Whether it’s splashing in the pool, exploring nature, learning a new skill, or going on fun field trips, summer camp at the Y provides an opportunity for children to build meaningful relationships and engage in unique experiences that only a camp environment can bring!
With a new theme each week such as Y’s Got Talent, Wild & Wacky Science, Water Wonders, and more, your camper’s summer will be full of new activities, new experiences, and new memories to last a lifetime! Our holistic approach creates an environment where campers learn values like honesty and respect, improve personal and family relationships, appreciate diversity, become better leaders and supporters, develop specific skills like STEM, all while having fun with their friends.
The YMCA Leaders In Training program is an opportunity for youth to connect with other like-minded participants and build friendships and self-esteem. Leaders In Training will be assigned to day camp groups to shadow a camp counselor and use their talents and skills to support and interact with children in their traditional camp activities. Two times during the summer they will participate with the Teen Camps in leadership retreats for service learning opportunities, developing job-readiness and leadership skills, and overall character development.
The Leaders In Training program is offered at all locations except locations with a Teen Camp. See the camp locations pages for specific location information. Leaders In Training spaces are limited at each location, so be sure to register early!
Y Teen Camps provide creative and educational experiences through unique activities and positive relationships with mature staff. Teen campers will develop a sense of achievement, relationships, and belonging as they help plan their activities, trips, ongoing community service projects, and educational experiences.
Camps include weekly themes and traditional camp activities including: swimming, working in teams, playing fun games and making new friends.
Teens also have the opportunity to learn and grow by participating in:
• Interactive field trips
• Planning and volunteering in various service projects
• Leadership retreats for service learning opportunities, developing job-readiness and leadership skills, and overall character development
Our goal is for teens to learn to collaborate, develop new skills, practice effective decision-making and conflict resolution skills, and discover something new about themselves. Your weekly camp newsletter will contain specific information on your teen’s weekly activities.