinner will be indoors.
I am a vegetarian and/or have other dietary restrictions.
Vegetarian is easy – you can tell us that on your registration form. For other concerns or allergies, please call camp at 715-276-7116 to speak to our Food Service Manager.