Y camp has a way of transforming kids. It takes a child away from their normal routine and creates a safe environment for them to overcome challenges like mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye. With the great outdoors as a background, staff design activities to teach life lessons, like persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems, and working together as a group to achieve a goal.
The cabin atmosphere shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other’s differences. Around the campfire, kids are encouraged to tell stories and share their opinions, and be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others.
View a typical daily schedule
“I just think it is a positive experience that all kids should have at least once in their lifetimes!” - Camper Parent
Read more parent reviews
Our staff undergoes a background check, two interviews, 10 days of extensive training, and are certified in First Aid and CPR. Approximately 75% of our staff were Y campers themselves, and continue to reinforce our strong tradition of excellence in camping. Several of our counselors come from other countries, providing campers a wealth of cultural knowledge. Our cabin counselors are fully supported by year-round directors with many years of experience.