YMCA Summer Camps


Our Outdoor Day Camp is a fun place to enjoy summer where campers play games, create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in weekly field trips, appreciate nature and discover and value our many cultures. It also provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills.

Campers in our camp spend at least 90% of the day engaging in outdoor activities.  If your child loves being outdoors, then this is the camp for them.



June 4th – August 16th

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

*Camp will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and Friday, August 17th*


Camp Castlebrook is located at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA – 1899 Winscott Rd. Benbrook, TX 76126


Registration Fee: $60

All participants are required to pay the one-time non-refundable camp registration fee. Discounts/Scholarship may not be applied to this fee.  

YMCA Members: $120/week; Non-Members: $150/week

*Financial assistance is available.
*If you are on scholarship or have any sort of discount, you muster register at the Y facility.

Contact the Benbrook Community Center YMCA at 817-249-0500 for specific day camp information or email ycampbenbrook@ymcafw.org

Cancellation Policy for Day Camp:

  • A two week notice must given to cancel a week of camp. Cancellations must be made via the Cancellation Form here.
  • If your cancellation request is not made the full two weeks in advance you will be charged a $30 Cancellation Fee.
  • Failure to cancel prior to the Wednesday before the week of care you will be drafted and not eligible for refund regardless of your child’s attendance.


2018 Themes & Field Trips

Week Theme Field Trip Draft Date Cancellation Date
Week 1

June 4th-8th

Emoji Madness Urban Air Wednesday, May 31st May 21st
Week 2

June 11th-15th

All Around the World Fort Worth Zoo (5yrs-7yrs)

YMCA Camp Carter (8yrs-12yrs)

Wednesday, June 6th May 28th
Week 3

June 18th-22nd

Splash Bash Hawaiian Falls Water Park Wednesday, June 13th June 4th
Week 4

June 25th-29th

Imagine the Possibilities Perot Museum Wednesday, June 20th June 11th
Week 5

July 2nd-6th

Holla Days Each day at camp is a Holiday! We will have on-site activities during the week. Wednesday June 27th June 18th
**All camps will be close on Wednesday, July 4th.**
Week 6

July 9th-13th

Surfin’ USA Hawaiian Falls Water Park Wednesday,

July 4th

June 25th
Week 7

July 16th-20th

Make this Summer Incredible AMC Lake Worth Movie Theater Wednesday, July 11th July 2nd
Week 8

July 23rd-27th

Space is the Place Alley Cats Entertainment Wednesday, July 18th July 9th
Week 9

July 30th-Aug. 3rd

Camp’s Got Spirit Campers will have a friendly color war competition on-site. Wednesday, July 25th July 16th
Week 10

August 6th-10th

Please Don’t Stop the Music Main Event Wednesday, August 1st July 23rd
Week 11

August 13th-16th

Hasta Luego Summer Campers will celebrate the end of the summer with a festive party on-site. Wednesday, August 8th July 30th

**All camps will end on Thursday, August 16th.**


Day Camp Documents:

Day Camp Parent’s Handbook

Benbrook Day Camp Registration

Please click on the “Register Now” button above to fully enroll your child in Summer Day Camp at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA. If registering in-house, pease bring the completed forms to the Benbrook Community Center YMCA 7 days prior to your child’s camp date. 


What can my child expect at Day Camp?  

Each week at Camp Castlebrook campers can expect a week full of adventure! Camp is a place where they will make new friends while participating in a variety of activities like crafts, and games, all geared toward a specific theme. Our trained staff will lead the campers in character development activities, team building games, and weekly field trips. 

What is the staff/child ratio at camp? Our camp follows a ratio of 1 staff to 10 children. During some activities and field trips the ratio is lower.

What does my camper need to bring to camp? Please label everything your child brings. A few camp necessities include lunch, water bottle, backpack, swim suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, tennis shoes, and comfy clothes.

Does the Y provide snacks? Yes, we provide a morning and afternoon snack. Please be sure to list any allergies on your enrollment form. Snack menus will be available each month.

What about swimming? Campers get the chance to swim every day at our indoor pool. Campers who wish to swim in the deeper end of the pool will be tested by YMCA lifeguards each day. Campers will wear flotation devices if they are not strong swimmers and all swimming is supervised by YMCA lifeguards and camp staff at all times. Swim lessons are available during camp hours as well.

 Additional Information For All Camps

  • Closed-toe, activity-appropriate shoes are required for each camp. 
  • We recommend that campers bring a water bottle to all camps. 
  • No prior experience is necessary for any camp. 
  • Please register early; class sizes are limited. 
  • Financial assistance is available; ask for details at Member Services.


Summer Resident Camp

Since 1948, Camp Carter YMCA has been a special place for youth to grow. Created especially for the youth of our community, there are few places where values are so important. At Camp Carter, each camper has the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun as they meet new friends, try new things and develop greater confidence in themselves.

At Camp Carter, children can be themselves in a fun and challenging environment where self-confidence, individuality and camaraderie flourish. The program is customized to the camper’s age and level of development. Every day is packed with sports and activities, which leave each camper with improved skills and exciting memories.

Year-Round Programs

Camp Carter also offers a host of programs that are enjoyed year-round by our guests.

Outdoor Education

During the fall, winter and spring months, Camp Carter provides hands-on learning and discovery through the Outdoor Environmental Education program for public and private schools in grades 2 – 6.

Challenge Course

A confidence building program for teams or individuals, the Challenge Course is available to all church, business and social groups.

Equestrian Program

Riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties, and half-day rides are only a few of the events offered at the Camp Carter Stables.

Conference and Retreat Center

Camp Carter hosts many retreats and group outings during the fall, winter and spring months.

For more information regarding any program or facility at Camp Carter, call 817-738-9241.
Visit the Camp Carter Website