Here's What You Don't Know About YMCA Summer Camps

By YMCA of Greater Charlotte May 14, 2021

Summer Day Camp at the Y: What you might know already… 

You probably know the Y is a fun and safe place offering summer day camps with tons of fun activities indoors and out for preschool and elementary ages and pre-teens and teens. You don’t have to be a member of the Y to send your child to day camp, though members receive discounted rates.

And because the Y stands for youth development and healthy living, it’s a given they’d offer sports camps for baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and swimming — and even dance and cheerleading. All camps are led by well-trained and energetic counselors who are great with kids.

What you have to see to believe…

Summer day camp at the Y is centered on improving the well-being of children. They take a strong stance in encouraging each child’s individuality and intentionally focus on three areas of development: friendships, accomplishment, and belonging. Kids feel welcome and free to express who they are, and are challenged to be their best. Campers have fun exploring, discovering new talents, gaining independence, and meeting new friends. 

Aside from what you might believe is a fun-filled traditional day camp, the Y offers even more categories of camp where your camper will build new skills, dive into their passions or explore something new. Here is a snapshot of these creative and fun summer camp options: 

  • American Girl® Camp
  • Art Camp
  • Climbing Adventure Camp
  • Engineering Camp
  • Golf Camp
  • Jurassic Camp
  • Slime Camp
  • Splash Camp
  • Teen Camp
  • Triathlon Camp
  • And many more!

This year, easily navigating summer camp options on a digital platform is more important than ever. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte launched their new digital camp guide this spring and it’s made searching and registering for camps even easier! You can filter by branch, age, camp category, week, and more. You also have easy access to all the important camp information right at your fingertips.

As the premier provider for a world-class day camp experience, the Y ensures their programs are safe and despite increased safety precautions, provide an unforgettable summer that campers deserve. 


Ready for More Summer Memories: Try Overnight Camp!

Whether kids are enjoying open-air mountain adventure at YMCA Camp Harrison or lakeside fun at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, your camper will make unforgettable memories at overnight summer camp!

Explore Camp Harrison Overnight Camp

Explore Camp Thunderbird Overnight Camp